Every moment of this editorial tells a story—inviting the viewer to enter into the intimate moments a bride experiences on her wedding day. Inspired by the simplicity and elegance of minimalist style, this collaboration combines a mid-century modern aesthetic with the influence of Japanese minimalism. Have you stopped by the blog to see the full gallery? @olivegrovedesign and @hannahhaston could not have told a more beautiful story. Photography // @hanhaston Styling // @olivegrovedesign Floral // @olivegrovedesign Venue // @sixty_five_hundred Beauty // @nataliaissa Paper Goods // @sarahann_design Model // @morgandm with @dragonflyagency Gown // @alexandragrecco Bridal Boutique // @lovelybridedallas Ring // @thetruegemcompany Jewelry // @lietofiore Paper Flowers // @thelovelyave Ribbon // @froufrouchic Lab // @photovisionprints
The wisest mind has something yet to learn. – George Santayana. I've been interested lately in the tension between contentment and complacency. How do we balance ambition and a thirst for creative inspiration with gratefulness for our current season? I am slowly learning to more deeply appreciate the process of creativity: ebbs and flows of inspiration... new learning curves and growth pains. Inspiration and frustration and then inspiration again. Seasons to voraciously consume new knowledge, and seasons to quietly process the ideas already within myself. I don't have all the answers, but I'm leaning into this season of learning new things—of seeking inspiration outside my tidy little comfort zone. And I'm learning to appreciate what I don't know. Isn't that the best part about creativity? There is always, always something new to learn or explore or create. What keeps you fueled and inspired? What are you still learning?
FRI-YAY! 🙌 Who else is ready for the weekend? As far as I'm concerned, this is the start to a week full of beloved family, incredible food, plenty of wine, and deeply grateful hearts. As Thanksgiving quickly approaches, I just want to drop a quick note and say... January will be here before we know it. ❄ From here onward, the year always flies by! I want to help you reach your 2019 business goals, but my calendar fills up quickly when all those creative resolutioners hit my inbox in January. If you're setting aside time in the new year to re-strategize your brand, now is the time to reach out and secure your date on my design calendar! We'll schedule your Design Chapter for early 2019 and get you started with some discovery homework to complete before then. Let me know if you have any questions about working together—I would love to chat. Enjoy your weekend! May it be a relaxing start to a grateful Thanksgiving season. 🍗 Photography // @graydoorphotography
It's launch day for @chelseaqwhite! 🎉 I’ve always admired Chelsea’s talent with a camera, so I was thrilled when she asked me if we could sit down and chat about ideas for her brand. 🍷 Over red wine and flatbread pizza, she told me about the beginnings of a new chapter for her business—a chapter I couldn’t support more wholeheartedly. Today Chelsea is launching a thoughtful lifestyle blog, along with a facelift for her existing photography brand. Our task was to craft a brand that could balance the best of both worlds: Chelsea’s established wedding photography business, and her budding lifestyle blog. I started sketching with a focus on Chelsea’s unique moniker: it’s not everyday that you run across someone with the initial “Q” in their name! I think we hit the nail on the head with this final concept: it feels contemporary and clean, but handcrafted—designed to appeal to both bride and blog readers. Visit the blog for the full brand reveal, and be sure to browse @chelseaqwhite's beautiful content too!