Happy Friday everyone! We’re looking forward to a low-key celebration of Sophie’s 2nd birthday this weekend. We decided not to do a party this year, since little brother or sister could arrive at any moment (which makes party planning a bit difficult!) – and even though Sophie is still pretty clueless when it comes to the concept of a birthday party, we plan to do something small at home. There will definitely be cake involved! But in the meantime…
Rainbow cake // Photo by Nicole Hill Gerulat for One Charming Party via Bump Smitten
…a few links for your weekend!
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Today is such a special day: I get to share the invitations for my friend Kelly’s bridal shower! Kelly is both an old friend and one of my first contributors here at OSBP – but you might also know her from her own blog, Studio DIY. Kelly’s bridal shower invitations were the result of a collaboration between Isabel of 9th Letter Press and Kelly’s bridesmaid (and our mutual friend) Janice of Bellwether Events (who knows just a little thing or two about throwing a good party). The citrus-inspired invitation design is so much fun – and so Kelly!
From Isabel: Janice from Bellwether Events and I worked together to create a bridal shower invitation suite that’s fun, fresh and super bright. We went with citrus hues like key lime, grapefruit, and lemon. I LOVE all these pretty vibrant colors together! Kelly had no idea that 9th Letter Press was behind the invitations as Janice wanted to surprise her. I only wish I could have seen her face when Kelly opened the invitation!
Janice enclosed the invitations in a box with a citrus patterned liner, fun stamps and sugared tropical flavored candy. The suite included the invitation, an information sheet, RSVP card and envelope, bingo game set, menu, placemat, thank you cards, and all the fixings to make the box look fabulous.
From Kelly: I am such a huge fan of 9th Letter Press. I was floored when I got my shower invitation in the mail and realized Isabel was behind them! It was such a happy surprise! I told my bridesmaids that I love a good theme through and through, and Isabel’s design set the stage for quite the “Pucker Up” bash! I was getting calls and emails from family and friends gushing about every last detail… and I can’t blame them! It’s a total dream come true to have one of Isabel’s designs just for me!
p.s. You can see the rest of the details from Kelly’s bridal shower over on 100 Layer Cake today!
9th Letter Press is a member of the Designer Rolodex – you can see more of their beautiful wedding invitation work right here!
Photo Credits: 9th Letter Press
Remember these beautiful understated calligraphy save the dates for Alana of Vellum & Vogue? With the wedding weekend fast approaching, it was time for Alana’s bachelorette weekend! The general details had already been decided in advance, but Alana wanted to inject some excitement by sending an itinerary of the weekend schedule. These teal and gold leaf itineraries couldn’t be more perfect!
From Krystal and Alana of Vellum & Vogue: As designers, one of the most fun parts of planning your own wedding is the paper goods. That includes all of the peripheral events like the bridal shower and of course, the bachelorette party. The details around Alana’s bachelorette weekend were arranged long in advance, so to get guests excited we decided to send out an itinerary outlining the upcoming weekend events.
We wanted the itineraries to have a bright pop of color and immediately fell in love with these teal envelopes, incorporating the same shade throughout the suite. We also wanted to add a touch of gold. Since this project was a shorter run, we opted for a DIY foil technique, easily accomplished with a glue stick and sheets of gold leaf applied to the border of each itinerary card.
The cards were completed by a folded itinerary, mounted in a glassine envelope on the back of each card. We layered the itinerary over a black and white geometric pattern and teal card stock, also accented in gold foil.
We also created complimentary thank you notecards and coasters which became part of a favor box for each guest.
Thanks Alana and Krystal!
Photo Credits: Vellum & Vogue
Happy Friday everyone! And thank you so much for all of your kind words about the OSBP redesign – it has made my heart so very happy this week! That, and I booked a long overdue (and much, much needed) beach vacation to celebrate the husband’s birthday in a couple of weeks. I can’t wait to escape this never ending winter and bury my toes in the sand for a few days! Can. Not. Wait. But in the meantime…
Photo Credit: Better Homes & Gardens
…a few links for your weekend:
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That’s it for us this week! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and I’ll see you back here next week! xoxo
These adorable bridal luncheon invitations from Rafftruck Designs had me at the envelope liners: a swatch of vibrant Liberty of London fabric that the bride planned to use in her backyard wedding. Starting with the fabric as inspiration, Dara from Rafftruck Designs chose a bright summer color palette and sweet script font for the invitation design. Lovely!
From Dara: Rather than a traditional bridal shower, Gracie held a bridal luncheon the morning of her vintage chic backyard wedding. A beautiful floral Liberty of London fabric set the tone for the day’s festivities so I knew I should incorporate the vibrant pattern into the invitations.
I started with bright, bold summer colors and selected a script font with lots of personality. The invitations were letterpress printed on 100% ecru cotton paper, which added the perfect amount of rustic romanticism to this bridal luncheon invitation. A kraft paper envelope lined with the amazing Liberty of London fabric completed the look.
Design + Letterpress Printing: Rafftruck Designs
Photo Credits: Rafftruck Designs