These floral bridal shower invitations from Dara of Rafftruck Designs are making me so happy on a cold and dreary day! Created for a summer bridal shower, Dara mixed whimsical design elements and a patterned envelope liner with a formal invitation layout. Perfectly sweet and simple, and full of color!
From Dara: For this summer bridal shower, I was asked to create something that was fresh and fun, but still with a classic style in mind. A whimsical flower paired with bright pinks and oranges brought the invitation to life, while a formal layout kept things traditional.
Pulling from the layered style of the flower, I created a scalloped envelope liner to round out the design. The invitations were all letterpress printed on 100% bright white cotton paper which added a nice airiness to the set.
Photo Credits: Rafftruck Designs
Erin’s watercolor wedding invitations were among my favorites from 2012, so I was thrilled to hear from her again – this time with some invitations that she created for her sister Laura’s 30th birthday! These invitations reflect Erin’s love of sewing, with a beautiful fall-inspired corduroy fabric backing sewn to the kraft paper invitations using gold thread. Gorgeous!
From Erin: My sister, Laura, is a wedding photographer and loves gorgeous, printed invitations. For her 30th birthday, I wanted to merge her love of printed work and calligraphy with my love of sewing to add a special, personal touch. My jumping off point in the design was some gorgeous fall-esque corduroy fabric that I found at Colorado Fabrics, which I sewed onto the back of each invitation using gold thread. The green envelopes (addressed in my sister’s hand lettering) completed the invitation.
Invitation Design: Erin | Sewbon
Invitation Calligraphy: Designsgirl
Envelope Calligraphy: Laura Murray
Printing: The Print Connection
Paper: Speckletone Kraft by French Paper
Fabric: Colorado Fabrics
Photo Credits: Laura Murray Photography
These creative invitations from Jaymee at JayAdores Design Co. for her friend’s upcoming bridal shower mix whimsical hand lettering with crisp modern design – and I couldn’t love them more! Working with a “gold and glitz” theme, Jaymee incorporated gold envelopes and a whole lot of sequins for extra sparkle. The perfect invitations for such a happy celebration!
From Jaymee: My good friend Ann-Marie is getting married in a few weeks, so my fellow bridesmaids and I threw her a shower to celebrate her upcoming nuptials! Once we decided on a gold and glitz theme for the shower, I got to work on creating invitations and paper goods to reflect that aesthetic.
I hand lettered “Ann-Marie” and “XOXO” using gouache to use on the invitations, the envelope liners, and the coasters. I had so much fun putting all of it together and added in sequins to each envelope for an extra [sparkly] something.
Photo Credits: JayAdores Design Co.
Today we’re taking a quick trip back in time… to our baby shower! The ladies at On To Baby were kind enough to feature our shower yesterday, and I thought I’d share a few of my favorites here. My dear friends Janice and Maggie hosted the most beautiful shower for us, inspired by my love of all things constellation! Funny story: because I ended up having to be induced with Sophie 3 weeks early, our baby shower took place the DAY before we went into the hospital for the induction. Those last few days were a complete blur of anxiety and nerves, so it was really nice to have a day to spend with our friends and family before Sophie’s arrival!
Sugar Paper did an amazing job with the invitations, incorporating gold and white foil on die cut kraft paper, calligraphy from Lisa Holtzman, and a custom constellation envelope liner. Janice worked with Verde Studio to select astronomy-themed vintage postage as the finishing touch.
We’re not the most traditional of people, so we wanted an informal co-ed shower that gave us an opportunity to spend time with our friends and family. Janice asked her sister (a private chef) to put together a buffet of our favorite brunch food, and Andy came up with a trio of brunch cocktail recipes. There was also a coffee bar and dessert bar featuring cupcakes and macarons from our local favorite The Sweet Lobby.
This is Maggie and Trevor’s pup, Eleanor, when she was just a tiny wee thing! I think it should be mandatory to have at least one puppy at every party.
Invitation Design: Sugar Paper
Invitation Calligraphy: Lisa Holtzman Calligraphy
Day-of Calligraphy: Meant to Be Calligraphy
Postage: Verde Studio
Catering: Leslie Raybuck
Desserts: The Sweet Lobby
Photo Credits: The Observatory
Lindsay from McMillian + Furlow always has the most creative invitation ideas! Like these fly fishing 70th birthday invitations for her dad and these amazing Memorial Day summer kick-off party invitations. Today she’s sharing the Oktoberfest-inspired invitations that she created for her sister-in-law’s 30th birthday party. I have a feeling my beer-loving husband would very much approve of these invitations!
From Lindsay: I recently designed these 5″ x 7″ postcard invitations for my sister-in-law’s Oktoberfest inspired 30th birthday. We developed the idea of naming the party “Emtoberfest” as a combination of both her name (Emmy) and Oktoberfest. The party will be held at a local German beer hall here in NYC, and typical Oktoberfest attire is strongly encouraged!
We sent the invitations out in an orange envelope which complimented the postcard design beautifully. For budget reasons, these invitations were printed digitally.
Photo Credits: McMillian and Furlow