Another 2013 client sent their wedding invitation my way, so I could not help but share:)Ashley, the bride, was kind enough to share the resources her and Jonathan used to create them. Links at the end of the post!

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Invitation template: He saw Sparks Etsy Shop | Invitation envelope: Pocket Envelope | Ribbon: Paper Source | Calligraphy: Calligraphy by Christine

Helpful hint from the bride: The envelopes were hand stamped at the post office to avoid the bar code scanning at the bottom of envelope. It’s free at the post office just have to find one that will do it:)

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Last weekend, I flew off to Santa Barbara, California (first time ever visiting!) to hangout amongst incredibly talented photographers. I was excited to meet and take classes with photographers that I have admired for so long, but I was even more excited to just spend time with people who have such a passion for taking photos. Sometimes I think it is best to not have expectations with things like this because, most often, you will be disappointed. Not having any expectation that this needed to be a life changing trip, I walked away feeling like it was the best 3 days of my life.

It is kind of hilarious that the one weekend that I leave Chicago (AKA Chiberia), it actually rains in California. The camp was muddy and classes changed a bit because of the weather, but it didn’t matter because we all wanted to make the most of it anyway. I have never laughed so much in one weekend with the new friends I had made. The stories and moments from this trip are ones I hope to never forget. I am so thankful for the new friendships made, and all that I took away from just a few days away from home.

 

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