Fresh and Modern Citrus Wedding Invitations

I know winter is technically citrus season, but these fresh and modern citrus wedding invitations from Lauren and Kari of Tied and Two are just so bright and cheerful – and perfect for summer weddings! This invitation features delicate citrus blossom illustrations on the main invitation, with a bold citrus envelope liner. I’m also especially digging those colorful envelopes from Cards & Pockets – the deep cobalt blue paired with the yellow and orange citrus is a match made in heaven! Doesn’t it remind you of the gorgeous coastline of southern Italy – or even the Greek Isles???

Fresh and Modern Citrus Wedding Invitations by Tied and Two

From Lauren and Kari: We loved working with Cari and Evyn and creating this custom wedding invitation design for their citrus-oriented Napa Valley wedding theme. The brides’ requests included warm colors, citrus fruits, and vintage illustrations. They also wanted to utilize minimalist design in combination with accent pieces to add great contrast and vibrance.

Fresh and Modern Citrus Wedding Invitations by Tied and Two

We combined vintage citrus illustrations with modern and minimalist typography. We also used colors outside of the invitation suite for the envelopes that gave the package a pop like no other, hence cobalt blue and deep orange envelopes. Other pieces for this suite included custom stamps, insert cards, and a custom-illustrated map. In the end, the result was a high-energy modern invitation set that welcomed their guests to the joyous occasion with zest and spunk.

Fresh and Modern Citrus Wedding Invitations by Tied and Two

Working on custom projects cross-country can be tricky, especially when working over the phone and email, as details may not always be articulated as quickly or clearly as they are in person. Thankfully, that was not the case with this project. The concept came quickly and we were all on the same page throughout the entire process. We are SO proud of the end result and anxious to share it with the world!

Fresh and Modern Citrus Wedding Invitations by Tied and Two

Thanks Lauren and Kari!

Design: Tied & Two
Envelopes: Cards & Pockets
Custom Postage: Zazzle

Looking for more wedding invitation inspiration? Visit our wedding invitations archive for more custom wedding invitation ideas!

New Giveaway! Legion Paper Colorplan Paper!

Alright designers and stationers, this giveaway is for you! I’ve been so excited to see more and more colorful papers being used in stationery, from wedding invitations to greeting cards. There are so many great colorful paper options, but my absolute favorite is Colorplan. The colors are just SO GOOD. You might remember that we used Forest Green Colorplan paper and Candy Pink envelopes for our gorgeous Paper Party 2018 invitations, and we also used Colorplan Lavender paper for this fun hologram foil art print for Paper Party 2016! I’m a huge, huge fan of colorful paper and can’t wait to see more of it in the years to come. If you’re a designer interested in possibly using Colorplan papers for your own work, you’re in luck – we’re giving away a really fun and colorful Colorplan demo piece with nine printed sheets from the wonderful folks at Legion Paper!

Paper Party 2016 Art Print on Colorplan Lavender Paper

Paper Party 2018 Invitations on Colorplan Forest Green Paper

Paper Party 2018 Invitations on Colorplan Forest Green Paper

Paper Party 2018 Invitations on Colorplan Forest Green Paper

If you’re unfamiliar with Colorplan, it’s a paper range of 50 colors, 8 weights and 25 embossings, all made in the United Kingdom. The colors range from bright yellows to deep blues and greens to pastel pink and lavender, along with a beautiful range of colorful neutrals. Colorplan is obviously totally gorgeous paired with foil and letterpress printing, but there is also a brand new collection of digital Colorplan papers! Colorplan digital includes the most popular colors, including Azure Blue, Lockwood Green, and Pale Gray, treated specifically for the digital press in order to meet the demands of the growing market. You can check out the full Colorplan digital collection right here. I’m imagining greeting cards and wedding invitations with beautiful floral illustrations printed on these gorgeous colorful papers and I am TOTALLY here for it.

Colorplan Digital Papers

The Colorplan piece that we’re giving away today showcases all of the features that make Colorplan unique, including Colorplan’s intense color formula, innovative chemistry, environmental sustainability, and versatility. Colorplan’s 50 colors are a unique blend, mixed from more than 50 high-intensity dyes and pigments. The removal of natural acids from Colorplan’s range of white papers means they stay brighter and last longer, while innovations in papermaking are exemplified in Ebony, an intense carbon-free black that won’t rub against other surfaces or tarnish when foil printed. The impact of Colorplan’s production is measured and reduced at every possible opportunity – from forest management to energy use – making it a positive force toward a balanced environment. On press, Colorplan has been optimized for use with digital printing, letterpress, lithography, foil, and embossings, as well as packaging and envelopes. You can do pretty much anything with it!

Colorplan Digital Papers

To enter, just follow the options on the Rafflecopter below – there are three different ways to enter! You have until midnight EST on Friday, August 3 to enter!

Colorplan Digital Papers

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Friday Favorites

Ramona and Ruth

Image and card via Ramona & Ruth

We made it to Friday, yay! My family is heading to the beach on Monday – we’re just going for a couple of days, but it will be nice to get away from DC for a bit. It has been raining non stop this entire week, so fingers crossed for sunshine next week!

You should actually send that thank you note.

Just bought a copy of this beautiful book to read with my girls. They’ll be attending a new elementary school this coming school year, and it’s a designated school for hearing impaired students in DC. There are also a couple of students that are both deaf and blind, so I started this conversation with my girls about interacting with kids that might be a little bit different.

Totally OBSESSED with this rattan clutch in the yellow citron color. It’s on sale – with an extra 50% off the sale price!

I’ve been living in this lightweight chambray shirt dress this week.

Ladies – what’s your favorite makeup palette? I usually just stick to one or two eye shadow colors, but I’m looking to branch out a bit. I’ve heard so many good things about the Urban Decay Naked palette, but let me know if there’s another one you like better!

Apparently all I want from the Nordstrom anniversary kids sale is shoes! My kids both pretty much destroyed their shoes this summer and are kind of desperate for new sneakers, so it works out. Currently eyeing these unicorn sneakers, these pink high tops, and these glitter sneakers

Beach Wedding Escort Card Ideas

For many of us, summer vacation means spending at least a few long summer days on a beach somewhere. Well, if you can combine a beach vacation with a wedding – all the better! For those of you planning a beach wedding, here are some creative beach wedding escort card ideas and seating chart display ideas that will fit right in with your coastal setting. Think driftwood, sea glass, macramé details for a tropical location, or even oyster shells for a New England affair!

Beach Wedding Escort Card Ideas / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Obsessed with the white calligraphy on driftwood! | Event Planning & Design: All Who Wander Events, Calligraphy: A Fabulous Fete via I Do Y’all

Beach Wedding Escort Card Ideas / Oh So Beautiful Paper

This macramé leaf escort card display adds a tropical vibe. | Photography: Jillian Mitchell, Event Design & Planning: Nicoella Events via Green Wedding Shoes

Beach Wedding Escort Card Ideas / Oh So Beautiful Paper

How cute are these tiny boats? | Photography: Wendy Laurel, Event Design & Planning: Maui’s Angels Destination Weddings & Events, Calligraphy: Miss B Calligraphy via The Knot

Beach Wedding Escort Card Ideas / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Gold details add an elegant touch. | Photography: Harwell Photography, Event Design & Planning: Eva Clark Events via Style Me Pretty

Beach Wedding Escort Card Ideas / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Love these colors. | Photography: Rebecca Fishman of Birds Of A Feather, Event Design & Planning: La Boheme Events, Paper Goods: Prim And Pixie via Style Me Pretty

Beach Wedding Escort Card Ideas / Oh So Beautiful Paper

How can you resist a message in a bottle?! | (Left) Photography: Rodeo and Co. Photography, Event Design & Planning: Monica Johnson via Southern Weddings / (Right) Photography: The Ganeys, Event Planner at Carlouel: Kelley Williams via Trendy Bride

Beach Wedding Escort Card Ideas / Oh So Beautiful Paper

This Italian marbled paper is gorgeous. | Photography: Cambria Grace Photography, Event Design & Planning: Foret Design Studio via Ruffled

Beach Wedding Escort Card Ideas / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Who needs table numbers? Each seashell represents a different table! | Photography: Kate Osborne Photography via Brides

Beach Wedding Escort Card Ideas / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Surfboard turned seating chart. | Photography: Natalie Schutt Photography, Event Coordinators & Stylists: Details, Darling via Wedding Chicks

Beach Wedding Escort Card Ideas / Oh So Beautiful Paper

White calligraphy and sea glass are a dreamy combination. | Photography: Jade + Matthew Take Pictures, Event Design & Planning: Gray Harper Event Maker, Calligraphy: LowCountry Paper Co. via Green Wedding Shoes

Doesn’t a beach wedding sound dreamy? A beautiful wedding plus beach vacation? Yes, please!

p.s. Macramé wedding inspiration and citrus wedding inspiration!

Quick Pick: Page Stationery Love Her Wild Collection

Today I wanted to share another favorite from this year’s National Stationery Show: the gorgeous Love Her Wild collection from Page Stationery! The ladies of Page Stationery teamed up with Instagram poet Atticus to translate his words onto printed paper. The collection includes both single greeting cards and art prints, along with an enamel pin, some notebooks, and pencils, with Atticus’s powerful poems as the primary focus. Here are a few of my favorites!

Page Stationery x Atticus Love Her Wild Collection

That Was Her Magic Card

Rainy Sunday Art Print

Wild Thing Art Print

Good Stories Art Print

Adventures + Wild Notebook Duo

How She Fell Apart Card


So beautiful, right? Lots more right here!