Invitations for a Surprise Wedding!

Eleanor from Oh Louise! sent over these bright and colorful tropics-inspired invitations that she designed for what she thought was an engagement party, but turned out to be a surprise wedding!  How fun!  So let’s get to the full story from Eleanor, and be sure to check below for photos from the big party!

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From Eleanor: My brother-in-law Mark & his fiancée Ashley were originally planning to have a destination wedding in Jamaica or Turks & Caicos, but pretty quickly they realized a destination wedding would be more difficult and expensive than they had imagined.  Mark and Ashley told us that they’d decided to get married by themselves on their “honeymoon.”

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We were a little sad to not see them wed, but wanted to respect Mark and Ashley’s choice.  A little while later, Ashley asked if I would create the invitations for an engagement party they were planning for the weekend before they would depart.

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I was happy to do it and worked with Ashley to create a custom invitation and thank you cards with  bright colors – oranges, pinks, and reds – and a floral design that had a tropical feel.

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The night of the party, Mark and Ashley looked happy and content as all of their friends and family celebrated them in the beautiful backyard of a gorgeous home in Dallas.  After a couple hours of celebrating, we gathered around the pool for what we thought would be a toast to the engaged couple.

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To our surprise, music began playing and Mark and Ashley came walking out of the house and into the backyard dressed in wedding attire!  They were beaming with excitement, not only because they were about to get married, but they had pulled off  their secret wedding and totally surprised each and every one of us!

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It was a beautiful wedding and a wonderful night & I was so excited when I realized I had not just made Mark and Ashley’s engagement party invitation, but their wedding invitation!

A huge congratulations to Mark and Ashley, and thanks to Eleanor for sharing the lovely invitations and story behind this surprise wedding!

{image credits: invitation photos by Oh Louise!, wedding photos by Katie Norris}

Summer Pinwheels

Ah, pinwheels… such a light and fun symbol of summer, aren’t they?  I’m loving these pinwheel letterpress notecards (printed in an even more summery shade of yellow) from Duet Letterpress:

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Check ‘em out right here!

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Vintage Airmail-Inspired Wedding Invitations

These gorgeous airmail-inspired wedding invitations come to us from Erin at Lucky Luxe. Erin’s bride and groom, Gabriella and Peter, were inspired by their shared love of travel.  Erin combined the vintage airmail design with the idea of a handwritten letter for an unbelievably gorgeous and completely romantic result!

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From Erin: Gabriella was originally envisioning a vintage airline ticket suite as a nod to their love for travel.  I began to imagine something Hemingway inspired — love letters sent from around the globe, handwritten and imperfect, personal and cherished, with drips and puddles of fountain ink adorning the corners of each piece.

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I love how the design includes the splotches and splatters of ink wells – all letterpress printed along with the invitation text – in keeping with the overall feel of an antique hand-written letter.

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An airmail border was letterpress printed in red and blue on each envelope.  Beautiful calligraphy by Holland Wilson.

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Erin lined each envelope with a print of a vintage map on beautiful linen paper.

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Erin tells me that this is her favorite invitation suite that she’s ever designed at Lucky Luxe – and I completely agree!  Check out more from Erin right here and here!

{image credits: lucky luxe}

Get Well Card Round-Up

One of my friends was recently ill and had to spend some time in the hospital (not to worry, she’s fine now), but of course I sent her a get well card while she was recovering.  I’m guessing that some of you might also have friends or family in need of a get well card, so I thought I’d share a quick round-up with some of my favorite options:

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{sycamore street press}

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{hazel and violet ink :: lucky star press}

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{sugarcube press}

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{hello!lucky}

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{kirtland house press}

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{night owl paper goods}

{all images from their respective sources}

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Sweet Save the Dates

Happy Monday everyone!  Let’s start off the week with a fun (and totally cute) letterpress Save the Date from the always-fabulous Brandi over at Sweet Harvey.  Printed in a lovely yellow and gray color palette, I love this cute little couple sitting together on a swing:

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You can check out lots more from Sweet Harvey here and here.  Thanks Brandi!

Do you have a Save the Date that you’d like to share?  Just shoot me an e-mail right here!

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