...Turquoise Invitations...

Turquoise has always been one of my favorite colors. Loving this little Etsy shop that I found offering this invitation drenched in turquoise! Perfect for an upcoming fall wedding if paired with that kraft envelope.

Image from Julia’s Poppies Etsy shop. Listing can be found here.
The invitation suite below has just a smidge of turquoise but incorporates a paisley pattern as well as complementary colors of gray and mango. Couldn't get much better.

Image from Julia’s Poppies Etsy shop. Listing can be found here.
As seen on Ruffled Blog

...Calligraphy in Mocha Ink on White Envelopes...

There are a lot of brides within the last month or so that have contacted me asking if I have time to squeeze their order in since they were supposed to send out their invitations out last week. It always brings a smile to my face because I remember, when I was planning our wedding, how fast all of those "wedding deadlines" crept up & before I knew it I was walking down the aisle! I always try to accommodate last minute requests & get them out the door quickly. I'm blaming that as the reason why I only took a picture of one envelope for this order!
Don't forget that you should send out your invitations about two months before your wedding. If using a calligrapher, plan on providing your envelopes to them at least two weeks ahead of when you will send out your invites. Happy planning!

...White Ink and Plum Envelopes...

I love a good plum invitation envelope! Which, if you couldn't tell from the poor iphone quality picture, is what these were. A plum envelope always looks fantastic with a white, gold or silver ink and these were no exception {white ink, pretty adorable font}.

Things have really gotten busy here at Penned & Pretty in the last month {especially with opening up my etsy shop!}but I am determined to start taking more/better pictures of the orders that I complete and get them up on the blog! Hold me to it!

...So Cal Smitten & Natural Beauty Invitations...

I haven't written a feature on an invitation suite that I love in quite a while. I saw these invitations by yours is the earth over on green wedding shoes the other day and they are certainly worthy of sharing with you.

 If you love succulents, plants or are getting married in the southwest these invitations should be right up your alley! Aren't they adorable? There's a lot more where that came from in this write up from green wedding shoes and of course at the yours is the earth website.

...Plum Calligraphy on Post Card Save the Dates...

Bride-to-be Kim asked me a few months ago to address, in calligraphy, her post card save the dates for her before she sent them out to friends and family. The main color that she will be incorporating into the wedding is plum so, naturally, we went with a plum ink.

I loved their save the dates & the wording they used:  "We knew it was perfect, we knew it was fate, please make sure you save the date!" Too cute! Just completed the calligraphy on their wedding invitation envelopes not too long ago & that post will be coming soon!

...Cream Envelopes w/ a Navy Liner & Navy Ink Calligraphy...

Anyone that knows me knows that I am a fan of navy. So, when a bride recently e-mailed me to ask if I would address her cream envelopes with navy ink I immediately replied "yes!!" and ran to the store to restock my navy ink supply. Here are just a few samples from this order (font shown is Pretty Perfect):

 I firmly believe that there should always be plenty of room at the top of the envelope for the stamp to have its place & shine in the top right corner.
I had to get a photo of the back of these envelopes because they are divine. I love the gold cluster of dots and, if you could just feel it for yourself, the gold letterpress return address is to die for. Take my word on it!

If any of you love navy as much as I do and want it to be the ink color gracing the front of your invitation envelopes...you know where to find me!

...Escort Cards in Small Navy Envelopes with White Calligraphy...

These are not the best pictures (oh iphone!) but I wanted to share this with you. As I mentioned in my  last post  , I was working with Liz of all you need is paper, for a really fun pocketfold/envelope order. The wedding is fast approaching and Liz had a great idea for the escort cards. She had me write out the guest's names on these navy envelopes which will be later filled with a printed card escorting the guests to their assigned tables at the reception. 

I am loving the slight deviation from the typical escort card and also loving the navy & white combo (which is best represented in the first picture!) Thanks again, Liz for letting me assist you with these paper goods!