Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Gray and White

No matter what your interests are as you poke around the internet, I think there are some clear trends sprouting up everywhere. One of them being a shift back to the basics. Specifically color. I will say, even my own wardrobe has slowly become a sea of black and white. It’s definitely a simple way to make anything chic in an instant, from a tee and denim to an invitation suite. So I rounded up some of my favorite grey pieces that I think will last through the winter and stay a staple all year round. – Lauren

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Image above by Julia Newman Photography via Modernly Wed

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Image on left by Virgil Bunao Fine Art Weddings via Style Me Pretty // Image on right by Max Wanger via Style Me Pretty

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Image on left by Liga Photography via Junebug Weddings // Image on right by Jose Villa via Once Wed

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Image above via Smitten On Paper

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Image above via Pinhole Press

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Image on left via Jose Villa // Image on right via Camille Styles

 Are any of you using gray and white in your own wedding?

Best of 2014: My Favorites!

I love doing these “best of” round up posts because they help me see just how much we really packed into a single year. When you’re publishing new content on a daily basis (10-15 times per week!) and you’re constantly focusing on what’s next, it can be easy to lose sight of the posts that made an impact in the previous months or weeks. So here are a few of my personal favorite posts – from guest posts to Emily’s Brick + Mortar column and a few others along the way.

Envelope Address and Hand Lettering Tutorial by Ladyfingers Letterpress for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Envelope Address and Hand Lettering Tutorial from Ladyfingers Letterpress

A Peek Into the Process of Swiss Cottage Designs

Caroline’s Strawberry First Birthday Party

A Day in the Life with Erin Austen Abbott of Amelia

Brick & Mortar: Raising Your Baby and Your Business

10 Tips on Opening a Retail Shop from Urbanic

Where to Find Vintage Stamps for Wedding Invitations

Paper Party 2014!

DC Guide: The National Postal Museum

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Brush Lettering

Today there are so many calligraphers adding brush lettering to their menu of offerings. There are even some really great artists producing it digitally with photoshop brushes on their computers. With all of these different artists emerging and changing up the style they started in, there are so many different options for beautiful brush lettering in your wedding stationery. From watercolor to acrylic, you can find a modern and casual or traditional and formal style that fits your style. Here are a few of my favorites! – Lauren

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Table numbers by Anne Robin Calligraphy / Photo by Fat Orange Cat Studio

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Watercolor programs by A Fabulous Fete via Minted // Wrapping paper via A Pair of Pears

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Gold brush place cards via Craftaholics Anonymous

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Brush lettered menu titles byAnne Robin Calligraphy via Grey Likes Weddings, photo by FAT ORANGE CAT STUDIO // Brush lettered fans via Minted

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Brush lettered title for menus via Jayce-O-Yesta

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Brush lettered balloons by Anne Robin Calligraphy via Letters / Photo by Rad + In Love

Are you feeling inspired by brush lettering for your own wedding?

Lindsay and Ryan’s Illustrated Wedding Ceremony Programs

We saw Lindsay and Ryan’s beautiful wedding invitations from Melissa of Atheneum Creative earlier this morning – and Melissa was also kind enough to share the ceremony programs that she designed for this beautiful wedding! We so rarely get a peek into a full ceremony program so I thought it was worth highlighting in case any of you are on the hunt for some ideas and inspiration. Melissa created custom portrait illustrations for the entire bridal party and illustrated the order of the ceremony. So fun!

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Thanks Melissa!

Atheneum Creative is a member of the Designer Rolodex – you can see more of their beautiful work right here or visit the real invitations gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

Photo Credits: Chelsea Davis Photography

Today I Love…

Over the past few weeks I’ve developed a major thing for ceramics. I’ve always had a soft spot for pretty plates and mugs, but as I’ve discovered more independent artists making hand crafted ceramic goods that soft spot has grown into a full on obsession. Their Instagram accounts also tend to be some of my favorites, fueling the OMG I have to have that right now please feelings even further. Today I thought I’d highlight a few favorites!

Ceramics Round Up by Oh So Beautiful Paper

Paper & Clay: Shop | Instagram

The Object Enthusiast: Shop | Instagram

Suite One Studio: Shop | Instagram

Honeycomb Studio: Shop | Instagram

Bailey Doesn’t Bark: Shop | Instagram

Pigeon Toe: Shop | Instagram

Redraven: Shop | Instagram