These Hands

These Hands

Jenny, these are the hands of your best friend,
young and strong, vibrant with love.
Hands that are holding your hands on your wedding day,
as he promises to love you all the days of his life.
These are the hands that will work alongside yours,
as you build your life together, as you laugh and cry,
as you share your innermost secrets and dreams.
These are the hands that look so large and strong
yet will be so gentle as he tenderly holds your children.

Jacob, these are the hands of your best friend,
the hands that will love and cherish you through the years
and with the slightest touch, will comfort you like no other.
These are the hands that will give you strength when you need it.
Most importantly, these are the hands, that even when wrinkled with age,
will still be reaching for yours, giving you the same unspoken tenderness,
with just a touch.

On a beautiful, chilly, Dallas December evening, joined by their friends and family, Jenny and Jacob said their “I do’s”

Everything about this ceremony and reception spoke to their love of family and their love of outdoors.  On this chilly evening, their guests were welcomed to their lakeside seats with hot cider and hand tied blankets (which the couple donated to Family Gateway, a Homeless Shelter for Children and Families in Dallas, after the reception).  The Bride wore a beautiful lace illusion, long sleeved wedding gown with a full veil attached to a crown of miniature white roses and baby’s breath that had been worn by her mother on her wedding day. The Bridesmaids were in pink with grey pashmina wraps.  The Groom wore a vintage slim-fit blue sharkskin suit and his Groomsmen were in grey sharkskin suits.  The Groom and Groomsmen wore green with blue stripe silk ties, complete with recycled skateboard tie clasps (which were a gift from the Groom) The evening was full of surprises, laughter, tears and dancing.  Everything at the reception spoke to their love of the outdoors.  The Wedding Cake was a three tiered Aspen tree cake with their initials J+J carved in a heart, while the Groom’s cake was a skateboard.  The Wedding Favors were a collection of their favorite songs from The Guardians of the Galaxy on a custom wooden USB card complete with their wedding logo and picture.  After all the guests had left the reception to take their places outside for a sparkler send off, the Bride and Groom stayed behind as they were turning down the lights and shared one last dance to music only they could hear, to take a moment to remember such a special day.  The lovely couple Honeymooned, where else…In Colorado!

This Wedding Invitation Suite was one of my most challenging projects to date.  The Bride chose pink peonies, complimented with natural wood and Kraft as her color theme for the invitations.  The invitation was printed in white ink, with the couples wedding logo, on real wood veneer.  The RSVP, Details and Envelope Liners were printed in pink with peonies, and their envelopes in Kraft with White ink.



Fairy Tales Do Come True

Kelly and Cameron at Rehearsal DinnerI was so incredibly excited to create invitations for two very special people. All the excitement leading up to their special day was electrifying. From the Rehearsal Dinner Celebration to the moment Kelly and Cameron said their I Do’s in front of their friends and family, you could feel the love that brought them together. The Princess got her Prince at a lovely castle and it was nothing short of a Grand Ball Reception that followed.

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Kelly Mom and Sister Corrected

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Rehearsal Dinner Invitations by Artistically Yours©

Wedding Invitations by Artistically Yours©

Barclay Villa Photography by Carroll Creations Photography, Raleigh, NC –

Wedding Photography by Joe Payne Photography, Raleigh, NC –




The Polished Princess

What do you do when your little princess has fallen in love with dinosaurs? Plan her a fabulous 3rd Birthday Party at The Perot Museum of Nature and Science of course. Challenging, yes, but when this special little clients mom requested that I create an invitation to combine her little girls love of Princesses and Dinosaurs, the result was a lovely collaboration of beauty and science.

Chevron Cake by Erica Obrien Cake Design