Chrysanthemum Invitation Suite from Delphine

Delphine just added this gorgeous chrysanthemum invitation design to their wedding invitation and save the date collection.  It’s available either letterpress or digitally printed — but I happen to be partial to the single-color letterpress printing option below, which works so well with the line drawing style of the chrysanthemum:

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I particularly love the personalized blank notes — perfect for sending out thank you cards.  Check out the full invitation suite, along with the rest of the Delphine wedding collection, right here!

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{image credits: vallentyne photography via delphine}

Sarah + Jon’s Floral Illustrated Wedding Invitations

As promised, I’ve got Sarah and Jon’s wedding invitations to share!  Sarah continued her nature-inspired floral illustrations that we saw earlier today in the Save the Dates, while mixing digital and letterpress printing methods to give her invitations a tactile feel without going over budget.

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From Sarah: We chose our venue because of its gorgeous garden tucked
away in Philadelphia so it was natural to use the lush beauty of
the grounds as inspiration when designing the paper for the event.

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I wanted the invitations relate to the Save the Dates, but a little more fancy.  Designing the invitations was not nearly as daunting as I
thought it would be.  As a graphic designer you put a lot of weight on personal
projects, especially when they are for your own wedding, but I really just let
our personalities and the venue do the talking in the end.

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Of course I wanted the invitations to be letterpress but couldn�t afford to print all of the pieces in two colors.  My
solution was to only letterpress the floral details on the invitation to emphasize their natural, organic quality and to
keep all of the typography digital.  The postcard-style RSVP and the
accommodations card were printed digitally but the colors matched the letterpress
exactly.  Mercurio Brothers did the letterpress printing — and by only printing one
color, we saved a lot of money!

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The RSVP cards were double-sided postcards and we encouraged guests to use the space on the back to write or draw us anything they wished.  We got some amazing words of wisdom and works of art along with their responses and saved them in an album along with our photos.

Thanks so much Sarah!  You can see more photos from Sarah’s wedding on her blog right here!

{image credits: sarah grenier}

Sarah + Jon’s Nature-Inspired Save the Dates

Today’s save the dates were inspired by the wedding venue’s beautiful natural setting.  Sarah and Jon were married in a lovely garden setting hidden away in the middle of Philadelphia.  And since Sarah is an illustrator and stationery designer, she couldn’t help but be inspired by the lush surroundings:

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From Sarah: My name is Sarah Greiner, and I am a packaging designer in Philadelphia with a little Etsy shop called RedRedOrange.  My husband Jon and I were married in September in a little garden behind the National Society of Colonial Dames.  It is a historic building with tons of character, but it was the gorgeous garden in the back that we were most drawn to.  Even though the site was right in the middle of Center City, the garden felt like a sanctuary where we could escape the hustle and bustle of downtown.

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For the Save the Dates, we wanted to give our guests a sneak peak into what the evening would hold and to set the tone for the laid back, dinner party atmosphere that we had planned.  The ceremony itself was going to take place in front of a brick wall covered in creeping vines and hydrangea bushes, and the cocktail hour would be under the stars.

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When I started sketching, I just kept envisioning a magical secret garden with flowers and greenery creeping in from all sides.  The banner that holds our names was a nod to the Chuppah canopy we would be married under.

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We wanted to stress that our wedding was going to be a casual affair in a garden setting so I hand drew everything on the Save the Dates (including the anatomically incorrect owl with four wings).  These were digitally printed at home.

 

 

 

 

Coming up next… Sarah’s wedding invitations!

{image credits: wedding photos by alyssa maloof, save the dates by sarah}

Spring Baby Shower Invitation

I'm so incredibly happy that it's finally March!  Even though spring doesn't officially begin until later this month, I could definitely use a fresh start after rather a tough winter.  Like many of my friends and fellow bloggers, I'm ready to declare victory over winter and welcome longer days, warmer weather, and the beautiful little blooms that come with spring.  I spotted these beautiful yellow and gray baby shower invitations by Chell Paperie this morning at The Sweetest Occasion.  Don't they remind you of spring with their sunny yellow flowers and sweet bunnies?

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Lots more photos, including from the shower itself, at The Sweetest Occasion!

 

{image credits: chelle paperie via the sweetest occasion}

Wood Veneer Bar + Bat Mitzvah Invitations

I'm always thrilled to see my favorite design studios doing their own take on modern Bar and Bat Mitzvah invitations, which can often leave parents totally frustrated as they search for something different yet still respectful of the event itself.  These wood veneer invitations from Night Owl Paper Goods do just the trick:

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Herringbone strips and ornamental flourishes?  Awesome.  Check out the full Bar and Bat Mitzvah invitation collection from Night Owl Paper Goods right here.

{image credits: night owl paper goods}