Constance + Russell’s Silhouette Gatefold Wedding Invitations

The first set of real wedding invitations come to us from Tina at Joie Studio, a custom letterpress studio in Los Angeles, California.  Tina recently printed the wedding invitations for actress Constance Zimmer‘s October wedding.  Designed by art director Eliza Kenan, the invitation features a gatefold layout with custom silhouettes and other personal details in a navy blue color palette, as well as a double-sided rsvp postcard:

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Constance and Russell chose to have their daughter host the wedding for the invitation wording – too cute!

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Constance even used vintage stamps on the outer envelopes – do actresses read wedding blogs, too?

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Constance loved the invitations so much, she also had Tina screen print a few vintage handkerchiefs to give to her bridesmaids as gifts.  Aren’t they pretty?

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Too cute!  Thanks so much for sending these over Tina!

Looking for more wedding invitation inspiration? Don’t for­get to check out the real invi­ta­tions gallery for even more wed­ding invi­ta­tion inspiration!

{image credits: joie studio}

70th Wedding Anniversary Invitations

Do you remember the 70th wedding anniversary celebration that I linked to in one of my Friday posts a couple weeks ago?   Sarah from Parrott Design Studio helped her grandparents celebrate their 2nd platinum wedding anniversary, and the invitations she created for the party are just as beautiful as I expected.

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I love that Sarah printed the floral images in a blind (no ink) deboss to give the feeling of lace – so timeless and romantic!  Beautiful work Sarah!

{image credits: Parrott Design Studio}

Holiday Calligraphy Stamp

Happy Monday everyone!  I hope you all had a good weekend!  I took this weekend off (well, mostly) for the first time in what feels like months – went out on a date with my husband, walked around our neighborhood, even managed to check out an exhibit at the Folger Library!  But even after a wonderful weekend, I could always use a little something pretty to brighten my Monday morning, and what could be prettier than these square calligraphy address stamps from Primele?

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Patricia from Primele said that she was inspired by the holiday season in Providence, RI, when she would walk past homes with lovely painted doors and beautiful wreaths on the way to her studio.  It’s still a teensy bit early for me to be thinking about holiday cards, but at least I know how I’ll be addressing the envelopes when I’m ready to send them out!  At 4 x 4 inches, these stamps will definitely make a statement on the back of any envelope.  Check them out right here!

{image credits: primele}

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Happy Friday everyone!  This has been an incredibly full week for me; if you follow me on twitter you may know that I spent most of the weekend and the earlier part of this week up in New Jersey and New York, working on a project with my Dad and seeing some of my fellow bloggers in town for Bridal Market.  On Tuesday, I attended a taping of the Martha Show – and if you’ll allow me to geek out for a quick second, the bloggers in attendance got to take a photo with Martha and Darcy Miller at the end of the show (that’s me in the red sweater on the right)!

So much fun!  Now that I’m back at home and the weekend is almost here, I’m looking forward to relaxing and enjoying the cooler weather here in DC.  But in the meantime…

…a few links for your weekend!

…and just in case you missed it, a quick round-up 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 courtesy of martha stewart living omnimedia}

Piper’s Modern Nursery

As promised earlier, Rachelle from Wiley Valentine sent over some photos of the beautiful nursery for her new baby girl – and not only is Piper’s nursery totally adorable, but it’s full of paper goodies!  From the framed art prints to a whimsical pomander mobile, I love it all!

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How fabulous is the pomander mobile?!

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These might officially be the cutest crib sheets I’ve ever seen…

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Love the vintage wood blocks!

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So sweet!  If you’re looking for cute nursery decorations for either boys or girls, Rachelle was kind enough to share the sources for Piper’s nursery artwork.  Thanks Rachelle!

Letterpress Prints – Wiley Valentine
Baby Giraffe Print – Sharon Montrose
Owl Painting –  Molly Jay Designs
Alphabet Poster – vintage, sourced via Etsy
Custom Pomander Mobile – Pom Love

{all images by Rachelle Schwartz | Wiley Valentine}

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