Monday, April 2nd, 2018

HELLO APRIL + SPRING BIRDS

Hello and happy April! Hope you all had a lovely Easter weekend!

Here are a few pretty birds I have been working on for our new collection launching next month at NSS!

XO

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Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

A BFF PRINT COLLABORATION WITH CAMILYN BETH

I am thrilled to launch and share some details about this special collaboration between myself and Camilyn Beth.  This is CB’s first print on her perfect, classic designs. We could not be happier with how the dresses turned out.  Cami and I have been friends since we were 14 & 16, we were always doing creative things together growing up.  I remember having paint days at both of our parents houses, we were always making signs for games when we were cheerleaders and Cami even made her prom dress her senior year!  We dreamed of doing something creative together and eventually both ended up at fashion school.  We started our ‘official’ businesses around the same time and have always helped each other with styling, photography, blogging and just general bff / business advice.  She has understood the blood, sweat and tears of creating something from nothing and I’ve felt so blessed to be on this journey together. Through all the crazy years getting the businesses off the ground it’s been so nice to have a best friend to compare notes with, bounce ideas off of and share in each others successes. As you can see, this really has been a looooong time coming. This is a dream come true for us! 

We are excited to announce that more styles will be launching over the next month.  Keep up with us on instagram for more details @shannonkirsten and @camilynbeth 

You can shop the dresses online at www.camilynbeth.com 

We hope you enjoy your limited edition and truly one of a kind pieces! Be sure to tag your photos wearing our custom print with #CBXSKFLOWERPARTY

Now enjoy some behind the scenes of us finalizing the designs and doing a photo shoot / happy dance when the first style arrived last week 🙂

XOXO

 

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Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

ALI + ERIC’S WEDDING IN PUERTO RICO

This is a looooong overdue post! We’ll say it is in honor of Throwback Thursday.  

Ali & Eric’s gorgeous wedding in Old San Juan was one of the most fun weddings I’ve had the pleasure of working on and attending.  Beginning with the stationery details of course! We sent a photo save the date with a cute luggage tag outline of Old San Juan.  For the invitations we kept them feeling more formal with white and grey. Then we added a bit of whimsy in the map of Puerto Rico, incorporating the vibrant colors of Old San Juan.  We made matching menus, some signs, and gold compass place cards that turned out so pretty. Hunter and I also photographed the wedding along side Zac & Bethany of Current Films. We had way too much fun working with them as usual.  Ali has been doing my hair for years now and we have some mutual friends from high school. She also has the cutest family (I photographed her cousins wedding a couple years prior) so it really was just such a joy to be a part of this special day.  It’s always fun to photograph when you know the majority of the guests, it never truly feels like work. As you see in the photos, the long tables, lush florals, and colorful streets of Old San Juan were the perfect additions to this gorgeous celebration. The cherry on top was Current Films doing a day of edit and projecting the earlier part of their wedding day for the guests to see at the reception, it was so sweet to see everyone’s reactions. Oh God I love a good wedding!! 

The wonderful team:

Venue: El Convento Hotel 
Planning: Maria Lugo 
Photography: Shannon Kirsten 
Videography: Current Films 
Stationery: Shannon Kirsten 
Florals: Akua Event Design 
Rentals: The Lounge Furniture Rentals 
Hair & Makeup: The beautiful bride owns Aqua Aveda on Anna Maria Island!

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Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

HAPPY FIRST DAY OF SPRING + LIFE UPDATE

Hi guys! Happy first day of Spring.

I took quite a break from blogging this past month.  The Spring months always become so busy with custom wedding work, creating new collections, preparing for market (as in already designed Christmas 2018).  If you have been following along on Instagram you also may have read that my grandmother passed away last month.  She was such a light in my life and this has been so difficult to come to terms with.  I honestly needed a break and needed to slow down. I have been trying to concentrate on the client work I was already committed to.   It’s been tough to say the least and I haven’t felt inspired to draw, share or post that much.  Although the bit that I did share on Instagram brought a flood of encouragement and sweet comments, I want to thank everyone who reached out and especially my friends and family who have been so supportive.  I am finally feeling like creating again and have been taking time to collect inspiration…by walking Blade in the early mornings and taking photos of the beauty in our neighborhood and sketching late night at home. We’ve been enjoying gardening and experimenting with cooking and working on house projects during our down time.  I do have a lot of exciting projects coming up and have been hoarding so many beautiful photos from recent weddings and parties that I can’t wait to share over the next few weeks. 

Thank you guys for continuing to follow this journey and for being such an awesome community. 

XO

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Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

A SPRING DISHTOWEL FOR ANTHROPOLOGIE

This dishtowel for Spring turned out so beautiful! I love the touch of gold foil added to one of my all time favorite designs, this painted floral heart.  These are now in Anthropologie stores and online here

XO

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