gift wrap.

I have been a long time admirer of the amazing space of wedding inspiration that is Style Me Pretty.  Long before Amy May Paper I worked for a darling little shop selling the most amazing bridal gowns and we spent countless hours ohhhhing + awwwwing over all the amazing diy's, wedding ceremonies, impeccable homes + all the little details in between.

When I started Amy May Paper - one of my goals was to be featured on Style Me Pretty. Well Friends....today my Style Me Pretty dreams came true! To be able to share my love for this craft on a platform I have admired for so many years....is truly humbling. 

© Alyssa Rosenheck 2015 with Amy May Paper for Style Me Pretty
© Alyssa Rosenheck 2015 with Amy May Paper for Style Me Pretty
© Alyssa Rosenheck 2015 with Amy May Paper for Style Me Pretty
© Alyssa Rosenheck 2015 with Amy May Paper for Style Me Pretty
© Alyssa Rosenheck 2015 with Amy May Paper for Style Me Pretty
© Alyssa Rosenheck 2015 with Amy May Paper for Style Me Pretty
© Alyssa Rosenheck 2015 with Amy May Paper for Style Me Pretty
© Alyssa Rosenheck 2015 with Amy May Paper for Style Me Pretty
©Alyssa Rosenheck 2015 with Amy May Paper for Style Me Pretty
© Alyssa Rosenheck 2015 with Amy May Paper for Style Me Pretty
© Alyssa Rosenheck 2015 with Amy May Paper for Style Me Pretty
© Alyssa Rosenheck 2015 with Amy May Paper for Style Me Pretty
© Alyssa Rosenheck 2015 with Amy May Paper for Style Me Pretty
© Alyssa Rosenheck 2015 with Amy May Paper for Style Me Pretty
© Alyssa Rosenheck 2015 with Amy May Paper for Style Me Pretty

{ all photos above by Alyssa Rosenheck }

Today this amazing site is featuring my DIY holiday gift wrap. As a calligrapher I adore personalizing anything I can get my hands on + wrapping paper is one of my very favorites. I thought this year for the holidays I would personalize some of my favorite neutral toned paper with some of my favorite holiday phrases. I just adore how everything came together. 

My dear friend + photographer Alyssa Rosenheck photographed + styled my calligraphy creations to perfection. I always adore the days when I can take my paper goodies to her studio and watch her work her magic! I am able to have a moment of a reflection when she photographs my work - I can see it in a different light. It's a gift she doesn't even realize she is giving :) Alyssa my dear, thank you for always being such a supporter of my work - for encouraging me to be better, dream bigger, and create things that are true to who I am. You are a gem + I am so very lucky to call you a friend. 

You can see the full feature on Style Me Pretty HERE { There is also a free printable holiday gift tag! }. I wish you all the happiest of holidays filled with love, joy, + some sweet creative touches to make it your own!

- X O -

thankful.

we truly do not take enough time to reflect on OR say out loud what we are thankful for throughout the year. today i am spending time with loved ones reflecting on all the many blessings that life has given me. for me personally this time of year feels bittersweet. i am missing loved ones + reminded of the ways they made my life feel so full..... but today i choose today to be thankful for the impact and the love they showed me in the time i had with them. 


                                                                   {  photo by alyssa rosenheck who i am so very thankful for }

                                                                   {  photo by alyssa rosenheck who i am so very thankful for }


i hope today you are able to take some time in the midst of all the chaos {and delicious food} to reflect on the good things in life, the things in life that have shaped you, and the ones that encourage you to be better.  

Sending the very best wishes to you on this sweet holiday. a very happy thanksgiving to you + may you have many many reasons to be so very thankful this year. 

 - X O -

holiday.

I have always been a firm believer that surrounding yourself with people who challenge you, encourage you to be better, + push your creativity is necessary. For me Alyssa Rosenheck, my dear photographer + friend, is one of those people. Alyssa is always supporting + encouraging those around her, so, when Tiny Prints reached out to her about a holiday styled shoot, it was no surprise that she called on a few of her favorite girls { Landyn Hutchinson, Lori Paranjape, + myself} to bring her vision to life.

©AlyssaRosenheck2015 Holiday Table Inspiration Shoot For Tiny Prints Featured in Domino Magazine by Alyssa Rosenheck Calligraphy by Amy May Paper
©AlyssaRosenheck2015 Holiday Table Inspiration Shoot For Tiny Prints Featured in Domino Magazine by Alyssa Rosenheck Calligraphy by Amy May Paper
©AlyssaRosenheck2015 Holiday Table Inspiration Shoot For Tiny Prints Featured in Domino Magazine by Alyssa Rosenheck Calligraphy by Amy May Paper

Today, I am beyond excited {happy dancing all over the place} because our labor of love is being featured on DOMINO ! I have been a long time admirer of this publication + am so beyond excited they are sharing our take on a holiday table {two} ways. When you are able to collaborate with people you believe in , make some really amazing memories in the process, + are featured on a space that encourages your own creativity… that my friends is a win.

©AlyssaRosenheck2015 Holiday Table Inspiration Shoot For Tiny Prints Featured in Domino Magazine by Alyssa Rosenheck Calligraphy by Amy May Paper
©AlyssaRosenheck2015 Holiday Table Inspiration Shoot For Tiny Prints Featured in Domino Magazine by Alyssa Rosenheck Calligraphy by Amy May Paper

Alyssa was kind enough to call on me to personalize some of the Tiny Prints items we incorporated into the shoot. Nothing says holidays {in my opinion} more than sweet, delicate touches that make guests feel at home. I was able to personalize the menu, place cards, and menu items -  I really feel it brought such an extra touch to the details of our table. 

©AlyssaRosenheck2015 Holiday Table Inspiration Shoot For Tiny Prints Featured in Domino Magazine by Alyssa Rosenheck Calligraphy by Amy May Paper
©AlyssaRosenheck2015 Holiday Table Inspiration Shoot For Tiny Prints Featured in Domino Magazine by Alyssa Rosenheck Calligraphy by Amy May Paper

Landyn is a blogger of all things amazing , a girl's girl, and let me know tell you this lady knows her way around the kitchen. . Having the self control to not scarf everything down the second it came out of the oven was a challenge {but don't worry we made up for it at the end of the day}. She provided us with tasty + delicious classics with a modern day twist that made them feel special + new.

©AlyssaRosenheck2015 Holiday Table Inspiration Shoot For Tiny Prints Featured in Domino Magazine by Alyssa Rosenheck Calligraphy by Amy May Paper
©AlyssaRosenheck2015 Holiday Table Inspiration Shoot For Tiny Prints Featured in Domino Magazine by Alyssa Rosenheck Calligraphy by Amy May Paper
©AlyssaRosenheck2015 Holiday Table Inspiration Shoot For Tiny Prints Featured in Domino Magazine by Alyssa Rosenheck Calligraphy by Amy May Paper

Lori, from Redo Home {which if you are a local to Nashville and have not been — you must go!} along side Alyssa styled these two tables to perfection. From classic + traditional , to modern and edgy, one of these two tables will certainly speak to your personal style. Lori is truly a prop + placement magician. She found the perfect pieces to emphasize each of these tables + oh how i love the way they turned out.

©AlyssaRosenheck2015 Holiday Table Inspiration Shoot For Tiny Prints Featured in Domino Magazine by Alyssa Rosenheck Calligraphy by Amy May Paper
©AlyssaRosenheck2015 Holiday Table Inspiration Shoot For Tiny Prints Featured in Domino Magazine by ©Alyssa Rosenheck Calligraphy by Amy May Paper
©AlyssaRosenheck2015 Holiday Table Inspiration Shoot For Tiny Prints Featured in Domino Magazine by Alyssa Rosenheck Calligraphy by Amy May Paper

And Alyssa, there truly are not enough words for how much I love + adore this girl! She brought all of this magic to life in the most clean, sophisticated way. I’m still swooning over these images. She has the most amazing eye for capturing already beautiful things in an even more beautiful way. She truly brought out the very best in all of us, and I cannot thank her enough for inviting me to be a part of this day. 

©AlyssaRosenheck2015 Holiday Table Inspiration Shoot For Tiny Prints Featured in Domino Magazine Calligraphy by Amy May Paper
©AlyssaRosenheck2015 Holiday Table Inspiration Shoot For Tiny Prints Featured in Domino Magazine Calligraphy by Amy May Paper
©AlyssaRosenheck2015 Holiday Table Inspiration Shoot For Tiny Prints Featured in Domino Magazine Calligraphy by Amy May Paper

all photos by the very kind + very talented Alyssa Rosenheck

The holidays are a time to reflect, to spend time with friends + family, and to think about the year that is {almost} behind you. I will certainly be gaining some inspiration from these tables, this food, and the little touches that made everything so special… and even more so I will think back fondly on a day full of giggles, pretty details, and……..maybe a few too many glasses of prosecco.

May your holidays be full of people that inspire you to be better, lots of pretty, and wonderful memories you can hold dear to your heart as a new year begins. 

- X O -

See the full feature + all sources on Domino HERE :)