Figuring out the flowers for our wedding was a little intimidating at first. We knew we had a budget and wouldn't be able to afford to hire a florist but I also had totally unrealistic Pinterest-inspired #goals for what I wanted our arrangements to look like (along with zero experience arranging flowers, of course). Luckily … Continue reading 10 Tips for DIY Wedding Flowers + Real Life Costs
Despite my interest in sewing and love for quirky fashion throughout my life, I honestly never thought much about my wedding dress before I got engaged. I know that some girls dream about their wedding gown from a young age (I'll be honest I had like, five things pinned on my *secret* wedding Pinterest Board) … Continue reading WHY I WORE A $200 WEDDING DRESS
There was wood glue at my wedding, and it didn't just sit somewhere innocently on a shelf in the storage closet of our venue. Wood glue was part of the main event - placed right up at the front on the "altar" my husband made, ready for us to squeeze on to two chunks … Continue reading THERE WAS WOOD GLUE AT MY WEDDING
Saying goodbye to something that is a huge part of your identity is no easy task. Over the past four years my shop had become an enormous part of who I was and who I was known as. Closing up earlier this year was something that took careful consideration but in the months that have … Continue reading MY SHOP: MOVING OUT + MOVING ON
My Actual Brand is my answer to all of that hard-to-navigate "I own a business but I am also a real person" territory. It's my judgement free, share whatever the f*ck I want zone. It's my most authentic creative outlet.