Sunday, June 23, 2013

birthday love

hello lovely,
well birthday week is officially over.  i felt so much love this week from all of my family and friends. thanks to everyone for the well wishes. my husband was extra sweet and took great care to make sure my birthday was special. i had dinner with family,  a trip to the drive-in with friends, a day at Dollywood, and saw Monsters University! i have several things to look forward to this year: joining a new team at work, going to the beach with my family, celebrating two years with my husband, one last wedding for the year, my friends welcoming their first child, and the first ever Fly Free Festival put on by some other dear friends. looks like my late 20's won't be so bad.
alyssa renee

*Dollywood photos courtesy of my friend Maddy

Monday, June 10, 2013

stitched with love

and they lived happily ever after.

Last weekend this bachelorette became a bride! Allison had several hand stitched details that really set the tone for the intimate homemade feel she wanted for the wedding. She had embroidery hoop table numbers and a basket of stitched hearts for guests to wear if they wanted to "wear their hearts on their sleeve." I gifted her a stitched wedding topper and i'm really pleased with the final product. it looked adorable in that amazing cake! Can't wait to see Tim Ivey's amazing photos of the big day! 

congrats love birds!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

let them eat cake

hello lovely!
this weekend i attended a lovely little bachelorette sleepover for a dear friend. as you can tell by the banner above, it was a "marie antoinette bachelorette" theme. (really fun to say out loud) the hostesses did such a lovely job. we had lovely little desserts and pastel details. i made the banner and a pretty feather hair clip for the bride to be. here are a few photos from the fun night. including a hilarious photoshopped "pin the member on the man" game. looking forward to the wedding this weekend!

alyssa renee