Anne + Durand’s Modern Boho Wedding Invitations

These beautiful wedding invitations from Megan at Ruby the Fox are just perfect for the quintessential modern boho bride. Succulent-inspired details? Check! Beautiful calligraphy? Check! A bright pop of colorful edge painting? Check! Totally gorgeous result? Check and check!

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From MeganThis suite was created for a fabulous Los Angeles-based bride for her modern meets boho wedding. She worked with Bash, Please to design her perfect day, and I had the honor of designing her wedding invitations! We started with a fresh palette of mint, coral, kraft, and taupe – and the rest took off from there.

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Playing off her love for calligraphy, clean lines and succulents, we came up with a stunning design that was totally representative of her big day. The suite was letterpress printed on luxe cotton stock, with edges painted in a pop of coral. To top it all off, Angelique, Ink graced us with her calligraphy talents for the couple’s names and the gorgeous envelope calligraphy.

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Thanks Megan!

Design: Ruby the Fox

Calligraphy: Angelique Ink

Ruby the Fox 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: Mary Kate McKenna Photography

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

Friday Happy Hour: Tropical Sangria

In DC, August is usually a beast. A muggy, hot, sweaty beast. We thought we had dodged a bullet this year, since this August was actually really mild and pleasant. But we were wrong. August just waited a month. August found us. This first week of September has really just been August: hot and humid. So we could mope around in the heat, miserable. Or we could drink some Sangria – with a twist inspired by the tropics. Yeah, that second one. Drink some Sangria! – Andrew

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Illustration by Shauna Lynn for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Tropical Sangria

1 Bottle Dry Red Wine
1 Cup Aged Rum
1 Cup Watermelon Juice
1/2 Cup Lime Juice
1/2 Cup Falernum
1/4 Cup Allspice Dram
2 Cups Pineapple, Diced
2 Limes, Sliced

Combine all those ingredients in a pitcher. Let it sit overnight in the refrigerator so the flavors meld. Serve over ice and enjoy!

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It’s hard to go wrong with Sangria – wine, a bit of liquor, some fruit and you’ve got a Sangria – but I particularly love this one. It’s deep and rich, a little bit funkier than a Sangria fortified with brandy. It’s sweet and tart and a bit spicy. It’s summery and enormously refreshing on a hot day.

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I got the idea for this when we made our Rosé Sangria last month. What about a Caribbean-themed Sangria, with a bit of a tropical touch? So this was born: rum instead of brandy, some tropical fruit and Caribbean liqueurs, a Tiki-like fantasy version of a Sangria that might have been cooked up in a pirate’s kitchen. Ok, so that last bit was pretty dorky. I don’t care. This is delicious. Give it a try.

Photo Credits: Nole Garey for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Happy Weekend!

Happy Friday everyone! It’s my birthday today – I’m 33! – and while I’m excited to celebrate another birthday, I’m truthfully more excited to enjoy these final few weeks as a family of three. We had a bit of an early labor scare over the Labor Day weekend, which thankfully turned out to just be a false alarm (at just under 36 weeks), but it made us realize this baby could decide to appear very soon! So now we’re focused on making our final preparations and tying up any loose ends – all while giving Sophie some pre-baby love and attention. But in the meantime…

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…a few links for your weekend!

This week on Oh So Beautiful Paper:

Check back soon for this week’s cocktail! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and I’ll see you back here next week! xoxo

Quick Pick: Three Potato Four Key Tags

Three Potato Four released these fantastic GoodLife key tags a few months ago, and I’ve been kind of obsessed ever since – how great is the Penpal Society tag?!?! These key tags would be a fun gift idea or just a creative way to dress up a spare set of keys for house guests!

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