Hello everyone!  I am absolutely THRILLED to be writing my first official post here on the new blog.  ;-)  I am smitten with everything about it and it perfectly reflects the new branding I am currently rolling out!  You’ll see that I wrote a little post below last week, but I knew it would not be seen until my launch.  If you are reading this post in Google Reader, make sure you click over so you can see the layout in all of its loveliness.  Also, you WILL need to update your feeds (loveandsplendor.com/blog).

After 5.5+ years in biz, I knew it was time for a “brand makeover.”  I was ready for something fresh and unique, and more aligned with my personality and style.  I decided to start with my blog, since it is the place where I share my most current work.  A website makeover is underway, too!  My inspiration for the new branding (and of course, this blog):

-Colors: watermelon-tinted coral, muddled turquoise, pure white, cool gray

{from design editor}

{from creature comforts}

-Patterns & motifs: ikat, chevron stripes, ribbons, bold typography, calligraphy

-Overall feel & layout: modern, whimsical, playful, feminine

I had some incredible friends helping me with the design + transition, so I want to send my deepest thanks to…

  • Xandra Zamora, of XYZ Ink, who painstakingly worked with me to create the perfect hand-lettering for the word “splendor” in my logo.  Here is a look at the “two-line” version that appears on my vertical biz cards:
  • My in-house graphic designer (and former client!), Kristin, who designed my brand new biz cards (which I L-O-V-E) and provided thoughtful feedback as I tweaked the blog design.  More on her to come!
  • And last but not least, Steph Anne from Yellow & Savvy, who helped me with numerous revisions with the layout and design, and brought my vision to life!  She is exceedingly patient and creative and working with her was a complete joy.

With the new blog comes some new blogging habits.  ;-)  Now that I have such a gorgeous place to share with you all, I want to do it more often!  I look forward to sharing more content in the weeks ahead.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on the new layout and “look” for Love & Splendor!  In fact, I’m so eager to hear your thoughts that I will randomly select a commenter on FRIDAY, June 10th, at 10 a.m. PST, and give away a little package of my current fab finds.  Make sure to get your comment in by 10a PST on 6/10, and I will announce the winner later that day!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out the new blog!  We couldn’t be more excited to finally share this with you.

P.S. Don’t forget to click the Facebook link on the right and “like” us there!  You can also follow my mind’s eye at Pinterest, where I curate things that move me in one way or another.

xoxo, Angel

Comments (45)

  1. Courtney toney: June 7, 2011

    Angel- I LOVE it! Seriously so cute and fresh. Great work!

  2. anna: June 7, 2011

    LOVE the new look! Perfect!!
    xoxo

    (can i still qualify for the giveaway?) ;)

  3. marie: June 7, 2011

    angel!! love love love this new layout especially the color scheme. vermillion + tiffany blue has been my recent color combo obsession for decorating a new sewing/craft room in a house that we have yet to find! i love the bunting and how you incorporated the dandelion fluffs from your previous logo.

  4. Michelle: June 7, 2011

    Angel, it’s GORGEOUS! The colors are so perfect, and they totally reflect your vibrant personality and stylish sensibility! Always taking your business to the next level, love it. :)

  5. Kim: June 7, 2011

    I just love the color palette! I’ve been a blog lurker for awhile now, and just wanted to pop in and say your new blog is lovely. I’m not in the wedding industry but do some calligraphy for fun at home, and so the “splendor” really got me!

  6. Erin S.: June 7, 2011

    What a beautiful new website!! Your colors are some of my favorites :) <3

  7. Angel, it’s gorgeous!!! Congratulations on your beautiful new home ; ) Love the new colors and your logo, beautiful work my dear!!! Jaclyne xoxo

  8. Maya: June 7, 2011

    Love, love, love your new look Angel! It so perfectly reflects your fun personality and style! :)

  9. jeannine: June 7, 2011

    angel, this blog looks so beautiful!! i am in love with the way “splendor” is written and all of the bright colors. great job. can’t wait to read more :)

  10. Nelly: June 7, 2011

    OMG! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the new blog! It is just splendid! The color combos fit perfectly and the logo is fantastic. I love the cute grey dandelions. Nice touch!

  11. AngelaC: June 7, 2011

    I love the new blog!! Didn’t know we share another interest – dandelions! This blog go well with your Le Creuset pot!

  12. sally: June 7, 2011

    Angel.. the new blog is so scrumptiously lovely, cheerful, whimsical, chic, and inviting! It really does reflect your personality… love love the color combo!! Fab job! xoxo

  13. bethany: June 7, 2011

    BEAUTIFUL!!!! :)

  14. Jackie H: June 7, 2011

    OMG I LOVE!!! I gasped when I saw the bunting flags. I love the colors! Beautiful!!!

    I updated my rss feed! :) Can’t wait to read more!

  15. ariel: June 7, 2011

    love it!
    It’s so sweet and sherbet-y.

  16. Grace: June 7, 2011

    I love the design and color scheme. Looking forward to reading and seeing more wonderful things on this blog!

  17. tiffany: June 7, 2011

    love the new look + space + color combo! i look forward to reading the content on this new blog!

  18. Hannah W.: June 7, 2011

    stumbled on your blog a few months ago! REALLY perked up by the fresh fun colors. :) Yay!

  19. Rachel (heart of light): June 7, 2011

    Angel, it looks amazing! I love the design and the colors. Perfection.

    Off to update my Reader feed.

  20. Dara: June 7, 2011

    Angel – your colors are SO cute! and your new logo is really creative – that Kristin’s doing her magic as always! Thanks again for referring me to her. My favorite part of your blog is the “watermelon tinted coral” – so fresh!

  21. Trista Lerit: June 7, 2011

    I love it Angel!! It’s absolutely fabulous and SOOOO you!! xoxo

  22. Jane: June 7, 2011

    I love the color scheme of your new blog! :) Good taste!

  23. Amanda: June 8, 2011

    The new website is gorgeous. So chic and modern – like you!

  24. Kelly: June 8, 2011

    This design is so pretty! My favorite two colors at the moment are turquoise and coral, how funny. Besides the colors, I love how deliberate and thought out every detail is. And the fonts for the title are prefect! Yay for your new blog, it’s quite lovely :)

  25. christina: June 8, 2011

    loves…..me loves…..absolutely loves!!!! congrats girlie, as someone currently knee deep in our new site/blog programming, i know how excited you must feel!!!

  26. Gisela: June 8, 2011

    I’ve been following your blog for a while now and thought I would stop by and say hello.

    The new site looks great! the overall theme its very whimsical.
    The color palette is welcoming and sweet. (refreshing)
    The print on the background it’s bold but it doesn’t take away from the simplicity of the foreground.
    I like the different typography used. Feels to me like each word has different characteristics. I see the word “LOVE” as being strong, bold and supportive while “SPLENDOR” more romantic.
    The graphics are a nice touch to the overall theme. (I find Dandelions to be very whimsical)

    Congrats on the new blog! :)

  27. Lizzie: June 8, 2011

    I love the new color scheme (and admittedly, it was how I envisioned my future wedding colors)! Great job Angel! So proud of you always <3

  28. Christine: June 8, 2011

    Hi Angel! I absolutely love the color scheme and especially the background pattern. Congrats and many blessings!

  29. Jess Marvel: June 8, 2011

    Oh my goodness!!! It’s so cute! Congrats! I love it :)

  30. Delia: June 8, 2011

    Angel! Awesome blog. I thoroughly enjoy reading your blog posts all the time! Thanks and congrats on the new blog.

  31. Allison: June 8, 2011

    Your new blog looks fantastic – congrats! The dandelions up top especially make me happy : )

  32. Patty: June 8, 2011

    Very eye-catching and dreamy layout! I love it! I wish you the best!

  33. Connie P.: June 8, 2011

    totally LOVE the colors!!! I think it’s cute, yet modern and super stylish. It looks uber professional too! Awesome job!

  34. Liz: June 8, 2011

    The new blog is stunning! It totally compliments you and what you do. Keep up the great work Angel, you are amazing at what you do….and I just got that from reading your blog! Congratulations on the new branding. Best of luck!

  35. Charlene @ Sweetchic: June 9, 2011

    Congrats, this looks soooo amazing! <3

  36. Jen: June 9, 2011

    WOW – what an amazing blog transformation! Seriously great colors, design, and layout. Nice job!

  37. Ariana: June 9, 2011

    I love the new place. The colors are perfect. And lastly, the hand-lettering of “Splender” gorgeous!!

  38. Rhea: June 9, 2011

    Love the new look and I especially love the color scheme! Great job!

  39. clee: June 9, 2011

    love the watermelon-tinted coral colors! the bunting is adorable!

  40. kali: June 9, 2011

    its gorgeous, angel! i really like your “logo”, especially how the calligraphy of splendor wraps into the word love :) and the color scheme reminds me of something i’d see on colormepretty. congrats on the biz!

  41. Nikki: June 9, 2011

    I LOVE it! And….I learned something new. I didn’t know I could subscribe but now it is one of my daily stops through Google Reader! :)
    P.S. Thanks for the great Skype date today! So so so excited!

  42. Audrey: June 9, 2011

    Your blog simply glows, and it captures your radiant personality so well. I’ll be a frequent visitor! :o) xoxo

  43. Danielle: June 9, 2011

    Cannot wait to see the amazingness that is Events of Love and Splendor continue to grow!

  44. Tina Yang: June 10, 2011

    Congrats Angel!! What a wonderful surprise to see your new blog today. Everything about is pure perfection, and I LOVE that you found an inspiration board featuring Essie polishes… so very you! ;) xoxo

  45. Melody@Sweet&SaucyShop: June 10, 2011

    It is perfection!!!!

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