A few months ago my friend Elizabeth Ulrich asked if I'd be interested in doing lettering for a shoot she was styling in a few weeks. Elizabeth, being one of my all-time favorite stylists, had mentioned that this particular shoot's theme was based around real bugs and butterflies, and I was beyond honored to be asked to be a part of something so intricate and unique.

I spent that weekend lettering a few envelop options and the bride's vow book, which was covered in the most beautiful crushed velvet (talk about a dream!).  To say that I was ecstatic to see what Elizabeth would do to style my work is an understatement. She has such a way of telling a story through her art of styling - every ribbon perfectly placed, every pop of color perfectly paired.

Well this week, the images finally made their debut on the shelves of Barnes and Noble in the Trendy Bride magazine! I drove to the store the day I heard the news so I could see the shoot for myself. And there it was, in the middle of the magazine, the beautifully curated and captured shoot - with vivid colors, beautiful models, and real bugs and butterflies.

Below are a few of my favorite images that Maile shot that day.. just stunning if I say so myself!