Aw yiss. A brand new shiny look for design-vox is live and ready for your enjoyment. The switch to self-hosting from WordPress went about as smooth as could be hoped, no small thanks to the support staff at WordPress, my new host SiteGround, and the creators of this shiny theme Solo Pine. I’m still tweaking some things and working on how to take advantage of my new found freedom in regards to customizing and advertising. If you see anything funky, broken links or something not loading right, do please drop me a line and let me know! Or if you just want to say hey girl, I dig that new look. I’m pretty pumped that from the moment I decided to do this to the moment it successfully went live only took 10 days and no meltdowns were experienced, mental or technological. I think a celebratory Beyonce gif is in order.
I love photography that invokes a feeling, and during the holidays the feeling I’m looking for is a warm comfort, a festive delight, and a dash of chic. I hope you find that and much more this season. Whether you’re able to spend it with family, or you’re working to provide the rest of us with gifts or entertainment, or if you’re simply relaxing at home alone by choice or otherwise, I hope you find a sense of peace and inspiration for the new year and beyond.
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As you may know, I am engaged and consequently wedding planning takes over my brain some days. Check out my wedding tag for more wedding related posts. Something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately is flowers. Folks, I love flowers. And I’ve found that I have pretty specific preferences. I went through all of the inspiration photos I’ve saved (there’s easily over a hundred) and made note of recurring themes to try to form a clear direction.
Peonies and ranunculus are clearly favorites, though there’s all sorts of flowers mixed in with them. More often than not I’m drawn to looser arrangements that have a textural, almost wild quality. Pink, coral, white, cream, dusty greens and blues and an occasional hit of orange-yellow. I’ve been asked several times what my color scheme is going to be and I never know how to answer because I want all the colors I just listed plus gold and maybe some deep maroon-blacks. I really don’t want to restrict myself to one or two chosen colors, that’s not how I roll. Obviously it isn’t just going to be a rainbow explosion either. There’s many colors, but it’s still a specific palette.
Slowly but surely progress is being made with this wedding. It truly is astounding how many different elements to such an event there is. Chris and I were supposed to have our engagement photo session tonight but we’ve postponed it for a second time due to stormy weather. Hopefully next week Tuesday is the winner. I can’t wait to see the photos and they haven’t even been taken yet!
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