A few weeks back I went to San Francisco with my family and it was so fun. I haven’t been to San Francisco since before I moved away from Reno over 8 years ago so everything was so new to me! It’s changed so much since that last time I’ve been. We managed to cram a ton of touristy things into our schedule which made for a really crazy and interesting trip. We went to Baker Beach, had grilled oysters at Hog Island Oyster co, adventured around the Sutro Baths, Fishermans Wharf, went to the Coit tower, Lombard Street, Painted ladies, and ended the trip at Battery Spencer with an incredible view of the Golden Gate Bridge. I had a blast and Aaron and I are already trying to plan a trip up here together. Until next time, SF.

Now that our wedding has passed I’m finally gathering everything to share with you all. Aaron and I are both designers(with him also being a developer) so anything regarding design + web for our wedding we were able to save some cash and do it ourselves. This can be a blessing and a curse if you think about it. Thankfully things went pretty smoothly, I was able to take control of the printed pieces while Aaron was tasked with handling everything website wise. The end result was something we were both pretty proud of and felt fit our style and wedding aesthetic perfectly.

For the Save the Dates(not pictured) we designed and printed through Artifact Uprising which saved a ton of time and it included envelopes. Something to consider if you’re looking to upload your own design and get it pretty quickly. For the wedding invitations we wanted to bump it up a notch and get them letterpress locally. We spent a bit more on this for the quality but I think it’s definitely worth it, you can’t beat super thick stock. We also attached little insert cards with a password on it for people to RSVP on our wedding website, these we got printed for cheap through Moo. :)

For the website Aaron created a simple one page website that included all of the details for our big day. A button for people to RSVP which actually submitted directly to a google doc so we could see who would be attending and who wouldn’t be able to, some history about each of us, photos of each person in our wedding party, a map of where our venue was located, lodging around the area and finally a button for people to donate to our honeymoon in Italy. My favorite part about this is the subtle parallax in the header of the website. Aaron took a photo from our engagement session at the sand dunes and was able to isolate us from the sand which makes it look really awesome when you start to scroll. Just a fun little detail.

All in all it was a ton of work to take on ourselves for the wedding but I feel like it was the one area that we were able to really make sure it represented us as a couple since it’s what we both do for a living. We also enlisted the help of our friend Eva for some awesome water color lettering for us to use throughout which we loved.

Take a peek at our wedding website here. And feel free to click around and even submit an RSVP, I love the confirmation page that pops up with additional details :)

Happy Friday! This week I wrapped up a logo project for a marketing company I’ve been working with and I’m totally in love with everything we designed together. I love when I dive into a project and the people I’m working with are super enthusiastic and inspiring. It makes the project all the more fun and exciting when you see the final results come together. Here are some of my favorite rejected options from this project. We wanted to keep it really simple and clean while still having a luxurious feel. You can see the final logo that was selected here.

I also updated my site with new projects this week. Take a look! → NOIRVE.COM


Slowly but surely getting back to blogging and have been starting to put time aside every other day to work on a post. I find that not putting the pressure on myself to push a certain number of posts out each week is making it so much more enjoyable. I think the break I took was so necessary! Here are some links for your week:

→ Dying to try this Ahi Tuna Poke Quinoa Bowl recipe

→ Bre wrote a great post about systemizing client onboarding which is great for making your client intake process go quicker and smoother!

→ I love this post by Regina, 14 Drake Lyrics that will help you kill it in business and in life. So freaking clever.

5 Books to Read This Year As a Business Owner I’ve made a goal this year to read a new book a month(baby steps) and this is a great list I want to check out!

→ This was an amazing post by Jamie on Creating the Optimal Adobe Illustrator Workspace. If you work in Illustrator a lot this post is a must read.