Wedding Invitations – Mitchell + Dent

I’ve been a huge fan of Aussie stationers Mitchell & Dent since discovering their gorgeous paperwares earlier this spring.  For the past few months, Mitchell & Dent have been working on a new wedding invitation line, and I’m thrilled to let you all know that it’s finally here!  The collection features twelve stunning designs available in both letterpress and digital printing options, from a modern take on the ampersand to a pattern inspired by Liberty of London floral patterns and everything in between.  Prepare yourselves for some serious pretty!

mitchell dent modern paper heart wedding invitation suite 500x333 Wedding Invitations   Mitchell + Dent

mitchell dent modern paper heart wedding invitation 300x450 Wedding Invitations   Mitchell + Dent mitchell dent modern paper heart wedding invitation detail 300x450 Wedding Invitations   Mitchell + Dent
{paper heart}

mitchell dent modern ampersand wedding invitation 500x333 Wedding Invitations   Mitchell + Dent

mitchell dent modern ampersand wedding invitation detail2 500x333 Wedding Invitations   Mitchell + Dent

mitchell dent modern ampersand wedding invitation detail 500x333 Wedding Invitations   Mitchell + Dent
{ampersand}

mitchell dent woodland wedding invitation suite 500x333 Wedding Invitations   Mitchell + Dent

mitchell dent woodland wedding invitation enclosures 300x450 Wedding Invitations   Mitchell + Dent mitchell dent woodland wedding invitation ceremony programs 300x450 Wedding Invitations   Mitchell + Dent

mitchell dent woodland wedding invitation 500x333 Wedding Invitations   Mitchell + Dent
{wooden it be lovely}

mitchell dent vintage floral wedding invitation suite 500x333 Wedding Invitations   Mitchell + Dent

mitchell dent vintage floral wedding invitation 300x450 Wedding Invitations   Mitchell + Dent mitchell dent vintage floral wedding invitation details 300x450 Wedding Invitations   Mitchell + Dent

mitchell dent vintage floral wedding invitation enclosures 500x333 Wedding Invitations   Mitchell + Dent
{vintage floral}

mitchell dent pink confetti wedding invitation 500x333 Wedding Invitations   Mitchell + Dent

mitchell dent pink confetti wedding invitation rsvp 300x450 Wedding Invitations   Mitchell + Dent mitchell dent pink confetti wedding invitation detail 300x450 Wedding Invitations   Mitchell + Dent

mitchell dent pink confetti wedding invitation suite 500x333 Wedding Invitations   Mitchell + Dent
{confetti}

mitchell dent milk bar wedding invitation save the date 500x333 Wedding Invitations   Mitchell + Dent

mitchell dent milk bar wedding invitation enclosures 500x333 Wedding Invitations   Mitchell + Dent
{milk bar}

mitchell dent love stitch wedding invitation suite 500x333 Wedding Invitations   Mitchell + Dent

mitchell dent love stitch wedding invitation save the date 500x333 Wedding Invitations   Mitchell + Dent
{love stitch}

mitchell dent kraft mayfair wedding invitation 500x333 Wedding Invitations   Mitchell + Dent

mitchell dent kraft mayfair wedding invitation suite 500x333 Wedding Invitations   Mitchell + Dent

mitchell dent kraft mayfair wedding invitation rsvp 500x333 Wedding Invitations   Mitchell + Dent
{mayfair}

mitchell dent english floral pattern wedding invitation suite 500x333 Wedding Invitations   Mitchell + Dent

mitchell dent english floral pattern wedding invitation rsvp 500x333 Wedding Invitations   Mitchell + Dent

mitchell dent english floral pattern wedding invitation enclosures2 500x333 Wedding Invitations   Mitchell + Dent

{luella}

mitchell dent crest wedding invitation suite2 500x333 Wedding Invitations   Mitchell + Dent

mitchell dent crest wedding invitation detail 500x333 Wedding Invitations   Mitchell + Dent
{woodland crest}

mitchell dent black white yellow honeycomb wedding invitation suite 500x333 Wedding Invitations   Mitchell + Dent

mitchell dent black white yellow honeycomb stripes wedding invitation thank you 300x450 Wedding Invitations   Mitchell + Dent mitchell dent black white yellow honeycomb stripes wedding invitation menu 300x450 Wedding Invitations   Mitchell + Dent

mitchell dent black white yellow honeycomb stripes wedding invitation 500x333 Wedding Invitations   Mitchell + Dent
{honeycomb}

mitchell dent cameo silhouette wedding invitation 500x333 Wedding Invitations   Mitchell + Dent

mitchell dent cameo silhouette wedding invitation detail2 300x450 Wedding Invitations   Mitchell + Dent mitchell dent cameo silhouette wedding invitation detail 300x450 Wedding Invitations   Mitchell + Dent

mitchell dent cameo silhouette wedding invitation suite 500x333 Wedding Invitations   Mitchell + Dent
{cameo}

See what I mean?  Gorgeousness, all the way.  You can read more about each collection right here – and you can also order sample packs right here!

{image credits: angela higgins for mitchell & dent}

{happy weekend!}

This weekend feels like the last weekend of summer – I know we still have a few weeks before Fall officially arrives, but the sun is setting earlier every evening and it’s definitely getting cooler.  Another sign that Fall is approaching?  2011 calendars.  They were everywhere at the Gift Fair and I’m starting to see some pop up online.  If you’ve been reading this blog for a while you know that I do big calendar round-ups each year, and I’m looking forward to continuing the tradition this September.  Designers, if you’d like to submit your calendar for this year’s round-ups, just shoot me an e-mail with photos right here!  But in the meantime…

its a new day {happy weekend!}

…a few links for your weekend!

And in case you missed anything, a summary of this week’s posts:

That’s it for me this week – I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and I’ll see you all back here on Monday!

{image credits: fadedfilmstrips via you are my fave}

Balloon Birthday Party Invitations

I’m always amazed by the constant stream of inspiration and creativity from Brooke at inchmark – from sweet birthday presents for her husband to the cutest silhouette pregnancy announcements, she such wonderful ideas.  For her eldest child’s recent birthday party, Brooke created balloon invitations that were rolled up into a tiny tube, tucked into a helium-filled balloon (along with some confetti), and then hand-delivered to the lucky party invitees.  So awesome!

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I’m totally tucking this idea into the inspiration file for future use.  Read more over at inchmark!

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!

Pulp Romance Novel Wedding Invitations 500x333 Lis + Jay’s Pulp Novel Wedding Invitations

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!

Pulp Romance Novel Wedding Invitations Cover 500x333 Lis + Jay’s Pulp Novel Wedding Invitations

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.

Pulp Romance Novel Wedding Invitations Details2 500x333 Lis + Jay’s Pulp Novel Wedding Invitations

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

Pulp Romance Novel Wedding Invitations Detail Elements1 500x333 Lis + Jay’s Pulp Novel Wedding Invitations

Pulp Romance Novel Wedding Invitations Map 500x333 Lis + Jay’s Pulp Novel Wedding Invitations

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.

Pulp Romance Novel Wedding Invitations Custom2 500x333 Lis + Jay’s Pulp Novel Wedding Invitations

Pulp Romance Novel Wedding Invitations Photo 500x333 Lis + Jay’s Pulp Novel Wedding Invitations

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.

Pulp Romance Novel Wedding Invitations Dedication Page1 500x333 Lis + Jay’s Pulp Novel Wedding Invitations

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

{image credits: it’s a date design}

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:

donna wilson wrong right gloves 300x300 Donna Wilson donna wilson mountain mittens 300x300 Donna Wilson

donna wilson red arrow scarf 300x300 Donna Wilson donna wilson arrow scarf 300x300 Donna Wilson

donna wilson rainy day mini blanket 300x300 Donna Wilson donna wilson rainy day red mini blanket 300x300 Donna Wilsondonna wilson pink gray pillow 300x300 Donna Wilson donna wilson faces eyebrow 300x300 Donna Wilson donna wilson blah baby mini blanket 300x300 Donna Wilson donna wilson baby mini blanket 300x300 Donna Wilsondonna wilson beehive tea towel 300x300 Donna Wilson donna wilson beard tea towel 300x300 Donna Wilson

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

{image credits: donna wilson}