12.30.2015

What I want to wear on NYE





I always love dressing up for New Years Eve...maybe it's the combination of black and glitter that gets me. I always like to pair simple items with one or two quirky ones. It's guaranteed to look good in my opinion. Not a fan of rocking too many trends at the same time ;)

Here's my outfit ideas:

>>2 piece Dress (my favorite!)



>>Black romper

HAPPY NEW YEAR YA'LL!! See you in 2016.

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12.11.2015

Recently





Thought it'd be fun to share some recent projects and a bit more information of how they came to be. Every bride I work with receieves a questionnaire about their vision. From there I design three invitations reflecting their vision & style and we choose one to move forward with. This process is truly custom and made to fit each unique bride and their wedding day. No two brides are EVER the same and I LOVE that!!

LET'S DO THIS... Client #1: Kelsie & Tucker
  • Who/what is this event for? Kelsie Harper & Tucker Dunn's Wedding
  • Formal or Casual? Semi-Formal
  • Three adjectives to best describe your preferred design style. Simple, elegant, classic
  • Do you have any specific imagery or design elements you would like to appear in your design? Clean and simple with calligraphy and text only 
  • Do you have any color preferences and/or colors you do not wish to include in your design? Black, white, blush
  • Preferred typography (heavy, bold, hand written, script, light) Calligraphy + serif type









CLIENT #2: Kim & Matt 
  • Who/what is this event for? For the wedding of Kim Weis and Matt Pinckard!
  • Formal or Casual? Semi-Formal
  • Three adjectives to best describe your preferred design style. Modern, unique, fun
  • Do you have any specific imagery or design elements you would like to appear in your design? Script & print
  • Do you have any color preferences and/or colors you do not wish to include in your design? I'm interested in using purples and gold.
  • Preferred typography (heavy, bold, hand written, script, light) A mix of calligraphy and print








CLIENT #3: Danielle & Kyle
  • Who/what is this event for? For Danielle wood and Kyle Gloger. We are getting married!
  • Formal or Casual? Formal
  • Three adjectives to best describe your preferred design style. Romantic, boho, rustic
  • Do you have any specific imagery or design elements you would like to appear in your design? Flowers or I love the foil look on invitations.
  • Do you have any color preferences and/or colors you do not wish to include in your design? Blush and gold with a hint of navy
  • Preferred typography (heavy, bold, hand written, script, light) I'm not sure, maybe script and light

There you have it!! I love being able to share snapshots of what goes on behind the scenes in my little corner of the world. I have LOTS more projects coming that I can't wait to show you. Peace out and go enjoy your weekend!! 

*And thank you to the lovely Ellie Kolleen for photographing these images! 

11.02.2015

Not Boring.

Fall. My favorite time of year. And it's slowly making its way to San Diego. Which then got me thinking about fall attire. Dark colors. Sweaters. The same thing every year. SO I decided to change it up this year. Bring out the BRIGHTS! Read my thoughts below.

1. Love the idea of wearing WHITE!! With grey boots. Looks cool. 2. Amazing lace up burnt orange boots. Find them here. 3. Lots of fun texture and color going on here between the jacket, top, purse and hair. 

1. This tropical button down blouse with gold jewlery is fresh and beautiful. 2. Another pair of burnt orange shoes. Find them here. 3. Bold meets pretty. 

And last but not least, the lovely Gwen Stefani nailing this look.

Hope this leaves you inspired to change it up this year!! Happy fall.

10.19.2015

The Story of my Stamps



So I've been designing address stamps for a couple of years now. The story of how they came to be is a fun one. My original idea was to sell only wedding invitations in my shop. I thought it'd be cool to throw in an address stamp that matches the invitations. I literally had only one in my shop. Then boom, that item started selling like hot-cakes. I was pretty surprised, and so I decided to run with it. I soon found there was a niche market for these stamps!! So I decided to make more, and more ... and more. The one on the top left is the first one I made... then the rest followed! Take a peek!

To order your own stamp email Alexa // info@flourishdesignco.com or visit my shop here.








10.12.2015

In with the New...



A photographer friend of mine came with me with her desire to re-brand her site... always a fun thing for a designer to hear! She had her ideas and from there I helped bring her vision to life. I thought I'd share a little of my process from start to finish. Each project I take is the product of a lot of my heart. I'm so excited to share with you all!

1. Pins - Paloma sent me her inspiration board and I got to planning.



2. Samples - I took her ideas and sent over 3 different logo designs I felt depicted her vision



3. Edits - From there Paloma decided she loved #3, but also wanted to include some of the texture of #1, so we combined the two and played with the layout:


4. Website - Once the logo was created and a vision was set I began designing her website.



5. Voila - A brand is born! Paloma has gotten tons of amazing feedback about her site and it is the best feeling in the world to know I was part of that! Check out her site here. Lots of fun on all the pages. 

Here's a fun BEFORE and AFTER view of Paloma's MAKEOVER!!