{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!

Claire + John’s Woodsy Lodge Wedding Invitations

We’re getting ready to take our first big family vacation with Sophie, and it involves mountains and a lake! I’m looking forward to a change in scenery from DC, and these screen printed invitations from Sarah Jane Winter for a wedding in Lake Tahoe are making me even more excited for our trip. Sarah incorporated woodland illustrations and a woodgrain texture paper to highlight the wedding’s natural setting. Pretty!

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From Sarah Jane: Claire and Jonathan are tying the knot at a lakefront lodge in Lake Tahoe, California. Being nature lovers, they are incorporating an organic aesthetic throughout all elements of their wedding. Their invitation uses evergreen hues and woodgrain textures to highlight the gorgeous pines native to the area around their wedding venue.

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The illustration in the invitation depicts the view of the lake and mountain range from the lodge where the wedding will take place. Whimsical fonts and screen printing set the tone for a carefree and cheerful wedding in the woods.

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Thanks Sarah Jane!

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

Photo Credits: Sarah Jane Winter

{happy weekend!}

Happy Friday everyone – and yay for a long weekend! I hope you all had a nice Valentine’s Day. Sadly, my husband was on a late night shift this week, so there wasn’t much celebrating over here. Hopefully we’ll find some time to do something nice this weekend instead. We’ve had a few glimpses of spring here in DC this past week, which has me so so so excited for the real thing to arrive soon! Last year I was so overwhelmed with first trimester sickness that I was barely able to enjoy my favorite season, but this year I’m so excited to introduce Sophie to our favorite spring activities (like visiting Dumbarton Oaks and the National Arboretum). But in the meantime…

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…a few links for your weekend!

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Also, there a LOT of new Designer Rolodex members to welcome!

That’s it for me this week! I hope you enjoy your long President’s Day weekend and I’ll see you back here on Tuesday! xoxo