Our Wedding: Bridal Luncheon

It’s been 6 months…6 amazing months since our wedding weekend. I’m sitting on the couch with the balcony door open, looking at beautiful Uptown Charlotte, and it’s bringing back some great memories. Not a cloud in the sky, cool, light breeze…just like our wedding weekend. We were married the same weekend that the Royals were married in London. The Friday before our big day, my dear friend Kristen Cone hosted the most ridiculously amazing Bridal Luncheon for myself, maids and female family. It was an English-tea-themed affair, to honor the Royal’s wedding day, my mother’s English heritage (and mine by default), and because an English/Southern tea is just about as girly and perfectly fitting for a Bridal Luncheon as can be!

No attention to detail was spared. I showed up, my jaw dropped. Dropped. I shouldn’t have been so shocked, Kristen’s taste is impeccable–anyone who has seen her interior design work can tell you that. It was over-the-top amazing, and it was a day I will surely never forget. I can never say enough, thank you, thank you, thank you Kristen.

Photography: The Schultzes
Flowers: The amazing Lynette from The Bloom Room
Catering: La-Tea-Da’s
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas
Rentals: Party Reflections

Oh and did I mention this beautiful event was featured on the blog of Southern Weddings? Check it out HERE

Happy 6 Months!

Today, my heart is full and happy. It’s been 6 glorious months since I married my best friend, my CFO, my forever-roomie. It’s a gorgeous Charlotte day, the CFO and I are both working on the couch, and I’m happy. So happy. Happy 6 months, Hutch. I love you!

(The Schultzes)

{Inspired} Garden Gathering

My friend Kristen Cone LOVES to host parties. I often find myself lunching with her and talking about events, and trying to find excuses to put on a great party with her! When our friends Brynn and Palmer got engaged, Kristen immediately texted me and said, “Party time!” Brynn loves gardening and flowers, so a garden-themed party was perfect for Kristen’s backyard event. I was so excited to work side-by-side with Kristen on this (anyone who loves details as much as I do is a blast to work with and speaks my same language), especially for such great friends. Here’s a sneak peek of the inspiration behind it all. Jen+Chris will be sharing their photographs from the big day coming up!

Vendor Love: Goose & Bear Paper Co.

I love stumbling upon vendors who own their own small businesses. I feel like we all are in this together and have to support one another to help us succeed. So, when an old friend from college (go gators!) recently got in touch with me about her new business, I absolutely had to do a post about it. Natalie owns Goose & Bear Paper Co., which specializes in fine stationary and letterpress invitations (mmmmm…letterpress). Her work is unique, charming and fresh.

Why and when did you start your company?
I began my company last January after pining over the idea for 6 months.  It was during a time that many transitions were happening in my life…I got married, went on my honeymoon for 2 weeks and when I got back we packed up and moved from NYC to North Carolina.  Life was VERY different and though I transferred jobs within the same company, even where I was working felt different and not like me.  I soon realized I was wasting time not being happy in my work and decided to dive into my paper company idea.  I’d been making cards for fun in New York with a friend and I realized that my fun could be my work! 

What is your overall vision?
I like to keep things lighthearted, fun and simple and my goal is to bring these elements into my designs.  Hopefully that’s what comes out : )

What services do you offer?
On my website, you can order cards as well as pre-designed wedding invitations (digital and letterpressed).  I also offer custom invitation design for weddings, baby showers, bridal showers and any event you can think of.  Recently, my main clients have been brides and I adore designing for them. Invitations are the first glimpse for each guest into the day of the wedding, and I love to help my clients make that first impression.  I also help them carry out their theme throughout the wedding.  Currently, I’m working with a bride on her program, menu, place cards and these cute little “make a wish” for the couple cards. LOVE! 

Be sure to check out Goose & Bear Paper Co. for your future needs. Congrats on your business Natalie, can’t wait to order some holiday cards! 🙂

Our Wedding: Engagement Photos (one year later)

One year ago today, we got all dolled up (me–by Kymm at Who’s the Fairest?, my CFO–by yours truly), and took our engagement photos. I was pumped, the CFO was terrified. It is a totally unnatural experience to have two professional photographers flanking you from either side taking hundreds of pictures of you, especially if you choose to ‘style’ your shoot. This is why being comfortable with your photographers is key. The Schultzes made us feel immediately at ease and we absolutely loved our session (the CFO was drained after hour 3, he was such a trooper).

Admittedly, I put a lot of work in to our engagement photos. I wanted something different, something you don’t see every day, and something fun. Couples spend so much time on their wedding, and ensuring those pictures will turn out well–but I say, you’re also investing in those engagement photos, so show them some love too. Don’t be afraid to do something non-traditional, after all, you have, and will take thousands of ‘every day’ pictures with your future husband/wife for years to come. Go out on a limb, don’t take it too seriously and have fun doing it.

I have way too many favorites (WAY too many)…prepare for a long post!

 

Katrina Hutchins Events

Katrina Hutchins Events