• Stationery
  • • Weekly Obsession •

    These amazing paper cuts by Julene are just out of this world. Can you believe she cuts these by hand?

    Where There Is Love There Is No DarknessmadebyJulene (she carries a few already made ones in her Etsy shop); $65 unframed, $95 framed and matted

    She also does beautiful custom work.
    These are real masterpieces. ↓

    Anna and Jose Geek LoveAnna and Jose Geek Love (custom piece)

    I carry your heartI Carry Your Heart. I Carry It In My Heart. {how beautiful!}

    Anna and Jose Detail shotdetail of Anna and Jose Geek Love

    Personalized CardsPersonalized Anniversary Cards

    She can do just about any wording. She does come at quite a hefty price tag (starting at 185GBP or $297… whew!). She does offer some pre-cut options for a quite a bit less in her Etsy store (starting at $65).  Visit her website and her Etsy shop for more details.

  • Vendors
  • A Beautiful Hanger for a Beautiful Wedding Dress

    Came across these cute hangers over on Miss Star’s blog on Weddingbee. They are $15 and made by Etsy seller lilafrances and are perfect for hanging your beautiful wedding dress on your wedding day!

    Wire Wedding Dress Hangerlilafrance; $15.

    Miss Star's Wedding Dress hangerMiss Star’s Wedding Dress hanger

    What’s even better then this cute little hanger? Lilafrances donates 10% of every order to the Stand Up 2 Cancer Foundation… and your buying handmade! It’s a win/win for everyone. :-)

    On a side note, she also makes hangers for children…

    Children's Wire HangerHow cute is that?

  • flowers
  • Showing Some Wedding Cake Love

    One of the first wedding items we bought for our wedding was cake toppers (and might I say they are possibly the best and most unique addition to our wedding). ↓

    Mr. Knight and Miss Gator's Cake Toppers by BunnywithatoolbeltThe little Gator Bride is missing her delicate little veil in this picture, but you can still get the idea.

    3 months later we started thinking that we weren’t sure if we wanted a cake at all. Mr. Knight and I aren’t big cake lovers. We are more of  southern dessert lovers… apple pie…. apple cobbler… okay so pretty much anything with apples in it. We had this grand idea that my grandmother (along with my help) would make all these apple pies. Well, that was quickly vetoed when we decided that we were lazy and we wouldn’t know what to do with our cute little cake toppers.

    So on to cake inspiration! {yummy}

    Cake #1

    Dot Tall cake
    ohh how pretty! Mr. Knight and I love this cake. We want to do something similar to this but with aqua ribbon and instead of the cake being round we want square. Yes I said it… we want a square cake. I think it’s the Architecture student in me… but I love the modern look of a square cake.

    Cake #2

    orchid cakeAnother one we love. It is so simple and gets to the point. We would probably do this without the orchids (maybe white daisies instead?). Can’t you just see our lovely little knight and gator at the top of this sweetness?

    Okay… so here is something I’m sort of thinking about for our garden/romance wedding. We are already going with the wooden cake toppers showcasing our alma maters… why not add one of these cute little wood banners? Imagine Cake #2 with white daisies (instead of orchids), our cake toppers and this banner on a lower tier.

    Our Wedding Cake BannerWood cake banner by baumbirdy, $20.

    Instead of saying ‘Our Wedding’ what about ‘Miss Gator ♥ Mr Knight’ (but obviously with our real names)? Simple square cake with rustic details and white daisies? hmmmm..

    Cake #3

    Okay so this last cake is a dream cake… meaning we could probably never afford one that looks like this (a bride can dream).↓

    Miss Gator's Dream CakeIn order to get this look we would probably have to go with a fondant cake… not what we are looking for (we are buttercream people). So beautiful, yet so out of reach! Even though I like it, I think it is not really the style of our wedding. Still, quite a beautiful cake.

    So far I’m leaning towards Cake #2. I can see it all coming together… now all I have to do is convince Mr. Knight that we have to get the wooden cake banner. Not only is it super cute but it will also make for a pretty sweet keepsake after the wedding.

  • Ceremony
  • Wedding of the Week: Kari of Keetoyourheart♥

    If you have been reading any of my posts for the last two months, then you know a thing or two about the awesome that is my bridal consultant at Solutions Bridal, Kari (the one who put me in the dress of my dreams!). Her and her hubby were married a few weeks ago and I’m so incredibly excited to finally get to share her wedding with you all (I somewhat stalked Kara Pennington Photography’s blog for these photos to come up). Check out their Gainesville-Goregous wedding↓


    kariandrew007Is that a UF ring I see there? Love it.

    kariandrew014Kari walking down the aisle at the beautiful Baughman Center on Campus. {sigh} gorgeous

    kariandrew015Oh the Groom looks like a happy camper for sure! :-)



    kariandrew026Oh I love fun and happy pictures!

    kariandrew031Check out this fancy-ness. They rented out the Sharab Lounge in downtown Gainesville for pictures!

    kariandrew036Is that the Kate Spade Clarice heels peeping through? I think so!

    Kari and Andrew's reception at Steve's Cafe Americain Kari and Andrew’s beautifully PINK reception at Steve’s Cafe Americain

    Groom's Cake Toppers by Etsy seller Bunnywithatoolbelt
    Even Albert showed up at their wedding. Love me some GATOR! These are the groom’s cake toppers and were made by Etsy seller Bunnywithatoolbelt (who also made our super cute Gator/Knight cake toppers!)

    Kari and Andrew's Reception

    kariandrew050Overall a seriously awesome and GLAMOROUS Gainesville wedding. Never thought you would see glamorous and Gainesville in the same sentence, did you?

    Congratulations to the  new Mr. and Mrs.!

  • Uncategorized
  • Free GiveAways over at Pure Photography!

    We just got word about some sweet GiveAways that will be going up on the blog of the super talented photographer Lindsey Tropf, of Pure Photography!  She has completely redone her business branding: colors, logo, website, business cards, blog, and more. To celebrate and share her own excitement, she is having a week of awesome GiveAways, before her launch, with unique wedding items from both local vendors and some personal Etsy favorites (you know I love me some Etsy!).

    For the first day of the GiveAways (today!), the GiveAway will have three winners!  She is giving away three sets (2 each) of dupioni silk tissue holders, intended as gifts for the mothers of the bride and groom.  They were created by the Etsy shop Sasaki Creations.

    Lindsey's First GiveAway for the Week!

    So get your butt on over to the Pure Photography Blog and enter Lindsey’s super awesome GiveAways! Every day will be a new GiveAway with the winner(s) announced the next day.  The prizes get larger and more expensive, so be sure to keep coming back until the end (next Wednesday).

    Oh! How exciting! I just love GiveAways (that’s how Mr. Knight and I won an awesome 1 hour session with the lovely Lindsey).

    And I can’t end this blog entry without showing an image of Lindsey’s swoon-worthing photography. Can you say… AMAZING. ↓

    Lindsey of Pure Photography