Rachael + Noah’s Peacock Save the Dates

You may remember Haley’s unique hand-lettering and illustration style from her super-cool Save the Dates and wedding invitations.  Now that she’s married and living across the pond in the UK, Haley has started working on projects for other brides through her shop, Bread of Many!

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Haley created these Save the Dates for Noah and Rachael, who are planning a vintage-inspired wedding on a peacock farm for this August!  As you can imagine, Haley was quite inspired by the wedding venue in creating custom illustrations for the design…

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…while also incorporating some of her signature hand-lettering:

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Haley is busy working on Noah and Rachael’s wedding invitations, which I cannot wait to see!  In the meantime, you can check out some of Haley’s other projects on her blog and etsy shop.

{image credits: bread of many}

{happy weekend!}

Happy Friday everyone!  As I type this, the snow has started to fall here in DC in our second big snow storm of the year.  We'll see how much actually sticks on the ground, but I'm looking forward to a weekend of unpacking and hopefully (finally) getting settled into our new home.  Unfortunately, we had to postpone this weekend's bridal show due to the snow, but we've rescheduled for the evening of Tuesday, February 16th, so there's still time to register if you want to come by!  But in the meantime…

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…a few links for your weekend reading pleasure:

Before I head off for the weekend, I also wanted to let you all know that I set up a formspring page — so if you've ever been curious about something or wanting to ask me a question, now's your chance!  Just click here and ask away!  Have a great weekend everyone!

{image credits: trevor hoehne via jolie jolie}

Spanish Garden Party Save the Dates

Alejandra is planning a vintage-inspired Spanish garden party wedding, and she was kind enough to send over photos of her Save the Dates!  Alejandra was inspired by one of my earlier posts (yay!) to incorporate papel picado-inspired details using bold accent colors:

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From AlejandraWe are having our wedding in a venue with European architecture with an indoor garden, tons of light coming in, and during brunch.  Being a Latina myself, I wanted my colors to be bold and playful, all the while containing an elegant and classic touch.  After much consideration, I decided that my two main colors would be red and teal.

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Alejandra’s Save the Dates were a DIY labor of love — she printed them herself on cardstock and then added some texture by using rubber stamps, embossing powder, and a heat gun from Paper Source.

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Love, love, love the gorgeous and bold aqua and red color palette — and that Alejandra used rubber stamps to create the perfect design for her vintage-inspired Spanish garden wedding!  Alejandra is currently working on her wedding invitations, which I absolutely cannot wait to see.  In the meantime, you can follow along with her wedding planning process on her blog, Oops I’m in Love.

{image credits: Alejandra Amador}

DIY Birthday Card from MaeMae Paperie

After this morning's Valentine's Day round up, I thought I'd shake things up a bit this afternoon with an adorable DIY birthday card from Megan at MaeMae Paperie:

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Megan created this birthday card for her very lucky sister-in-law, Allyson.  Megan traced a regular Paper Source envelope to create pattern that she used to create a custom envelope for the card.  She also used the Paper Source envelope liner template to create a custom liner with an illustration of birthday candles.

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So sweet!  You can check out a few more photos of the card, as well as some of Megan's other projects, on her blog and website!

{image credits: maemae paperie}

Valentine’s Day Card Round-Up, Part 4

Still haven’t found your Valentine’s Day cards yet?  Well, not to worry, because I have yet a few more designs for you just in case you’re still on the hunt — and there are plenty of options, from traditional + sweet to geeky + cute to simple + modern designs…

6a00e554ee8a2288330120a85e244b970b 500wi Valentines Day Card Round Up, Part 4{hammerpress}

6a00e554ee8a2288330128775fd69c970c 500wi Valentines Day Card Round Up, Part 4{naomi murrell}

6a00e554ee8a2288330120a85d8c1e970b 500wi Valentines Day Card Round Up, Part 4{ink + wit}

6a00e554ee8a2288330128775ffcdb970c 500wi Valentines Day Card Round Up, Part 4{paper lovely press}

6a00e554ee8a22883301287760047b970c 500wi Valentines Day Card Round Up, Part 4{have your valentine’s hand calligraphed by linea carta!}

6a00e554ee8a2288330120a85d9ac2970b 500wi Valentines Day Card Round Up, Part 4{meadowlark creative – valentine’s day cards + coasters}

6a00e554ee8a2288330120a85dd278970b 500wi Valentines Day Card Round Up, Part 4{DIY your valentines with these calligraphy stamps from paperfinger!}

6a00e554ee8a2288330120a85de611970b 500wi Valentines Day Card Round Up, Part 4{bread of many}

6a00e554ee8a228833012877600dd7970c 500wi Valentines Day Card Round Up, Part 4{pop + shorty}

6a00e554ee8a228833012877600e17970c 500wi Valentines Day Card Round Up, Part 4{paper schmaper}

wild ink press valentines 500x212 Valentines Day Card Round Up, Part 4
{wild ink press}

6a00e554ee8a228833012877602d62970c 500wi Valentines Day Card Round Up, Part 4{delphine}

6a00e554ee8a228833012877604c35970c 500wi Valentines Day Card Round Up, Part 4{pup + pony press}

6a00e554ee8a228833012877605041970c 500wi Valentines Day Card Round Up, Part 4{paisley dog press}

6a00e554ee8a2288330128776058f5970c 500pi Valentines Day Card Round Up, Part 4{peach and pearl}

6a00e554ee8a2288330120a85e2b36970b 500wi Valentines Day Card Round Up, Part 4{hijirik studio}

6a00e554ee8a228833012877606882970c 500wi Valentines Day Card Round Up, Part 4{flora + fauna press}

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I also really love these beautiful embroidered handkerchiefs from lou lou and oscar for valentine’s day…

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And just in case you missed them, you can check out my earlier round-ups right here.

{images from their respective sources}