Clothing generates a huge amount of waste in our world; discarded clothing makes up a significant percentage of landfills. This massive industry contaminates land and rivers with toxic dyes and cotton-growing practices. Big brands manufacture in places like India and Bangladesh, hiring women and children for cheap labor in dangerous conditions. We can raise the standard with the choices we make and companies we support. One way to impact is to buy and sell second-hand!
Fall holds a lot of dreamy inspiration for us. Maybe it's because it was this time of year that we were putting the finishing touches on our first party: our wedding. Maybe its the subtle shifting of light and temperature or the transformation of the landscapes with autumnal hues.
Whatever it is, we have some really exciting dreams in the works this fall. Beginning with the launch of House of Stamm on this, our first anniversary.
When we were planning our wedding someone said to me, "when you think about it, this is really just the first party you are throwing as husband and wife." That describes exactly what our hearts desired. It was so important to us to have all our family and friends, those who had been a part of our journey and whom we wished to honor in our lives, present and engaged. It was a celebration of a new season in our lives and of the community around us. We planned our dream party. From the gorgeous florals, to the Krispy Kreme donuts, to the fireworks, all involved some friend or family member and I think that's part of what made the atmosphere so festive. Everyone had a part in the celebration.
All photography by Ritter Collective
Tent Rental (sound system and dance floor) by Integrity Rental and Logistics
Floral and table greenery: designed by bride and Audra Stamm, Alexis Stamm and Amy Mast; supplied by Fifty Flowers.
Chalk board signs and arrow signs by Sarah Mast and Sophie Mast
Dessert table: Donuts from Krispy Kreme and cheese cakes by Sarena Jackson
Photo booth designed by bride and constructed by Cliff Mast
Marquee lights designed and made by the bride and Jessie Stover (backdrop constructed by Cliff Mast)
Giant Jenga made for the bride and groom by Fremon Mast
Guest book table designed and constructed by the groom
Centerpieces designed by the groom
All displays designed by the bride and groom
fireworks by Steven Andrews
My sister is getting married in September and I'm super psyched about putting on a bachelorette and bridal shower double-header weekend for her this summer!
Olivia is super artsy and her wedding is going to be full of bright colors and creative details, so watercolor themed invitations were perfect!
Her favorite color is orange and I decided to incorporate peach and gold as well to echo a sunset pallet!