The Creative Swell


Lindsey's Bachelorette Party at the Cabin

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Well, blogosphere, it's time for you to meet Lindsey, my best friend and roommate through all four years at JMU.

Just before freshman year of college, Lindsey and I got paired up to be roommates through a pretty random friend-of-a-friend connection. Who would have known that this girl would turn out to be THE BEST ROOMMATE EVER and my lifelong friend? I could not be more grateful.

And now Miss Linds is getting married on Saturday! So last weekend, we got together at a cabin in the woods near her hometown in Botetourt, VA to celebrate our friend. Obviously, this was not a typical "dress up and go out dancing" bachelorette party, but it was so perfect for Linds.

My sweet husband drove us out there after work on Friday. Bless him. I am so thankful for Josh's willingness to make sure I stay connected to my friends. Conveniently, Lindsey's brother-in-law is one of his good friends from college, so he was able to have some guy time too.

Between the incredible cabin that the Forbes' friends so generously let us use, to the awesome weather, to the boys helping set up a skeet shoot, to Linds' many sweet friends (and all-star MOH Whitney), it was really a great weekend. We are so excited for you and Matt, Linds! Love you so much!


Lauren Simmons Photography: Rustic Modern Branding

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Time for another design update! A while back, I shared some of my original concepts for my friend Lauren's photography business. Well, she's got her website up and running, and she did a great job with it. And today I am excited to share with you her final branding board! I love what we were able to come up with!

Lauren was so great to work with. She is one of the most friendly and likeable people you'll ever meet--and super artistic and talented! She knew exactly the aesthetic she was going for, which she describes as "rustic modern". What's not to love? It was so fun to see her brand come to life, especially because she is getting married this spring, and I got to play with a million different ways to showcase her new last name :) Thank you for letting me work on this with you, Lauren! Check out her logo in action at Lauren Simmons Photography, and keep her in mind next time you need a photographer!