...A Kick of Strawberry...

One of our favorite bloggers, Heather from We Met in a Bar, will soon be tying the knot and we are more than excited. But what really got us giddy where the images she posted on her blog of her wedding invitation suite!
Heather is a graphic designer, so it's no surprise that her invitations are perfect in every way. As well as stunning but simple. And have we mentioned that we love the color combo of marigold and gray with a kick of strawberry!? Because we do. Lotsy.The RSVP gave the following instructions to the guests, "don't waste the paper! leave a note on the back!" We can only imagine the clever and thoughtful responses the guests wrote on the back of those puppies.
We have a "thing" for brightly colored envelopes. These pink envelopes are for the RSVP envelopes and would give any bride a reason to scamper out to her mailbox everyday!Congratulations, Heather, on a beautiful suite! We hope those RSVP's start coming in so that you can have a reason to scamper to your mailbox!

...Library Card...

Listen, we saw these and they took us back to the days of the card catalogue and being curled up in the comfy chair at the library with the newest Boxcar Children book {or Babysitters Club, whatev}. Anyways, we were smitten. Here's a look at the suite:
The invitation mimics a vintage library due date card with a typewriter font that is too adorable to take your eyes off of.
The RSVP card takes the form of a "Library Card Application" form that your guests would be delighted to fill out.
From the designer: The couple's wedding reception was to be held at the Newberry Library library in Chicago, Illinois. These invitations were designed to look like vintage library material. A due date card, library application and card catalogue cards {see the reception card, below} were used as the inspiration for each piece. The entire package was placed in a navy blue pocket that resembles a pocket inside a library book. And you know that we love wrap around labels, so we had to end with a picture of the lovely envelope and the darling wrap around label.

as found at Gourmet Invitations: Nicole & Joshua

...Thoughtful Day...

We know that we're not the first one to blog about the lovely Melodie Collection from Thoughtful Day, but we just had to feature it.

"The Melodie Collection is a set of four themed wedding collections that allow you to mix or match your wedding invitations. The option is completely up to you and allows you to come up with a unique and custom collection as well as pricing that fits within your budget! In addition to the three colorways, custom colors are available too."

Seriously, what a lovely idea! There are three main colors to choose from before you start designing your invitation suite: pink, blue or green. Once you have picked out your color, you can choose between four options {the four themed wedding collections mentioned above} for each of the parts of your wedding invitation suite: the invitation, rsvp card, thank you card, direction card and even designs for your outer envelope! Mixing and matching is highly encouraged!

Go here to start designing your wedding invitation suite from the Melodie Collection from Thoughtful Day!


We would like to let you know that....we're moving!!! We couldn't be more thrilled and cannot wait to set up our new office space! For now, we thought that we would leave you with this cute little moving announcement, in honor of our move.
The recipient of this little gem is instructed to use their trusty x-acto knife to cut out the design and then folded into a little moving truck! We likey.

Posting will return to its {somewhat} regularly scheduled programming as soon as the dust settles and most of the boxes are put away. Thanks for your patience!
as found on oh so beautiful paper by: FPO


Remember these lovely wrap around labels we addressed for Severine? Well, she was kind enough to send us some pictures of the finished product that we helped to create. Have a look! We're quite proud of our work and we l.o.v.e the finished result! By the way, we're pretty sure her guests will too!


We just received word that Paisley Quill is offering 15% off all custom invitations until May 24th. Isn't that a great way to start your Monday morning?! We thought that we would share one of our favorite invitations from Paisley Quill that caught our eye recently. We call it "The Lemon."
The last card of this invitation features a illustrated timeline of the events occurring on the couple's big day. As you can see, the evening starts with the ceremony & exchanging of vows and rings and doesn't end til the moon is out and the music fades. We love the added detail!
What's not to love about a lovely little flourish to add a touch of class to the return address on the envelope flap!?

We previously featured the work of Paisley Quill here and just keep comin' back for more! Head on over to the portfolio of Paisley Quill to see all the lovely invitations for yourself!

...Pew Cards...

Twig & Thistle featured these lovely little {bride's side & groom's side} pew cards a while back and we thought that we would share them with you.
If you are looking for an easy and sneaky way to make sure that your loved ones get a front row seat during your ceremony, include these little pew cards in the wedding invitations you send your closest family members. On the back, simply write a little with instructions to bring the pew card to the ceremony and hand it to an usher to obtain their VIP seating as you say your vows. Now that makes everyone happy, doesn't it?

...Bikes by Indigo...

Have a little looksie at these adorable wedding ceremony programs that we are loving:
The programs were crafted from green cardstock, kraft paper and brown twine. The best part?! It looks easy enough for anyone to create and its quite darling! Talk about killing two birds with one stone!
We are loving the image on the cover of a boy bike and a girl bike with a little heart hovering nearby.

...Paper Loving Bride...

The blogging world is filled with creative wedding bloggers that are much craftier than we here at Penned & Pretty are. The blogger behind Paper Loving Bride is one of those bloggers. Check out the gorgeous rehearsal dinner invitations she effortlessly whipped up!
Here is her step-by-step how to: Purchase a sheet of Kraft White Flourish Paper from Paper-Source and cut it into about 20 small pieces. Mount the pieces onto white A2 flat cards with a spray mount. The essential info can be printed onto small pieces of white card stock, ran through a xyron {or you could just use double stick adhesive} and thereby stuck on the flourish paper.
The results are quite lovely, don't you think!? When paired with a kraft envelope this invitation is sure to be accepted.