Pretty + Paper

I’ve officially started daydreaming about fall: cooler temperatures, the changing of the leaves, and of course fall weddings!  I’m always a fan of incorporating wood veneer for fall wedding invitations, and I love the idea of using non-paper materials, like the leaves below, as escort or place cards – particularly when paired with beautiful calligraphy in white ink.  –nole

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Calligraphy by Meagan Tidwell and styling by Joy Thigpen via Once Wed (left); Mary and Ben’s rustic invitations by Atheneum Creative (right)

Photo Credits: Ali Harper and Chelsea Davis Photography

Leah + Tyler’s Modern Vineyard Wedding Invitations

Who says that invitations for vineyard weddings have to follow a literal wine theme?  Anastasia from Anastasia Marie created these modern wedding invitations for a recent vineyard wedding, incorporating lots of type and minimal illustrations.  The result is a clean yet natural design that perfectly suited the couple’s wedding vision.

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From AnastasiaLeah and Tyler wanted a wedding invitation suite printed on smooth creamy paper with black, gray, and tan inks.  We played around with type with minimal illustration, and also created an overlapping translucent background for the backs.  The wedding took place at a vineyard in California, so a wine bottle graced the back flap of their envelopes.

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Thanks Anastasia!

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Photo Credits: Anastasia Marie

Elspet + Thomas’s Whimsical Hand Lettered Wedding Invitations

These whimsical hand lettered wedding invitations come to us from the London-based design studio BerinMade.  Erin from BerinMade was inspired by the bride’s vision of a wedding filled with confetti.  Erin created an invitation suite with a kraft paper and pink color palette with Erin’s beautiful hand lettering in white ink – and of course, lots of confetti hidden in the envelopes!

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From ErinWhen Elspet and I met up for a chat, we came up with a vision of a fun and confetti-filled wedding celebration.  This is exactly what we did for her three-piece wedding invitation suite.

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We wanted to focus in on just a few elements: the quality of the card stock, which is a heavenly brown stock from the GFSmith range; my hand-lettering which was printed with white ink and run several times through the printer to get that lovely solid white; and a scatter of confetti across the invitation suite, on the back and also on the liners.

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Then we matched the suite with candy pink and kraft envelopes.  The idea was for loose confetti would also fall out of the envelope as guests opened their invitations, giving a real sense of excitement and festivities.

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Thanks Erin!

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

Photo Credits: BerinMade

Joanie + Todd’s Romantic Linen and Lace Wedding Invitations

These wedding invitations from The Blue Envelope are so soft and romantic.  Amanda from The Blue Envelope worked with bride and groom Joanie and Todd to create a linen pocket fold-out invitation for their destination wedding in South Carolina – with just a bit of lace to tie the invitation suite together.  So pretty!

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From AmandaJoanie and Todd were married at the beautiful Boone Hall Plantation in Charleston, South Carolina.  Joanie wanted her wedding invitations to be simple yet unique and elegant yet understated.  The wedding took place on the cotton dock and the entire wedding reflected the couple’s personality, right down to the cocktail straws that guests adorned in mason jars during the ceremony.

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After settling on a destination wedding on a holiday weekend, the couple decided to make it a three day event with a crawfish boil to kick off their new lives as husband and wife.  As a result, the invitation suite required several different pieces, each conveying a lot of information for their guests.  We wanted to come up with a way to make it all fit together in one beautiful package.

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We started off using card stock as our pocket fold invitation but it needed something more… I wanted the invitations to reflect not only the couple’s personalities but the simplistic elegance of the location.  We decided to use linen fabric instead of card stock and hand stitched the edges to create an invitation that unfolds into a pocket invitation.  We topped it off with a lace garnish to pull in that beautiful vintage feel.

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Thanks Amanda!

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

Photo Credits: Chris Berneking

{happy weekend!}

Happy Friday everyone!  We’re currently in upstate New York for a few days to spend time with my husband’s family, including our nieces + nephew, before the baby arrives in just a couple of months (eek!).  It’s also really nice to escape the heat and humidity of DC for a few days!  Today I’m heading out a bit early and hoping you all have a wonderful weekend!  But in the meantime…

Photo Credit: Ink Meets Paper

…a few links for your weekend:

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We have a fun cocktail coming up for you this afternoon, so check back a bit later for the recipe!  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and I’ll see you back here on Monday!  xoxo