...Bride Loves Groom...

Wouldn't this be the cutest save the date ever? Just add a little snippet at the bottom of the card stating the wedding date & location. That's all, nothing fancy and nothing too over the top. Just pretty darn adorable.

Of course, if you just HAD to dress up the save the date a little bit you could always craft one of these lovely fabric sleeves to slip your pretty paper into. Just think of all the beautiful fabric patterns {correlating with your wedding colors, of course} that you could incorporate! Oh, and if you do this...could you send one to Penned & Pretty?! We would love to see the beautiful results!
as seen on ritzy bee by bird and banner

...Wrap-Around Labels...

The first time I saw the wrap around envelope label, I was in love. The simplicity of the design, the ease of customizability, and the sheer genius of it all was almost too much to handle.
This picture, found at snippet & ink, has to be one of my all time favorite examples of the wrap around envelope label. I love the bold colors, the creative stamps and of course the pretty writing.!

You can find a free wrap-around label template here or purchase pre-made labels here {shortly}.

...One Fine Day...

Chewing the Cud has the cutest wedding invitations. The "Lovebirds Story" is one of my favorites.
Don't you just adore the little booklet invitation?! It unfolds to "reveal the story of two lovebirds being united." You'll be just as excited for your guests to receive it as you will be to admire it with your daughter when she lovingly discovers it twenty-five years from now while immersing herself in all of the keepsakes from your wedding.

via Chewing the Cud Weddings

...The Bus...

Your wedding is all about the details. But the most important ones often get overlooked.
How you met.
How you fell in love.
How he proposed.
Let your guests in on the details that they really want to know.
My heart did a little pitter pattered when I saw this engagement announcement on bird and banner. Give your guests the same same pitter patter experience when you send them something just as adorable and personable.

...Fabric Escort Cards...

From the moment I laid eyes on this escort card board, as seen on Ritzy Bee, I was in love. With it's clean details, pretty fabric and simplistic design it's just the perfect detail to prop on a beautiful easel and display at your wedding reception.

...Goin' to the Chapel...

This little darling announcement comes from Ink Umbrella. When you were a little girl, didn't you just dream of a quaint and personal ceremony in front of the perfect altar?

...Sihouette Programs...

I came across these programs on once wed from the wedding of KC & Sara. Have you ever seen a more adorable program!? The bride designed & letter pressed the booklets with a purple tone-on-tone faux bois cover. The bride & groom's name & silhouettes in the knot of the wood on the front cover. My favorite detail? The simple white string that binds the program together. The inside cover of the program replicated the wedding invitation. It is perfect in every way.
And as if the silhouettes in the knot of the wood weren't enough, feast your eyes on the beautiful bicycle {and pretty calligraphy}!

...{Pretty} Praise...

The following tidbits of praise were taken directly from {unsolicited} e-mails received from my clients after they received their penned & pretty products. I'll only post a few, so as not to overwhelm you.

"...just wanted to quickly tell you a story. I sent my invites out last week and I had my bridal shower yesterday. Everyone was raving about the calligraphy on the envelopes. People couldn't stop talking about how great they looked. Just wanted to pass the compliments along to you!"

"I just wanted to let you know that we got lots of great feedback on our wedding invites. People really loved your handwriting and felt (as we did) like the "non-calligraphy" calligraphy was just so US. Thank you so very much."

"I can not thank you enough for addressing my labels. They look A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! My jaw dropped when I saw the glimpse you sent and so did my boyfriends. We are thrilled, excited and can not wait to have them in our little hands. To work with you was such a joy! Thank you (sorry for repeating it, but there is just no better way to say it)."

"Oh my gosh!! My FMIL got them on Saturday (which worked out awesomely because we were there visiting) and we even started putting our invitations together! Everyone was very pleased, especially me :) Thank you SO much for squeezing us in! We couldn't be happier with our beautiful envelopes!"

"I just got home and the package is here. I am as excited as a little kid on Christmas-squealing with delight. The envelopes are beautiful! Thank you!!!!"

"I love them! I love them! I love them! As you can tell, we got the envelopes today and my jaw dropped. Seriously?! Amazing!!!!! Thank you so much."

"The calligraphy was such an elegant detail that made the wedding special. We apprecaited your quick service too!"

"We received the completed envelopes yesterday and we literally are in awe. They look amazing and we love them. Thank you so much for doing such a great job, it just makes us so much more excited for our big day."
-Jim & Jane

"When I handed my envelopes over to the lady at the post office she said, 'Ohhhhhh what neat calligraphy!!' I couldn't agree more!"
- Julie

"I just wanted to let you know that we loved our envelopes and have gotten so many compliments on them!! Thank you again for squeezing them in!!!"

"Totally Awesome! Your writing was the talk of the town!!"
- Melissa

...{Pretty} Pricing...

...Penned for you...
Penned & Pretty exists for the benefit of you & your guests. You'll be able to sit back and focus on planning the perfect wedding while your envelopes & paper products are busy being penned.

...Pretty for them...
Your guests will receive the prettiest envelope on the block. Guaranteed.

...Penned & Pretty Pricing...
I think that you'll find Penned & Pretty to be one of the most affordable "calligraphy" shops around. Here is my current pricing schedule:

Outer envelopes: $1.00/envelope.

Inside envelopes: $.50/envelope.

RSVP envelopes: $.85/envelope.

Return address { name, address, city, state & zip}: $.85/envelope.
Return address {address, city, state & zip}: $.70/envelope.

Escort Cards/Placecards {w/o premade line}: $.55/card.
Escort Cards & Placecards {card with premade line}: $.40/card.

Clients requesting silver or gold ink will be charged an extra $2.00/100 envelopes.
For items not listed above {reception signage} please inquire for a custom quote.

{the cost to ship the envelopes back to you upon completion will be included in the final invoice}

For further information regarding other paper products needing to be penned, send an e-mail to: pennedandpretty {at} gmail {dot} com

...{Pretty} Author...

Let's have a little chat, shall we?!

Hi friends! My name is Jessica Lynn and I'm the owner of this little calligraphy shop.
I started my first blog, tying the knot in 2007 as a source of planning and inspiration for our September 2008 wedding. That blog was my pride and joy for so long and I continue to blog on it to this day {every once in a while}. During the cold winter of 2009, without any more wedding planning to do, I decided to open up shop doing something I have always loved....addressing envelopes.

Penned & Pretty has become quite the success over the past few years. I would love for you to become my next client!

If you're in need of someone to address your wedding invitation envelopes, escort or place cards, or any paper good please feel free to contact me! I would love to chit chat with you over anything Penned & Pretty!
You can contact me at:
pennedandpretty {at} gmail {dot} com

photo by: nicole green of my puppy Sampson & I.

...{Pretty} Availability...

Penned & Pretty is quite the success, thanks to all of you! I am currently reserving space on my calendar for orders scheduled for completion in August 2012 and following. Please contact me now to reserve a spot on my little calendar before it fills up!

Please note, if you are booking more than 3 months before your wedding, a $25 non-refundable deposit may be required. The amount will be applied toward your order and deducted from your final invoice.

...{Pretty} Styles...

Penned & Pretty is currently offering three seperate and distinct styles for you to choose from. Go ahead, try to pick your favorite. Personally, I love them all.

...Pretty Perfect....
The name of this style says it all. It's pretty and perfect. Short and sweet.
{p.s. the name of the state can be either spelled out or abbreviated with any style.}

...Pretty Adorable...
How else can you possibly describe this style!? Lower case letters are darling, soft and adorable which make them a perfect choice to compliment your wedding invitation.
....Pretty Whimsy....This style is for the bride that wants her invitations and envelopes to stand out from the 20 others her guests will be receiving in the mail when summer comes. Pretty lettering with a touch of whimsy flare, this envelope is as fun to receive as it is to pen.

p.s. for a quick way to view some of my most recent work, click here!

...{Pretty} Process...

I would love to make your envelopes & paper products Penned & Pretty!

Get your fingers clicking away and send the following information in an e-mail to
pennedandpretty {at} gmail {dot} com with the following information:

...Your name...

...Your wedding date...

...Penned & Pretty products needed...
{outer/inner envelopes, escort/placecards, rsvp envelopes}

...# of Penned & Pretty products needed...
{# of envelopes or escort/place cards to be addressed}

...Penned & Pretty style to grace your envelopes...
{pretty perfect, pretty adorable or pretty whimsy}

...Tentative date your Penned & Pretty products are needed by...

...Ink color requested...

After you contact me, I'll try to respond right away & begin to set up a timeline to pen your order. Keep in mind that most invitations should be sent out 6-8 weeks before your wedding date so it's best if we complete your order 8-10 weeks before your wedding date {or earlier!}. From the time I receive your envelopes or paper products, most orders can be sent back and arrive in your little hands within a week and a half. Isn't that the best news you've heard all day?