there are really no words to adequately describe the amazing visionary behind chewing the cud…..viola is a rare bird….super talented & infinitely creative….she was an intricate part of a lovely workshop…..and worked side by side with eden to create a stunning event, that was visually seamless….each workshop attendee received a beautiful welcome package, that was custom designed by viola….as guests sat down for breakfast, they each were greeted by the sweetest little canvas bag…on the outside viola had put “the kissing tree” graphic underneath the words “a lovely workshop”…inside was a little notebook & a pencil engraved with the words “a lovely workshop”….so lovely…


“cuddle with cider” bags are just one of chewing the cud’s unique creations…the little canvas bags are full of spices, just¬†perfect to make your own cup of cider….they are so cute & clever….they make me want to cuddle with viola….in a very appropriate sweet way of course….she is a joy to be around….

we set up a series of lovely vignettes….as though it were a real wedding….one of my favorite vignettes was the love letters….viola hand made love letters & stained each one to make them look like vintage letters…they were stunning…and accented the vintage typewriter eden provided….many weddings have guest books or a wishing bowl, for good wishes for the bride & groom…we love the idea of guests writing love letters for a couple…such a sweet & new way to share your wedding blessings….

viola also took little phrases & ideas from kiss the groom….i love the way she personalized every detail to reflect my own personal style….imagine how she could personalize your wedding….i wish i could put her creativity in a bottle & open it when ever i need a little inspiration….chewing the cud is simply delicious….viola is a creative visionary….an amazing invitation designer & so much more…

a little more sweetness...

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  1. Isabelle:
    May 15-2009 , 08:09AM
    This workshop looks like heaven. It captures your beautiful style, Elizabeth. Thank you for sharing such beauty once again.
  2. May 15-2009 , 11:36AM
    beautiful, beautiful... I love the previous, "fallen angel" also!
  3. melanie mauer:
    May 15-2009 , 12:30PM
    awwwh, so well said...viola, you are wonderful! warmly, -melanie-
  4. May 15-2009 , 04:01PM
    EVERY detail is so superb...I love both you & Viola!!!
  5. May 15-2009 , 06:41PM
    Wow! Those details are amazing. The creativity and thought is astounding. Absolutely gorgeous! Gives me good ideas =)
  6. May 15-2009 , 07:08PM
    Aw you guys are too sweet. Elizabeth, thank you thank you for your lovely words and your photographs make everything look absolutely stunning! C'est superbe! xoxo
  7. May 15-2009 , 10:45PM
    oh, how pretty everything is! your blog is LOVELY! :)
  8. May 21-2009 , 01:03AM
    Such a talented and lovely girl. You are truly amazing . Your work is so fun to peruse thru. Hope New York was a huge success and so much more !!!!!
    Hugs - Karen
  9. May 28-2009 , 06:16PM
    you make magic with everything you touch...we are all so lucky to know you...Linda