Mertins Eye MOSCOT Trunk Show Video Featuring KOPECKY Music

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We love it when people take the extra step to establish creativity and community, and Mertins Eye & Optical is the perfect example of that. They could stay in their office and have the usual selection of glasses for their patients. Instead, they have an office full of designer eyewear that is GORGEOUS, they show you how to wear glasses as part of a true fashion statement, and they bring that to the whole community through trunk shows.


We got to experience one of those trunk shows ourselves and we were blown away. Who would have thought that glasses would be such a good time? Well, Mertins did. And they were right.


THE DETAILS: For this party, Mertins brought in MOSCOT for the eyewear and KOPECKY for the entertainment. They hosted it at Cannibal & Craft, a new favorite place of ours and so perfect for the mood of this trunk show.


And now for the fun part, relive the party here:

Mertins + MOSCOT + Kopecky from Truebadours on Vimeo.



Really good vibes, good music, and a great time. Thanks for having us along Mertins!




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Candice + Taylor: Arkansas Wedding Video

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Everyone loves a big party, flashing lights, and loud music. But what if you want a reception under a tent with string lights and a folk band instead? DO IT.

Whether you’ve got a blowout party or a simple evening of ice cream and loved ones, your wedding will be sweet because of who you are and the fact that you are in love. 


And Candice and Taylor are so in love. Rain or shine, for better for worse in love.


They met in the most random of ways. Going on the same Compassion International trip, not speaking much, and then sitting next to each other on the plane ride home. They met because their hearts matched each other in such a specific way, how could they not fall in love?


What a beautiful, beautiful day.


See for yourself. Here is Candice & Taylor’s wedding video:


Candice + Taylor | Arkansas Wedding Teaser from Truebadours on Vimeo.

PS: this is just the shorter, teaser version. Watch their full wedding video here.



Candice and Taylor, thank you so much for letting us film your precious day. We consider it an honor to have gotten to witness your wedding, your beautiful family, and the sweet spirit that encompassed the gardens on the evening you promised forever.




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Rachel + David-Arkansas Wedding Video




Nothing beats that sweet love on a wedding day, and Rachel & David had that in abundance.


Rachel and David’s wedding day was full of good friends, silly moments, and a lot of love. You can tell these two are in for real life bliss, and we were so happy to be able to create their wedding video so they can re-live the day “forever” started for years to come.



Rachel + David | Teaser from Truebadours on Vimeo.


Want more love? See their full wedding highlight video here. 


Rachel and David, thank you so much for having us there to capture your sweet, sweet day. Lots of love and good wishes for all the days to come.




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Here Comes July



The year is halfway over, but I get to feel like it’s an extra new start. It’s my birthday month (and James’!), so I get to pause mid-way through the calendar year, while reflecting on a completed year of living. I love celebrating everyone’s birthday’s, but my birthday never seems like a big deal to me. Instead of a gift-list of things I want, I prefer meaningful tokens that I am understood (quality time, something that feeds in to goals for myself or a new creative tool–Luckily James is the best at this). Instead of parties, I want time for introspection–to see how I spent my time and to see what needs to be re-aligned for the remainder of the calendar year/beginning of my new year.

One of the best feelings in the world is to have that time of introspection end on a positive note. It’s so easy to just come away with a “to-do” list for your life, habits, dreams, etc. But instead I’m just walking away saying “You know what? I did my best and it was actually pretty good. I’m proud of what I’ve done and I’m proud of where I’m going.”


Choosing “Brave” as my word for 2015 has had so much more impact in my life than I thought it ever would. I can’t wait to see what it brings for the rest of the year.


More jumps, more love, more moments of living life fully. More times where I choose brave and “wild, messy, but on purpose” instead of things that are empty or simply “what I should be doing”.


Happy Summer! Happy July! Let’s soak it up like we do the sun.

Coffee Talk



I’ve decided that I want to spend some time on this blog getting to know you. So we’re going to have some coffee talks over here. What better day for a little chat than a Friday?

Today, let’s talk about your favorite way to celebrate. Both James and I have birthdays coming up in July, so celebrations are at the front of my mind.


What’s your favorite way to celebrate the people you love?

What are your favorite resources for party inspiration?

What is your favorite party/celebration tradition or memory?


And just for fun, some weekend reading (share your favorite links below!)

You are a grown up. Do what you want. -Alexandra Franzen is a new favorite of mine.

The Fresh Exchange talking about soaking up the beauty of everyday.

If you’re going to weigh something, weigh what matters. 


Happy Friday! I hope you’ve got some great plans for your weekend.