Dec 9, 2013

giveaway~paper flora

Enter to win this great giveaway by Paper Flora.  Just go to the Etsy Wedding Team Blog and enter for your chance to win this great shabby chic clutch. The giveaway ends on Dec 15th so dont 

Happy Planning!

Oct 20, 2013

work in progress ~ lauren's "foxhall" wedding

We love the little details at Co. 42 so when Lauren contacted us to design drink stirrers for her wedding, which has a very unique theme, we were excited! Lauren is getting married at a venue called the "Foxhall." You don't see a fox theme with accents of blue and green plaid for a wedding very often.  We love when something different comes our way! 

Lauren's invitations are letterpressed with gold script.  Foxes accent the design and the envelope is embellished with blackwatch plaid. We wanted to create something that would coordinate with her beautiful invitations.  Below is the inspiration for Lauren's design.  

Happy Planning!

Inspiration photos from the Foxhall in Atlanta, GA.

Design Inspiration

Lauren's Drink Stirrer Design

Oct 1, 2013

co.42 photo shoot ~ sneak peak

We got the pics back from our photo shoot and we couldn't be happier! Rachel Absher with Rachel Absher Photography did an amazing job! The entire photo shoot we had to battle rain, lighting and lack of sunlight. But in the end we got the job done and our photos look great. We plan to upload them all to the store in a week or so. I want to say a few "thank you's" to all the people who made this photo shoot possible and all the great vendors we worked with.

Thanks to my mom and my sister Kerry who were troopers and battled the elements with me.  The photo shoot would have been 10x harder if you two were not there.

~Thank you to Rachel Absher for your amazing work and the ability to produce beautiful photos even while wiping rain off your camera lens every 10 seconds:-)

~Thank you to Lana from Fairbanks Florist.  I literally just showed up with flower containers and said have at it and she created wonderful floral pieces for the shoot with little to no direction.  They were beautiful!

~Thank you Judy with Sweet Hearts Desire for creating the fabulous cupcakes for the shoot.  They all turned out beautiful. 

~Last but not least a big thank you to Lisa from Wish Vintage Rentals. She supplied amazing vintage pieces that really made the shoot that much more special. All of the pieces were great and she really went above and beyond to accommodate us for the shoot.  


Photo Credit:  Rachel Absher Photography

Photo Credit: Rachel Absher Photography

Photo Credit: Rachel Absher Photography

Aug 15, 2013

angelorian tradition = fabulous giveaway

Check out this great giveaway from the Angelorian Tradition!  Crystal's items are beautiful, so enter soon and you might snatch up these wedding cake forks, 50 custom wedding penny favors and a matching lucky penny for the bride's shoe.

Happy Planning!

Jul 25, 2013

Funny wedding photos...are they a DO or a DON'T?

Sometimes life sends you little presents....right to your inbox!  My friends and I are funny...well we think we are funny and we tell others that we!  We are constantly searching the web to find the best....and sometimes super inappropriate photos to share.  That got me thinking about wedding photos...and I have seen my fair share of ones that really make me wonder....what in the???

I know every bride is different and what might seem like a genius idea to one....looks like a hot mess to another!  I try not to get such enjoyment out of the know the ones. The ones that 99.9% of the population look at and think "WOW!"  and not wow in the good in the very bad, were you drinking till dawn, then slid out of the back of a Nissan with your wedding dress on saying "LET'S DO THIS!" So I thought I would share some of my favorites I have seen....and let me start by saying "you're welcome!"

"Attention rider....please remain seated until the bridesmaid comes to a full and complete stop"

"ehhhh that'll do"

"You know what would make a REALLY GREAT wedding photo for our album?"

"Attention Storm look like idiots" 

You might want to put the finger away friend and take a look at your new bride....that says more about you than it does her  ;)

"MOM?!?! DAD?!?!'ve gotta be kidding me...put down my baby and back away slowly!"

"Ok hold on...he is coming out breach...but I can feel the head...he is almost out"!!!
 I apologize in advance if these photos are of you or your family.....I am really, really sorry ;)

Much love and laughter,

Jul 2, 2013

yummy ~ signature drink

Oooh Martha, Martha, Martha!  I should have known when I saw the picture that the link would take me to her website :)  I think every party should have a signature drink!  You work so hard to create an amazing food only seems right not to forget about the beverages!   I am a sucker for decorated rims....I mean really....who doesn't love the way it looks!!  This one is by far my favorite looking drink...I have yet to try it but it has all my yummy ingredients so I am sure it would be fabulous!!  I would like to introduce you to the "Starlight Royale" !!

I can hear the gasps from over here :))))  Isn't she lovely!  Now who wouldn't want to take a little sip from that beautiful sugared rim!  I am sure you could make a non alcoholic version of this quite easily!  I also couldn't help but think how our Company Forty Two Drink Stirrers would work quite fabulous with this drink....or any drink for that matter :)

So let's all make a toast to summer drinks and fabulous parties!

Much love and laughter...

Jun 23, 2013

happy etsyversary angelorian tradition! ~ giveaway

So this is the first Co. 42 blog giveaway and we are excited that it is with our good friend Crystal from the Angelorian Tradition! Crystal's Etsy shop, The Angelorian Tradition, is turning a year old and we thought we would help her celebrate by telling you a little bit about her unique products and of course doing a giveaway. 

Having learned the art of metal stamping from her grandfather, Crystal's products are a labor of love.  She truly enjoys what she does and loves sharing her work with others. The Angelorian Tradition sells beautiful, hand stamped, metal gifts such as vintage flatware, guitar picks and so much more.  And if you are looking for creative wedding favors look no further.  Crystal can make personalized, hand stamped wedding pennies for your big day.  Your guests will love this creative touch.

Now I love all of Crystal's creations but I am a little obsessed with her stamped spoons.  I love them! The sayings are funny and I actually don't feel that guilty while I am shoving food in my face with one of them.  Crystal sent me the spoon below and I decided to take a pic so you can see her handy work.

To help the A.T. celebrate its one year in the Etsy world we are joining together to give away some fabulous items.

~The Details~

A "Little Box of Whimsy" from The Angelorian Tradition

4 resin rose thumb tacks (perfect for inspiration boards)
1 roll of orange roses fabric tape (5.5 yards x 1/2 inch)
3 hand-crochet flower appliqu├ęs
1 pair lavender Swarovski crystal heart earrings
1 vintage 1960's Irish lucky penny magnet
1 caramel colored rose resin ring, resizable
1 ribbon bookmark in purple, with a purple Swarovski crystal channel on the end
(Value $25.00)

Wooden Flower Napkin Rings from Company Forty Two

8 wooden flower napkin rings with twine
flower style, carnation
color ~ your choice
(Value $ 20.00)

~How To Enter~
1. Enter the giveaway below using your email or Facebook.
2. Choose one or several of the options ~ to like, tweet, pin or comment. Each option counts as one entry. The more entries you have – the better chances you have to win!
3. The contests ends on July 2nd at 12am.  The winner will be notified within 48 hrs.
4. To make this giveaway even sweeter Crystal is offering a discount for all Co.42 readers:
15% off $5.00+
Coupon Code: COM42
Valid Until: July 8th

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Jun 20, 2013

something different ~ ohhhh how I could use one of these!

When my sister asked me to come on board to be her....Internet she calls it (still trying to come up with something fabulous as my title)...I couldn't help but smile and say "What took you so long"  :)  I must say I stalk the Internet....I research everything to death and would NEVER make a hotel reservation without combing through the countless review boards for such things.  If you want to know where to eat, where not to eat, where is the best place to get your tan on or anything else...I'm your girl!   I also find myself looking for something crunchy, tangy, sweet, spicy or anything else in the cracker type category as my go-to-fuel for such demanding research!  Then that leads us to the crumbs....lots and lots of crumbs!  I look down at my keyboard sometimes and think...did I eat ribs at some point or maybe something with jam on it???  I mean seriously how can one persons keyboard get so funky?  So I research to find something fabulous to clean up after me....I originally thought of some sort of fan that would actually suck up the crumbs before they landed on my keyboard.....surprisingly that doesn't exist....yet ;)   I was off to find the next best thing..... 

The Keepit Clean Keyboard System!!!   :angels singing:  Yes it will clean all your snacking indiscretions away with a few swipes of the handle!  YES, YES, YESSSS!!!   I will no longer have to deal with the snarky, sideways looks I get from my people....I mean I thought everyone had a few crumbs in their closet!  I have placed my order and cannot wait to try it out!  I have a giant bag of something super crunchy just waiting to be inhaled! I will make sure and post my super scientific findings for you! 

Well, that didn't hurt so first Company Forty Two blog post.....I look forward to sharing more of these with you!   Ohhh and if you have any suggestions for my title please feel free to share it with us.....and I would not be opposed to have princess somewhere in that....just sayin ;)

Much love and laughter...

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