Thursday, February 17, 2011

a dress to impress + invites to match

How stunning would this be for a wedding dress (with or without the neon belt)? Its a Tibi number that they made in black and lily (this creamy white color), and I just think that it is gorgeous. Even though I really loved the experience of going to a wedding dress shop with my mom and sister, I have loved finding non-wedding wedding dresses to suggest to current brides-to-be.

And, here is a peek at some of the wedding-related invitations that we've been busy creating.

You might have to use your spectacles to notice this on the screen, but don't miss the lovely blind letterpress lattice that we used around the green text for this elegant and simple save-the-date.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


So, a couple of nights ago, Frontier Paper Co. hosted a little informal dessert party for a few of our neighborhood friends. We were testing our party-styling skills, and we have to admit that everything turned out just as wonderfully as we had imagined it in our minds. We had such a fantastic time with dear friends.

However, one of our main takeaways from this endeavor is that we will definitely enlist the help of a photographer friend next time - please help us! Our novice photo skills just don't do the scene justice.

We had sweet treats and tasty cocktails, but the highlight of the night was a homemade rendition of the Newlywed Game. Such a laughable addition to an evening with couple friends! Just have the girls answer a few funny questions on the back of numbered cards in one room, and the guys do the same with different questions from another room. Here are some basic ideas:

* What is the first movie that you watched together?
* What is the one item of your husband's that you would love to get rid of ASAP?
* What is your husband's dream vacation?
* How does your husband like a hamburger?
* Who is more athletic?
* Who spends more time in front of the mirror?

Basically, when everyone reconvenes in the same room, you ask each question to the other spouse and everyone has a good laugh at the differing answers. 

baby love

I can't tell you how glad this spring weather is making me (after what seems like an awfully long run of ice and sub-freezing chills). I hope that you are all enjoying it too. I have a feeling that this is going to be a season of lots of baby announcements, so here are a few cute ones....

Apparently, I love the look the of opaque white on dark {see here}. I just think that this birth announcement is fresh and so appealing. 
{announcement via cactus + quail}

How pretty is this one! I think that this design would actually translate beautifully into a wedding suite.
{oscar + emma announcement via oh so beautiful paper

I stumbled across a darling-looking website, toast & laurel, and found this simple-but-stylish baby shower invitation:
{shower invitation via toast & laurel}

Friday, February 11, 2011

{ stitch via bird & banner }

I'm sure that you haven't forgotten that this Monday is Valentine's Day. It is easy to get carried away with the hype of it all, but it is absolutely the perfect occasion to make sure that the ones you care about know exactly how much you love them. A simple, sweet note or a thoughtful phone call is really all that it takes.

But, just in case you're in the market for a little present, here are some ideas.

{ lovely garden roses via Central Market }

{ a fun stack of bracelets via Club Monaco }

{ mud pottery in spring-time colors via horne }

{ a whimsical tulip necklace via terrain }

All gift-giving aside, just take the chance to share love and joy with your family, friends & even strangers. Love changes everything.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Be still my heart...

The wonderful creative geniuses behind Athropologie have finally fulfilled every stylish bride-to-be's dream and created a wedding line... We can't wait for Valentine's Day when the BHLDN site is officially launched and they unveil what is sure to be gorgeous dresses and accessories!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Today's Letters

Happy snow day (ok ice day) to all you fellow Texans out there, and many more across the country!  Today we are excited to tell you about our wonderful friend Emily and her completely charming and inspiring blog, Today's Letters.

You should really pop on over there and check it out.  Frontier Paper Company is thrilled to be one of Today's Letters' featured February Sponsors!  And we just might be offering a sweet little deal to all of her wonderful readers...  Thanks to Emily for the support, as well as the daily encouragement on the blog - you never fail to make us smile!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

daytime wedding love

If I were planning a daytime wedding this spring or summer, I would be saving my pennies for this gorgeous Grecian gown. It feels like the perfect combination of bridal fanciness and daytime breeziness. I'd pair it with soft blush tones and a few neutrals to keep it airy. How lovely is this Cynthia Warren Design letterpress invitation? Pretty and sweet with a natural twist.