Friday, September 28, 2012

NEW in My Etsy Shop - Spiraling Flourish Wedding Invitations

 This pretty and elegant invitation was just listed in my Etsy Shop. I love the postcard reply, it is both trendy and budget friendly.

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Spring 2013 Wedding Color - Dusk Blue (Pantone 16-4120)

Pretty and romantic, dusk blue is one of Pantone's forecasted popular colors for Spring 2013. I especially love it paired with green.
Photo Credits: cakeshoesmodern bouquettable settingmonogrammed cookies, rustic bouquet, wedding programs, bridesmaid dresses

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Monica & Stephen's Wedding Invitation

Monica found me through Etsy and was looking to customize my Lacey Flower Wedding Invitation Design for her September 15th wedding.

We worked together choosing wording, fonts, colors and paper. They turned out beautiful!

I also need to give an honorable mention to Mr. Designed By M.E. Stationery...
He helped a lot with production of the invitations, I was beyond swamped that week!!
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Monday, September 17, 2012

Spring 2013 Wedding Color - Tender Shoots (Pantone 14-0446)

So bright and happy, Pantone's Tender Shoots is one of my favorite shades of green. Here are just a few ways to incorporate it into your big day.

Photo Credits :Groom's tie & boutGreen place settingsGreen shoes, Green guest book, Wedding cake, Bride's bouquet
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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Jennifer & Neil's Wedding Invitations

This past summer I had the pleasure of working with Jennifer and Neil. Pretty and romantic, their wedding invitation was printed on a beautiful cream shimmer card stock. All the enclosures were printed on the same card stock and then tucked into the pocket.
The invitation panel was layered on a patterned card stock backing.
The invitation was wrapped with a pretty patterned belly band and sealed with a monogrammed, layered tag. Just lovely!

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Monday, September 10, 2012

Spring 2013 Wedding Colors

This is an exciting time for stationery designers. Pantone has released their Spring 2013 Fashion Color Report and to me it's like getting a brand new box of crayons. Which colors will I play with first? I'm loving how bright and cheery the colors are. Keep your eyes posted, I'll be doing posts and wedding inspiration boards during the next few weeks featuring some of my favorite color combos.

Do you have a favorite or a combo you'd love to see an inspiration board for? Let me know, comment below!
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Thursday, September 6, 2012

5 Things to Do After You Receive Your Wedding Invitations

Whew! Wedding season is winding down and I'm able to catch my breath again and count my blessing for being so busy. I know a lot of my brides this past season needed some guidance after they received their wedding invitations.


This inspired me, so I made a list of the top 5 things I tell my brides to do after they receive your wedding invitations:

  1. Double check one of the invitations to ensure everything is how it should be. If there is anything that isn't correct, let your stationer know right away.
  2. Are your envelopes already addressed?
    • Yes - Check all the envelopes for errors or typos. If you see anything wrong, tell your stationer right away.
    • No - Decide if you are going to handwrite the addresses, hire a calligrapher, or print the addresses on the envelope using printer at home. Gather those addresses and get busy!
  3. Take one invitation in an envelope to the Post Office you are going to use to mail your invitations. Ask them to please weigh the invitation and quote you postage. Different Post Offices have been known to give different quotes, be sure to take it to the Post Office you will be using.
  4. Purchase postage stamps after you receive the quote.
  5. Once all the envelopes are stuffed and stamped, take them to the Post Office. Hand them to the person working there and ask them to please "Hand Cancel" your invitations for you. If your invitations are "Hand Cancelled" they won't get run through a machine, helping your invitations arrive in pristine condition.
I hope that helps! Questions or comments? Let me know or comment below.


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