{happy weekend!}

Sigh. Week two of this ridiculous government shutdown. And the more I listen to the news, the angrier I get. So! Time for distractions! Last weekend, we hopped into the car for a spontaneous trip to the mountains. We were only gone for a couple of days, but it was nice to get away from DC – and even more nice to see some real fall foliage. And this weekend, Paper Camp is in DC! I’m so excited to see some of my fellow panelists and meet the new students! But in the meantime…

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Photo by me via Instagram

…a few links for your weekend:

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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

James + Molly’s Cozy Woodland Toile Wedding Invitations

Last week I had the pleasure of featuring these awesome interactive invitations for a destination 40th birthday party, and today the ladies of Ladyfingers Letterpress are back with some equally stunning autumn wedding invitations! Inspired by the Lake Placid Lodge where the wedding took place, Arley-Rose and Morgan incorporated an illustrated woodland toile pattern into the design complete with a loon and an elk!

Woodland Toile Wedding Invitations by Ladyfingers Letterpress

From Arley-Rose and Morgan: When we were approached by Molly and James who were planning their autumnal wedding, they said they wanted their invitations to “feel like you’re wrapped in a cashmere blanket.” Little did we know that we would be incorporating cashmere into their suite!

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Molly sent us some cashmere and wool samples which we individually cut and attached as envelope liners. Unfortunately, we didn’t have any leftovers for the photo shoot, but I can assure you, it was utterly luxurious!

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Molly sent us an incredible Pinterest board that painted a gorgeous picture of the feeling she and James wanted. They mentioned that they were in love with the idea of having a “woodland toile” somehow integrated into their suite, so we made drawings of a loon, an elk, and scenes from the Lake Placid Lodge where they tied the knot.

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The suite was letterpress printed in two colors on thick, 220lb Crane’s Lettra; with a copper interior envelope (lined with cashmere which is not shown) and Crane’s outer envelope.

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Thank you so much ladies!

Ladyfingers Letterpress is a member of the Designer Rolodex – check out more of their beautiful work right here or visit the real invi­ta­tions gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

Photo Credits: Ladyfingers Letterpress

{happy weekend!}

Happy Friday everyone! Our house is currently recovering from the cold from hell, so it has been one. rough. week. Sophie and Andrew got sick first, then it was my turn a few days later. Oh, and OF COURSE this would be the week that Sophie got her newest tooth! Way to pile it on, nature. There’s nothing worse than a sick and sad baby, so I’ll definitely be happy once we’re all back to full strength! But in the meantime…

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…a few links for your weekend!

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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

Rachel’s Whimsical Woodland Baby Shower Invitations

When it comes to baby shower invitations, sweet and simple will always win my heart. For her sister’s baby shower, Jessie from Gramercy Studio created a beautiful design with whimsical hand lettering and illustrated branches inspired by the outdoorsy nature of the parents-to-be. Beautiful!

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From JessieThis invitation design was inspired by my sister Rachel and her husband Bryant, who are having a baby in just one month. They are a sweet and outdoorsy couple, so I wanted to create a design that was fun, whimsical and a little wild. Illustrated branches frame the custom lettering against an aqua background. 

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Thanks Jessie!

Photo Credits: Gramercy Studio

{happy weekend!}

I’m heading out to spend the long holiday weekend with my family. Sophie’s first fireworks! And I’m looking forward to our annual tradition of visiting George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate on the Fourth of July. I wish you all a very happy Independence Day! I’ll be popping back in on Friday afternoon with a summer cocktail recipe, so check back for that in a couple of days! In the meantime…

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Photo Credit: Scout’s Honor Co.

…a few links for your weekend!

This (short) week on Oh So Beautiful Paper:

Happy Fourth of July everyone!