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  • A little about me….

    I am married to my sweet husband of 13 years and we have 3 beautiful crazy children (Hannah Lynn 9, Lily Ann 7, and Andrew Micah 4). I love Jesus and I am so thankful for His grace in my life. My glass is always "half full" not "half empty." You will find a Starbucks cup on my desk almost daily- I justify that it is to keep me going when burning the midnight oil:) I am a girl who loves pretty things and I'm inspired by color, fabric, design, photography, and handmade. I love to sew and my glue gun and iron are always hot. I can't not create...it is a passion! I am an Athletic Trainer (Sports Medicine) by trade. I love sports and I love medicine. I played basketball through college and always wanted to enter the medical field, so sports medicine was a natural fit. You would never think that I grew up with a love for art and crafting, but that has always been there too...thank you grandma and my sweet mom (aka- my head seamstress).

    I absolutely LOVE what I do now....run this little business (along side my hubby)! You can read our love story below:) This blog is mostly dedicated to my amazing clients and their love stories....I am a hopeless romantic! You will also find some of my favorite things as well as a bit about my everyday crazy life with my 2 belles, 2 beaus, and this business!

    Amy XO

Kyle & Krista were married this May at The Farm at Brusharbor in Concord, North Carolina. This wedding is filled with sweet southern charm and tons of fabulous DIY wedding fun, like a candy bar, vintage windows, and a balloon puzzle guest book! Kyle and the groomsmen are sporting our gray check seersucker neckties and bow ties, and the sweet lil’ guy is wearing our mint pin dot suspender set. We know you will swoon over this lovely wedding.

Krista shared a bit of their love story with us…

“Kyle and I went to school together since kindergarten. We were friends in high school and apparently he had a crush on me but never pursued anything. We lost touch after high school but several years later while driving with my sister-in-law a strange guy started honking and waving at us. I asked if she knew who it was and she said no so we just summed it up to be “one of those guys”. A few days later I received a Facebook message from Kyle telling me that he was “that strange guy”. After that he invited me to see a kids movie (which we both love) ‘The Lorax’. We have been inseparable ever since.” 

Venue: The Farm at Brusharbor, North Carolina

Photography: Rebecca from The Indie Image in Raleigh, North Carolina

DJ: Virtual Sounds DJ, North Carolina

Photo Booth: Shutterbooth 

Florist: Chelish Moore Flowers in Concord, North Carolina

Cakes: Angel Cake Creations   located near the North Carolina triangle area

 

Blessings!
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Amy & Steve had a simple DIY wedding in Brittish Columbia. Their special day was filled with fun twists, such as a haunted building to homemade beer. And of course the men were looking their best in our blue/green/plaid freestyle bow ties.

“We had a pretty low-frills wedding… After dating for several years in Vancouver we decided to move to Victoria, BC and get married. Victoria is a very pretty harbour city and we are loving it here so far. Our ceremony was held in a historic courtroom in the Maritime Museum of BC, a national historic site with lots of quirks and widely thought to be very haunted. We had a beautiful wedding day followed by our reception at the Union Club of BC.

We both work in the design industry, so we used our DIY spirit to keep the wedding easy and affordable. We made our own invitations, bouquets, centerpieces, desserts.. even our own beer! But the day wouldn’t have been complete without our beautiful matching bow-ties, which everyone at the wedding loved.” -Amy

Photography by Georgie Wilson found at http://georgiewilson.com/

Blessings!

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Jen & Vu are a beautiful, classy, and fun couple! They had a lovely spring wedding with a ceremony outdoors in Dripping Springs, Texas. Vu and his groomsmen are wearing our aqua, gray, lime preppy plaid collection. This wedding was fabulous and makes you smile, just like Jen & Vu.
Jen & Vu were married on April 26th, 2014 at Sacred Oaks at Camp Lucy in Dripping Springs, Texas.

Some vendor info:
Event Planner: The Simplifiers

Florals: Posey

Neckties: The Belle and The Beau

Bowties: The Belle and The Beau

Catering: Pink Avocado Catering

Cake: Sweet Treets Bakery

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Sacred Oaks

Wedding Photographer: Cory Ryan

Videographer: Spinning Leaf Films

Lighting: Houndstooth Studio

Blessings!

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Samantha & George had the picture perfect wedding! It was so beautiful, Style Me Pretty featured it on their blog last month! Check it out here. We are so honored they featured our men’s freestyle blush houndstooth bow ties!

These two lovebirds met in college and have a romantic engagement story and even more romantic wedding:

“During the Spring of 2012, after a few grueling months of studying for one of my medical school board exams George and I took a trip to California to relax. We planned to spend a few days in San Francisco, Carmel, and Napa Valley. I was apprehensive about our stop in Carmel especially after George told me he splurged for the room with a private bathroom at the Bed and Breakfast he booked. We headed on the road from San Francisco and made an unexpected stop at the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay. George surprised me by saying we would be staying there for a few days as a gift for our 5 year anniversary. After settling in our room, he then suggested we take a walk around the grounds of the hotel which was perched on the cliffs of Northern California over the Pacific Ocean. As we were walking, I stopped to take a picture of the hotel in the distance. When I turned back around, George was on one knee holding the most beautiful ring. Of course I was in shock, but somehow managed to say yes to his amazing proposal. We called our parents to tell them the exciting news. My dad already knew about the planned engagement as George previously asked for his permission. I was shocked he managed to keep it a secret from my mom. After speaking with family and friends, we headed back to the hotel where we were greeted with champagne and roses at dinner. We spent the rest of the night enjoying each other’s company in front of our private terrace fire pit.”-Samantha

Blessings!

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We want to share with you a lovely little wedding we did a few years back for Amy & Jacob. Jacob and the little guy are wearing our 2012/2013 gray yellow plaid necktie and bow tie.

Amy shared with us a bit of their love story:

“I had been divorced for three years after being married for six years
and we had adopted a beautiful boy together. Who is now 5.

I spent a lot of time as a mom and dealing with some strange dating
situations!!  I played volleyball every night that I didn’t have my
son or could get someone to be at my apartment while he slept. It has
always been a passion and stress reliever for me! I met Jacob playing
volleyball and we chatted a bit. I enjoyed his company so I asked him
if I could have his number. I don’t like waiting around for men to
make the move, never have!! He handed it over freely!!! We began
talking on a Thursday and I got tired of waiting ( I know I’m so
patient) so I asked if he wanted to go out to dinner on Monday night
with me, my treat! There is so much more to the story. But I won’t
bore you with all the details.

Suffice it to say….. He stole my heart after believing I could never
have true happiness. We were married on July 10, 2012 after dating for
about 13 months or so. We had a beautiful ceremony and a gorgeous
reception!! My little boy got to be there and loves jacob so much!!
They loved each other soon after meeting!! Our day was crazy special
for us both!! I am so grateful to have found such an incredible man to
take on a divorced women with a little boy. And thank God everyday
that I found him!!

Everything at my reception was hand made by me, friends, or family it was a lot of hard work but turned out exactly how I imagined it!” Amy

Blessings!

  • Janee - June 11, 2014 - 2:09 am

    These are so awesome! Amy I loved this day it was the best!ReplyCancel