Congrats to Stormy Bingham, fan #21, for winning our LOVEnotes giveaway!

Luke & Julie's Proposal Photos

I LOVE the idea of capturing the emotion and excitement of the proposal! This super cute couple, Luke & Julie, just got engaged this past Sunday and their friend caught it all on camera – take a look at the photos below...


SO CUTE! Thank you guys for letting me share this & congratulations!


Andrea & Andrew

Okay, how cute are they!? That is Swatchbook couple Andrea & Andrew, looking absolutely fantastic and fashionable. Do I need to state the obvious that her outfit matches their invitations? Pretty. Much. Awesome. Their photographer, Jeanette LeBlanc posted their engagement photos yesterday and I just about died - be sure to check back to her blog to see the second half of their engagement a junkyard!


Hmm, maybe I should issue this shoe as a challenge? This heel height is pretty extreme, but wow, are they ever gorgeous. I know there's a bride out there somewhere who can pull these off! I've shown the silver ones, but they are also available in white & black.


Oh and here I am researching something to blog about - how could I forget I made these cupcakes!? Cookies & cream! Turned out a little bit better than the gingerbread house :)

It's About How You Felt

I love these felt hair accessories! I just can't get enough of this trend - or aaliciawedding's shop! (See one of her cuffs in a previous post) It seems to me that felt flowers are popping up everywhere in DIY land, and not just for weddings. From wreaths to bouquets, I love the organic, casual feel that these accents can bring to your home, or your big day.

Happy Rainy Day!

The crazy weather has hit Phoenix & it’s about as gloomy as it can be outside. We are so spoiled with the sunshine all the time — it’s kind of nice to get a break. And (right now anyway) it's a really nice rain. Usually it’s a mess of dust & rain during our monsoon season — ever seen a haboob? ((cough, cough)) Yeah, it’s gross.

Happy rainy day!

Swatchbook Weddings Wins a 2010 Bride's Choice Award™

Phoenix, AZ – January 19, 2010 - WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, just announced Swatchbook Weddings has been selected to receive the 2010 Bride’s Choice Awards™ for invitations!

The annual Bride’s Choice Awards™ recognizes and celebrates excellence in quality and service within the wedding industry, as determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 500,000 newlyweds.

Swatchbook Weddings is among the top five percent of all vendors in the WeddingWire community, which includes over 100,000 wedding professionals across the US and Canada. Awards were given to winners across 19 different service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers.

“We are excited to recognize and honor the success of the top wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Community” said Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s Chief Executive Officer. “The annual Bride’s Choice Awards™ program has given us the unique opportunity to highlight the best wedding professionals in each region as reviewed by brides and grooms who have utilized their services in the past year.”

We are happy to announce that Swatchbook Weddings is among the very best invitation vendors within the WeddingWire Network, which includes WeddingWire and Martha Stewart Weddings.

Thank you so much to all the Swatchbook newlyweds for making this possible!!!

For more information, please visit our WeddingWire Storefront today!


Today's Tuesday Shoes-day was picked by Swatchbook bride, Angie! Good eye Angie, good eye - these are awesome! Christa pumps by Kate Spade, $295

LOVEnotes are here!


Our LOVEnotes are now available for purchase at Etsy!! I am SO excited!!


$10 gets you the complete set of eight + big-time kudos with your loved one. Just in time for Valentine's Day - Priceless! :) Of course if you are feelin' lucky, you can become a Swatchbook Weddings fan on Facebook for a chance to win a set - cross your fingers! We will be selecting the winner on January 31st!

Nice Try, Dad

Obviously this is the best post you've ever seen. I can only guess I was in 5th grade or so when this was taken & look at me, I am planning my future right there at that desk. Did you guys ever do "Take Your Daughter to Work Day?" Well here I am, sitting with my Dad learning how he crunches numbers for a living while "may the force be with you" scrolls across that computer screen. As if I could've taken a more opposite path in life...nice try, Dad.

I Promise I'm Not a Stalker...

…is what I wrote to Joe this morning because I just can’t get enough of his wedding! I featured their felt flowers, (made by the bride herself!) in a previous post, but that was just a peek at this unique celebration. Look at these photos! This seriously just looks like FUN, doesn’t it?!
This is exactly how it should be. Photos by Ali Broach Photography

Top Dog Toppers

Okay, these are just so cute I can't stand it! Animal owners know that their furry friends are more than just a pet, they're a member of the family. I know mine are! If your little companion deserves a nod to his loyalty at your wedding, then these cake toppers are perfect! You can customize the bride & groom, then pick your pet of choice. Cake toppers by thesmallobject.


Martinez Valero
This shade of blue is SO gorgeous!! Zenith Pumps by Martinez Valero, $160

What's In Store...

Soon to be "what's in THE store!" Here's a glimpse at the type of invitations that will be available when we get our online shop up & running!

LOVEnotes Giveaway!

I am so excited about this giveaway! These are just a couple examples of the LOVEnotes that one lucky fan of Swatchbook Weddings is going to win! These sweet little notes will be printed on cream cardstock, tied with a red bow, and will be delivered just in time for Valentines Day. Surprise your fiancé, boyfriend, or girlfriend by tying these throughout the house or hiding them to find later. The winner will be announced on January 31! CLICK HERE to enter!

Home Plates

oOOoOoOo, so pretty!! Oh Martha, you never cease to amaze me. I used to think registering for fine dishware was kind of old fashioned but, this ain't your grandma's china. Nowadays there are some really great modern patterns out there including these by Martha Stewart. I am a huge fan of the clean designs and funky prints. I guess when you're younger you don't really understand why you have to do the dishes when there are perfectly good plates & cups in the china cabinet, but alas, when you get older you realize the need. These are perfect: fun, funky, formal. Martha Stewart Fine China


No these aren't for a bride who needs a quick getaway! Slip these shoes on to help you get in shape for you wedding day - or really, your honeymoon! Show your bikini who's boss by wearing these Reeboks with "balance ball inspired technology" while you are doing your regular workout to get an extra boost of toning action. Hey, it can't hurt, right? Reebok EasyTone Reinspire, $100

Mint Condition

If you're anything like me, you are not a lipstick fan. The best I can do is a tinted lip gloss & these ones by C.O. Bigelow Apothecaries are the best! You definitely need something on your lips to be picture-perfect for your wedding day, and these will add the perfect hint of natural color and shine. Added bonus - they are infused with 2% peppermint oil so it actually helps keep your breath fresh & minty on your big day! Mentha Lip Tint in various shades, $7.50

Thoughts on this Throwback?

Have you guys seen these? I saw them for the first time today while shopping & they are pretty neat. Now this goes against everything I believe in, being that I am totally anti-Pepsi, but not only did I look at them, I wanted to figure out what they meant by "throwback." The design? Well, sorta. They're calling it a "throwback" because they are using real sugar instead of high-fructose corn syrup. (What about that commercial with the kool-aid and popsicles that said high-fructose corn syrup wasn't bad for you?) Anywho, you win Pepsi. I came, I saw, I blogged and I liked your designs. What do you guys think??