Pin Crazy!


Well hello there dear readers. Happy Friday! Either I am procrastinating or feeling the need to clean, but one of these days I will organize the boxes and boxes of magazine clippings I have.  One day. In the meantime, we have Pinterest. I often think, what the hell would happen if Pinterest crashed? Do they back-up our pins? I hope so. It keeps me up at night.

You may have noticed the sidebar “Wit & Wiley Crazy For”. That is where we feature what we are currently loving on Pinterest.  Check it often because it is always changing. Every Friday, I will feature what we are going crazy for within a certain category.  Right now it’s:

Abstract Art

We love color and movement. Looking at these just makes me happy. Use abstract art as a background on invites, printed on panels hung as a ceremony backdrop, or on linen table runners or napkins.












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Design Inspiration


I know, I know. I am not good at this blogging thing. Perhaps it means I am actually working. No, it doesn’t. Life has been crazy but I wanted to share an inspiration photo for one of my upcoming clients. This photo just speaks to me. It’s just perfect. It’s from pinterest so sorry, no photo credit. This was the jumping off point for the design presentation I created for my clients and I can’t wait to see what they say. More to come! Sorry, short and sweet!


Palm Springs Here We Come!


So excited to go to Palm Springs in a couple of weeks for the Flowerwild workshop! If you don’t know who Flowerwild is, please check out their work here and below. Amazing! I almost wanted to say amaze-balls but it didn’t come naturally. Anyone have a great replacement for “amaze-balls”? Anyway, the workshop is being held at the Ace Hotel and a group of us are going to be discussing design/florals/events/business/blogging……AND we get to actually create florals/styled items that will be photographed by none other then Jose Villa. So beyond excited to create something to be photographed by him and used in my portfolio!

Kate Holtz of Flowerwild summed it up perfectly when she said: “This is not just a workshop, this is a creative awakening. A space for shared ideas, digging deep for inspiration, and working toward improving our craft- collectively and individually.”

Flowerwild may still have openings if anyone is interested! I will be instagramming the ish out of it. Stay tuned!









boom! we’re making moves! style me pretty feature!


Yippeeeeeeeeee! We are so very excited to be featured in Style Me Pretty!  Like pee-our-pants excited!

The talented  Angie Wilson shot this wedding in Colorado last September. I have a soft spot for this pair because they are a couple of my very best friends. Brad & Angelina have such a great love story and I was honored to not only BE in their wedding but help plan and design it.

Brangelina (they had the name first) wanted a low-key, simple, fun wedding where guests from California, Texas, and Colorado could relax. The setting was beautiful. It was on a working farm set against the Flatirons mountain range. We dined under the stars and danced in the barn! Little touches like a Pheasant feather in Brad’s boutonniere, the  little gold spray painted farm animals (one day I will post on the behind the scenes stuff you never see-like making and shipping these bad boys to Colorado), the hilarious photo booth, and the  neon ray-bans for all the guests to wear for ceremony made this wedding truly personal and fun for Brangelina. Check out the Style Me Pretty feature and more pics in my gallery! I am going to change my pants now. Bye.





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emerald – the color of the year


With the start of the year, we see different authorities begin to predict trends that will affect the design community as a whole whether in fashion design, interior design, product design, or event design. One forecast that I usually pay attention to is given by Pantone who is the top dog when it comes to color use in the various deign disciplines. They have announced that Emerald Green is the 2013 Color of the Year.  I will usually embrace their selection and see how I can pair it with other colors to create palettes that will inform project designs. Here are 5 color combos that incorporate the 2013 Color of the Year.

{Emerald Green with Apple and Kelly Green}

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{Emerald Green with Coral, Orange, & Pink}


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{Emerald Green with Gray & Gold}

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{Emerald Green with Plum & Fuchsia}


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{Emerald Green with Navy & Turquoise}


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The Wit & Wiley Look


I have been getting lots of compliments on the logo and I have to give all of the credit to Angela Scheffer of Saffron Avenue. I came across her work on pinterest and knew it was a match made in heaven. I had been searching for someone who could create something that I was really excited about and she did. In fact, it was SO hard to actually narrow the logo designs/color schemes down to 1 because I literally LOVED each and every idea. She is also responsible for the design of this here blog you see before you and will be doing my full website soon! Angela also does event branding, event logo design, and event paper goods though her other company Mint 102.  I found a gem people! Check out her work below.


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{images via: Saffron Avenue}