Monday, May 14, 2012

Calligraphy Inspired - Sangria and Black Wedding Invitation

Sangria was a definite favorite this year! This is my third invitation suite that used this rich redish/purple color. When I met with Shauna and her fiance Shane about their custom wedding invitations ... they described their vision as elegant, classic and sparkly.

We panned through countless patterns of brocade, damask, flourishes and even pinstripes. Nothing seemed to be just right so we started to explore fonts and remove all other elements and landed on an all time favorite font that will forever have a piece of my heart - Burgues Script.

For added bling we used a metallic black pocket folder, printed our own sangria color backing layer because we couldn't find the perfect color elsewhere and used an ivory/white metallic sheet for the remainder. To top off the set we wrapped the metallic black folder in a sangria sash that was embellished with 3 rhinestones. For some reason, I photographed the suite before the rhinestones were added ... sorry!

Shauna's set included: reply card, details card, accommodations card and a rehearsal card for those invited.

Reply postcard.

Machined calligraphy on front and back of envelope. When sending out 355 invitations, this is definitely worth every penny!

Details card that housed a custom map, registry information, ceremony and reception locations and accommodation information.

Pocket folder sash to keep everything in a perfect little package inside an envelope with machined calligraphy.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Baby Shower Invites a la Couture

Designing invitations for your own party may seem like a daunting task as a designer since you are exposed to so many pretty and wonderful things regarding paper, illustrations, prints and the never ending list of pantone colors. I however embraced this task the other day because I was given the option by my Aunt to design my own or let her pick up a box of pre-made invites from Halmark with someone's less than fancy handwriting scribbled in all the blank fields.

If you know me, then you know I like to be in the drivers seat at all times. Step aside Aunt Millie and Ruthie! Jordan is designing her shower invites and you best follow suit in terms of decor for the shower. Pressure is on!

The color inspiration came from Miss Beynon's nursery I am currently decorating. View my Pinterest board for a glimpse into what her nursery will soon resemble. I absolutely love the coral, peach, gray sorbet color palette. Perfect for a mum who doesn't experiment with much color EVER yet girly enough for a pretty little lady come August.

Below is the baby shower invite Couture Invitations designed for Miss Beynon.

Vintage gray chevron with pops of coral and peach adorn this baby shower invite printed on 120# Laid Cover

Machined calligraphy on envelopes to match the stationery inside. We also accented with a fun wrap around return address label!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Put a Bird On It!

I just have to share this DIY paper bird crib mobile I made for my little Miss Beynon who is set to arrive on August 3rd! Inspiration came from Pottery Barn Kids - however, the pastel pink and white birdies just wasn't going to work in the nursery that I have so carefully planned out! See my Pinterest board for her nursery inspiration!

As I work on her nursery, the color palette reminds me the tastiest sorbets! Corals, peaches and tones of gray. Sigh... her room is going to be precious. Here is the first peek inside!

Crib made with special care by my Grandpa De Wild

Coral and Creme knit throw from Garnet Hill

DIY Crib Mobile - Couture Invitations and Designs