All this work in the yard has me in a flower frenzy! I think I overcommitted on my hydrangeas purchases too. 🤷🏼♀️ New....sweet hyacinth invitation. Perfect for a sweet baby girl shower or flower filled bridal shower! 🌺🌼🌸🌷
26 May, 2018
So another day ends. It's 2.03 am and I'm lying down in bed. I finally kept my phone and closed my eyes. But, the pillow doesn't feel right. I opened my eyes, solely with a goal of adjusting my pillow but I got stuck. The darkness all around me entered through my eyes spreading through my whole body, swallowing my soul. Why is it that I can never lie alone, and just lie, and not be thinking about everything that went wrong? Why is it that every time i am disconnected from human connection, you connect with my soul? My mother tells me I should sleep beside her, but why is it that I never go, knowing that I won't be able to sleep when i'm alone? I clench my pillow tightly as I feel every memory coming alive, abruptly trying to manipulate every happy thought, filling me with pure melancholy. You, holding my face as if you were caressing a child, and tightly holding my hand, as if it was all you ever asked for. But, do you know, which moment I think about the most? It was the day we spent before the day we were going to let go. Many of us were together but I was still not there, not present in that moment. I walked away from the crowd and sat down in a corner. So you came walking towards me and sat right in front of me. You looked into my eyes and we remained silent, looking at each other but reading every thought right through our pupils and into our souls. We read each other as open books, looking for the tiny details through every line and going deep within. We knew what we had to, and we knew it couldn't change. So we looked, through infinite moments and through the tears that we never shed. And though you never spoke, I heard you say "I'm letting you go, but I will remain as the tiny rocks in your galaxy, spread throughout, but when the rocks assembled, it would be greater than your largest star." [Continued in the comments]
10 April, 2018
No, his eyes weren't sparkling nor did I see the light of a thousand stars in them. But I could clearly read a story, a story of hundreds and thousands of words, waiting to be read by someone who would truly understand. I could see exhaustion and fatigue, caused from the daily hassles of his life. Dark circles? Or the signs of the disastrous bloodshed between him and his inner conscience constantly telling him to let go? "Stop fighting", they say. "It's unbearable, will you hurt your own body in order to hold on?" "Yes, yes I will. I will hold on, no matter how much you keep on discouraging me. You're my body, I promise to keep you safe, even if you suffer for a while. I will fight, I will fight for her, for us." I could read through every blood vessel in his eyes, I was surprised I had this ability, and somewhat guilty that I never tried until that day. I was the cure for his brokenness. I was all that he needed to get out of his intolerable circumstances. I still saw that his eyes were getting weary from the tiredness. So I held him and felt his heartbeat. I had figured that I found solace in the warmth of his body. This was my purpose, to fill his parched heart, waiting to filled with the affection and devotion, which only I could give, for we were both meant to fill each other up and accept each other with the purest of intentions. So, I held him and waited for the day, when I'd finally see his eyes glow.
28th April, 2018
Hey! It's been a while since I let you know how I've been doing. Yes, we did drift away from each other, not drastically and in utter disagreement, but calmly, with mutual consent. But we knew deep inside of us, how much we were against it. Maybe, you're not writing about it like I am. But maybe, you're building up a story inside your mind, which only you can read , which only you and I know. Remember, when we couldn't control ourselves from seeing each other, every single day? When all we could think about was when the other person would call, when we'd take a walk together. We'd wait every day for the time to arrive, when we'd meet. Your eyes, were not black, they were dark brown. I don't remember when I observed someone's eyes like I'd observed yours. Staring into the deepness of your eyes was one of the things I couldn't resist even if I tried my best. You had this... tenderness. I don't really know how to put these amazingly intimate moments into words. But you've given me something I've never gotten from any other person. The feeling of being loved, purely, innocently, and fully. You had no demands, no extra pressure on me. You knew, you'd be happy to just sit beside me, holding my hand for hours, staring at me and talking about the most random things. When you held me into your arms, I felt safer than ever. I felt that I could hold you and you'd save me from my deepest fears. But, you just became one of my biggest fears instead. "Let's just become friends again, it's for the best. Let's forget about whatever happened between us." "Yeah, I guess it's for the best." I knew that you'd say this one day and I knew that I would have to accept it. Cause, we'd have no other choice. This fear of you leaving me thrilled me every moment we spent with each other. And just maybe, it scared you too, but I honestly don't know anymore. I remember the time when I was slowly falling for you. [Continued in the comments]
A M Y + C H A R L I E
Congrats to Amy and Charlie!! The backdrop of this beautiful wedding was the historic Rivendell in Sewanee, Tn. A friend of Amy’s was able to sketch and watercolor the home, which was the piece we designed the rest of the pieces around. We wanted something light and pretty while bringing in a few natural, rustic elements. I LOVE this suite. Working with Amy, Charlie and @modernvintageevents was an absolute blast!!
Happy Friday!!! I'm a wimp when it comes to cold temps but I can't help get excited around the holidays! I love the excitement of family and friends getting together to spend time, decorating the house in garland and lights, and of course the craziness over cooking and buying presents. ❤️ I hope we all look can look forward to these upcoming holidays not as traditions alone but that we see the reasons why we do it all...love. 😉
Send your friends a special Christmas card this year and spread some cheer! We are happy to help and have a 10% discount on all holiday cards until our cut off date of December 12th!
These beautiful custom invitations designed by @darbycards were so perfect for Melody and Byron's outdoor fall wedding! 😍🔆
They had their wedding on their gorgeous rural property near Leiper's Fork - the same place where they'll be building their home and their lives! 💗
Darby met with Melody to design the invitations, and she took inspiration from the couple's land and trees that grow there. These personal touches make it so much more than an invitation - it's a reminder of where their love began. 💍🌿
Check out Darby's IG feed to see all her beautiful design and stationery work! Happy Wednesday!
G O L D !!!! Yes, I say this a lot...and not just because I'm a vandy fan. 🎉 Gold ink on an envelope makes a beautiful statement from mailbox to fridge. ☺️
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GIVE ME ALL THE GOLD INK🙋🏻! I have yet to see an envelope that this ink doesn’t look amazing on. Just a thought. 🙌🏻. Invitation suite by @darbycards
M E L O D Y + B Y R O N
I loved getting to know Melody. When she came in to chat about wedding invitations, she was so excited to be getting married on her and Byron's land that they will one day build their house on. The land has two trees almost identical to one another set just a few feet apart. It was like these trees were planted to create the perfect setting for a wedding ceremony! The location is so special to the couple and symbolic to their marriage. We mimicked these trees on the wedding invitation so they will always remember where their love began. I am so happy for this couple!! . . .
#nashvillebride#love#marriage#bridestory#backyardwedding#invitations#weddinginvitation#darbycards#lifeinpaper . . .
E R I N + C H A R L I E ⠀
How do I begin to describe this girl....Erin was my suitemate at Belmont my sophomore year. We struck up a friendship filled with laughter, care and so many late night girl talks. After graduation, she moved back to Knoxville plus another move and career shift to North Carolina but the distance didn't seem to matter. We have made countless trips to visit each other and again the late night talks persisted. :-) She was a bridesmaid in my wedding and funny enough, that was the first time I met Charlie! Erin is as sweet as they come, and has a heart reflecting Christ in every aspect of her life. She made the career move from opera singer to medical sales effortlessly and continues to inspire me with her drive and positive spirit. Erin and Charlie are an amazing couple and you are blessed by knowing them. Their love this weekend overflowed on to all the guests for a joy filled weekend. I am so so happy for them and pray that the foundation they have already set in place for their relationship continues to grow and that they will always out love one another! Congrats to Erin and Charlie!!!
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Photo: @dusoleilphoto . . .
F A L L O N + M A T T E L O P E D ⠀
This style shoot was breathtaking....literally! It was shot on the side of a mountain! I can't wait to show more of these beautiful pictures!⠀
GOWN | The Dress Theory⠀
CATERING | Alex Belew Catering⠀
MENSWEAR: Street Tuxedo⠀
FLOWERS | Basil and Bergamot⠀
PAPER GOODS | Darby Cards⠀
HAND LETTERING | Jordan Bencito⠀
RIBBON|Frou Frou Chic⠀
HAIR + MAKEUP | Lovely You, Lecia Doss⠀
MODELS | Fallon and Matt Poston
U N P L U G⠀
Most brides are now going to an unplugged wedding. It's a great reminder for your guests to live it the moment, enjoy the excitement and love first hand...and not from behind a screen! I loved designing all of Meaghan and Robert's wedding day signage!
Photo | @denniskwanphoto