Happy Friday all! In the spirit of the first day of Fall, I thought this would be a great post!

I don’t know about you, but I could use some good laughs today! Even though this has absolutely nothing to do with weddings or designs, I felt the need to share the smiles… I found these hilarious and clever Halloween costumes on Pinterest – most of which are DIY!!! Enjoy!

Nacho Libre

Little Hot Dog

Characters from the movie “Up”

Garden Gnome



Edward Scissor Hands

David Bowie from the movie “Labyrinth”

Clark Kent/Super Man

He’s the “Cheesiest”




Stumbled upon this gem while scouring the Style Me Pretty site. It was just to cute and quirky to pass up. Just another example of how to make your wedding your very own! To check out the entire gallery, just click here.

Wedding Videography: IQvideography / Wedding Photography: Olive Juice Studios / Coordination, Floral + Stationery: Mi Mi Design / Wedding Cake + Dessert Buffet: Gateaux, Inc. / Wedding Gown:Jenny Lee / Shoes: Cole Haan / Hair + Make-up: Salon Stella / Wedding Party Attire: J.Crew / Venue:Walker Art Center



I was hunting around Pinterest and found a stunning wedding reception photo. I love how Pinterest works because all I had to do was click on the photo and I was magically transported to the original blog that the image came from (Elizabeth Anne Designs)! I just had to share this with all of you.

The following Nashville wedding vendors contributed to this inspirational photo shoot:

Venue, design, styling + florals – Cedarwood Weddings
Photography – Kristyn Hogan
Stationery – Designs in Paper
Cake – Patty Cakes

For more Nashville wedding inspiration, visit the Nashville local wedding guide!



So, I rarely do this, but I’m blogging about something non-wedding related!

Most of you know, I work at Butler University as one of their graphic designers. However, what you may not know is that I am the lucky individual who gets to work with Butler Athletics as well as Butler’s very own Blue II. It’s been a blast working with these two clients this year! For any of you that went to some of our regular season games at Hinkle, you may have picked up one of the poster/programs that I worked on.

Well, the men’s basketball team as well as Blue II have been in the lime light a lot these past few weeks. So my idea was to share my Butler pride with all of you.

I recently made some Blue II masks (since our furry mascot wasn’t allowed at any of the games) and had people print them off and sport them during the games. Each new game location gave us inspiration for the masks themselves. I also created several tournament posters throughout our journey to the Final Four…

I invite you all to visit Butler’s website and download the masks and posters for yourself. Show a little home town pride! And of course…LET’S GO DAWGS!!!




The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is doing awesome!.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 2,600 times in 2010. That’s about 6 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 117 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 397 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 313mb. That’s about 1 pictures per day.

The busiest day of the year was December 13th with 87 views. The most popular post that day was Real Weddings: Ryan and Nicole.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com, tenthirteendesign.com, en.wordpress.com, wedding.ebonito.com, and Private networks.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for invitation booklets, indiana historical society wedding, beautiful booklets, indiana historical society, and indiana historical society wedding photos.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1. Real Weddings: Ryan and Nicole December 2010
2. About TEN:THIRTEEN design November 2009
3. Spotlight: Indiana Historical Society June 2010
4. Beautiful Invitation Booklets June 2010
5. Real Weddings: Ryan + Lindsey July 2010



Found these stunning photos on Somewhere Splendid. Designed by Aisha of Dooby Design Group, these colorful and elegant ideas are sure to make you want to add a little punch of glamour to your holidays.



I didn’t want you all to think that I’ve just been blogging all year. I’ve been working on invitations too! Here is a sneak peak at a few of the pieces I’ve completed over the past eight months. I’ve also got a few more coming up. I hope to have Jennifer Driscoll shoot all these later, but I didn’t want to keep you all waiting. Hope you like ’em!

Joe and Kodi

Sarah Beth and Jeffrey

Lindsey and Ryan

Nicole and Ryan



The Wedding Studio presents:
Couture Bridal Accessories Trunk Show!

Introducing the couture creations from two of Indy’s most preeminent bridal accessory designers. Jill Duzan creates one-of-a-kind jewelry that is both elegant and innovative. Emily Clark of Emilliner makes unique bridal hair accessories for the fashion- forward bride. Enjoy the exquisite bridal gowns at The Wedding Studio and get your must-have wedding accessories. Wine and light h’ors d’oeuvres will be served.

Tonight, August 19th  |  4-8pm

The Wedding Studio
at French Pharmacie
823 1/2 E Westfield Boulevard
Indianapolis, Indiana 46220



Live doesn’t get much better than this. I’m sitting in my hammock in the backyard, blogging to all of you. It’s hard for me to ever stop working, but at least on a gorgeous day like this I can be outside watching Jersey (my pup) and her boyfriend (Baxter) play. Now if only it was this perfect everyday!

Happy 4th of July everyone!!!

Me watching Jersey and Bax.

Jersey (on the left) and her boyfriend, Baxter.