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Cactus Getaway Wax Seal now available on WaxSeals.com

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It's no secret that I'm a big fan of wax seals for your wedding invitations.  It adds such a fun design element and can be available in so many shapes, colors, sizes, etc.  We often come up with a fun, custom design for custom invitation suites but sometimes that's not right for every project.  I was thrilled when WaxSeals.com asked me to be part of their Creative Community and design an exclusive ready-to-ship seal to be offered on their site!

I wanted to come up with something that represented my brand, but maybe hasn't been done that often.  Wax seals are such a traditional element, but I wanted to give it a modern, California girl spin!  Inspired by Southern California desert landscapes, I illustrated a cactus with blooming florals.  This 'Cactus Getaway' It takes me right to Palm Springs just looking at it!  I love that this can be used for my brides, but also any bride that wants to add their own DIY element.  Oh, but don't think these are just for wedding invitations - I've been sticking them on every thank you note and love letter I send!  What makes WaxSeals.com so unique is that they not only have traditional wax you can heat and seal, but they have self-adhesive seals made of real wax with an irregular edge that makes is SO. EASY. TO. APPLY.  And their color options?  Oh my, where to begin!

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I hope you truly enjoy this 'Cactus Getaway' wax seal and be sure to tag us in your photos @twinkleandtoast @waxseals for the fun ways you use your wax seals.  Loving all the other designers in their Creative Community, so have fun taking a look!

Shop the design here.  

Read more about the project here.

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Chic & Sophisticated Palm Springs Wedding Invitations

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Chic & Sophisticated Palm Springs Wedding Invitations

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This custom invitation suite was designed for a real wedding for our fantastic couple, Ali and David. Our outgoing and much loved bride and groom have been together since they were fifteen: survived high school, long distance through college, ups and downs and were ready to plan an epic soiree of a weekend for all their friends and family! They reside in Chicago and planned a Palm Springs destination wedding (of over 200 guests). Palm Springs holds a special place in the bride’s heart, as do details and clean design (she’s a hotel interior designer) so it was really important to her to set the tone of what’s to come with the invitation suite.
 

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Our inspiration was clean white, desert sophistication, with a touch of fun. Our palette was desert greens and burgundy jewel tones. The star of the suite was definitely the main invitation. We did a blind deboss of a palm design, copper foil stamp, extra thick cotton paper and a burgundy painted edge. This piece has so much weight and texture and really left an impact on their guests.

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As a calligrapher as well as a stationer, the whole suite had custom calligraphy on all pieces. The envelope calligraphy called for pointed pen with a diluted burgundy gouache (for a watercolor effect). We pulled vintage cactus stamps, plus some soft pinks to echo her upcoming floral palette. We created cactus watercolor painted envelope liner, and carried the cactus elements throughout. Ali really wanted a fun bellyband to tie it all together, to start from beginning: “a weekend ten years in the making”. Telling their story was important to us, and knowing them is to love them. This day has been highly anticipated and this party was certainly about to be worth the wait!

All photography by Society House

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Chic Tiki Cocktail Party

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Chic Tiki Cocktail Party

Why do tacky tiki when you can have CHIC-y tiki?!  That's the concept Christy of To La Lune Events was working with for our gal Sarah's birthday (of Catalina Neal Floral + Design)!  As usual, I was totally on board with their perfect vision.  What's not to love with this sleek and natural wood color palette with pops of indigo and plenty lush greenery!  Aubree Lynn Photography killed the photos on this one, and you can see the whole feature on 100 Layer Cake.  Escape away!

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Chic Hawaiian inspired lounge
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Greenery tropical chandelier
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Modern tiki cocktails
Tiki punch calligraphy
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Hawaiian inspired appetizers
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I love watching this warehouse completely transform... it is so versatile!  (Check out how it looked for my baby shower)

Photographer: Aubree Lynn Photography | Venue: Brick & Laurel Warehouse | Event Design & Coordination: To La Lune Events | Plants & Floral Installations: Catalina Neal Floral + Design | Makeup:Lacey Haegen | Hand Lettering, Paper Elements, Signage: Twinkle & Toast | Bar: Snake Oil Cocktail Co. | Catering: Root Cellar Catering Co. | Dessert: Hey There, Cupcake! | Furniture Rentals: Powwow Design Studio | Backdrop: Back Up Backdrops | Glassware & Linens: Hostess Haven | Photo Booth: Flickwell | Laser Cut Details: Nic Roc Designs | DJ: DJ Luis the Beast | Jewelry: Love Tatum | Nail Art: Hello Birdie Nail & Lash Lab | Clothing: Paris & Me Boutique

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Dark and Moody Wedding Inspiration

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Dark and Moody Wedding Inspiration

I'm a huge fan of color, but sometimes venturing to the dark side really inspires me!  When Cavin Elizabeth asked me to be part of this dark and moody wedding inspiration shoot, I was totally on board.  The results were romantic and sultry, and totally unique for a wedding with a little edge.  And hello... that dress?!?  O-M-G.  Don't miss the full feature on 100 Layer Cake!

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Photography, Concept, & Planning: Cavin Elizabeth Photography | Venue: The Lion’s Share | Flowers:Blooms by Breesa Lee | Hair & Makeup: Unveiled Bridal Beauty | Paper: Twinkle and Toast | Cake: Hey There, Cupcake | Dinnerware Rentals: Not My Dish | Chairs: CC Vintage Rentals | Dress: Paolo Corona Paris  | Jewelry: Love Tatum | Models: Chandlar Walby & TJ Herman

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Tropical Indigo Baby Shower

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Tropical Indigo Baby Shower

When Terri from Waters Catering asked me to be part of her baby shower, I was happy to be on board!  Not only were we both expecting baby girls in the same month, but this mama has some serious style!  This baby shower has so many gorgeous details from Bustle Events and Isari Flower Studio.  It was effortless tropical, full of indigo and muted blush.  See all this prettiness captured by Shane And Lauren Photography on Style Me Pretty Living!

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Gold tropical palm tree drink stirrers
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Gold tropical bar accessories
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Congratulations, Terri, that's one loved little one!

Photography: Shane And Lauren Photography | Floral Design: Isari Flower Studio | Jewelry: Love Tatum| Catering: Pamplemousse Grille | Calligraphy: Twinkle And Toast | Attire: Anthropologie | Event Design And Coordination: Bustle Events | Linens: Classic Party Rentals | Party Supplies: The Roc Shop | Rentals:Adore Folklore | Rentals: Pow Wow Vintage Rentals

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