Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

Amy and Stephen’s Painted Bottle Wedding Invitations.

After a long, good day of making pretty I sit here in my hotel room reliving the last 12 hours.  So many laughs, hugs, surprises and it is still days before Amy and Stephen‘s wedding.   With flowers arriving, hair appointments looming and speeches to write I needed to stop for a moment, breathe for a moment and attempt to freeze time, if just for a moment.  If this day flew by so quickly how can I help Amy soak it all in and enjoy all the wonderful large and small moments to come?

I will thank her.

Amy is a curious girl and a lifetime of knowing her is like living in an adventure novel.  Never a dull moment, but in every good way you could imagine.  This girl, my best friend has lived her life with more passion and sincere kindness than anyone I have known.  Never selfish, quick to judge and ever thoughtful in all facets with a smile on her face. She is someone I strive to be more like.  In so many ways all I have done to decorate and paint pretty into her day (Stephen’s too) has been my way of saying thank you.  Thank you Amy, for being you and teaching me how to be a better me.

When thinking of Amy I always seem to return to the words of Lucy Maud Montgomery, author of our beloved story collection Anne of Green Gables.

“Life is worth living as long as there’s a laugh in it.” – Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

So this post is for you Amy.  I am honored to help bring this celebration to life, humbled by our friendship and thankful for you in my life.  I can’t wait to see you laugh and smile on Saturday.  XOXO


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