Archive for January 2010
We just reworked the original “Iron and Wine” for bride and groom, Sharon and Joseph.
I just loved doing this simply classic 4 piece set for a beachy-inspired wedding on Folly! They turned out beautifully and with the flat printing on the soft pearlescent stock, the bride was able to save quite a bit without compromising style!
I was on Saint John, just a few islands east of Haiti and the Dominican Republic when I heard the devastating news of a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that shattered the lives of hundreds of thousands in Haiti. I said an immediate prayer, but couldn’t help thanking the fact that it was “that” island and not the one that I was on. I immediately felt guilty. The city of Port-au-Prince is densely populated with close to 3 million people living in and around the city. President Barack Obama said in his January 15th article:
In the aftermath of disaster, we are reminded that life can be unimaginably cruel. That pain and loss is so often meted out without any justice or mercy. That “time and chance” happen to us all. But it is also in these moments, when we are brought face to face with our own fragility, that we rediscover our common humanity. We look into the eyes of another and see ourselves. And so the United States of America will lead the world in this humanitarian endeavor. That has been our history, and that is how we will answer the challenge before us.
His words made me very proud. While our amazing country sends our soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen, our doctors, nurses, and paramedics, our aircraft carriers and heavy equipment to begin relief efforts, I look for little ways that I can help too. Here are a couple great ways I have found to help in a civilian’s small ways:
I always love how quickly the American Red Cross is able to respond and provide an easy way to give. Just a few days after the disaster there were flyers at the check-out lines of Publix Grocery Store making it easy to add $5, $10, $25 dollars right to your grocery purchase.
Unicef is an amazing foundation committed to helping children around the world. Their website has tons of information about their efforts and how you can help. You can give directly to the foundation which will purchase Family Water Kits, First Aid Kits, and School in a Box. You can even browse a beautiful selection of gifts on their website, the proceeds of which go directly to their humanitarian efforts around the world.
Text Yele to 501501 to give $5
Text Haiti to 501501 to give $10
I love beachy weddings! So naturally I loved meeting bride, Shannon, who is planning a beach wedding on Folly Beach for the Spring! Shannon wanted to incorporate the lovely Morris Island Light House into her invitation. If you don’t know about this historic wonder, click on over here to learn about the efforts being made to save the lovely piece of historic Charleston architecture! Here is the design idea we came up with for Shannon who is wanting to use a palette of soft greys and silvers with a touch of fuschia. The set is designed to be flat-printed on a pearl stock.