Modern Ketubah Designs from Urban Collective by Jennifer Raichman

After my last ketubah post, I received the sweetest note from the ladies at Urban Collective introducing me to their collection of wedding ketubot.  Sisters Wendy and Jennifer offer beautiful modern ketubah designs, including giclée prints and a collection of gorgeous papercut designs in partnership with artist Naomi Shiek.  So, so pretty.

Check out more over at Urban Collective right here!

Photo Credits: Urban Collective

Kate + Hillary’s Rustic Wildflower Wedding Invitations

I absolutely adore these beautiful same-sex wedding invitations from Ellie at Hello Tenfold.  The wedding reception will take place on a farm in North Carolina later this fall.  Ellie incorporated lovely floral illustrations and woodgrain details to complement the rustic elegance of the wedding.  Gorgeous!


From EllieHillary and Kate are getting married this fall in North Carolina, with a reception at a farm in the country.  They’ll be incorporating fall colors (hopefully with some cooperation from the leaves!), wildflowers, burlap, and strings of lights for a casual but elegant affair.

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Thanks Ellie!

Hello Tenfold is a mem­ber of the Designer Rolodex – you can see more of Ellie’s beau­ti­ful work right here!

Photo Cred­its: You Go, I Go, We Go

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Annie + Jeremy’s Illustrated Portrait Save the Dates

Printerette Press was one of my favorites at this year’s National Stationery Show, so I was thrilled when Catherine from Printerette Press sent over these sweet and whimsical save the dates that she created for a recent couple.  Catherine incorporated the most adorable illustration of the bride and groom – even the bride’s sweet freckles!

From Catherine:  Annie & Jeremy might be the most down-to-Earth, funny, and sweet couple we’ve ever worked with.  Annie is a clothing designer and Jeremy is a librarian here in Minneapolis.  Both of them being from St. Louis, they planned a (hot) summer wedding in their hometown.

We love incorporating sweet, simple portraits into wedding stationery and we were delighted when Annie and Jeremy were on board with our idea!  I think my favorite element of the whole piece is Annie’s freckles.  The save the dates were printed on cotton paper with hand-mixed inks and lovingly hand-fed one at a time on our 100-year-old press.

Thanks Catherine!

Printerette Press is a member of the Designer Rolodex – you can see more of their beautiful work right here!

Photo Credits: Printerette Press

Katie + Alex’s Elegant Chicago Map Wedding Invitations

I love starting the week off with something pretty – and it really doesn’t get prettier than these Chicago map wedding invitations from Melissa and Amy of Atheneum Creative.  Katie and Alex wanted their home city of Chicago to serve as the focal point for their wedding invitations, so Melissa and Amy worked with an illustrator to create a custom map showcasing key landmarks for the couple and serving as an inner envelope.  Such a great idea!

From Melissa and AmyKaty and Alex were looking for a unique way to introduce and share their story—starting right with the invitation.  Chicago is home to both the bride and groom; it’s where their relationship began and it is where they will share their fist kiss as husband and wife.  The city means so much and holds so many memories for them, what better way to tell their story than with a custom illustrated map of their personal Chicago landmarks (such as their high rise apartment, the bench they got engaged on, the church and reception location, and many others).

Keeping with their yellow and gray color theme, we kept the cards simple and understated to let the map become the star.  We wanted the map to be the first thing you see when you open the envelope, so we shaped it to serve as the inner envelope—wrapping the whole package in yellow twine. It was really great to hear about all the details in the city that meant so much to the couple and we were really excited to bring that story to life for them.

Stunning!  You can see more from Atheneum Creative right here!

Concept and Design: Atheneum Creative
Map Illustration and Calligraphy: Elizabeth Porcher Jones
Letterpress Printing: Side Show Press

Photo Credits: Atheneum Creative