Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A Birdcage Wedding

Last year birds were a popular design theme. This year, I am making the call, it's birdcages! Hello? Has anyone seen the Louis Vuitton storefront? Handbags in giant birdcages. Enough said.

For Kristin's invitation suite, we went with pretty spring colors, green and sky blue and a hint of pink in the backing layer, envelope and the band that held all of the cards in place.

We did a timeline.

A cute response postcard. In keeping with the overall theme, we added the, "A little bird told me."

Finally, a directions card.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Garden Wedding - Letterpress

When Alex contacted me about her wedding, she has a very specific request. Flowers. She is having a garden themed wedding in New Jersey and wanted her invites to represent that. Her style is very soft and elegant.

Letterpress was a perfect option for her. It is a classic, elegant style of printing and the soft, thick, cotton paper really appealed to her. She even added a light pink backing layer to the invitation, with coordinating envelopes and a band that wrapped around the entire set to hold the cards in place.

She also had a custom map done, along with response cards.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Beachside Paisley Wedding Invitations

Emily's wedding invitations are one of my favorite this season. I love her color choices and unique details.

She opted for a tripled-layered, square invitation with a pretty paisley design and monogram.

The entire suite was held together with a chartruese band and tucked inside a violet envelope with contrasting envelope liner.

My favorite part of this suite was the hand drawn map that Emily's friend was kind enough to do for her, and the timeline with the beachside bonfire send off.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Peacock Themed/Hindu Wedding Invitations

Anjali's wedding invitations have been the most detailed suite I have done to date. They included magenta and gold thermography printing, flat printing, a layer of raw silk and over 20 Swarovski crystals on each invitation suite, all enclosed in a gold shimmer pocket fold.

When I met with Anjali and her wedding coordinator, Lindsey Nartker of LND Events back in November she wanted to have a custom designed invitation with a peacock theme. We went with just the peacock feather for her save the dates, but for her invitation, she wanted to add the illustration of the bird as well. Inspired by a pair of gold peacock earrings that were her mother's, we set out to create a design that was unique and meaningful. The earrings have three tiers of "feathers" and Anjali had the idea to have the feathers on the design flow over the 4 cards in the pocket fold to represent the tiers of on her mom's earrings.

What is really cool, is when you unfold the pocket fold, the body of the bird is on the invitation and the design continues on down onto the insert cards, so it looks as one continuous design.

We did a custom timeline of events for the day and specific inserts for the Mehndi/Sangeet celebration that went to the bride's guests and an insert for the Saant ceremony for the groom's guests. Anjali also opted for custom stamps on her response card and mailing envelope.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Inkwell Options-Preppy Monogram

I wanted to share with you a good example of how you can customize a ready-made invitation out of my Inkwell collection to suite your needs. Beth opted for the Preppy Monogram invite, but customized it with her wedding color, ivory paper, a custom map and guest list printing on her envelopes.

Beth is getting married at the Newberry Library in Chicago and has a lot of out of town guests coming in. It was important to her that she have a map so that her guests could navigate their way through the city. Her mailing envelopes had the monogram carried though and she also had me address her envelopes. All of these option are available for any Inkwell design, for a reasonable price.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Agric-Chic Accessories

A little while back I did Kylee and Adam's Agric-Chic themed wedding invitations. She also asked me to do her other paper accessories.

I did place cards, table numbers, double sided programs, thank you notes, and my favorite...custom labels for their wedding
favor popcorn.

Both Kylee and Adam come from farming familes, hence the Agric-chic theme. They actually grew the popcorn to give away as favors for their guests. I made the labels to look like the old fashioned popcorn boxes with scalloped edges. We did a cute nutritional label as well.