This weekend we're headed back to Louisiana for my friend Claire's wedding, in which I am a bridesmaid. Claire and I met when we shared an apartment while studying abroad in Paris. I have attached a picture of us in Paris. We are standing in the courtyard of the Ritz-Carlton, right before our night at the Bar Hemingway, where we were there mere minutes before Lance Armstrong and Sheryl Crow (Please excuse my gross outfit, what was I thinking? You have to keep in mind that this photo was taken circa 2005).
Claire has such classy taste; it's going to be a big traditional southern wedding and I can't wait to see what she has been planning for all of these months! This will be the only wedding I get to attend before my actual wedding, so you better believe that I will be stalking everything in sight to get last minute ideas and inspirations!
I have found the most adorable design company to design my stickers for my guest favors. She is also going to do my bridal luncheon invites and a cute little map of Memphis for my out-of-town guest baskets. It is truly a small world because I actually attended the University of Kentucky with MEllen, and even though we've never met, I have heard her name several times and we have several mutual friends. She graduated the same year as me and has already established her own stationary business! Check out her website and super-cute blog:
Mostly M.Ellen Blog
Here is the template I am going to use for my bridal luncheon. It's being held on Derby Day and it's going to be a morning tea (derby hats encouraged, but optional!):
This is an example of the kind of Map she is going to make for me, except mine will be of Memphis, of course: