Lis + Jay’s Pulp Novel Wedding Invitations

These wedding invitations are just so cool and different – well, they just make me happy.  Lyndsay from It’s a Date Design created this pulp novel invitation suite for the wedding of her friends Lis and Jay, which she made out of re-purposed Mills and Boon books.  This project turned out to be quite an international affair – with the invitations traveling from Lyndsay’s design studio in Melbourne, Australia all the way to Lis + Jay in Glasgow, Scotland!

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From LyndsayThis project was a labour of love for my dear friend Lisa-Marie to celebrate her marriage to Jay – both are talented writers and avid music fans, so when it came to thinking about the format for their wedding invitation, a pulp novel seemed like the perfect solution!

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I commissioned good friend Dale Harris of Studio Ink to design a custom type creation for the “front cover” of the book, based on hours of research into the pulp novella genre and lots of Old Hollywood movie posters!

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The cover opened to reveal the invitation to Lis and Jay’s nuptials, as well as a short story/scrapbook of how the couple met, and closed with a little library-inspired pocket and library card inside the back cover, which guests could fill out and return to the couple with their attendance plans.

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Below the invitation was a hidden compartment which housed a little button badge pack with gift tag, registry information and fold-out map.

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Each invitation was re purposed out of vintage romance novels (many a Mills and Boon was harmed, I’m afraid!) which were stuck together page by page to form the hollowed out secret section and rebound with the couple’s custom artwork.

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The dedication page was made out to each guest in receipt of an invitation, and each book included a beautiful silk ribbon bookmark. The great thing about this suite, apart from being completely “Lis and Jay”, is that I imagine many went straight to the bookshelf for keeps – a lovely memento of a beautiful day.

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Thank you so much Lyndsay – these are fantastic!  Check out a bit more, including some work-in-progress photos, over at Lyndsay’s blog!

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Donna Wilson

I had the pleasure of meeting Donna Wilson at the NYIGF last week, and I totally fell in love with her collection of textiles – from scarves and gloves to lambswool (knitted in Donna’s native Scotland) cushions and throws:

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Donna also has the world’s most adorable catalogue, which you can find on her website.

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Traditional Hindu Wedding Invitations

Priya recently designed these amazing wedding invitations for friends having a traditional Hindu ceremony – and I’m LOVING the gorgeous colors and floral patterns!

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I love how the invitations are both modern and traditional at the same time – using the bright pops of pink and orange with formal invitation wording.  So pretty – read more about the invitations right here!

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Sweet Note Cards

I love the hand drawn quality of these cards from Linea Carta – which is no surprise since each card features an original illustration then hand screen printed by artist Diva Pyari.  Perfect for sending someone a short + sweet note!

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So pretty!  She also has such lovely handwriting and beautiful wedding invitations

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A Little Felt + Wire Collection

The good folks at Felt & Wire recently asked me to curate a selection from their online shop – I had so much fun pulling together a collection with some of my favorite design details, from stitching to gold foil:

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Check out the full collection right here!

{image credits: one fine dae, a.favorite, and paper + cup, all via felt + wire}