29 April 2011

the royal wedding program

I love the hand illustrated map of the carriage procession from the Royal Wedding program, the program also has some great photos of William and Kate and sweet details on Kate's new coat of arms.

the royal wedding cake

I love all the details behind the Royal Wedding cake made and designed by Fiona Cairns. There were 900 handmade flowers on the cake in 17 varieties that Kate selected based on the Language of Flowers. Some of the swags and detail work of the cake are reminiscent of the architectural details of Buckingham Palace.

The Language of Flowers
Rose (white) :: national symbol of England
Daffodil :: national symbol of Wales, new beginnings
Shamrock - national symbol of Ireland
Thistle :: national symbol of Scotland
Acorns, oak leaf :: strength, endurance
Myrtle :: love
Ivy :: wedded love, marriage
Lily of the valley :: sweetness, humility
Rose (bridal) :: happiness, love
Sweet William :: grant me one smile
Honeysuckle :: the bond of love
Apple blossom :: preference, good fortune
White heather :: protection, wishes will come true
Jasmine (white) :: amiability
Daisy - innocence, beauty, simplicity
Orange blossom :: marriage, eternal love, fruitfulness
Lavender :: ardent attachment, devotion, success, and luck.

Pictures and information found here.

26 April 2011

elsa mora

well if these little paper cuts don't have holly's name written all over them, i don't know what does...


so cute! - found via anthology mag.

25 April 2011

royal wedding

I am so excited about the royal wedding coming up, here are some details I have enjoyed and thought I would share....
I love Kate Middleton's crest, it is so unique, the ribbon detail is my favorite.

The invitation typography disappoints me, but I bet the paper and printing are very elegant.
This is a fun video clip in the invitation design.

These are really pretty commemorative souvenirs from The House That Lars Built.

21 April 2011

daisy day no 8 :: weekly adventures

daisy traveling to auburn to visit boo
jail bird

nosy neighbors

j.crew goes to italy: about a print

Such a cool video! I love to see the artists working on a print and the archives.

honeymoon part 1 :: the westin

 Charlton and I are approaching our six month anniversary and I realized I have not shared any honeymoon photos and details. We had the most wonderful trip and are so thankful for the provision of the Lord for such a wonderful trip. We booked our trip through AAA and got an AMAZING deal. We would recommend this to anyone.

To start with I am going to share about our hotel. We stayed at the Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort Villas. It was wonderful. Our room had a full kitchen, a living room, bedroom and very plush bath. The resort is right on the beach and has a couple of pools as well. Each morning we had a complimentary breakfast buffet which was out of this world. We both enjoyed the smoked salmon eggs benedict and the cheese blintzes. The service at the hotel was superb as well.

Part 2 coming soon...

20 April 2011

dunn vineyards

A few years ago at Lewis, I designed a promotional for Dun Vineyards...they did not go in this direction sadly but I still love the piece. I just came across the photos on my computer and thought I would share.

chad and alexandria

My friends Chad and Alexandria just got engaged...I am loving their engagement shots by A. Bryan Photo

french menus

While at the french antique store, they had a basket of old menus, I just love the typography on them...