Oh So Beautiful Paper in Brides Magazine!

Brides magazine has a monthly column called Blog Star – and I’m thrilled to be this month’s contributor!  The April issue is full of fun wedding details, so for this month’s column the editors at Brides asked me to share ten of my favorite ideas for incorporating my favorite detail (paper!) into a wedding.

Brides Magazine Oh So Beautiful Paper Blog Star

The issue is on newsstands now – check me out on page 198 if you pick up a copy!

{happy weekend!}

Happy Friday everyone!  It’s been a wet and rainy early spring week here in DC, but I’ve been taking advantage of the gloomy weather to get things done around the house and behind the scenes.  I love the sense of accomplishment and relief that comes from checking off an item that has sat on my to-do list for nearly a year (I’m also have awesome procrastination skills).  My plans for the weekend involve finishing this book in time for a book club meeting on Monday and taking my mom out to a movie – what are you all up to this weekend?  As always, in the meantime…

{the world’s most adorable cake from herriott grace}

…a few links for your weekend:

This week on Oh So Beautiful Paper:

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

Morse Code Love Cards

Today happens to be my sweet husband’s birthday (you may remember that he’s currently overseas for a few months on a work assignment).  Since I don’t get to celebrate with him in person, these morse code letterpress love cards from Lettuce Press seemed like an appropriate way to help celebrate the far-away birthday of my favorite person in the whole entire world.



I love you and xo xo xo – both in morse code and available from Lettuce Press.

Photo Credits: Lettuce Press.

Elizabeth + Kevin’s Gold and Glamour Wedding Invitations

These invitations from Elizabeth and Jenna of Little Bit Heart are all about classic glitz and glamour.  From the gold and white color palette to the elegant script font and lace details, this invitation would be perfect for a formal or black tie wedding.  Elizabeth and Jenna even incorporated a traditional wax seal on the outer envelopes!


From Elizabeth and Jenna:  We created these wedding invitations for our cousin Elizabeth and her fiancé Kevin.  Elizabeth and Kevin wanted a classic, elegant set and to bring in lace details.  Their set was letterpress printed by Kat and the team at Gilah Press in Baltimore, Maryland on 100% cotton pearl white paper and mounted on metallic gold stock.  We had a blind impression of a lace pattern letterpress printed onto each card and used gold ink for the type.


A lace and fabric flower bellyband held the invitation set together.  We added a gold metallic inner envelope liner to add a pop to the cream envelope.  Elizabeth also fell in love with the idea of a wax seal, so we added a gold seal to the outer envelope.  Reply card and mailing labels were custom designed and printed onto gold metallic label stock.



So pretty!  Thanks Elizabeth and Jenna!

Photo Credits: Little Bit Heart

Brian + Stephanie’s Modern Aviation Save the Dates

Graphic designer and illustrator Brian Hurst is getting married later this summer (congrats Brian!), and created this lovely save the date that combines both modern and vintage-inspired elements along with some fun aviation-inspired details.  Brian chose a color palette of green and gray with a touch of black – so awesome!

Modern Aviation Wedding Save the Date

Modern Aviation Wedding Save the Date

Modern Aviation Wedding Save the Date

Modern Aviation Wedding Save the Date

The save the date folds out to a total length of 12 x 5 inches, or 5 x 7 inches when folded.  Brian even had a custom 2″ rubber stamp made with their names and wedding date to use on the bright green envelopes.

Modern Aviation Wedding Save the Date

Modern Aviation Wedding Save the Date

Fantastic work Brian!  I can’t wait to see the invitations!  For more from Brian, you can check out his portfolio here along with his blog, The Quiet Society (love that name).

Photo Credits: Brian Hurst