Golden Girls

Let’s face it.  If you were a girl growing up in the 80s + 90s, the Golden Girls were a staple in your TV lineup.  DVR didn’t exist then . . . so you either made sure you were home for it or you had a VHS tape ready to you in the VCR.

If you can recite the entire theme song . . . Thank You For Being a Friend, then this blog post is just for you my friend!

Thank you to the lovely Cathy Durig Photography for the images.

Full vendor list at the end of the post.

xoxo … and, thank YOU for being a friend.
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These fun “thank you for being a friend” note cards are available in the Olive Paper shop (click here to purchase)!!

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Photographer: Cathy Durig  |  Wedding Planner: Southern Savvy Events  |  Venue: Duke Mansion 

Floral Design: New Creations Flower Company  |  Vintage Rentals: Vintage Charlotte 

Vintage Rentals: Old South Vintage Rentals  |  Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids

Hair & Makeup: Hair & Makeup by Rebekah  |  Stationery: Olive Paper 

Linens: Nuage Designs  |  Cake: The WOW Factor Cakes

styled shoot at camp canaan

I think I love absolutely EVERYTHING about this styled shoot.  The serene setting, the moss, the deep colors in the florals, the wood details, antlers …. seriously, I don’t think I can pick ONE favorite thing about this fall inspired shoot!

I am going to keep this blog post SUPER short and let the photos speak for themselves.  Yah Photography captured the style and colors perfectly!

You’ll find all of the participating vendors at the end of the blog post!

xoxox – Deb

 

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VENUE: camp canaan | PHOTOGRAPHY: yah photography | PLANNER: mint to be weddings

STATIONERY: olive paper | RENTALS + FLORIST: ribald events | CAKE: sweet scene cakes

HAIR / MAKEUP: jenny le & kristen brown

 

mistletoe + marriage

December is my FAVORITE month of the year!  To me it means family time, music that puts me in the Holiday mood, celebrations with friends, the birth of Jesus, cozy warm blankets, hot cocoa, parties, Christmas Trees, maybe a little snow if we’re lucky.

I was so happy when Monica Reid Photography asked Olive Paper to be a part of this cozy Christmas shoot!  Take a look at the images and dream of a little wedding on a Christmas Tree Farm.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

xo – deb

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If I Was A Bride

I probably will never have another big wedding again … I’ve been there, done that in my 20’s … but Carolina Bride reached out to me and I caved!  The challenge was IF I was a bride (being a vendor in the Charlotte Wedding Industry), what would you choose to do?!

IF (big IF) I were a bride again and I had to choose vendors in Charlotte, it would be the hardest part for me since there is SO MUCH amazing TALENT in our industry here.  I called my partner in crime, Ivy Robinson of Ivy Robinson Events and we got to work.  Our styles are similar and she knows what I like and dislike so I rattled off my ideal color pallate and that was that!!

Jay at Indigo Photography shot all of the amazing looks that we came up with and I am sharing them here with you today!

 

 

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vendor love:

photography: Indigo Photography |  florals : The Place For Flowers  |  ghost chairs: AFR Event Rentals

chargers / black draping: Classic Party Rentals  |  on location:  Foundation For The Carolinas

graphic design / paper: Olive Paper  |  Glassware / China / Flatware / Zebra Chairs / Chandeliers: Private Collection

such a delight

Delight is a community of young ladies ages 14-20 who are passionate in an area of the creative arts! Whether it is photography, graphic design, music, culinary arts, theater, fashion or dance, the desire is to inspire young women in the creative arts to pursue their God-given talents while also helping them define what it means to be strive to be a Proverbs 31 woman. Delight about being real, raw and relevant: whatever you are facing, others have been there too. At Delight, you will find a community filled with stories of grace, redemption and mercy. Also, you’ll find inspiration to help you grow not only in your talent, but also in your faith!

I learned about Delight this past year at Pursuit Community (formerly Pursuit 31) in Rome, Georgia and of course, I just loved this idea! Founder Kristin Wall (also known to the Delight girls as “Momma Wall”) and has a huge heart for creative girls. I definitely wish there was something like this around when I was a teenager!

Photographer Jessica Lauren approached me about creating a stationery suite for these sweet girls to photograph at their retreat in Washington this past spring and I was so excited to be a tiny part of helping these creatives build a portfolio and have the opportunity to do something they might have never been a part of . . . A STYLED SHOOT!

So take a look at these beautiful images . . . and just be amazed at what these young girls can do!

xo – deb

Vendor credits below . . . .

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Venue: Beecher Hill House  |  Photography: Jessica Lauren Photography  |  Models: Jennan Oaks and Alex Krupta

Wedding Dress and Veil: Simply Bridal  |  Tux: Mills Bros  |  Rentals: Lake Chelan Wedding Rentals  |  Florals: Fleur De Lis

Hair: Trista LoDolce  |  Makeup: Stephanie Sheasley  |  Stationery Suite: Olive Paper  |  Vintage Truck: Brogan Kelly