Something Sweet to Welcome their Long-Awaited Sweetheart!

I was honored when Emily, of Emily Photography, asked for my help as she was planning a “Welcome Home” party for their recently adopted daughter, Lyla. I was beyond happy for this amazing family! I just have to share a glimpse into their story…

I met Emily back in 2013 at a wedding that we were both working and we hit it off right away! I learned a bit about her that evening … how she had two adorable and spunky boys at home, but a piece of her heart was overseas. Emily and her husband were in the process of adopting Lyla from Africa. They knew it would be a long and difficult journey, but had no idea of the emotional roller coaster that was in store for them over the next 2 years.

Emily and I stayed in touch, and every time I saw or spoke with her, I hoped for good news on the adoption front! I was excited with her when gains were made, and when Emily went to meet and visit with Lyla for the first time. But, I shed tears on her behalf when I heard of delays and the roadblocks they faced in trying to bring their daughter home. I stood in awe of Emily and her family as they worked through each hardship and sacrificed so much of their time, energy, and resources to do whatever they could to bring this sweet girl home to her forever family.

That’s why, over TWO YEARS later, I was SO THRILLED to learn that Lyla was finally HOME! This was certainly something to CELEBRATE!

So a princess-themed celebration was planned! Emily chose some of her favorite colors, pink and gold, and asked for my help with glittery invitations and a table full of gorgeous goodies for the party! I had so much fun with this custom invitation design, and choosing sweet treats for all of the guests to take home as favors. I loved seeing pictures from this event, especially Lyla’s incredible SMILE! She is where she belongs and you can see it all over her face!

All photos by Emily Photography of course!

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I am over-the-moon excited for this special family, especially Emily, whose heart is whole again! (And is NOW bursting with love and joy as they look forward to welcoming another baby boy into their family very soon!) I LOVED working with them for this special event, and I look forward to watching their family grow in numbers and LOVE for one another.

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For us…Fall Is Right Around The Corner

As we are full steam into our summer season events, we never stop thinking ahead! To us, that means Fall’s events are right around the corner!!!!

We love fall and all it’s natural colors of the season. With all the yellows, burnt oranges, reds, browns, greens available, it truly makes all your special stationery needs pop!

We have already begun ordering and designing for our fall season and we cannot wait to start pushing out our orders for the upcoming Fall season!!

As Calvin Harris sings in his song, “Summer”… You meet in the summer…but you fall in love when the leaves turn brown!

Not just with fall but when designing your wedding invitations and/or day of stationery, you may want to incorporate your colors and a motif for a cohesive look. Let us at RSVP to me help create and design YOUR perfect invitation that is both classic, sophisticated and personalized.

Just as Simple as Black & White

So you couldn’t talk the bride out of the crazy colors for the bridesmaids, the groom chose equally crazy colors for the linens. The flower arrangements look like they came out of a bad Kaleidoscope.

Time to plan the invitations, how could you possibly bring all this together???? Simple, Black & White!!!

Nothing can be as simple yet sophisticated like a tastefully done black & white invitation.  It is simple enough to blend with any crazy color scheme, yet elegant enough to show your guests you aren’t messing around, it’ll be the party of the year!!


formal ceremony program with black satin ribbon

pocket fold invitation, menu & escort card with zebra print embellishment

winery themed table name card & escort cards

menu & table number adorned with chandelier

invitation suite embellished with pearls


Kristen and James | Real Wedding

When Kristen and Jamie asked us to do their wedding invitations, wedding day stationery AND candy buffet for their special day, we were ecstatic! What a fun and charming couple…we knew right away that our soon-to-be newlyweds were full of elegance and shouted out sophistication! That, to us, is a great combination and recipe for greatness.



Kristen and Jamie chose neutral colors, coordinated ever so elegantly with gold glitter and a fun kaleidoscope pattern for the invitation – a perfect introduction to what would be an elegant and sophisticated fall wedding. The wedding day stationery followed suit and kept in perfect taste as they were so beautifully displayed for the guests. The table name cards displayed “wedding oriented” Hawaiian words with the English translation – a fun touch that was significant to Kristen and Jamie as a couple.

Gold glitter tented escort cards with kaleidoscope embellishment
Photo by Emily Photography

Kaleidoscope patterned tented table name card, with gold glitter accent
Kaleidoscope patterned card sign with gold glitter accent
Next came the delicious part….the candy buffet!! From mouth-watering salt water taffy, to the delectable chocolate covered pretzels, this table left nothing to the imagination!  The custom tags matched the invitations and wedding day stationery, and the gorgeous “pop” of orange, pulled together a candy buffet with plenty to feed the child in everyone!


With all the decorations on the table complimenting the color scheme chosen by the happy couple, it turned out to be an eye-stopper in the celebration. As the water cooler is in the office, the buffet table turned into the “hang out” of the reception as guests couldn’t help but indulge in all it’s wonderfulness.

Kristen and Jamie’s stationery, candy buffet and overall decor set forward a perfect example of how simple elegance, sophistication and a flair for “fun” all comes together to help create one happy wedding day! We wish you both a life full of love, laughter and bliss, xo