Blogger {Unveiled}: Ashley La Rue of Lemon and Lavender

Lemon and Lavender

Today’s Blogger {Unveiled} is one of the prettiest gals around - both inside and outside! Ashley La Rue of Lemon and Lavender is such a sweet person and her blog is a serious go-to for daily inspiration. So happy to have her visiting LLD today!

{image by Amanda Eaton}

About the Blogger:

Hello!  I am Ashley of Lemon and Lavender. I run a full service design studio specializing in wedding stationery and paper goods. In addition to the wedding side of L&L we also do business branding and logo design. I definitely have a passion for weddings which is how I got started in the blogging business! I love sharing what inspires me as a designer and I was thrilled when Jacin invited me to participate in her series!

Blogger {Unveiled}:

How did you get started in the wedding world?
I have always loved pretty things like any girl and growing up having a dad who was into graphic design and engineering he taught me how to scrub drawings in AutoCad and how to design a logo at a young age. After finishing my BA in English I decided grad school wasn’t for me and I was inspired by other mom entrepreneurs who could create a successful business and raise a family. In fact, it was my wedding planner who inspired me to go out and do what I loved: designing stationery. In March of 2010 I set-up shop and lucky for me several friends were getting married and just like that I had a client roster.

What is your makeup staple?
Lip gloss and blush.  I may skip the mascara and eyeshadow but I never leave my house without applying blush and gloss!

What’s one thing that others don’t know about you?
I secretly want to live on a farm. This sounds crazy I know, but there is something romantic and exciting about living on the land. I will never really do this but I love the idea of a provincial life preferably a lavender farm in France :)!

What’s one piece of advice you would give to others trying to get started with their own business?
Don’t be afraid to fail. My business has grown and I couldn’t be more happy with my little successes but I didn’t start this business thinking I was going to make it big. I simply knew I wanted to do what I love and I wanted to share my passion with others. If it fails, so what? At least in twenty years I won’t have the regret of never taking that leap. Faith in ourselves is essential to success.

What is your favorite part about weddings?
In my line of work, I don’t get to see the bride on her wedding day, but I love getting that email after a bride has received her stationery with lots of exclamation points and OMG’s :) It truly makes me day. As anyone in the business will tell you happy bride, happy life!

What is your hobby outside of blogging {is there life outside blogging} :)?
I love spending time with family. Drinking wine, hitting the beach, dinner with friends. I love getting out away from my Mac and enjoying life outside the internet!

Happy Friday everyone!

  • Liesl says on August 12, 2011 Reply

    Oh my goodness this is a wedding blog I somehow did not know about it and I love it! Such a great little interview…Ashley is lovely and so pretty!

    Liesl :)

  • Koru Kate says on August 12, 2011 Reply

    Yay, I love Lemon & Lavender & it’s fun to learn more about Ashley :-) Wise business advice about failing!

  • erin * sparkle & hay says on August 12, 2011 Reply

    oooh she’s so sweet! - i’ll definitely come & visit you on your lavender farm in france!!! :)

  • Rhiannon {Hey Gorg} says on August 12, 2011 Reply

    Love Ash! That is all.

  • Danielle Capito says on August 12, 2011 Reply

    I LOVE Lemon & Lavender! And Ashley is so great!

  • alicia@Charitywedding says on August 12, 2011 Reply

    Ashley is gorgeous! And I love this ” Faith in ourselves is essential to success.” SO true.

  • Naomi says on August 12, 2011 Reply

    Ashley is one of the sweetest {and amazingly pretty} women I know! She’s a doll baby inside and out. The End.

  • Laurel G says on August 12, 2011 Reply

    the piece of advice of not being afraid to fail is a great one but so hard to do!

  • Diana says on August 12, 2011 Reply

    What a sweet lady…love her photo too, sweet and pretty! Thats so great that her dad taught her design. Love getting to know all of these wonderful bloggers and vendors! :)

  • Melina says on August 12, 2011 Reply

    I love her advice on not being afraid to fail, it is always the hardest part of pursuing your dreams, but so true that we should fear failure because it only means we can have no regrets for not trying!

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