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Red Hair and Explosions in the Sky

Rich and I went to the Explosions in the Sky concert last night at the Uptown Theater in Kansas City. We left work at 4:30 p.m. and got home around 2:30 a.m. I purchased the tickets for Rich’s 25th birthday. Their music is completely instrumental: three guitarists and one drummer. No vocals. Just beautiful music. They refer to their songs as “cathartic mini-symphonies”.

We were hoping they’d play So Long, Lonesome, our first dance song at our wedding, but it wasn’t in their set list. You can listen to our song below.

I also wanted to share a picture of my post-wedding hair. I decided to go red and about five inches shorter. The red is actually pretty subtle. It’s most noticeable in daylight, so I took a picture while we were driving. It’s definitely a fun change!


Our Wedding: The Inspiration Board

Before I dive into more wedding posts, I wanted to show you the inspiration behind a lot of the design elements for our wedding. Pinterest is my favorite tool to collect and organize inspiration for event design, cooking, interior decorating, fashion and crafts. I currently have 20 boards in my account that compile inspiration for my client’s weddings and side projects as well as keep track of my favorite products and clothing obsessions. Follow my pinterest to see what fun inspiration I find next!


Wedding Awards

Here’s some great wedding inspiration just like I promised! Enjoy!


AMAZING weekend full of great news

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The past three days have been crazy in the best possible way! I received amazing news TWICE on Friday. I couldn’t stop shaking I was so excited. I’ll be able to fill you in once everything is finalized in the next couple of weeks.

In addition to the great news, has officially been tricked out with the help of two new apple products. Hello productivity!

And lastly, I’m so proud to announce I have two new clients. These weddings are going to be packed with beautiful things and lots of fun!

I’ll be back later today with some inspiration in my wedding awards post.


Happy Weekend

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I came across a lot of great clothing posts this week, or maybe my realization that I need some new fall clothing staples has made me zero in on them. Either way, you can’t deny that autumn is the most interesting season for fashion. There are so many fun layering and color options. Have a lovely weekend. See you on Monday!



Our Wedding: The e-stationery

Like I mentioned yesterday, we sent out all of our wedding communications via email and our website. We decided to use MailChimp to create email campaigns for our save-the-dates, invitations, and wedding reminder emails. By using this service, we could track who opened our emails and which links they clicked on. Unlike regular mail, we were able to make sure all of our communication pieces were being sent to the right place and were being opened. This paperless approach does not work for all weddings. We had a very small guest list, and over 60% of our guests were under the age of thirty and tech-savvy.

I have nothing against paper stationary. In fact, I’m a little obsessed with it. When I have meetings with Lesley from Inclosed, I explore her shop like a museum. All of the colors, patterns and textures are so remarkable. This art form/traditional wedding correspondence is the way to go for the majority of weddings.

I included the invitation and save the date I designed for our wedding. You can see the invitation has the same cohesive design elements as the wedsite.

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Wedding Invitation designed by me

And here is our save the date animation for those of you who didn’t see it during the Gem Photo Competition.

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Wedding Save the Date


Our Wedding: The "Wedsite"

In attempts to be environmentally-conscious, we chose to distribute all of our wedding communications via email and our website. Furthermore, not a lot of couples have careers as an interactive developer and software engineer, so we felt we had to take advantage or our technical skills to create a fun wedding website (or “WEDsite” as likes to call them).

I incorporated our wedding color scheme, typography and design elements into the wedsite to make it cohesive with our other wedding stationary and decor. I designed the wedsite to give our guests a sneak peak of what to expect from our wedding and provide them with any pertinent wedding information.

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Home Page

Once I had finished the design, I developed the website’s functionality. Our wedsite doesn’t have a traditional layout. The navigation links direct the user to the different sections of the website on one giant “page” rather than a bunch of separate pages.

One of the coolest features of our wedsite is the RSVP widget. We created a database of all of our wedding guests and assigned them a unique ID that was emailed to them with their save the dates. Our guests used their ID to login and RSVP for our wedding. You can view the RSVP widget by clicking on the “Guest Info” link on the home section.

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You can use my sister’s ID (6712) to see how the widget works. Once our guests filled out the form, their information was saved in our database, so we could easily see who could attend and how many people would need special meals from our caterer.


RSVP Results

Wedsite design and development is included in’s a la carte services (the website will be up this weekend for you to view all of our design and planning services). I look forward to sharing more personalized client wedsites with you.


Wedding Awards

I’ve realized that I tend to focus on the pictures of wedding venues in the hundreds of wedding blog posts I read each week. Maybe it’s because I’m currently searching for venues for a couple clients, or maybe it’s because I have been obsessed with interior architecture and design since I was really little.

You’ll find some breathtaking venues below. My favorite “venue” is actually various locations around Paris as a couple shared their adventure eloping in the City of Light. Enjoy the inspiration!


Our Wedding: The video

We received our wedding video yesterday from the talented Lukas Holoubek. It perfectly captures everything about that day- the tremendous decorating process lead by an army of family and friends, the personalized ceremony, all of the decorating details, the heartfelt toasts, the outrageously fun photobooth and of course the energetic dance party! I thought this video would be a great way to begin a series of wedding blog posts. Over the next couple of weeks, I’ll explain all of the wedding details from the stationary to the attire and much much more!

Candace and Rich from Luke Holoubek on Vimeo.