maybe it’s my private school education + southern upbringing coming back to haunt me, but recently i’ve found myself doing a lot of monogramming…
my weekender was a gift from my parents on a trip to italy, and ever since, it’s been my favorite piece of luggage. i don’t believe in checking bags [on a flight]…
after some research and thought, i decided having my initials laser engraved might be a better bet than having them printed or plain/foil stamped. the leather had already been treated, and was softening and getting a patina from my having used it, and i was afraid any other method wouldn’t last. only time will tell!
just received the larger stamped disc charm in the mail today…
ordered this charm from JLynn Creations – i added it to a sterling diamond charm necklace i already had, and, voila!
…and finally, my monogrammed canvas tote!
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this past weekend, i was proud and honored to be able to serve as the maid of honor at my best friend kat‘s wedding.
we’ve known each other since 1st grade and have been close friends since middle school – i’ve also grown very fond of her now-husband, wyatte, and am so happy for them both. i wish i could have gotten as many photos as i usually do, but thankfully, they had a much more qualified professional photographer on hand! i can’t say it would have been worth trading being able to really immerse myself in the day – from helping matron of honor joy get kat ready, scrambling to put out the expected little fires, making new and seeing old friends and signing as the happy couple’s witness on their marriage certificate. (oh, and also that part where i blubbered tearfully through my speech…)
wishing love and all the best to the new mr. + mrs. hall!
my gift to the bride.
joy lending a hand…
…and more details!
maid of honor, bride and matron of honor…
kat’s paternal grandmother proudly shows us her rhinestone tie necklace…
kat and her mother hamming it up for the professional photographer…
down to the final minutes… (the bride carried silk roses, the bridesmaids carried handmade feather fans).
the bride’s cake…
…and the groom’s dr.who themed cake!
…and of course, photo-booth photos! (L-R: groom + groomsmen, wedding party, groom + bridesmaids.)
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new amazing custom sterling owl talon faux gauge earrings courtesy of Lisette at Eilisain Jewelry.
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i can’t believe i haven’t posted about this shoe company sooner.
i first discovered stubbs and wooton about three years ago. i instantly fell in love with the old-school vibe of their velvet slippers and loafers; they conjured an image of silk pajamas, a pipe, and a highback chair, without the hefner-esque camp. you can buy a pre-designed pair or go bespoke, aka made-to-order: fabric type and color, piping color, design, crest, and of course, monograms. yessir, a pair can set you back somewhere between $400.00 – $700.00… would you like your initials embroidered in a colored cotton thread, in silver wire, or 18kt gold wire? tough choice.
ah, humor. (most pre-fab designs are available for both men & women.)
*all images courtesy of stubbs and wooton.