April 15, 2015

I love my job... I love my job with a passion that most people don't experience in their lifetime. I love my job EVEN MORE when I get to work with a bride that I've known since childhood. Britani and I were in the same dance company growing up, and I still remember sitting in our old dance studio and listening to Britani talk to the girls about how she had a big fat crush on Chris. So when she came to me about working on the paper goods for her wedding, I couldn't have been more thrilled! 

Britani and Chris are going to get married on the beach in June (um, hello - PERFECT) so of course we had to incorporate the theme into her invitations! They were printed on bright white paper which was then layered over sea blue stock, hand-cut and assembled, tied with twine and topped off with the sweetest little diecut starfish tag. 

Congratulations to Britani and Chris! Only a few more months until your big day, and I wish you all of the best for your wonderful day. 

- A 

P.S. I have to throw in a shout out to my mother and best friend. The two of them took shifts keeping me company and helping out while I cut, assembled and stuffed all 810 (not kidding) pieces of this invitation set. You can never say that CADI invitations are made with anything less than a WHOLE LOTTA LOVE! 

March 26, 2015

Matt and Maria Muessen of MM Film Studios did an absolutely phenomenal job on this video from our stylized shoot last month! This is a great example of the fantastic work they do, but also of how much work goes on behind-the-scenes for these events. 


Again, I couldn't have asked to work with a better group of vendors!


Tiltawhirl Imagery

Wedmore Place

MM Film Studio

Aleen Floral Design

Cherry Blossom Weddings

Cindy’s Cakery

Body Works Day Spa and Salon (Emily Garbee-Harris)

Lori Shelton

and of course... CADI !


 Video Credit - MM Film Studios


March 25, 2015

These are a set of invitations that I created for the stylized shoot we worked on last month. Being part of this shoot was one of the BEST experiences. I had so much fun preparing, and an even bigger blast helping out on the day of!


Check out this modern, eclectic stylized elopement and see what this amazing group of vendors can do!




February 17, 2015

Snow day for some, perfect work day for others. If you do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life!




January 31, 2015


This is one of my first projects, and OH BOY was it fun! Enjoy, and have a wonderful weekend!






January 23, 2015

Today I'm showing off save the dates for a good friend of mine from my old dance company! Britani and I have known each other for years (we're birthday twins!), and I couldn't be happier to have been asked to participate in her wedding. I remember when she and Chris started seeing each other, and it blows my mind that now she's a bride! And before you ask, yes, they've always looked this disgustingly adorable.

Britani - I can safely say with my whole heart, that you are a stunning bride. Much more stunning than you (and I) were in our Dr. Seuss Creature fluffy unitard costumes a bajillion years ago. Don't worry, I won't post a before and after! 



December 26, 2014

If you are anything like me, the holidays are a blur of work and gifts and plans and travel. It can get overwhelming, and sometimes you lose sight of the things that really matter.

I urge you to slow down and enjoy the most beautiful season of the year. It's a time for giving back, embracing your family, and appreciating all of your blessings. Stop worrying and enjoy making memories this holiday season. The memories will mean more to you in ten years than all of the parties and the gifts.


I appreciate you all more than you know. And I hope the next few weeks will be as beautiful as they can be.

Happy Holidays from CADI!




November 26, 2014

Brown paper packages tied up with string, Constantly Alexandra is my new favorite thing!

Simple and sweet packaging for a simply sweet bride. Final delivery for the future Mrs. Hagan!




November 3, 2014

 The first time I met with Allyson to discuss her invitations, she referred to herself as "disgustingly in love." I don't know about disgusting, but it is CLEAR that she and Kevin are head over heels for each other. He's been deployed for the past FOREVER and she misses him like crazy. He'll be home in mid-November, and I know she can't wait!


These were some of my favorite invitations so far! They were planned and sketched out on the dreamy beaches of Crete and were the first invitations to come out of my Richmond adventure. Allyson was an absolute DREAM to work with, and her classic-meets-princess wedding invitations were SO fun to make! (You know me, I love swirls!) And I LOVE that she went with an extreme horizontal layout. It makes her invitations even more unique!


I wish she and Kevin all the best, not only on their wedding day, but for the rest of their married life!



September 15, 2014


Fall colors, bourbon inspired decorations, and a horse farm. Can you say perfect? 



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