The Bride’s Cafe — Ideas for Wedding Stationery

Hi everyone!  Today I'm guest posting over at The Bride's Caf — Janie graciously invited me to stop by, so I'm sharing a few ideas for wedding stationery, from ceremony programs to marriage certificates.  Here's a sneak peek, but you'll need to check out the full post over at the Caf!

6a00e554ee8a228833012876eddd30970c 500wi The Bride’s Cafe — Ideas for Wedding Stationery{top photo by Sarah K. Chen, bottom photo by Simply Bloom via EAD}

6a00e554ee8a228833012876eddd4b970c 500wi The Bride’s Cafe — Ideas for Wedding Stationery{top photo by Max Wanger via EAD, bottom photo via Bird and Banner}

6a00e554ee8a228833012876edde07970c 500wi The Bride’s Cafe — Ideas for Wedding Stationery{top row: sweet paul, emersonmade; bottom row: jen curtis via design sponge, kate headley}

6a00e554ee8a2288330120a7eade6d970b 500wi The Bride’s Cafe — Ideas for Wedding Stationery{the most amazing papercut ketubah, photo by elizabeth messina}

Check out the full post — and lots more photos — right here!

{images from their respective sources}

Wedding Invitations — Anemone Letterpress

I’m a huge, huge fan of the lovely letterpress work of Anemone Letterpress, so I was just about jumping up and down when I saw that Anemone Letterpress had released a wedding line!  Carrie from Anemone Letterpress has been gradually sharing each design on her blog, but was kind enough to send over a bunch of photos so that you could see the full line all at once!  So let’s get started…

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6a00e554ee8a228833012876edc115970c 500wi Wedding Invitations — Anemone Letterpress{gifted — doesn’t this design remind you of a Tiffany’s jewelry box?}

6a00e554ee8a2288330120a7eac018970b 500wi Wedding Invitations — Anemone Letterpress{garden party}

6a00e554ee8a228833012876edc171970c 500wi Wedding Invitations — Anemone Letterpress{capistrano}

6a00e554ee8a228833012876edc196970c 500wi Wedding Invitations — Anemone Letterpress{sprouted}

6a00e554ee8a228833012876edc1cc970c 500wi Wedding Invitations — Anemone Letterpress{marquis}

6a00e554ee8a2288330120a7eac0ab970b 500wi Wedding Invitations — Anemone Letterpress{bamboo}

I love the range of color and use of pattern throughout the collection — and Carrie is always happy to customize ink colors to match a particular color palette or theme.  Stay tuned to the Anemone Letterpress blog for additional details on the inspiration behind each invitation design, and you can order samples of each invitation from the Anemone Letterpress etsy shop!

{image credits: Anemone Letterpress}

Printable Valentines from Two Brunettes

I'm busy compiling Valentine's Day cards for my first round-up a bit later this week, but in the meantime wanted to share this lovely printable Valentine designed by Two Brunettes and available for download on Ruffled:

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I love the sweet hand lettering — and the Valentine comes with a matching ready-to-print envelope design as well!  Head on over to Ruffled to download the full set.

{photos by two brunettes via ruffled}

Modern Bat Mitzvah Invitations

As I discovered last year, while helping my sister research invitations for my nephew's Bar Mitzvah, finding fresh and modern invitation designs for a Bar or Bat Mitzvah can be a huge challenge.  Invitation designs are often either a bit too far on the traditional side (ahem, boring) or are so theme-centric that they border on tacky.  So I was totally thrilled to see this fantastic custom Bat Mitzvah invitation by SeeSaw: 

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6a00e554ee8a228833012876e91fe1970c 500wi Modern Bat Mitzvah Invitations
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I love the balance of the modern design elements with the giraffe illustration by Rebeca Raney, which along with the illustrated foliage ties in perfectly to the Bat Mitzvah venue of the American Museum for Natural History without coming across as too childish.  So pretty!

{image credits: Seesaw}

{happy weekend!}

Happy Friday everyone!  We're having an unexpected spell of warm(ish) winter weather here in DC, which has me so totally excited for the weekend!  We'll be busy packing, packing, packing – but hopefully we'll manage to spend a bit of time outdoors as well.  I'm also already looking forward to next week, since that's the week of the Altitude Design Summit.  Yay!  I really can't wait.  But in the meantime…

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… a few links for your weekend reading pleasure:

That's about it for me this week!  Next week I'll be starting my Valentine's Day card round-ups before running off to Salt Lake City.  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and I'll see you back here next week!

{image credits: here comes the sun