Every Thanksgiving, we went to my Gram's house. She brought out her finest China and all was welcome in her home. If you have been here for awhile, you know my Gram was one of the most important people in my world. I so wish I had an appreciation for her China when she passed, so I could set my table with my Gram’s mark every Holiday. ⠀ ⠀ Image @liningerroodphoto ⠀ Floral @wedinkc⠀ Placesetting @goodstuffchina
If you really knew me, you’d know that my love of tacos is almost sickening (we have this thing on Tuesdays, #tacotuesday), I can’t break my one Diet Coke a day habit (because #workingmomlife), I have stock in dry shampoo and my @lululemon leggings are on a rotation (hello, pockets for all the things). I use to run cross country and hated it, but now I crave a daily two mile run on the treadmill. I have to close all the circles on my @apple watch daily. Tell me: what’s something I don’t know about you from your feed?⠀⠀
Did you ever dream of your wedding long before you were engaged?⠀ ⠀ In eighth grade, one of my best friends and I would plan weddings for each other in Powerpoint slide shows. In the late '90s, you could find our slide shows filled with solitaire rings, strapless ballgowns and bouquets of all red roses. There weren't many venues in Kansas City, so nearly all of our weddings were held at Club 1000. Ironically, many of the first #NSEWeddings were held at this very venue.⠀ ⠀ I'm curious what did you wedding look like when you were a little girl? Has it changed? Or has much of it remained the same?⠀ ⠀ Image @brianneelizabethphoto ⠀ Bouquet @wedinkc⠀
I stood beside Ground Zero just two months ago. I held my babies close as I explained to them that there were many people that went to heaven and needed our prayers. I asked Micheal if we should pray Hail Mary or Our Father. He said we should say all of our prayers for the people. I pray that our children can be good and see the good in people. That they never forget those that sacrificed their lives for our freedom. I pray for peace in our world. #neverforget
No matter how long I have been planning weddings (I have owned NSE since 2006!), I will never tire of watching our Brides walk down the aisle. My heart races, I get butterflies and my eyes well up with tears. I look at each of my Brides and I tell them to smile through the tears, don't worry about your veil and keep your eye on the prize.⠀ ⠀ Image @epagafoto ⠀ Florals @studiodanmeiners
I love orchestrating the layers of creatives that go into creating an invitation suite. Much like wedding planning, there are multiple vendors involved to create one invitation suite. Custom stationery is an art. It doesn’t happen overnight and it doesn’t arrive in two days from Amazon Prime. ⠀ These pretties went in the mail last week. A labor of love from multiple creatives- calligraphy by @loveletter_studio, letterpressed by @hammerpress, custom liners @cardsandpockets, digital printing from @alphagraphicssouthkc and artwork by yours truly. ⠀ Addresses entirely shown are fictitious to protect our clients and their guests.