Just recently I’ve had the honor of getting one of my brides’ weddings featured on the lavish Canadian wedding blog, WedLuxe — along with my stationery. What a thrill! You might remember the couple’s stationery + wedding video that I put up on the blog last September, but in case you forgot, here’s a refresher for you with photos from the couple’s wedding photographer, Alex Albojer of Life Images.
But what you didn’t get to see last time was all the paper goods that I got to put together for the couple’s reception. And goodness, was this wedding beautiful! The flowers were absolutely gorgeous (done up by the talented Sweet Woodruff) and I loved the mix of gold, silver, and pink in all the details.
All photos by Alex Albojer of Life Images.
One of my friends is having a baby! I’m always giddy about these things and was even more giddy when she asked me to put together some holiday-themed baby shower invitations. I usually wait until after an event happens before I put up the invitations, but I’m going to have to make an exception for this one because it’s Christmas-y and if I don’t put it up today, it won’t be able to go up until after the New Year. That will certainly not do! So here you are…
Printed on smooth white cover paper, the mother-to-be requested a crane flying a baby and a little ribbon announcing the pending arrival. With green and red as the color scheme, we wrapped it up with a beautiful verse from the Bible that says it all: James 1:17 – “every good gift and every perfect gift is from above.”
Another year, another birthday. I’ve been able to share with you all my last two birthday party invitations since I started this blog, first my Kate Spade inspired ones and then my dripping paint ones. This year, the invitations were just a bit more simple. My theme this year was everything glittering + sparkling. I asked my lady friends to come decked out in something sparkly to make things even more festive. You can see my party decorations here.
Printed on smooth white cover with gray and gold inks, the invitation was made flip-style. On the front, I printed a simple balloon outline and the inside portion had all the party info. I then hand-glittered balloon cutouts with a mix of fine gold glitter and a larger white glitter for an extra fancy look. The glittered balloons were then paired with gold string and secured onto the front of the invitations with mounting tape for a 3D look.
They were inserted into brown kraft envelopes and sealed with metallic gold washi tape.
A formal wedding requires formal stationery. This couple went very classy with theirs. With gray and pink as the color palette, the bride wanted something simple, yet fancy — something formal, yet sweet. I drew up pink roses for her and put a scalloped diamond background on the back of each piece. The sweet touch? The love verse from 1 Corinthians printed on the backside of the invitation.
This suite was printed on smooth ivory paper, tied up with silver-gray ribbon, and paired up with a subtle shimmering ivory-rose envelope. And don’t forget to watch their super cute wedding video above!
For the reception pieces, the bride opted to do many of them on her own, but I did get to work on the menu, place cards, and table numbers. These were printed on smooth white paper instead of the ivory to match the white tablecloths, but the general look stayed the same.
My sister’s wedding invitations, I got to say, were just adorable. I made her a custom inspiration palette when she was just getting ready to plan her big day, and later on, it was fun to draw up stationery inspired by that same thing. We agreed early on that the design would include a bird or two, but the emphasis would be on mixing up type. Printed on smooth white paper with mint and gray inks, we tied up the lot with mint baker’s twine and kraft envelopes.
Once the wedding pictures are done, I’ll put up some more of the paper goods that I didn’t take pictures of.
The programs were flip book style, with the schedule and two hymns inside. I had my mother sew the pieces together — and it was her very first time. She was so nervous at first, but they didn’t turn out half bad for a first timer. I suppose her many years of sewing clothes helped.
We also had some wish tags — where the guests were able to leave little wishes behind for the newlyweds, then pin them up on a line with mini clothespins painted mint.