I want to take this opportunity to highlight a collection that is so near and dear to my heart! The Miss Athleen Suite was designed with my great aunt in mind. She was my grandmother’s older sister and caregiver to the entire family. Her nickname was “Sister,” and that’s how everyone in town referred to her. I love being able to honor her with this collection.
My great aunt was a schoolteacher by trade, like most women in those days. She was passionate about me getting a good education and having great cursive writing skills. She was a small woman with rosy plump cheeks and a smile that lit up the room. She made the best pecan pie! We’d visit, and she’d send us out to the yard to collect pecans and shell them.
She never married, which always made me sad. She sacrificed her happiness because her parents needed her to take care of them. She was the oldest and the obligation fell on her shoulders. But you never saw her unhappy. Just before she passed, she gave me the beautiful ring she never took off. I never knew how significant it was until she passed away. That’s when I learned that she had been engaged but called it off to take care of her elderly parents. She never forgot him and always cherished that ring.
The Miss Athleen Suite is a great option for that elegant couple. The wreath around the monogram represents the nurturing arms embracing a new life together. Each side is different, symbolizing the unique qualities each person brings to the union.
This design can be printed on an eggshell finish, ivory, or white paper. You can enhance this suite by adding an elegant silk ribbon or a beautiful wax seal to complete the finished look. Another option is adding letterpress and gold foil.
I love creating suites inspired by the amazing women from my life. My great aunt was such a loving person, and I’m glad I can honor her in this way. If you’re looking to add to the Miss Athleen Suite or looking for an even more personalized experience, you can reach out to me, and I can help you create a custom wedding stationery suite. I can’t wait to hear from you!
Flatlay and photography by @julianamary and @thestyledstockshop