Bright Room Studio

Bright Room Studio is a boutique stationery studio specializing in custom paper goods for life’s biggest and best moments. It began in my second floor home office with a wall of windows overlooking the backyard. The sunny room not only gave the company its name, but also became a metaphor for how I like to work with our clients. I believe the design process should be open and collaborative and end with designs and products that they can’t stop staring at because they love them so much!

I’ve been doodling lettering since I was a kid and always designed casually, but it wasn’t until my own wedding, where I obsessed over every little paper good, that I decided to make my passion my profession. I love working with people who are going through amazing and joyful times in their lives and nothing makes me happier than happy clients.

My style features a lot of hand lettering and illustration, hand-crafted details, fun colors and a little bit of whimsy.

I love being a part of all of life’s big moments so, in addition to custom wedding invitation, love to create birth announcements, shower or party invitations or branding and identity projects.

I married my junior prom date in September of 2012 (nearly 10 years after that prom) in Sebastopol, California and have a soft spot for wine country weddings and high school sweethearts. I love working alongside my pup Nilla, iced chai tea lattes and finding the perfect font. When I’m not sketching, lettering and perusing Pinterest, you can usually find me with Nilla at the dog park or catching up on a TV series with my husband.

Brynne + Guy’s Modern Vineyard Wedding Invitations

Happy Monday everyone! We’re kicking off the week with these beautiful invitations from Brynne of Harken Press for her own upcoming wedding! As with her save the dates, Brynne drew her inspiration from the vineyard wedding venue in Southern California. I’m loving the nature-inspired color palette along with the wonderful illustrated envelope liner and belly band featuring the venue’s endless rows of grapevines.

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From BrynneNothing sets the scene for romance like a vineyard. Our wedding invitation suite has modern typography with whimsical flourishes and illustrations. The color palette – plum, forest green, kraft brown, and pearl white – came from the rich colors of the vineyard where our wedding will take place in the fall.

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Much like our vineyard save the date, the design was inspired by our wedding venue in Temecula wine country in Southern California. The hand drawn style of the illustrations convey the casual, easy-going vibe of the event. Since the grape vines are literally growing all over the property of the resort, we wanted to get our guests excited by showing the rows of vines and the hot air balloons in the sky in the mornings.

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The vineyard invitation suite includes an invitation, reply card, guest information card, kraft envelopes, and a belly band to hold all the pieces together. The invitation and reply card are letterpress printed, while the other pieces are digital printed.

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Thanks Brynne!

Design: Harken Press

Digital Printing: Harken Press

Letterpress Printing: Quality Letterpress

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

Photo Credits: Harken Press

Kristen + Austin’s 1950s-Inspired Lake Tahoe Wedding Invitations

Ooooh, laser engraved wood wedding invitations! For these destination wedding invitations, Courtney from Swiss Cottage Designs paired the wood invitation with colorful accents inspired by the venue – Lake Tahoe! With her fabulous eye for detail, Courtney incorporated lots of cute and quirky elements into the day-of wedding stationery, from custom camp-inspired patches to welcome tote bags.

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From CourtneyThis suite was inspired by 1950s Lake Tahoe with a modern twist: so think Rat Pack, martinis and camping in retro cabins under the stars. Lake Tahoe is notoriously blue so it was natural to have cobalt blue be the star of the show. The bold yellow color complemented the blue and helped play into the ’50s inspiration.

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When it came to the invitation, Kristen wanted to do something with wood to represent the nature of Tahoe. I found an amazing vendor to laser engrave these on double thick wood. It was a great touch and the invites actually smelled a bit like firewood which was an awesome bonus element! With the RSVP card, we wanted it to feel like a post card you would grab when traveling through the area on vacation.

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Since this was a destination wedding, we wanted the save the date to act as an incentive package to guests. I created a two fold brochure filled with fun facts about Tahoe as well as travel details, hotel info. and more. With destination weddings, the save the dates always end up being a bit more important as guests need to book early. As an extra element to help tie suite together, we came up with the idea of doing an actual patch like you might get at camp. I ended up working with a great vendor who created the patches (2.5″ x 2.5″) with iron-on material on the back. Some guests even showed up with the patches adhered to their outfits. Brilliant!

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My favorite element is the envelope liner. Lake Tahoe is the second deepest Lake in the country so I thought it might be cool to highlight that with a depth chart. Depth charts aren’t exactly the most exciting thing but by using different shades of cobalt and placing it against the clean white paper, it was a great design element that really added to the suite.

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For the day of elements, we played with cocktail napkins, drink stirrers, buttons, custom kazoos (weird, but fun!), “Keep Tahoe Blue” stickers, and silk screened tote bags.  I’m a firm believer that the day of elements really help round out the event. It’s such a fun way to bring all the great details from your save the date and invitation into the big day!

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Thanks Courtney!

Design: Swiss Cottage Designs

Swiss Cottage Designs is a member of the Designer Rolodex – you can see more of Courtney’s amazing work right here or visit the real invi­ta­tions gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

Photo Credits: Courtney Jentzen | Swiss Cottage Designs

Lauren + Paul’s Rustic Screen Printed Fabric Wedding Invitations

There is something so romantic in these screen printed fabric invitations from designer Jessi Evans. Inspired by the natural beauty of the wedding venue, the invitation features a single color screen print on muslin fabric and fold-out enclosure, complete with farm-inspired illustrations. Sweet, simple, and ridiculously beautiful.

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From JessiThese screen printed fabric invitations were inspired by the natural beauty of the Pennsylvania farmland. I wanted to capture the raw essence of the wedding venue, while celebrating the simplicity of the countryside.

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The materials include a screen printed muslin invitation partnered with a three panel foldout that includes a detachable RSVP postcard printed on recycled, post-consumer paper stock in a milkweed color.

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My favorite details include an illustration of the barn in which Lauren and Paul will be wed, their favorite song lyric, a wheat pattern and silhouettes of iconic farm animals. 

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Thanks Jessi!

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

Photo Credits: Jessi Evans

Bid adieu to Ladyfingers Letterpress with a Stationery Giveaway!

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered!

Dear Diary. Day 5 of blogging on OSBP. Energy levels good. Eyeballs a little dry from staring at the internet for so long. Not enough ice cream. But spirits are high. Psyched to read the comments and make new friends. Sad that this is our last day guest blogging. Been a good go. Wondering if Nole will ask us to come back? Note to self: send a Thank You card.

Well, it’s been fun, guys! To celebrate all of the good times we’ve spent together for the past five days, we’re doing a Very Special Stationery Giveaway. See, although we’ve been all chatty about custom wedding invitations, that’s not all we do! This past May, we had our first ever booth at the National Stationery Show where we debuted our brand new line of social stationery! We had a blast meeting our favorite stationer friends, shops, printers and designers and were psyched with the response to our work. You can now find our work in over 50 stores across the country (and the world!) – but also on our newly redesigned online shop! Before we get going with the giveaway details, we’d like to share with you a recap of some of our best sellers from NSS 2013. –Arley-Rose and Morgan of Ladyfingers Letterpress

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Now for the info you’ve all been waiting for! To enter our giveaway, visit the Ladyfingers Letterpress online shop and browse the collection of social stationery. Select your 3 favorite single cards, flat or folded. Then come back here and leave a comment with your selection! You’ll have until 11:59 p.m. EST on Tuesday, July 23rd to enter the giveaway. One winner will be selected randomly and notified via email.
*This giveaway is courtesy of Ladyfingers Letterpress. Giveaway only valid for mailing addresses within the United States. Official sweepstakes rules here.