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}

Alyson + Levi’s Vintage Botanical Wedding Invitations

Today’s real invitations come from one of my very favorite bloggers, the lovely Alyson from Unruly Things!  You might remember Alyson from her guest posts last year.  In addition to her fabulous blog, Alyson also runs a letterpress studio called Postal Press, so when Alyson first got engaged and started planning her wedding, I knew the invitations would be incredible no matter what.  Then Alyson mentioned vintage botanical imagery as her main inspiration and I got even more excited!  So as you can imagine, I’m absolutely thrilled to welcome Alyson back to Oh So Beautiful Paper  with her stunning wedding invitations!

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From Alyson: When Levi {most commonly known as DLB on my blog} and I started planning our wedding, we looked at only one venue and knew it was for us.  If you know me at all from Unruly Things, you know that Levi and I have a strong love for all things nature inspired.

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Our wedding was at beautiful lake in the middle of the old growth forest in the Columbia River Gorge. 95% of our guests traveled from out of town for our wedding, so we wanted them to get a really good feel for the venue as well as our wedding style from the invitations.  We opted for fonts with a classic feel and botanical illustrations inspired by vintage book plates.

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I collected vintage postage stamps during our engagement that we used for our envelopes and contacted Kathryn Murray to write the beautiful calligraphy for our guest’s addresses.  Months before the wedding, I taught Levi how to letterpress so that he could help with the printing.

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We letterpressed our invitations on brown bag paper and included fun extra details: an illustrated map to the venue, a letterpress kraft tag with hotel accommodations and, my favorite, a Columbia River Gorge wildlife cheat sheet – complete with typical specimen of plants and animals our guests might see during the event  {no one saw any elk, but we heard that one of our guests came upon a baby bear late in the evening!!}  Over all, I couldn’t have imagined our wedding any other way.  It was entirely us.

Alyson also sent over a few photos from her wedding, captured by Erin Grace Photography, including the gorgeous botanical place cards and ceremony programs!

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Stunning… seriously just stunning.  Each detail fits together perfectly, from the kraft paper invitations details to the amazing botanical elements (hello gorgeous ferns and moss!) to the apothecary glass centerpieces.  Congratulations Alyson!

{image credits: invitation photos by alyson graves brown, wedding photos by erin grace photography}