One of these past weekends, I was invited to the Splendid store opening in Orlando. I had never been to a Splendid before, but the shop was celebrating in style by having a card-making work shop and local stationary designer, Anna Rifle.
I definitely had to go, and although I wasn't sure what to expect, I knew that it was going to be done well. The shop had fresh spring flowers, cupcakes for snacking, and washi tape for the cards. We made cards for two lovely ladies and they should be receiving them soon enough in the mail.
Speaking of beautiful flowers, last summer I really wanted to go to a flower arranging class and never had the chance. This summer my friend comes back from studying abroad and I think we'll make it our mission to take some classes together! Snipping and arranging fresh blooms seems like a really therapeutic process. I had a lot of fun arranging my simple lavender bouquets and the centerpieces for my rehearsal dinner too. I think it's a small hobby that I'd like to develop.
The shop even had a calligrapher come in to address all of the cards for us! It was so lovely because we were able to pick our ink color and font and the calligrapher did it all on-site. That's a talent that I wish I had.
Of course, you are all probably wondering how the wedding went and let me just tell you that it was so beautiful. Everything was exactly how I imagined it would be - except so much more real. It was such an indescribable feeling standing inside my reception hall before the ceremony. It was everything I dreamed up.