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Beer + Bourbon Birthday Party

Creative LifestyleGina PaulsonComment

This is a bit of a throwback post but I was just designing an event coaster and it reminded me of this Bourbon and Beer Birthday Party I threw for my husbands 25th birthday! I realized none of this was on my current blog so why not toss it on here so I can forever remember it! 

Anyways, I threw a Beer and Bourbon Birthday Party for my now-husband when he turned 25! I honestly wish I had more photos from the details of the party but this will have to do. I created these custom beer labels to match the invitations I designed. I illustrated my darling husband in a black, white and gold vector and created some fun beer labels complete with handlettering and a quote "What a Beer Can Not Cure, There is No Cure". I think what really make it is the neck label which I had printed online to match my beer labels. 

It's FRIDAY so what better day to share some alcohol related party inspiration!? ALE YEAH! I'll be sure to post the current coasters I'm creating as soon as that project wraps up but in the mean time, grab a cold one and enjoy this post! Have a great weekend! 

Natural Succulent Handlettered Wedding Invitations

lettering, Wedding Planning, Real WeddingGina PaulsonComment

Some suites come to me with so much ease, this is one of those. Dusty emailed me and described her wedding as natural, organic, with earthy tones and she wanted to include succulents. She also wanted to include some of their gorgeous engagement photos from Annamae Photography and as soon as I saw them my vision became clear. I only had to write out their names a few times to find the style I wanted to move forward with for this suite. We included light grey watercolor marks with a blue undertone to them. We printed white text onto the same grey color to create balance in the suite. Kraft envelopes with watercolor white ink, small succulent illustrations, finished and assembled with some twine, it all came together beautifully.