Southern Living December 2013- featured!


In the ongoing journey of making a house a home (though it feels more sprint than marathon, half the time), you meet a lot of interesting folks. With some, the telepathy is instant . . . with others, you’re speaking English and they hear German. Sleepless nights, endless education, spreadsheets to beat the band, living in your in-laws’ basement, having a baby the day you move back in, a little dreaming, a whole lot of prayer- all these memories had started to fade until Southern Living came calling for a little before-and-after-slash-holiday showdown.

Let’s all be transparent for a hot second. My house does not look like this every holiday (gasp!) but hey- now the bar has been raised and it has to . . . (sorry, honey!) It took a village to renovate it in two phases, and it took yet another village to style and shoot it.  All that talent just hops onto the next project because life moves fast and humility is just part of good Southern graces. Well too bad, because SL is the best at giving credit where it’s due- so enjoy the article, but don’t forget to read the fine print on all the talent who helped us along the way. Special thanks to my very best friend, the hubs, for letting me lily-gild with abandon!

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Southern Weddings V6- words of wisdom!


It’s always an honor to be tapped by Southern Weddings to do anything, much less to be in such fair company. These timely pointers come from the finest of industry folk- my dear friends at Ritzy Bee, my perma-crush/dance partner Todd Fiscus, the legendary Anne Barge, the inimitable Lindsey Bierman of Southern Living, the über-talented wife (Chelsea Petaja) of one of my favorite shutterbugs (Tec Petaja), and more . . . so I thought it only fitting to drop the whole article in here for those in need of some timely advice!

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Calder Clark is hiring!


We’re on the hunt for two bright young souls eager to jump feet-first into the wild world of wedding design + planning. Experience certainly has its merits, but poise, polish, and street smarts trump industry know-how every time. Who wouldn’t want to have their memories shaped by moments like this?

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Email calder@calderclark.com with interest!

 

Quintessentially Fall


It wouldn’t be a Fall weekend without a raucous swing on an old carousel, funnel cake as entrée, and lots of hand-holding with sticky-fingered little towheads. Our county fair is a people-watching extravaganza; it tops any airport, hands down. I kinda can’t wait. Happy Friday to all!

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