Katheryn at Katheryn Moran Photography sent us this adorable vintage sweet shop-inspired shoot at Maplehurst Farms, and we're so excited to share it with you!
We think this is the perfect inspiration for an engagement or bridal shoot. It's sweet (no pun intended), retro and totally fun.
Lots of fantastic local vendors collaborated to create this sugary shoot - take a look after the photos to find out who.
We've gathered together a list of our favorite quotes about love and marriage for you to use in your vows, as readings, in toasts – however you see fit! Some of them are sweet, some are silly and some are serious, but we love them all.
1. "Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it.
Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it.
Hatred darkens life; love illumines it."
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
2. "Marriage is the golden ring in a chain whose beginning is a glance and whose ending is Eternity." – Kahil Gibran
3. "The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was.
Lovers don't finally meet somewhere. They're in each other all along." -The Essential Rumi
4. "I love you,
Not only for what you are,
But for what I am
When I am with you.
By Kara Furr
Creative and striking hand-lettered invitation envelopes are all over the Internet this year, and when it came time for me to send out my own wedding invitations, I just had to have that look for myself. So I gave it a shot, and as it turns out, it's really not so hard!
*Calligraphy pen (I used a gold DecoColor calligraphy pen)
Washi tape (optional)
* Note: This is not a traditional metal-nibbed calligraphy pen, but a flat-tipped paint pen that mimics the lines of one. Feel free to use a real calligraphy pen, but it will likely take a lot more practice.
First things first; decide how you want your envelopes to look. Take a little stroll around Pinterest and decide what style you like. Then purchase your envelopes and pens to coordinate with your invitations.
When I was first looking for advise on DIY invitations, everyone was quick to say not to even attempt this if you have bad handwriting. I don't buy that. I think you can make your handwriting work for this, no matter how untidy it may be - I, for instance, have terrible handwriting, and mine turned out OK anyway. Think of it as a little bit of added flair.
All that said, there's no room for error with this particular pen. Getting this to look nice takes a quick and confident hand, because every wobble or pause is visible, so practice your writing with both a regular pen and your calligraphy pen until you're confident in the way it looks. When you're ready, try it out on your envelopes.