Hoeft Wedding | 3.12.16

I'm so excited to share some photos from the beautiful Hoeft wedding with y'all today!

This was one of the first full commissioned wedding suites I've created, and throughout the process there were many lessons learned. Some ups and downs,  a little bit of trial-and-error, and a few communication barriers trying to do business in a different language here in Puerto Rico (but shoutout to RedStone Visual in Fort Worth, TX for kindly working with me from afar to print these beauties.)

Alice and Mike were the best clients, an absolute joy to work with! Alice has such a creative eye, and I love the way the navy lettering and envelopes pair so perfectly with the light pink and light turquoise watercolor backgrounds.

Enjoy!

VENDORS: Photography: Anna Smith Photography // Florals: Vella Nest Florals // Ceremony: Robert Carr Chapel // Venue: 809 at Vickery  // Hair and Makeup: Pretty On Premises

HAPPIEST HOLIDAYS xo, Olive & Co.

Well, it's that time of the year folks, Holiday Season is upon us! Which means a lot of holiday prep in the world of Olive & Co. Designs....

Honestly, it has been especially hard for me to get in the Christmas spirit this year (even though my entire town has been decorated for Navidad since literally the day after Halloween- seriously... lights galore, Feliz Navidad signs, even a few life-size nativity scenes). I'm one of those "you can't get excited about Christmas until Thanksgiving is over" kind of people... plus the fact that it's sunny and 95 degrees almost every day here in Puerto Rico doesn't help. Don't get me wrong, 365 days of beach appropriate weather is wonderful most of the time... unless you just want to pull out a scarf and boots and drink a Pumpkin Spice Latte in a Fall-like climate and think about the holidays. But, with the help of an oscillating fan, I was able to embrace it and get some Holiday creations finished and added to the shop!

This year I've created six fun Holiday Greeting Cards! The 5x7 inch greeting cards are hand watercolored by me, and blank on the inside. They're the perfect way to send some holiday cheer to loved ones, or to add a little handmade love to a Christmas gift! I'm also offering 8 different Family Christmas Card templates, where you can upload your family photo. Stay tuned, they will be available for download tomorrow! For more information check out the OLIVE&CO Etsy Shop (under "Shop" in the website menu above). Also, don't forget to check out my custom orders on Etsy! I'd love to create a custom piece for you to hang or give as a special gift this holiday season!

Happy Holidays!

xoxo, Morgan

NEW DOWNLOADS IN THE SHOP!

New downloads in the shop! These downloadable prints are available for purchase on my Etsy page, here.

For this line, I wanted to create some minimal pieces with black watercolor paint on white paper. These pieces are neutral enough to work in any room, and are perfect for mixing and matching in a gallery wall. They are all hand-lettered by me, then digitally formatted to an 8x10 inch image. These prints are available for immediate download, once purchased you can download the file and print it at home!

Plus, because you guys are awesome, you can use the coupon code 'BLACKANDWHITE' for 5% off the price! The coupon will expire Saturday 6/27.

 

xoxo, Morgan

Wednesday Freebees

Because it's Wednesday, we've made it halfway through the week, and free stuff is fun! So here are some downloadable OLIVE & CO iPhone wallpapers!

The links are at the bottom of the page. Click on one and it should open a new webpage, from there you can save the file to your phone!

We Are The Dreamers - iPhone 5

We Are The Dreamers - iPhone 6

We Are The Dreamers - iPhone 6 Plus

 

XOXO - iPhone 5

XOXO - iPhone 6

XOXO - iPhone 6 Plus

 

Glorious Mess - iPhone 5

Glorious Mess - iPhone 6

Glorious Mess - iPhone 6 Plus

 

Hope you enjoy!

XOXO, Morgan

 

(p.s. if you're having trouble saving to the iPhone 6 Plus, let me know. Once you click the link from the blog, a new page will open. Click the button in the top right corner > then 'Open in Safari" > then save the picture from there. Then it should work!)

Year One.

It has been officially one year since the happiest day of my life, the day that I said "I do" to my best friend. In our first year of marriage we travelled around Europe, packed up and moved to Puerto Rico, started new jobs, adopted the sweetest miniature Australian Shepherd puppy, celebrated a lot of successes and also struggled through a lot of failures.

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Each day is a new adventure, literally. Each day we are figuring out how to simply live in this new place. How to create a gallery wall or hang a shelf when the walls are made of solid concrete, how to store food so that it doesn't rot in one day and then how to dispose of it so that we don't have an infestation of ants and other critters (one of the glamorous sides of living in the tropics), how to get medical attention when you wake up with an allergic reaction and a throat swollen shut, what to do when the radar shows a tropical storm that is bigger than the entire island headed your way. Daily errands that used to take an hour, take a whole day. Not having a Hobby Lobby, Target, or Chipotle IS NOT EASY. And then there are always the unavoidable encounters when you are unable to communicate, because you took French in school instead of Spanish and you live in a Spanish speaking place. As we figure out how to simply live in this new place, we are also figuring out each day how to love each other better. How to be patient with each other. How to put aside our own crap, and care more about the other's. How to forgive. How to show grace. How to encourage each other. How to rely on the Lord.

This year has been one of the hardest, but hands down the best. I wouldn't trade it for anything (although the idea of having central AC again does make it pretty tempting- kidding, kind of). This experience has forced us to wake up each morning, be pushed out of our comfort zones, rely on Jesus, and become closer to each other in the process. We are a team. And sometimes it feels like its the Jones' vs the world... But I am so thankful for our little team, and all that has shaped and sharpened us into it.

Here are a few of my favorite photos of the special day, and some of the decorations! Photos by the talented Haley Rynn Ringo.