this past weekend we went to austin for the wedding of a good friend of mine. it was my babylove's first official road trip (not counting the trip to my hometown when she was a couple of months old).
despite missing the actual ceremony :( due to
the chronic lateness of my darling husband unforseen issues, we had a great time and got to bear witness to the beginning of their journey as a family.being nigerian, i'm used to weddings being a huge event with hundreds of guests partying all night. this couple was american, so it was kind of nice to enjoy ourselves, drink a little wine, cupid shuffle a little and be back in our hotel room by 11 that night.
the trip was also part business. the bride hired me to create the programs for the event.
|black tie affair. p.s. isn't that pillow gorgeous?!|
i love everything relating to entertaining and decorating. i originally decided to design my own pieces when i realized that everything that i liked was a) friggin' expensive and b) things that i could do myself. i ended up creating the save the dates, reply cards and programs for my own wedding. since i'm totally a "champagne taste on a beer budget" kind of girl, i really like to keep costs reasonable for all of my designs.
in the etsy version of my fantasy life, i would turn this hobby into a full blown operation and joyfully spend all my days matching paper samples to wedding themes. in the meantime, i have had the chance to play a small part in some very big days.