...A Fresh Green & Pink Wedding Invitation...

It never fails that one of the weddings that I attend each summer has the classic green & pink color scheme. I personally think that it's the most popular wedding color scheme and for good reason - pink and green always look good together!I love seeing an invitation that isn't printed onto white paper. Why not spice things up and print on colored card stock with white ink for a fresh look!?
Further, there isn't anything that I love more than an outer envelope that is any color other than white. Make your wedding invitation envelope stand out in your guests mailbox/stack of mail by using a colored envelope! White, silver or gold ink or a plethora of wrap around labels will allow you to address even the darkest of envelopes!
I am a sucker for a chic envelope liner and this one, adorned with blossoms, is quite adorable!
All additional and pertinent information was printed on this pink tri-fold.
I am loving this little tag that's threaded thru the brown string/ribbon that holds the invitation and RSVP pieces together!
The Love: King & Queen of Hearts Stamps are quite popular in 2010!
All images are courtesy of Courtney at seamless paperie. You can contact seamless paperie {based in New York} at seamlesspaperie@gmail.com! Images courtesy of seamless paperie and used with expressed permission.

...Nautical Blue & Red Bachelorette Party Invitations...

When it came time to dream up the invitations for the bachelorette party that I am hosting for my best friend Debbie, I turned to Chelsey of 4th & folded. She was the brains behind turning inspiration into reality in terms of the gorgeous invitations sent out for the "Something Blue" shower that I hosted for Debbie in March. The inspiration for the bachelorette party invitation was the love the Bride and I both share for all things nautical {stemming from our days in Delta Gamma!}.

Chelsey went to town and created the most lovely invitations, beyond anything that I could have ever imagined. The wording we decided upon was, "Debbie is dropping her anchor & tying the knot. Please join us for one final girls night out before Debbie is officially tied down!" Lodging information followed along with requests that guests arrive at 5pm and that nautical attire was preferred {think reds, blues, golds and short little dresses!}. Lastly, the invitation instructed guests to RSVP to me, "the Skipper", and provided my cell phone number. Above: A red laser cut anchor was affixed to the invitation with blue and white bakers twine. It stole the show. Below: Even the back of the invitation was attention-getting as it was coated with red and white diagonal stripes!
I loved the bright bold blue hue of the envelopes that Chelsey sent. I chose to adorn them with the "celebrate" postage stamp and loved the extra pops of color it provided to the envelope.
I know that you're all going to shake your heads at me since, after all, I am a "calligrapher," but I used this fun wrap around label template {shoot me an e-mail if you would like me to e-mail it to you!} for the addresses of the guests. I just couldn't help it! Wrap-around labels are just so adorable and this was the perfect occasion for me to use them. Plus, my hand and fingers needed a little break from calligraphy! I did make a newbie mistake that I thought that I would share. I used a glue stick to adhere the labels to the envelopes and I should have used real glue. Most of the envelopes didn't make it to their destinations and, if they did, the labels were falling off or crumpled. How sad.

I was and still am in love with these little nautical invitations. A huge thanks to Chelsey of 4th & folded for bringing them to life! Please excuse the poor quality of the pictures, taken by yours truly. Please credit both penned & pretty and 4th & folded when reposting any images!

...Chocolate & White Invitations and Envelopes...

Last year {i cannot believe how fast this year has flown by!} my calligraphy graced the invitations of Adrienne & Nicholas who tied the knot at his family's private residence in September 2009.
The "pretty perfect" calligraphy style graced the simple invitation in chocolate ink.
The envelopes were a milk chocolate brown and I found the most delightful white ink to use in addressing both the guests addresses on the front and the return address of the couple on the back.

If you are interested in having Penned & Pretty calligraphy on your wedding invitations, please email me at pennedandpretty {at} gmail {dot} com for pricing. For my current pricing for envelope calligraphy, just click here!

...Return Address Calligraphy...

If your stationery company won't be printing your return address on the back of your envelopes, let me complete your invitation envelope flaps with your address!

One of my recent brides had the most fabulous plum envelopes and allowed me to address her guests addresses on the front of each envelope along with her return address on the back flap. Using the same font on both the front and the flap of the invitation makes for a cohesive look. What's even better is that you don't have to mess with finding a suitable return address label to affix to your envelopes! If you are interested in having me address your return address as well as the addresses of your guests, just let me know! My current pricing for addressing return addresses is as follows:
Return address { name, address, city, state & zip}: $.75/envelope.
Return address {address, city, state & zip}: $.65/envelope.

p.s. don't you just love how the metallic gold ink pops against the envelopes?!