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In ideas on April 30, 2013 at 4:13 pm

Done with yet another semester at UCF!  Now I relax, focus on my personal work, and take the beach line home  to Vero before summer school starts!


photo cred  | typography: Charlotte Anabar

Tonight is the night!

In ideas on April 27, 2013 at 10:19 pm

Tonight is the last wedding for 6 months at Waldo’s Secret Garden (photos to come)!  As I mentioned we are mainly an outside venue and it is hot as hell in Florida for the next 6 months – so for our sake and your sake we shut it down to rest and renovate for now.  The love we’ve received from everybody has been amazing and it reminds us that the spirit of the land is still very much alive and will be forever and a day!

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graphic by charlotte anabar

Chelsea’s on Cardinal

In i made this on April 24, 2013 at 9:53 am

I was so excited when David Busch told me he was going to be the new owner of Chelsea’s on Cardinal in Vero Beach.  We decided we needed a temporary, newish logo for the announcement this week.  Here you can find their old one.   Because the business is merely switching hands for right now and no big changes will occur for a bit I wanted to keep their identity but, ya know, just give it a little pizzazz and I think it did just that!  I was happy. David was happy. We were happy!


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Chad Ainsworth Photography

In Waldo's Garden on April 19, 2013 at 11:35 am

Had the pleasure of meeting Chad this weekend at my cousins wedding!  It was a whirlwind weekend – we had a wedding at the Garden & I was in my cousin’s wedding down the road.  I’m all kinds of wedding’d out to say the least!  Anyway, I got to chatting with Mr. Ainsworth and I really dug his style and personality!  I wanted to feature him on the blog and lucky for the ladies he is offering a special deal!

 Anybody who comes to him through our referral can take 50% off his advertised prices on his photoblog, whether you’ve already booked our venue or are still in the process of booking the venue.

Jump to it!   Visit his site and see more of his work Find him HERE on Facebook


mistakes // 01

In i made this on April 9, 2013 at 4:00 pm

I was researching online and came across this article on readership and it inspired me write a little blog on mistakes!  I make them often and it’s embarrassing but I know I will continue to make them throughout my career!  My mind is racing all day long between freelance, school and Waldo’s Secret Garden!  I wish I could say I stop and concentrate on one project but I usually have 20 tabs open multi-tasking like a mad man!  Anyways, there’s a specific publication in Vero Beach that I had issues with for months maybe even a full year (yikes)! I’m talking like I got e-mails multiple times a day “ Charlotte this is still wrong”, ” Charlotte you’re not doing it right” Charlotte Charlotte Charlotte! ha!  My fault the whole time I was saving a file wrong but finally about two months ago it occurred to me that I needed to speak to the graphic designer on their team because from what I knew I was doing everything right on my end.  Situation is fixed now, they just needed a different file type (simple!) but still when I think back on it I cringe!  I was about to give up doing the AD just on the mere fact that I was worried these people thought I had flutter nutter for brains!

lesson learned:  Speak with their designer(s) first and make sure you understand their requirements before you start creating!


image: Ashley Morgan Photography / graphics: Charlotte Anabar 

save the dates

In i made this on April 8, 2013 at 9:54 am

I’ve made a few save the dates this year for fun and for friends!  but I wanted to wait until they were mailed out so I didn’t spoil the surprise!  Welp, here they are!  Contact me if you’re interested in a fun save the date!


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rip lilly pulitzer!

In i made this on April 7, 2013 at 10:07 pm

New Print up!  A little more citrus love in honor of the passing of Lillycitrus_lemon_orangeFORWEB



In i made this, ideas on April 3, 2013 at 10:26 pm

I have a friend I met in school , Caitlin, and she helps me alllllllll the time.  I mean I go over to her house nearly in tears with school projects and we figure them out and she teaches me everything she knows about coding!  It’s a great help because I consider myself a designer, not necessarily a person wild about web design.  She just helped me with a huge issue with a recent project by googling a code generator and this is what she said when she was done… Life is simple and I always forget!


Lilly Love

In Style on April 3, 2013 at 3:10 pm

Going through Lilly Pulitzer’s new line and I am sorta, kinda head over heels!  I’m totally over this hipster look and want something fresh and fitting to make me feel like a little lady and Lilly always pulls through!

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pretty spring, pretty spring

In i made this, Waldo's Garden on April 3, 2013 at 1:09 pm



photos from Vitalic | animated gif by charlotte anabar