Thursday, June 28, 2012
I’m a little behind on my post this week, but it is worth the wait! Back in early May, I got to finally visit Up Do’s for I Do’s studio here in Maryland. Such a great space…sleek, modern and beautiful! It also doesn’t hurt that it has some of the nicest ladies you will ever meet…including Ashley, the owner! Ashley is doing my hair and make up for the renewal and I was visiting for my trial! So exciting!
I had many ideas for my hair and absolutely NONE for my makeup. Those who know me know that I should live in a bubble because I’m allergic to so many things…and my skin is so sensitive! Well, Ashley listened to every word and had a whole set up of different natural and bamboo brushes, just for me! I gave her free reign on my makeup and she basically made me look like me, but better! She called it a romantic look.
For my hair, I knew that I wanted to try something that incorporated the waterfall or cascade braid. I also brought along a lovely vintage hair comb from Two Hands Studio. Well, after a flurry of curling irons and hairspray….voila! Perfection! I love the look (their might be two looks…but I have to keep some surprises!) and know I’ll be just as happy on September 28th!
Overall, it was a wonderful experience full of laughs, smiles, music and hanging out with some great ladies at Up Do’s for I Do’s! Now for the pictures….
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
It’s been awhile since I blogged about the renewal. We’ve been running around like crazy in the studio working for our summer brides that I have to admit my renewal has taken a back seat. I plan to get back to it by making a LONG list of to do’s – one that includes our renewal invitations!!! So, before I get to the invites, I have to share the great news we got regarding the save the dates! If you were following Facebook last week, you saw this news — the save the dates were featured on Style Me Pretty!!! Wow!!! I am OVER the moon that they were featured. These truly were a labor of love and having Liz and Ryan capture the “prettiness” makes me smile, again and again. So, read the full post on Style Me Pretty here. Oh, see some more photos below, that didn’t get into the post below!
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Of course we love weddings, but we also love babies here at Allison Barnhill Designs! We have had a string of friends having babies over this past month. For every baby that is born to a friend here at the studio, we make these adorable birth records. We customize them to the baby’s room colors and have different options for boys and girls…everything from whales, boats, planes and cars to butterflies, stars and flowers. Do you know someone having a baby soon? Let us know! We’d love to design one for you too!
Friday, June 1, 2012
Today is a happy and sad day in the studio…why? Well, we are happy because it’s Kaitlin’s birthday this weekend and we’re off to our favorite lunch and sangria spot to celebrate. But, we are a little sad (picture my bottom lip pushed out in a pouty manner) because Brittany is leaving today…for three whole months!!! I’m not sure what we are going to do without her. But, when you get to go to San Diego for three months, you take the opportunity! So, while Brittany is off traveling on the West Coast, we are welcoming back some familiar faces to the studio…Laura, my cousin, who was with us all last Summer and throughout this year. And, Katie…who was one of our brides, just like Brittany! Laura and Katie are both teachers, so helping me out this Summer is just perfect!! And, at the end of Summer, Brittany will be back for all of our September weddings and my renewal! Yippee!!!!
To honor this Summer of Travel, Allison Barnhill Designs’ work will travel and be photographed in different places all over the country! Everyone here at ABD is taking part of this fun series of blog posts. We’ll share these travel stories and photos in blog posts throughout the Summer. You’ll be able to see what invitations we feature in lots of different locations. In fact, a little birdie told me that an invitation is on it’s way to Charleston, SC right now! So, check back during the summer to see our invites as they travel to beaches, wineries and maybe some casinos too!
Here’s to the beginning of Summer and safe travels for all of our friends…especially Brittany! We’ll miss you and can’t wait for you to come back…already!