Happy Monday everyone! My family welcomed our second little girl back in September – and today I’m excited to share her birth announcements! I was delighted to work with the amazing Jenna of Mon Voir and Bella Figura to bring my daughter Alice’s announcements to life. I couldn’t be more thrilled with the way they turned out!
Since Alice is most likely our last baby, I wanted to do something really special for her announcements. I’ve been drawn to the combination of calligraphy and abstract painting for a while now. I came across a couple of painted pieces by Jenna on Instagram and thought she’d be the perfect fit for what I had in mind. I wanted Alice’s announcements to feel colorful and modern and just a little bit romantic.
We started with the text, which combined Jenna’s calligraphy with a classic serif font. For the wording, I really wanted the announcement to be Sophie introducing her new baby sister – so that’s exactly what we did! We sent the text over to Bella Figura and they printed the announcement on their gorgeous new smooth cotton paper in rose gold shine foil with vibrant pink edge painting.
Jenna then hand painted each individual announcement using a color palette of pink, peach, yellow, and blue. Jenna and I came up with a general concept of how we wanted the announcements to look, but she made each one completely unique with different color combinations and brush patterns.
For the envelopes, we went with a classic kraft paper and one of Bella Figura‘s stunning new foil-printed envelope liners (also in rose gold shine foil). I had originally considered doing a graphic pattern like polka dots or stripes to contrast against the painterly elements, but the minute I saw that floral pattern I knew it was the perfect fit. Jenna addressed the envelopes in white ink in her signature calligraphy style.
I hope you love Alice’s announcements as much as I do!
Calligraphy and Hand Painting: Jenna Rainey of Mon Voir
Printing, Edge Painting and Envelope Liners: Bella Figura
Metallic Cotton Ribbon: Angela Liguori
Photo Credits: Nole Garey for Oh So Beautiful Paper / Alice’s newborn photo by Sweet Root Village