Sarah + Jeff’s Modern Floral Pink and Yellow Wedding Invitations

Adrienne from Dingbat Press sent over these bright fuschia and yellow wedding invitations that she designed and printed for a recent client.  In addition to the final invitations, Adrienne was kind enough to send over some proofs from the design process so that we could see how the invitation evolved.

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From AdrienneSarah came to me wanting a letterpress wedding suite that was bright and modern. She was going for a cirque du soleil theme and wanted something fun and fluid.  Her inspiration for the invitations came from The Beatles Cirque du Soleil show, LOVE, in Las Vegas.

These were Adrienne’s initial mock-ups:

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And this was the final design proof:

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Sarah wanted to explore some 60s mod themes, bright colors and floral silhouettes. Curry and fuchsia were her colors of choice but she wanted to initially explore oranges and pinks as well.

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In the end, we combined two proofs from previous design versions to create the final printed piece with the impression and reverse print band on the bottom of the invite creating a faux emboss.

Gorgeous!  I love, love, love the faux emboss at the bottom of the invitation — such a wonderful effect that I’m sure is even more beautiful in person!  I also love the subtle yellow-on-yellow floral detail in the corner of the envelope, which contrasts so nicely against the bright pops of fuschia.  Thanks so much Adrienne!


{image credits: Dingbat Press}

Vintage-Inspired Coral + Pewter Wedding Invitations

So today is apparently all about color palettes!  Earlier it was shades of blue, and this afternoon it’s all about coral - one of my favorite colors this spring!  These invitations were created by Dauphine Press for the wedding of their art director, Erin, in California last fall.  First up, Erin’s Save the Dates, which mixed a lighter coral and espresso brown inks from her original Latin-inspired wedding vision:

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Erin’s theme evolved as the wedding planning process continued, so for her invitations she went with a more romantic and sophisticated design – again using the bright pops of coral but paired with a more subdued pewter ink and ornamental flourishes:

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So lovely!  You can read more about the design process and influences on the Dauphine Press blog right here – and check out photos from Erin and Todd’s wedding here.

{image credits: dauphine press}

Hand Drawn Decals from Shanna Murray

Okay, so you're going to see these everywhere this week, but Shanna Murray just released a new collection of wall decals and they're so pretty that I couldn't resist sharing a few of my favorites:

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I'm planning to paint a chalkboard wall in my home office, and I think a couple of these decals would look absolutely lovely above the desk for some added inspiration.  I could easily see these decals incorporated into weddings or parties – use the round borders to help frame a menu, or to impart a sweet message to guests above a favor table.  The decals come in a range of colors, so you're not limited to white on a dark or chalkboard surface.  Check out the full collection right here – congrats Shanna! 

{image credits: shanna murray}

All about blue…

This morning I’m all about the color blue — from the palest sky blue to a bolder light teal, these two invitations from Angela and Kathleen recently caught my eye and stayed in my mind all weekend.  First up, Angela from SeeSaw created these gorgeous light blue letterpress wedding invitations with lovely damask details and whimsical stripes for her brother-in-law’s recent wedding:

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Next up, Kathleen from Twig & Thistle worked with her friend Tara Lee to create these crisp and modern letterpress baby shower invitations:

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{twig and thistle}

Gorgeous work ladies!

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{happy weekend!}

Happy Friday everyone!  I don't know about you, but this has been a looooong week for me and I'm 100% ready for a much-needed weekend.  Plus, I'm super-excited, because it's only one more week until the B List!  (Are you coming to our Friday Meet + Greet?)  I'm really looking forward to this year's meet-up, both to seeing friends from last year and getting to make new friends.  But that's next weekend, and this weekend I've got more plans for the garden – including putting up some edging around our little flower bed to keep a very rude neighbor from walking on the soil and crushing my poor little sprouts.  Seriously, who does that?  Sigh.  But in the meantime…

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…a few links for your weekend reading:

Also, my friend Lynn from Satsuma Press wrote to tell me about a fundraiser for her son, Liam.  You can read more about Liam's situation and the fundraiser details right here.  I know Lynn would welcome any support you might be able to provide.

That's it for me this week!  I hope you have a wonderful weekend, and I'll see you all again on Monday!

{image credits: jose villa, from the most gorgeous engagement session I think I've ever seen}