Waverley’s Ombre First Birthday Party Invitations

I’m a big fan of the whimsical illustration of Catherine from Printerette Press – particularly when it comes to birthday party invitations (Catherine created Sophie’s first birthday party invitations last year)! And today Catherine is back with another first birthday party invitation project! Waverley’s adorable invitations feature an ombre effect in tones of peach and pink along with a floral envelope liner. Love!

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From Catherine: This is a custom project we recently worked up for an adorable little girl’s first birthday party. The inspiration given to us by her mom – Lesleigh from pearls on a string – was “peachy tones ombre” for the invitation and “soft grandma florals” for the envelope liner. We chose to stay in a peachy/pinkish color palette throughout, but added a touch of brown in the floral envelope liner to give it that “grandma” feel the client was looking for. The final touch was ordering magnets of Waverley herself to add an extra fun element to the overall invitation.

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Thanks Catherine!

Printerette Press is a member of the Designer Rolodex – you can see more of Catherine’s gorgeous work right here!

Photo Credits: Printerette Press

Chelsea + Nick’s Night Under the Stars Wedding Invitations

You might remember Chelsea and Nick’s fun navy and white gingham save the dates from a few months back – and today they’re back with their wedding invitations! Created by Rachel from Robinson Press, these beautiful wedding invitations feature a navy and neon red color palette and the Vermont landscape under the stars!

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From Rachel: In keeping with the Vermont theme of their save the date, Chelsea and Nicholas wanted a landscape under the stars for their wedding invitation suite, so an illustration of the snake river became the centerpiece of the suite. They also loved this quote from poet Nikki Giovanni: We love because it is the only true adventure.

 Chelsea + Nicks Night Under the Stars Wedding Invitations

This is a three piece invitation suite, plus double-sided his and hers patterned informal stationery, with a color palette of navy and neon red. The invitation suite was letterpress printed on bright white 100% cotton paper and tied with a gauzy italian cotton ribbon from Studio Carta.

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 Chelsea + Nicks Night Under the Stars Wedding Invitations

Thanks Rachel!

Robinson Press 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: Robinson Press

DIY Tutorial: Black and White Striped Napkin Rings

I think some of the best and most economical ways to style a table involve napkins and napkin rings, which are also great ways to break out some DIY skills. I’m a sucker for black and white stripes, so today, I’m making my own set of napkin rings donning my favorite pattern offset with some turquoise beads. They’re an affordable, low-skill project, and I’m seriously loving the combination! – Mandy Pellegrin of Fabric Paper Glue

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Materials
Wooden napkin rings
Black and white embroidery floss
Needle
Small beads
Washi tape

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Step One: Begin by tying the ends of both colors onto a napkin ring – with the knots on the inside.

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Step Two: Wrap the thread around the ring, alternating between the two colors. I alternated between six white wraps and three black wraps.  As you wrap one color simply wrap it around the other, unused color on the back side. Stop once you’ve covered about an inch of the ring and set aside.

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Step Three: Use a needle to thread several beads onto a separate piece of embroidery floss.

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Step Four: Center the beads over the section of the ring that you’ve already wrapped, and secure on each side of the wrapped thread with a small piece of washi tape.

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Step Five: Tie the beaded string around the ring on the back, and trim the ends.

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Step Six: Now finish wrapping until you’ve covered the entire ring. Finish off by tying the strings on the inside.

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Photo Credits: Mandy Pellegrin for Oh So Beautiful Paper

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