{happy weekend!}

Whew… today has really gotten away from me!  But happily it's Friday, so the fact that I seem to be operating on a 2-hour delay today doesn't really bother me.  Hooray weekend!  But in the meantime…

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…a few links for your weekend reading enjoyment:

That's it for me this week!  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.  See you again on Monday!

{image credits: t&h photography via grey likes weddings}

{today I love…}

…all the gorgeous details from the Urban Wed event earlier this week:

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From the invitations (Paper + Cup) to the calligraphy (Paperfinger) to the amazing vintage photograph table runner and centerpieces (by Hatch Creative Studio), Vané pulled together an amazing group of vendors for a beautiful show.  I wish I could have been there in person!  I'm sure Vané will be doing a more extensive review of the show on Brooklyn Bride and the Urban Wed blog, but in the meantime you can read about the experience on Ruffled, Papertastebuds, and Paper + Cup.

{image credits: top photos by jen huang photography, bottom two photos by jenny ebert photography via paper + cup}

Business Card Ideas and Inspiration #2

I'm overdue for new business cards, so I've been looking around for layout ideas.  Last year, I went with a one-sided horizontal layout, but this year I'm thinking I'd like to mix things up a bit.  I really love the vertical layout of these business cards from Second World Design Collaborative and Papered Together:

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I also really like the idea of double-sided business cards, like these from Ink + Wit (printed by Boxcar Press) and Thinktopia (printed by Studio on Fire):

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I've got a few more business card photos over on my tumblr page.  I'm thinking about a combination of vertical and horizontal layouts on double-sided cards.  I'll be sure to share photos a bit later on!

UPDATE: So I just saw that Sarah from Parrott Design Studio also recently printed new letterpress business cards for herself, using her new calligraphy logo by Grace Edmands – and I'm in love.  Such a gorgeous card, from the vertical layout, to the calligraphy, to the floral border at the top:

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{images from their respective sources}

Our Adventure is About to Begin

If left to my own devices, I think I could fill my entire apartment just with the gorgeous lasercuts and screenprinted tiles by Rob Ryan:

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Wouldn't these two particular designs make a wonderful wedding gift?  More here.

{image credits: Rob Ryan}

Vintage-Inspired Mad Lib Wedding Invitations

It makes my heart sing just a bit every time that I hear about a couple finding their wedding invitation designer through one of my past posts. So when Molly from Paisley Quill sent over these awesome vintage-inspired wedding invitations – with a mad lib rsvp card! – that she created for readers Meg and Tyler, I was beyond thrilled!

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From Molly: The bride and groom, Meg and Tyler, had a big part in the design.  They wrote the fun poem on the itinerary and the Mad Lib response. We also included a favorite Dr. Seuss quote that was meaningful to them in the main invitation.

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Meg and Tyler are getting married at a Winery in Connecticut. They wanted a response that looked like a ticket to their big event.

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I used soft cotton letterpress paper for the invitation suite, and had it flat printed.  Meg and Tyler are going to use vintage stamps as well.  I made mailing labels out of a vintage map of Connecticut where the wedding is taking place and wrapped them around transparent envelopes.

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Thanks so much Molly – and a big thanks to Meg and Tyler for reading!  For a bit more about the design process for Meg and Tylers wedding invitations, check out the Paisley Quill blog.

{image credits: Molly Myers | Paisley Quill}