Black + White Graduation Invitations

Rachel found these amazing graduation invitations from designer Sarah Mick – and I’m loving the crisp black and white design and modern typography.  The trifold main invitation is 5″ x 17″ when fully extended and was accompanied by a return rsvp card in a bright yellow envelope.




So fun!  You can check out the rest of Sarah’s design portfolio right here.

{image credits: sarah mick via jolie jolie}

Watercolor + Calligraphy Save the Dates

Happy Monday everyone! Our poor kitty is still in the animal hospital, so I’m trying to cheer myself up with these gorgeous watercolor + calligraphy save the dates from Courtney of Swiss Cottage Designs and Jenna of Love* Jenna Calligraphy.

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Courtney hand painted the names of the bride and groom with watercolor and matched them with Jenna’s amazing calligraphy to create this beautiful and tranquil save the date.

Blue Watercolor Calligraphy Save the Dates

I love the subtle tone and color changes in both the watercolor and calligraphy inks – just stunning!  You can see more from Courtney and Jenna here and here.  Thanks ladies!

Photo Credits: Love* Jenna

{happy weekend!}

You guys, the last couple of days have been pretty rough – in large part due to a middle-of-the-night emergency trip to the animal hospital for our cat, Leopold.  The poor guy gave us a good scare, but luckily my husband and I caught the problem early enough; he’s now recovering and we’re hoping to bring him back home tomorrow.  Needless to say, I’ve had some things on my mind this week.  Right now I’m just feeling thankful and looking forward to getting back to normal this weekend.  But in the meantime…

…a few links for your weekend!

In case you missed it, a quick round-up of this week’s posts:

That’s it for me this week!  I’m really excited about some beautiful wedding invitations and save the dates that I have planned for you all next week, along with more holiday cards of course.  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and I’ll see you back here on Monday!

{image credits: galaxy by tamara lichtenstein, found via rachel}

Goals and Wishes

Love, love, love these wood clipboards from Decoy Lab (and found via SeeSaw) – such a beautiful gift idea, too:


Looks like they’re momentarily sold out, but I’m sure there will be more soon – check back right here.

{image credits: decoy lab}

Erin + Brent’s Vintage Glam Chicago Wedding Invitations

Courtney Callahan sent over these invitations that she designed for Erin and Brent’s wedding at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago.  The wedding took place at the zoo’s event facility, Café Brauer, which complemented Erin and Brent’s vintage glam wedding theme.  For the invitations and day-of stationery, Courtney went with a soft gray and pink color palette and vintage-inspired typography selections.


From Courtney: Erin’s overall vision for wedding was vintage glam and the reception venue provided great inspiration.  The art deco designs on the top and bottom of the invitation are a direct nod to the stately windows at Café Brauer, while the typefaces are reminiscent of those used in the 1920s.  With the text printed in slate, touches of papaya were added for a pop of color in the invitation suite.



In addition to the invitations, Courtney created the day-of wedding stationery details, including ceremony programs, guestbook sign, Mr. and Mrs. signs, and a menu complete with a custom monogram designed just for the couple:


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So pretty!  Thank you so much for sharing Courtney!

{image credits: invitation photos by jennifer kathryn; wedding photos by molly grace at vrai photo}