Ashley from Lemon and LavenderÂ recently welcomed a baby girl â€“ Evelyn â€“ into her beautiful family. I love the birthday party invitations that Ashley designs for her children (Gavin’s camp-inspired invitations are some of my all time faves), so I was thrilled when she sent Evie’s birth announcement over! Ashley worked with calligrapher Joelle Duff from A Charming OccasionÂ to create the most darling announcement â€“ complete with Evie’s own personal monogram!
From Ashley:Â Our sometimes gypsy life inspired Miss Evie’s birth announcement. We currently reside in West Africa, and knowing that she would be making her first of hopefully many trips across the globeÂ by the tender age of 5 weeks, I wanted to incorporate that element in her announcement.
I enlisted the help of Joelle Duff of A Charming OccasionÂ for custom calligraphy. She lettered Evelyn’s full name as well as the shorter version of her name. Since she goes by Evie we used the small enclosure card for her Sip & See as a way to incorporate that part of her name.Â Wanting to include a little bit of Senegal we took newborn photos of Evie in a traditional Senegalese basket to slip into navy 4bar envelopes. It’s always so fun to design for your own children and I was thrilled to have Joelle’s pretty work featured in the final design.
In addition to the announcement, I designed a monogram rubber stamp because let’s be honest you are never too young for your own monogram â€“ especially if you hail from the South!
Thanks so much Ashley â€“ and welcome Evie!
Design: Lemon and Lavender
Calligraphy: A Charming Occasion
Photo Credits: Ashley La Rue | Lemon and Lavender