Modern Wedding Invitations from Ink + Wit

Tara from Ink + Wit sent me a note to let me know about some beautiful new designs that she recently added to her wedding collection.  Tara is known for her unique and modern botanical illustrations, and these new invitations are no exception.   And I love, love the combination of blind impressions with the delicate botanical elements – so pretty!





Birch Tree + Berries

The next design features some romantic swirls with modern blind impression stripes all in a crisp black and white color palette – so pretty!








Custom New York Highline Invitation

You can check out the full collection over at Ink + Wit.  Thanks Tara!

Photo Credits: Ink + Wit

*Ink + Wit is a spon­sor of Oh So Beau­ti­ful Paper.  For more on my edi­to­r­ial poli­cies, please click here.

Wedding Details: Escort Cards and Place Cards, Part 2

I hope you enjoyed the earlier installment of creative escort and place card ideas!  There are so many great ideas, one post couldn’t possibly contain them all.  Here are a few more ideas to help inspire your wedding day stationery!

How cute are these escort cards? Let me count the ways: The type!  The twine!  The glitz!  Designed by Amy Hardy –  Design8days, photographed by Paper Antler via 100 Layer Cake.

An example of how some of the most beautiful escort cards are the most simple.  Calligraphy by Love, Jenna via A Lovely Morning (left).  Martha Stewart suggests welcoming guests to your reception with these mint lemonade escort bottles – so lovely! (right)

These succulents/chevron cards make me think “Palm Springs.”  Photo by Erin Hearts Court from Yes, Please Design.

Um, how cute are these library-themed escort cards?  The bride and groom displayed them card catalog-style.  Designed by PAPERjo, photo by You Look Nice Today Photography via Elizabeth Anne Designs (left).  Creative and perfectly rustic mini-stump escort flags.  Photo by Vantage Pictures via Poppytalk (right).

Neutral escort cards are most definitely not boring.  Photographed by Nessa K Photography via Style Me Pretty (left); Calligraphy by Neither Snow via Once Wed (right).

This rustic escort card display could be so easily replicated at any type of event. Photo by Amanda Bevington via Snippet and Ink.

A gorgeous place setting that works for your wedding OR your next dinner party (left).  A luggage tag escort card idea for your destination wedding or hotel gift bag (right).  Both by Martha Stewart Weddings.

This bride and groom invited guests to “take a little piece of Arizona home with them.” Photo by Kimberly Jarman via The Bride’s Cafe.

Paper rosette magnet escort cards – so easy to DIY!  via Ruffled

Love the use of stamps or symbols in lieu of table numbers/names.  Photo by Cramer Photo via The Bride’s Cafe.

So often escort card holders are overlooked.  These mini-pomander balls are so unique and pack a visual punch.  Photo by Apertura via Elizabeth Anne Designs.

Thanks so much for joining me today – I hope these creative escort and place card ideas serve as inspiration for you as you plan your big day!

{images via their respective sources}

Wedding Details: Escort Cards and Place Cards

You already know how much I love wedding invitations, but I also love day-of wedding stationery – place cards, ceremony programs, menus, and all sorts of other fun papery goodness.  Today we’re rounding up some of the prettiest and most creative ideas as inspiration for all of you, starting with escort card and place card ideas!  There are so many ways to get creative with escort and place cards for your wedding that everyone can find something that fits in with their style or theme.

You can’t go wrong with a silhouette escort card for a classic wedding (left), and this “seating cards in a bottle” idea is so creative!  Both from Martha Stewart Weddings

Beautiful calligraphy and neutral cards by Neither Snow

I want to go to a wedding that features these adorable button escort cards! (left)  Equally adorable is using a typewriter to type each person’s name and then attaching a vintage typewriter key (right).  Both via Martha Stewart Weddings.

Another button idea, perfect for a rustic wedding. Photo by Max Wanger via Elizabeth Anne Designs.

This escort booklet idea is so versatile – featured in Martha Stewart Weddings (left).  Photo of cupcake escort card by Jill Thomas, card by Posh Paperie via 100 Layer Cake (right).

How cute are these pinwheels for a whimsical, outdoor wedding? Photo by Jessica Stout via Style Me Pretty.

Love the color and types used in these cards.  Ruby and Willow via Oh So Beautiful Paper.

Great color and visual impact in this example; perfect for a casual wedding.  Photo by Studio Nouveau, escort cards by Strong Studio via Ruffled.

These fabric escort cards (left) were DIY’d by the bride and groom – so creative!  Photo by Brett Buchanan via  Style Me Pretty.  I also love the idea of beautiful calligraphy on green apples for a fall wedding (right).  Photo by Meg Perotti, calligraphy by Calligraphy Katrina via Style Me Pretty.

These wrapped succulents are perfect for weddings, showers, Sunday brunches…  Photo by Mary Swenson via Somewhere Splendid.

Skeleton keys and satin ribbon – so romantic!  Photo by Kate Headley via United With Love.

Stay tuned for more beautiful escort and place cards!

p.s. Do you know the difference between place cards and escort cards?  Simply put, escort cards guide your guest to their designated table, while place cards help guests find their assigned seat.  Escort cards are typically placed at a central location at the entrance to the reception.  Guests will find their card, then locate their table based on the number indicated on the card.  Place cards, which are only necessary if you have assigned seating at your reception, sit at each individual place setting – hence the name!

{images via their respective sources}

Modern Green + Gray Letterpress Wedding Invitations

I stumbled across these fun and modern wedding invitations while putting this morning’s business card post together.  Evan Huwa designed them for his own wedding last spring.  I’m loving the bright pops of green paired with the warm gray, and I also really love the salty texture of the solid letterpress printed areas.  I know the salty look isn’t for everyone, but I like the contrast of that texture against the modern graphic elements used in the invitation.  Very cool!



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You can check out more of Evan’s creative work on his website right here!

Photo Credits: Evan Huwa

Business Card Ideas and Inspiration #8

Has it really been two months since my last business card post?  Yeesh!  Well, we’re definitely going to take care of that today with some really pretty, creative, and inspiring business card designs that have caught my eye over the last few weeks…


Craft Lovely


Monday Collective via FPO

Papercut Neon Yellow Business Cards

Love Citron


Marnich via Lovely Stationery


Studio on Fire


Evan Huwa via Graphic Exchange


Lace and Likes


Sita Murt


Cool square business cards by Adam Hill via Lovely Stationery


Lauren Bailey Design


Dolce Press


Monogram via Lovely Stationery

As always, if you’d like to sub­mit your own busi­ness cards, you can e-mail me right here!

{images via their respec­tive sources}