{happy weekend!}

Happy Friday everyone!  Whether your neighborhood is filled with snow or sunshine, I hope you have a lovely weekend.  I'm still dreaming about spring (please get here soon!) and am hoping to sketch out my garden plan this weekend.  But in the meantime…

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…a few links for your weekend:

That's it for me – thank you so much for stopping by this week.  I'll see you all here again on Monday!

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Everyday Stationery from FierceMally

Mallory from FierceMally sent over a note introducing her new collection of stationery inspired by everyday objects.  A former architecture student and theater set designer, Mallory's cards feature whimsical line drawings inspired by items in her Brooklyn apartment: 

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 These two cards would be a perfect for an everyday little love note:

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Check out more from Mallory and FierceMally right here!

{image credits: FierceMally} 

Kelli + Sam Romantic Vintage-Inspired Wedding Invitations

As promised, here are Kelli + Sam’s wedding invitations!  For her invitations, Kelli went for a rustic and vintage-inspired design, incorporating images of lace and worn paper with birds and branches for a romantic garden feel.  Kelli also worked with a local printer to create a mold and die cut the main invitation and reception card, giving those pieces a lovely unique shape.

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From KelliThe theme of my wedding was Vintage Garden Romance, and I wanted my invitations to reflect that theme.  Being a graphic designer myself, I always knew I would create my own wedding invitations, so I began my inspiration folder early!

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I decided that much of my decor would be very delicate and romantic, mixing natural fabrics with pearls, lace and feathers.  I planned on using a lot of twigs and branches and “woodsy decor” as well in design and decoration, and because it was an outdoor wedding in the middle of November, I wanted it to have a taste of Fall (without being too predictable).

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I opted for a very light color palate, with soft and natural hues.  The main color being a pale peach.  I created a branch frame as my foundation for the invitation and worked from there.  I have always loved the  look of aged paper, whether it be coffee stained or torn or burnt around the edges, so I scanned in some old tattered lined paper and used that as my background.

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I then layered strips of lace across the top to give it that bit of romance I was going for.  Finally, the silhouetted lovebirds and feather accents served as the “garden” inspiration.

For more from Kelli’s wedding – including her ceremony programs and wedding photos – check out her blog right here. Thanks Kelli!

{image credits: sarah shreves}

Kelli + Sam’s Illustrated Save the Dates

Illustrator and painter Kelli Murray Larson sent over her wedding stationery — both which of course feature her beautiful illustrations!  Naturally, I thought I’d start off with the Save the Dates!

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I love Kelli’s fresh approach to a magnet Save the Date — a graphic black + white magnet featuring Kelli’s hand lettering and an illustration of a tree:

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For the main Save the Date, Kelli started with this portrait drawing of herself + Sam:

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And on the reverse side was a calendar to remind guests of the wedding date:

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Coming up next… Kelli’s wedding invitations!

{image credits: Sarah Shreves}

Beautiful Brand Identity

I just can't get over this gorgeous brand identity from Truly Smitten for floral design studio Vale of Enna.  From the elegant and unique die-cut shape to the soft green and gray color palette, the entire suite reminds me of blooming flowers in spring — perfect for a floral designer!

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Check out the rest of the suite right here!

{image credits: truly smitten studio}

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