Rustic Ranch Wedding Invitations

I loved this wedding in the latest issue of MS Weddings, but I’m so glad that Maggie from Eat, Drink, Marry tracked down the online photos of this beautiful wedding.  The bride, Satoko, created all the wedding stationery, including the invitation with ranch-inspired graphics of roosters and cows with perforated RSVP card and a screenprinted cloth invitation with red stitching. The invitations were enclosed in a chipboard envelope. So pretty!

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The matching favor bags were also screenprinted and contained recipes used at the wedding.  Handmade paper flowers (from kits available at Paper-Source) also matched the wedding stationery.

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Head on over to Eat, Drink, Marry for more photos from this rustic ranch wedding.

{images from MS Weddings via Eat, Drink, Marry}

Erica + Patrick’s Modern Folk Art Wedding Invitations

I am SO excited to be able to share these invitations with you!  This invitation set is one of my all time favorites – I literally had to resist the urge to do a complete re-design of my own invitations when I saw them.  Erica of the lovely blog thoughtful day had an absolutely beautiful destination wedding in Jamaica this past May, and her invitations perfectly captured the design aesthetic for her wedding.  Erica was kind enough to send over a few additional photos of her invitations and other stationery elements:

{the main invitation}

{the weekend itinerary enclosure}

{envelopes from Paper-Source with letterpress tags}

{liners for the external envelopes}


The image above served as the design inspiration for Erica’s wedding stationery – you can see clearly how the inspiration translated into the actual invitation and Save the Date design:

{the final, printed Save the Dates – I’m completely in love with the sewn-on patterned backing!}

After her wedding, Erica posted a few pieces of advice for other brides, including this very useful tidbit:

Pick your colors. Then pick your inspiration. I knew my color story before I knew anything else, it helped set the tone and feel of what I wanted our wedding to be. Light, fun, and whimsical. Above is the cover of a vintage American folk art book and to the right is our save the date artwork, it set the tone for the rest of the stationery suite.

You can also see how these design elements were carried over into the RSVP card, thank-you cards, and place cards:

{RSVP card}

Thank_you {thank-you cards}

ThoughtfulDay3{place cards}


The lemon centerpiece from Rebecca Thuss in the upper left served as the basic inspiration for Erica’s wedding color scheme and lemon theme, inspiring many of the details at the wedding.  You can see how the lemon theme continues with the lemon drop favors and other wedding details:



Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous wedding stationery Erica!  If you haven’t already, you can see more from Erica’s beautiful wedding on thoughtfulday.  Erica will also be launching her own line of wedding invitations in January, which will include both custom work and her own line of new designs.  Erica will be back in touch when her new site goes live – and I can’t wait to see her new designs!

Check out the Designer Rolodex for more tal­ented wed­ding invi­ta­tion design­ers and the real invi­ta­tions gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

{all images by Erica of thoughtfulday}

Paper Artwork – Autumn Leaves Print Set

The fourth and final installment of the print collaboration between Maria Vettese and Lena Corwin is now available in the port2press shop – and this edition is truly amazing.  I love the colors and the mix of Lena’s graphic shapes and Maria’s nature-inspired graphic leaves.  Get ’em while they last!

{Images found here}