Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

Yesterday I shared the story of our 10 year wedding renewal ceremony recently featured in Destination I DO magazine…Read on for more on the very colorful dinner celebration! Our original wedding as I like to call it now was lightyears away from this renewal celebration.  We did the big-party-invite-everyone-you-ever-knew thing.  It was a wonderful day and I don’t regret a bit of it.  When it came time to celebrate 10 years together, I knew it would be different.  Bold color, regional textures and flavors were the beginning.  The end was a joyous and very small celebration that made us all […]

To continue our Renewal story today I am sharing more about our fabulous venue in Dallas, Pennsylvania.  Early on in the planning I posted this, so have a look!  The Cottage at Hillside Farms is anything but that which the word cottage implies.  This was the summer home of the well known Cunningham farming family.  A well loved place, full of original china, rugs and architecture, the owners of this grand place trust each visitor to wander carefully and respect the history each item holds.  The minute you enter the Cottage, you are welcomed in, feeling an instant sense of […]

As many of you might remember, the hubby and I renewed our vows last May and followed up with a big celebration bash in Pennsylvania.  Recently the full gallery of images captured by good friend Daniel Lanton was featured on Wedding Chicks!  So now I am thrilled to share some more details from the party! Mom and I spent a solid 12 hours arranging over 15 designs with perfect blooms from 50flowers.com.  From their incredibly personal customer service to fresh flowers delivered on time and as promised, I sing their praises as often as possible.  The moment the 20 boxes […]

Several weeks ago I thought it might be a good idea to have a site visit with our Renewal in PA photographer Kara Walsh of Dreamcatcher Photography.  The Cottage,  the location of our PA renewal celebration is a unique place and has so much to consider, so a pre-party visit seemed smart.  Kara was all for the idea and one crisp Sunday morning we met to scour the 100+ year old summer home.   Being that my latest obsession is tablescape styling, I considered the renewal celebrations as the perfect opportunity to flex my creative muscle and dive into a project […]

This is where it all began.  My love for the west, redrock landscapes and the clear, crisp air of the desert landscape-it began with a painting.  Years ago, when the hubby and I took our first trip out west, I wasn’t even sure I wanted to go honestly.  He was thrilled at the prospect of seeing our nation but me? I  would have preferred a trip to the beach.  My lackluster sentiments stopped very soon after we drove across the New Mexico border.  Plants and land I had never experienced, wide open spaces mixed with towering rocks were all I […]