Alana’s Otomi Foil + Acrylic Bridal Shower Invitations

Happy Monday everyone! We’re starting the week with these beautiful bridal shower invitations from Alana and Krystal at Vellum & Vogue – for Alana’s own bridal shower! Alana and Krystal chose a festive otomi pattern in a gorgeously subtle neutral color palette. The invitations even feature pearlized white foil printed on acrylic!

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From Alana + KrystalAt Vellum & Vogue, we love incorporating unique printing methods and materials into our work. Alana’s bridal shower had a Mexican theme, so we wanted to create an invitation suite that incorporated a traditional otomi pattern but also had a modern sensibility.

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We decided to foil stamp a pearlized otomi pattern on clear acrylic to give the invitation a soft, modern feel. We then foil stamped the event details in white for contrast. Alana loves neutrals, so our accent materials used a taupe and silver color palette. The invitation was accompanied by a taupe linen backer and finished with a frayed fabric and suede cord wrap.

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Each invitation was mailed in a white box filled with white and silver shredded crinkle paper. We sealed each box with a taupe wraparound address label that used the same otomi pattern.

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Thanks Alana and Krystal!

Photo Credits: Vellum & Vogue

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: DIY Table Runners

Linens are a simple standard that make their way into almost every wedding. And while they can add a little color, it’s probably not the place you want a lot of pattern or fine detail. Instead, try adding some texture and color to your table with a fun, DIY table runner. I rounded up a few of my favorites that use paper as the main material in crafting up these lengthy pieces. The best part is you can easily switch out the colors here and mix in your own color palette for instant decor! Not to mention, these paper pieces will barely put a dent in your wedding day budget. – Lauren

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left image: photo by Kathryn McCrary via Style Me Pretty // right image: Evite

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Green Wedding Shoes

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left image: photo by Laure Joliet for Oh Joy  // right image: photo by Erin J .Saldana via 100 Layer Cakelet

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left image: photo by Frost Photography via Style Me Pretty // right image: Love That Party

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Quick Pick: Sugar Paper for J.Crew

Just a bit of Friday morning wedding stationery eye candy from the new Sugar Paper collection for J.Crew – including bridal party cards, a guestbook, note card sets, and a wedding planning binder!

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You can find the full collection here!

Gold Quilled Wedding Anniversary Certificate

I’ve had the pleasure of featuring several of Ann Martin‘s beautiful quilled wedding keepsakes over the years – from ketubahs to framed wedding invitations. Today I have the privilege of sharing a gold and white marriage certificate that Ann created to celebrate a 15th wedding anniversary!

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From AnnQuilling is the art of rolling narrow strips of paper to create a variety of shaped coils and scrolls. The technique dates back hundreds of years and has changed very little with the passage of time. For this certificate, the couple’s 15th anniversary is coming up in April. As a celebration of the occasion, I was asked to create a design based on their wedding invitation. Calligrapher Riva Brown of Living Letters Studio did the lettering. She used shimmering gold gouache for the names and also the first letter of each vow.

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All of the quilling was done with gilded-edge gold and white quilling paper. The bride carried lilies in her bouquet, so she asked me to include them in the design. I used metallic gold paper to make sculptured peace lilies. The certificate is 15 x 22 inches, about half the size of the Quaker marriage certificates Riva and I often collaborate on, as they require additional space for guest signature lines. A marriage certificate can also function as an alternative guest book that can later be framed as a reminder of the day.

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Thanks so much Ann!

Photo Credits: Ann Martin | All Things Paper

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Brown Paper Bags

I’ve always had a soft spot for all things kraft paper and any lookalikes. Who knew there were so many ways you could incorporate it into your wedding beyond the expected favor bag?! Besides it being the perfect addition to almost any wedding style from shabby chic to modern, it’s easy on the wallet. Score. So, I did a little research to find out just how many ways brides and grooms are getting creative out there. Here are a few of my favorites. – Lauren

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Bag up the bread in printed kraft bags. Image: Sacramento Street | Use as a menu. Image: by Sarah Kathleen via Wedding Chicks

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Make a garland. Image: 10 Paper Lane

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 Bag up your snacks. Left image: Weddingful | right image: by  jose villa via Design Sponge

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Decorate your entryway. Image: Party Ideas by a Pro

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Bag up the utensils. Image: Elizabeth Anne Designs | Make a hangover kit for guests. Image: Be Collective

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This etsy shop recycled the bags to make confetti that is plantable seed paper. Image: KaBloomz

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This shop turned bags into fans. Image: Anna Lou Avenue

How would you incorporate kraft paper into your wedding day?