Nothing like the start of a new year to kick off a new branding project! This moodboard is for a marketing agency focusing on health and wellness with all of their clients based along the west coast and Hawaii(hence the tropical vibe going on here). I love it! Another thing I love about this project? It’s full of some really driven women who focus on working together, sistering and collaborating. They’ve given me complete creative control so I’ve been hard at work on their concepts. Will reveal this project soon! x

Wow what a year 2015 was! I seriously feel like it was one of the best years I’ve ever had. From getting married, traveling, working with the most incredible clients + making some amazing friends here in San Diego, I really can’t wait to see what the new year brings and 2015 will be a hard one to top.

I know I haven’t blogged much here but I really want to get back to it and start sharing more here with you all. Over Christmas we went back to our hometown Reno and got to enjoy the snow for a week. It was so much fun! I miss being up in the mountains and snowboarding so much. Aaron and I are already trying to plan a couple snowboarding trips before the season ends. I got a new camera last month so I’ve been really trying to shoot more and hone in on my style. Here are some pictures I took while out with my sister exploring Donner Lake and then up in Tahoe! x

We finally got all of our wedding photos back and I’m so so excited to share them with you all. We got over 1,000 images so it was SUPER hard to narrow them down for this post but I did! I am so happy with how everything came together for our big day and can’t thank all of our friends, family and vendors enough. Aaron and I could not stress enough the importance of a small intimate wedding with all of our closest family and friends and this is exactly what we got. The day was so special and I’m so happy we have pictures of it all. We were lucky enough to have a family friend who let us borrow his house for our wedding. Right in the woods and big enough to fit all of our guests. It was perfect. See below!

A week before the wedding I cut, stained and painted on tons of pieces of birch wood for the signage around the venue.

My stepdad built custom A + V marquee letters for us! So in love with how they came out. And these will make great decor for our walls in our future house, haha.

One of my favorite parts about this day was that our close friend Michael was able to marry us!

We didn’t decide to do a candle ceremony until a few days before the wedding(!!) but I’m so glad we did. We got 2 candle sticks and a pillar candle and had both of our moms light the candle sticks, then Aaron and I both lit the pillar candle with the candlesticks to show our two families merging into one. It was so sweet to be able to include our Moms like that!

Obviously we had to high five ;)

Our wedding was a little out of the norm. We each had two maid of honors + best men. Aaron also had a groomsLADY and I had a BridesMAN. ;)

We decided to have a taco bar for the reception and it was amazing! Our caterers did a fantastic job setting this up and everything tasted incredible.

True story, one of my closest friends who I went to culinary school drove all the way up from Vegas to make our wedding cake. She was a champ and we’re so grateful.

Our wonderful photographers also posted photos from our big day on their blog here if you want to see more!

Vendors →

Photography / Catering / Venue – Family friends house / Event planner – My Aunt! She’s amazing, if you need one email me / Florals / Rentals / DJ / Stationery / Wedding dress / Bridesmaid dresses / Hair / Makeup

Awhile back Lindsay came to me wanting to completely change her business name and start fresh with a new brand and website that reflected her growing company. After some late nights drinking wine and brainstorming new names together we came up with Made to Thrive. Lindsay partners with graphic designers to build easy, beautiful websites for small businesses. She builds websites that help her clients grow, develop and thrive. I love the name! Once we established a great name and she bought the domain I got to work on her branding and website design. This was one of my favorite projects this year, Lindsay really let me take creative control while also throwing in her ideas for me to work with. I had so much fun and am really proud of this business she’s building. Check out her site for yourself here!