Sunday, July 25, 2010

Majestic Purple and Ametrine Inspired

Majestic purple and Ametrine really made this invitation suite feel royal. Taryn Dibble was such a pleasure to work with and really loved how this set turned out. The ornate flourishes in shades of purple gave this set some character.

Always love using the folders to house invitations in. Envelopments carries such an array of paper goodness! Taryn was not going to leave her guests in question. We provided them with every little detail needed regarding the event. Directions card, details card outlining the hotel accommodations and cocktail hour, and of course a reply postcard.

Machined calligraphy is always a perfect solution to addressing your invitations!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Vintage Repousse Gold and Ivory Inspired ... Continued.

I have finally gotten around to photographing the other bits that coordinated with my invitation suite today! (Click here to view the invitation suite in a previous post)

I wanted to carry the vintage repousse design and burgess font throughout multiple pieces which you will see below. The seating chart, postcard thank you, program, invites, and table numbers. I fall back in love with this set every time I see it.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Italian Grape Wines

Miss Colleen had a vision of an Italian themed wedding and wanted everything to coordinate. She is hosting the wedding in her parents backyard which is surrounded by vineyards. GORGEOUS!

This invitations suite is housed in a tall and skinny black folder. I love the concept of a folder because it houses so many specials little pieces about the big day. Everything from the formal invite, a reply, directions, accommodations, and a note from Pam and Brent (her parents).

Pink and Brown Calligraphy Inspired

This fun and fresh little set was designed for a dear friend of mine. I did a similar style for another bride (see post here) and she loved the simplicity of it and wanted to do something very similar. LOVE the pink and brown combo.

The font was her main focus. I can never get enough of this font as it has so much character just on its own.

So excited to share her special day with her August 7th!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Wedding Invitation Trends of 2010

The Knot is keeper of all wedding goodness and never fails me when I need fresh ideas. I wanted to pass on a few trends I stumbled across. When it comes to invitations, I am always wanting to know the new trends that brides are after. The Knot has a great little series "Wedding Stationary: New Wedding Stationary Trends for 2010" and is definitely worth a gander! Below are a few of my fave picks.

Custom Illustrations:
Have your stationer, friend, or even co-worker draw up architectural elements, locations, buildings, monuments, dates and details that are important to you and your wedding day. These sketches make stationary so much more personalized and is a great way to display the information regarding your event in a unique fashion.

Ohhh do I love a good pattern. Whether it be vintage, modern, or geometric ... I love each and every one of them! Patterns and their elements are great to carry through all your wedding stationary to create a uniformed look. However, switching up the patterns slightly creates visual interest. I adore this look!

Event Timeline:
A fun little way to express an agenda through pictures and text! I could see using this for for a destination wedding or wedding rehearsal and dinner. This will engage your guests visually but also fill them with every little detail they might need to know for the big day!

Images Courtesy of The Knot.