Football Lockers

Football Lockers

Are you ready for football season?  Our lockers are!

{This locker redo was done using details from my Football Mantle at home – I wanted to decorate for Halloween, but I wasn’t ready for the football details to go away.  The photo is an enlargement of my dad’s high school football photo, the megaphone was mine in junior high (repainted), and the pennant was found on eBay – vintage from the 70’s but never used.  You can check out the original post for more details.}

Election-Themed Wedding Style Shoot

Election-Themed Wedding Style Shoot

Today we’re throwing it back to a style shoot we did four years ago.  It was an election year, and the upcoming Presidential election was all over the media, so I was inspired to see how a wedding could have a political twist.  After a few phone calls, I put together an amazing team to make it happen.  From the “rustic Americana” wedding invitations to All-American mini pies in mason jars, we think the details of this event have the potential to sway the vote of any party enthusiast at heart!




lsp_007smOur beautiful bride looks stunning…





lsp_025smDoesn’t a Bi-Partisan Sparkler sound like the perfect signature cocktail for this soiree?


lsp_028smMason jar pies by Simply Decadent are SO perfect.  Adorable (and delicious)!

lsp_036sm“Let’s get this party started!” napkins make a great touch – plus, guests can choose a side – which makes a great conversation starter.




lsp_056smLook at that handsome, patriotic groom…

lsp_052smSpirit Ranch is magical in the evenings… don’t you love this setting for a wedding?

lsp_058smAs part of “A Campaign for Happiness” – guests are asked to leave advice for the new Mr. & Mrs. in the “ballot box”

lsp_066smUsing this card with advice for each “side” as the couple serves a “lifelong term” together in wedded bliss…

lsp_060smEscort cards with tiny campaign buttons make a fun display AND takeaway for the guests to wear as they storm the dance floor…

lsp_062smLOVE the wording on this invitation.  Love.




lsp_074smStriking red peep toe pumps?  Yes, please!

lsp_075smBefore the happy couple speeds away, a quick photo op.  And a limo decked out – dignitary style.

Special thanks go out to the following for their tremendous help with making this style shoot come to life:

Spirit RanchLinda McMillan Photography Simply Decadent Bakery : Puttin’ on the Ritz :   First Class Tuxedo : Bella’s Bridal : Devault Floral : Gourmet Pantry : Emily Adams on Fire : Limousines of Lubbock : Haute Hair by Cristina : Host and Toast

If you want to see more, we were lucky enough to have the details of this style shoot featured here on

Fiesta Floral Invitation: Behind the Scenes

Fiesta Floral Invitation: Behind the Scenes

We create a LOT of custom invitations, but this spring I designed one of my favorites thus far – a festive Mexican floral with stripes.  In my head, I envisioned the flowers on a Mexican embroidered shirt – so that’s where I started for inspiration.  As you can see in the screenshot below, I found several photos of Mexican embroidered shirts for ideas.  Then I created a few flowers to start playing around with.  Slowly, with lots of moving and rearranging, the floral design started to come together.  The final part of the process is where it REALLY starts to firm up – selecting the final colors for the design.

fiesta floral screenshot

I love how this invitation turned out – it’s fun and cheerful and makes me all kinds of happy!

(And for those of you who have wondered “how it’s done”, now you know. )