Sarah + Jon’s Nature-Inspired Save the Dates

Today’s save the dates were inspired by the wedding venue’s beautiful natural setting.  Sarah and Jon were married in a lovely garden setting hidden away in the middle of Philadelphia.  And since Sarah is an illustrator and stationery designer, she couldn’t help but be inspired by the lush surroundings:

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From Sarah: My name is Sarah Greiner, and I am a packaging designer in Philadelphia with a little Etsy shop called RedRedOrange.  My husband Jon and I were married in September in a little garden behind the National Society of Colonial Dames.  It is a historic building with tons of character, but it was the gorgeous garden in the back that we were most drawn to.  Even though the site was right in the middle of Center City, the garden felt like a sanctuary where we could escape the hustle and bustle of downtown.

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For the Save the Dates, we wanted to give our guests a sneak peak into what the evening would hold and to set the tone for the laid back, dinner party atmosphere that we had planned.  The ceremony itself was going to take place in front of a brick wall covered in creeping vines and hydrangea bushes, and the cocktail hour would be under the stars.

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When I started sketching, I just kept envisioning a magical secret garden with flowers and greenery creeping in from all sides.  The banner that holds our names was a nod to the Chuppah canopy we would be married under.

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We wanted to stress that our wedding was going to be a casual affair in a garden setting so I hand drew everything on the Save the Dates (including the anatomically incorrect owl with four wings).  These were digitally printed at home.

 

 

 

 

Coming up next… Sarah’s wedding invitations!

{image credits: wedding photos by alyssa maloof, save the dates by sarah}

Spring Baby Shower Invitation

I'm so incredibly happy that it's finally March!  Even though spring doesn't officially begin until later this month, I could definitely use a fresh start after rather a tough winter.  Like many of my friends and fellow bloggers, I'm ready to declare victory over winter and welcome longer days, warmer weather, and the beautiful little blooms that come with spring.  I spotted these beautiful yellow and gray baby shower invitations by Chell Paperie this morning at The Sweetest Occasion.  Don't they remind you of spring with their sunny yellow flowers and sweet bunnies?

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Lots more photos, including from the shower itself, at The Sweetest Occasion!

 

{image credits: chelle paperie via the sweetest occasion}

Wood Veneer Bar + Bat Mitzvah Invitations

I'm always thrilled to see my favorite design studios doing their own take on modern Bar and Bat Mitzvah invitations, which can often leave parents totally frustrated as they search for something different yet still respectful of the event itself.  These wood veneer invitations from Night Owl Paper Goods do just the trick:

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Herringbone strips and ornamental flourishes?  Awesome.  Check out the full Bar and Bat Mitzvah invitation collection from Night Owl Paper Goods right here.

{image credits: night owl paper goods}

{happy weekend!}

Happy Friday everyone!  Whether your neighborhood is filled with snow or sunshine, I hope you have a lovely weekend.  I'm still dreaming about spring (please get here soon!) and am hoping to sketch out my garden plan this weekend.  But in the meantime…

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…a few links for your weekend:

That's it for me – thank you so much for stopping by this week.  I'll see you all here again on Monday!

{image credits: from me to you}

Everyday Stationery from FierceMally

Mallory from FierceMally sent over a note introducing her new collection of stationery inspired by everyday objects.  A former architecture student and theater set designer, Mallory's cards feature whimsical line drawings inspired by items in her Brooklyn apartment: 

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 These two cards would be a perfect for an everyday little love note:

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Check out more from Mallory and FierceMally right here!

{image credits: FierceMally}