| Mike & Cambri

BLOW IT UP 2

Its been a while now, but I was pumped when Mike and Cambri granted me carte blanche to create their wedding stationery. Having known Mike (nicknamed EMV) since our hijinx-y college days, I couldn’t shake the idea of a long-running joke and standard fist-bump greeting—”Blow it up, dawg”. I met this guy as he bounced on a pogo stick, and the couple had chosen to rent out an arcade for their rehearsal dinner: I knew we needed something bold and playful. The first card was letterpressed with black ink and a big negative space where we affixed a mini black envelope, wrapped with a banner-shaped sticker, (Cambri cut  full page printed sticker sheets into the ribbon shape), which hinted at the envelopes contents…
BLOW IT UP OPEN
(This is the back of the envelope with a surprise tucked inside.)

MIKE BALLOON
Voila! The party is started!
MIKE & CAMBRI
The subsequent cards elaborated the details of the super fun day. One of my favorite elements was the groom’s sole request— that his Frenchie, Lil’ Mike, be included somehow. (After all he was the day’s second star, only a notch below the beautiful bride.) Can you spy him? Happy 1.5 year Anniversary you crazy kids, thanks for letting me have so much fun both at your awesome wedding and making these invitations.

| Surfer Girl Shower

PEPPER INVITE
I can’t believe its been over a year since I got to host a baby shower for my dear friend, Pepper. The ultimate beach babe, Pepper is a bonafide surfer girl (she was an extra in Blue Crush!) so when her plans for a beach babymoon tragically fell apart, it was clear we needed to throw her a beach-themed baby shower.

MINI BOTTLE
I wanted to do a message-in-a-bottle invitation, and everyone knows miniature things are always better, especially for baby showers. We got these tiny cork-stopped bottles, sprinkled some sand in the bottom, rolled up the long, skinny invitations, stuffed them in and stopped them up. The trick, as my clever co-host was smart to catch, was to tie the tiny scrolls with a bit of string that extended past the bottle neck so guests could easily pull it out without hunting down their tweezers.  We affixed the little bottles to the simply printed cards (see top photo) with a tiny adhesive dot—these guys are tiny but they hold really well.

 

MESSAGE BOTTLE INVITE

Clearly I was in a slapstick mood while typing these invites up—the text is a compilation of beach song lyrics. I’m so mad I’ve lost all the photos of the shower, but trust me when I tell you it was a real good time. Beach bucket favors, tropical drinks, and two palm tree centerpieces Brian built out of a dozen pineapples. (Would you expect anything less for a lady who took Lance Bass to Sadie Hawkins in high school? The bar was set high early in Pepper’s life.) Love this lady and her now-1-year-old!