The Hobart

I met up at the initial consult with the sweetest, most soft-spoken southern lady.  She begins to tell me all about her handsome hubby, how he’s turning 40 this year …. and she would love to throw him a surprise party but she’s not quite sure what the “theme” should be … or if there should be one.  so …. as I would normally do, I ask about the person … what’s he like? what are his favorite hobbies? …. etc.

WELL …. the answers surprised me …  to say the least.

Here are just a few:

  1. he likes ‘lil wayne AND pavarotti
  2. he likes hermes (and he owns hermes pieces)
  3. he’s a HUGE social butterfly (i.e. could be the honorary mayor of charlotte)
  4. HUGE panther fan
  5. had a pet tarantula and a pet snake
  6. loves squirrel hunting
  7. double lettered in fencing and cheerleading

I will keep the rest of his “likes” under wraps – but you get that this guy is a CHARACTER, right?!?

I totally had my work cut out for me.  The brainstorming commenced.

All I could think of is – this guy is someone EVERYONE would love knowing … and once they knew him, they probably loved him, loved being around him, loved hanging out with him, loved his infectious character …. so I blurted out the most random idea for an invitation and the whole event took on a life of it’s own.

We came up with a fun “fan club” party invitation since he seemed to have a huge friend base … and let’s face it … who wouldn’t want a party like this …. CHECK IT OUT!

2016-07-11_0012.jpgThe handsome Greg Olsen made an appearance (swoon)

2016-07-11_0013.jpgTHIS CAKE!  Describes all of his likes + passions … served by none other than “Lil-Lil Wayne”.

xoxo – deb

PAPER GOODS / PRINT ITEMS: olive paper |  PHOTOGRAPHY / BULLET BOOTH: smitten & hooked

CAKE: cake expressions by lisa  |  VENUE: fahrenheit  |  HUNKY FOOTBALL PLAYER: greg olsen 🙂

Beaumont – O’Kuinghttons Wedding :: 5/17/14

This beautiful wedding was one of my favorite designs in May and was a referral from another super sweet bride of mine … so I knew I would love this couple instantly.  Can we just talk about how GORGEOUS this couple is!?!?  All of their wedding details were simple, beautiful, and just the right amount of fun details at the wedding reception.  They asked me to make a custom Thank You Note out of this awesome photo … which turned out great, if I do say so myself!


(Photo By Richard Bell Photography, Charleston SC)

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Here’s a peek at their beautiful wedding invitation. (Photo by Smitten & Hooked, Charlotte NC)


My favorite detail?  The Escort Board that was designed by Olive Paper and produced by Mom and Pop’s Print Shop.  (Mirror from Pottery Barn / Photo by Richard Bell Photography, Charleston SC)

Here’s a few more details from the wedding reception … all photos by Richard Bell Photography, Charleston SC