1. Worn. 08 / Giveaway w/ JORD Watches

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    Hooray! Summer is officially here and I couldn’t be more excited about the warmer weather, short shorts, and tank tops. I live for this kind of weather and my summer wardrobe is probably my favorite.

    Summer also kind of comes with fun accessories, right? This worn post shows off an amazing new watch I received (co.) Jord Watches. Jord Watches is a St. Louis (my old city) brand that is changing things up in the watch department and I couldn’t be more excited to share this beauty with you. I also had a lot of fun taking pictures of the watch with my plants. (plant obsession is getting a bit out of hand) This gender neutral watch, called the Ely is made of maple wood (cool huh?), but other watches from their shop sport more “fancy” woods from all over the world. I love how it’s a conversation starter and something you don’t see everyday.

    Giveaway ends Tuesday, July 21st

    The crew over at Jord is gifting one Veda House reader with $130 shop credit to purchase the Ely watch or any other watch of your choice! If you’d want to check out the features of the watch I’m wearing (sizing, materials, etc) you can head over .

    To be selected to win, please leave a comment below sharing how you’d style your watch! 

  2. Veda News: A few snapshots from the wedding day

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    As some of you know with weddings, you have to pick your battles and spend your money wisely. You usually choose a few things to splurge on and others to pass up. For Jake and I, the photography and capturing the day in a still photo was very high on our priority list. We wanted our special day to be captured in a way that felt organic and authentic to the people we had attending. Neither of us are the best in front of a camera, so choosing the right photographer was key to everything.

    I immediately chose Olivia Rae James as our photographer. I have followed her work, celebrated from afar from her career success and couldn’t have imaged a better suited asset to our wedding. Her style is very iconic in the way she captures people and events in a very “I’m not even here, don’t look at the camera” kind of way. Not to mention, she is one of the absolute sweetest souls I have ever met or gotten to work with. Gahh…she’s a keeper.

    We have only seen a handful of sneak peeks from the weddings, so until we get the full collection in our hands, I thought I’d share a few of our favorite black and whites. There are MANY more to come, but I hope these will tide you over in the meantime.

    <div class=”footnote”> * All black and white portraits by Olivia Rae James.  All plant/ texture photos by Veda House.</div>

  3. Inspired By: Brookandlyn

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    Let’s jump on the weaving bandwagon today and oooo and ahhh over the lovely brand, Brook&Lyn. I know that home weavings and macrame are making a resurgence in blog land and creative shops, but I can’t help but love it. I can remember sitting on the floor in my childhood home with string tied to the base of a dinning room chair, braiding and tying macrame knots into the world’s best friendship bracelets. Some trends will never get old!

    Brook&Lyn is a creative studio run by a husband and wife team. The brand was founded in 2009 and creates one of a kind weavings that embrace simplicity in pattern and color palettes. The team also dabbles in handmade wooden furniture pieces and home goods. A couple things to note…these two creatives take on custom commissioned work and have an amazing Instagram Feed!

    ( Browse Website, Browse Instagram )

  4. In Collaboration W. Rose & Fitzgerald

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    Hi Lovelies!

    Today’s a great day and I have a really amazing brand to share with you. Wahoo! If you’ve been following along, a few weeks ago (while away getting hitched) I posted about some jewelry from the brand Rose & Fitzgerald. <— read it here if you missed it. The ring and bangle from the summer collection has quickly become a everyday staple in my wardrobe. Thanks Courtney for passing it my way!

    R&F doesn’t only create jewelry pieces, but some really great conversation starters for your home. This White Dipped Wine Holder and these extremely beautiful Cow Horn Tumblers (ethically sourced of course) are the perfect patio party gift for the host. I use my wine holder both “upside down” and upright, which is kind of fun to play around with.

    Here’s the best part. Both items are made brought to your home right from the source in Uganda! The tumblers are created from an Ankole cattle horn and the wine holder from Ugandan-sourced Mugavu wood. Since each piece is hand-crafted, all items are slightly different and one-of-a kind pieces.

    Thanks R&F for giving me the chance to experience some finely crafted items from a far away place.

    ( Shop Rose & Fitzgerald )

    *p.s I love the light in our new house. Many more photos to come :)

  5. Recent Work: The Citizenry Photo Styling

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    Hi Guys! Thanks so so much for bearing with me while I weather the summer blues and the plague of being uninspired. This summer has come with many life transitions (wedding, cross-country move, husband starting new business, etc), but the real world doesn’t hit the pause button like you wish it could.

    Freelance work has kept up it’s busy pace and I’ve had the privilege to work with the most amazing brand over the past 8+ months. The girls of The Citizenry have basically adopted me to help them brand their business, concept and style their products, and even photograph and edit all the imagery for their branding and website. It’s been a real dream come true to have my hands on so many integral pieces of this amazing brand.

    These photos are just a few photos I’ve taken for the brand. I’ll be sharing more and more over the upcoming months! Be sure to head on over to the pre-order website now to snag a few of these items. Let me tell you…that San Pedro Throw is to die for and I can’t wait to receive my very own Estrella’s Rug later this month!

    ( shop pre-orders now )

    * All product photos, branding design and website design is by yours truly, Veda House. Website development by sister duo Telegraph Creative
  6. Veda News: Wedding Week

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    It’s been over a month and a half since wedding day and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve longed to jump back in time and relive it all. It’s an interesting feeling to think that maybe the best day of our lives are behind us (eeks)…I’m thankful it was as magical as I had envisioned.

    As for the crickets around here, thanks so much for sticking with me while I take some time to adjust to this new life of mine. The mister and I are getting ourselves settled in our new home in Denver (more on that later), but I thought I’d share a few more photos from wedding week specifically where we stayed. The wedding week and wedding itself was held at Aly’s Beach in Panama City Beach Florida. Our family rented out one of the homes to be the main gathering place during the week. Many other family members rented out other properties and were just as pleased. These are a few of my favorite shots (all digital camera) from the area. If interested, you can also see many shots from my iPhone on my Instagram account. I would highly recommend staying at Aly’s Beach on your next vacation. The pool is just to die for!

     

  7. Lesson Learned: Feeling Disconnected

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    To blog or not to blog….seems to be the summer blog trend. It’s trendy to say “I’ll be back next week”, but this freedom has me feeling a bit disconnected, disconnected from my norm. My routine is off and my inspiration juices aren’t flowing as fluidly as before. The emergence of summer really throws a wrench into the whole blogging process and finding inspiration and reasoning to STAY INSIDE is pretty darn impossible at times.

    As many of you loyal readers know, blogging is a full time job of gathering inspiration, processing information, taking photos, creating original content, writing, typing, and hopefully hitting publish after the exhausting process. Who the hell wants to endure all of that when you could go drink lemonade on a picnic blanket?

  8. Inspired By: Milleneufcentquatrevingtquatre (MNCQVQ)

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    MNCQVQ (the year 1984 in french) is a French textile brand that is just killing it with originality and authenticity in their designs. They create printed square silk scarves that features hand drawn/painted artwork by creators Amelie Charroin and Marie Colin-Madan. The duo has been featured in many reputable fashion magazines such as ELLE, Refinery29, Mademoiselle, and more. 

    I love how the girls have stepped outside the box, yet still use some classic techniques on such a classic fashion item.

    ( explore the collections )

  9. Inspired By: The Light Container – Guest Post with Ana of Blog Milk

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    Guest Post By Ana of Blog Milk

    Ana is an Art Director, Designer & Developer living in Brazil.

    Hello Veda House readers! This is Ana of Blog MilkI’m ecstatic to be here today and so thankful that Cassie invited me over. I recently found these beautiful lights designed by Basque Artist Martín Azúa. Martín gratuated in Fine Arts from the University of Barcelona. His project The Light Container has made my day today.  The idea of having a floating mass of light inside a metallic basket as a lamp in my home sounds and looks exiting. Don’t you think?

    ( Read Blog Milk Blog, Hire Ana )

     

    A HUGE thank you to Ana for taking time out of her day to contribute to Veda House while I’m away on my Honeymoon. You can view her great work and shop at the links above.
  10. Veda News: We’re Back (from Ms. to Mrs.)

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    Hello dear loyal Veda House readers. I’m back from my month long wedding hiatus and am so thankful that so many of you stopped by the blog while I was away. I hope you enjoyed the guest bloggers who were generous enough to provide amazing content.

    I’ll be sharing more about the wedding and honeymoon in posts to come, but wanted to stop in and say “hi” while a take a little while to regroup and get back into the swing of a normal work week. The mister and I are currently packing up all our belongings and will be making the move to Denver in about a week. Lots of transitions happening, but we couldn’t be more excited.

    Aren’t all the palms pretty? All the photos above are from our wedding location and trip in Tulum Mexico. One thing I noticed while away is that my love (maybe obsession) for tropical plants is VERY strong these days. I’ve always been a die-hard beach fan, but I had no idea how overwhelming I loved me some palms….and agave…and cactus…all of it. I definitely documented my palm love on Instagram while traveling. You can see some snippets from our travels in the link below.

    ( Veda House Instagram )