Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Camping in the Woods

Fall, to me, always brings thoughts of camping, roasting marshmallows, and rustic details. You might not think of planning your wedding around a theme that involves getting dirty and functioning with just the essentials. But that is what can make it so fun! Surprise your guests with simple pleasures that they enjoyed as kids or still do with their families. Take a cue from the treats, the crafting, and the quirky details from your own camping adventures. And if you just love the idea – but need a little inspiration – I rounded up some of my favorite stationery pieces to get you started! – Lauren

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S’mores kits with fun tags for the reception. Image by Fondly Forever Photography via Wedding Chicks.

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Create tags with stamps for roasting your marshmallows. Attach your escort cards to dream catchers. Left image by Tom Balazs Photography LLC via Wedding Wire, right image by Erin Kunkel Photography via Martha Stewart Weddings.

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Style your program like a camp guide. Image by :ANNE SCHMIDT PHOTOGRAPHY via Ruffled.

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Send guests hope with s’more favors in to-go bags with a fun quote taped on the front. Image via The Flair Exchange.

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Display your the seating chart on kraft with sticks. Create simple paintings as table numbers or as decor. Left image by Erin Kate Photography via Style Me Pretty, right image by Stevie B Photography via Emmaline Bride.

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Add simple woodsy elements to your menus. Image via Written In Detail.

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Display your schedule in a simple hand painted style. Pack treats in lunch bags with your wedding logo or initials. Left image by Christina Richards Weddings via A Practical Wedding, right image by Ariel Renae Photography via Ruffled.

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Kelly’s Citrus-Inspired Bridal Shower Invitations

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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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Thanks Isabel!

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

Ana + Liam’s Soft Floral Wedding Invitations

Happy Monday everyone! I thought I’d start the week with these beautiful soft floral wedding invitations from Nicole of Umama – inspired by the bride’s request for a classic invitation with a floral print! Nicole carried the floral elements through the entire suite, from the invitations to the rehearsal dinner menu and other day-of elements. So pretty!

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From NicoleFor this wedding suite, Ana wanted a classic invitation with a classic floral illustration. Ana planned to include touches of copper and cobalt blue china with ivory, fuchsia, and burgundy flowers in her wedding and also wanted to include a floral print in her invitations and day-of wedding stationery.

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I wanted to give Ana a little bit of everything on her design wish list: the cobalt blue, the florals, and a touch of copper. I love the look of layered florals, to the point of abundance. However, I didn’t want to overwhelm the actual invitation. Our solution was to create a piece that would serve as a wrap to the invitation, reply card, and rehearsal dinner note.

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On this folder, we were able to go floral crazy bringing in layered florals and lots of that cobalt blue. The invitation revealed a much cleaner and classic floral design, so as not to overcrowd the type below.

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A mirrored floral pattern adorn the rehearsal dinner note and menu card, tying all the pieces together. For that touch of copper, we created a set of tags to be used at the venue, with copper rivets and a ribbon crafted from spiraled copper wiring. We used Dutch Felt 100lb paper in Creamery from Paper Presentation. It is one of my favorite go-to papers for texture.

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Thanks Nicole!

Check out the Designer Rolodex for more tal­ented wed­ding invi­ta­tion design­ers and the real invi­ta­tions gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

Photo Credits: Umama

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Dark Botanicals

Just because fall and winter are approaching does not mean that our bright colors and obsessions with florals need to suffer. Choose saturated colors, bright tones, and gemstone hues, add a touch of moody black or blue, and you have yourself some gorgeous inspiration to transition into the cooler months. I really love the look of this wedding party. The mismatched floral prints, darker colors, and bohemian vibes… so let’s see how that would translate into day-of wedding stationery. – Lauren

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Image by Studio Castillero via Green Wedding Shoes

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Guestbook via The Paper Walrus

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Wedding program via Wedding Paper Divas (left) // Julie Wilhite Photography via Gypsy Floral and Events (right)

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Table numbers by Kim Smith-Miller via McKenzie Powell Floral and Event Design

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Envelope liners (would be gorgeous for escort cards) by Oak & Orchid

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Jen Fariello Photography via The Knot (left) // Ashley Kelemen via Wedding Sparrow (right)

DIY Tutorial: Patterned Wedding and Party Favor Bags

We have a confession: we’re crazy about details… and we can’t get enough pattern in our lives. A few weeks ago, we were on the hunt for the perfect favor bags and just couldn’t find exactly what we were looking for. A light bulb went off and Emma dreamed up these custom DIY wedding and party favor bags that can be made from any patterned sheet of paper! And thus a new obsession was born. – Bailey and Emma of Antiquaria

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These favor bags are best made in an assembly line fashion, completing each step for all of your bags at once. Doing it this way will save you tons of time!

Materials

Coco and Paloma Green Floral Patterned Paper in text weight

Scoreboard

T-square Ruler

Pencil

Scissors

Double Sided Tape (a tape gun is faster but optional)

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Step 1: Using a scoreboard, score your sheet of paper on the back (we used 8.5 x 11″ patterned paper) half an inch above the bottom (the 11″ side) and half an inch from right hand side. Lastly, score down the new center, at the 5.25″ mark. You can adapt this technique to any size paper by using this formula, simply adjust the center score accordingly.

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Step 2: With a t-square ruler, draw a light pencil line across the lefthand side and righthand half inch portion of the paper that you just scored, about an inch down from the top.

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Step 3: Next, you will center a plate on the right-hand side, in between your straight pencil lines. This is how to create the top arch on your bag. Trace the top of the plate light with a pencil. You should now have a cutting guide that runs all the way across your paper.

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Step 4: With scissors, carefully cut along the line that you just made. You will also need to cut half an inch at the center score line along the bottom to where the score marks meet.

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Step 5: Next, fold down the righthand half inch score mark. Apply double sided tape along the length of the right side as well as across the bottom right side (from cut to edge). Carefully fold the left side to meet the right and adhere them together.

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Step 6: Flip your bag over and finish it off by folding up the bottom half inch and tape it to the back using double sided tape.

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Et voila! Favor bags sure to impress at any wedding or party. Now… what to put in them?

Photo Credits: Antiquaria for Oh So Beautiful Paper