...Unfolding Goodness...

Heather over at we met in a bar recently posted a mock-up of her programs. We are smitten, even though it is just a mock-up.
If you can get past the lovely ribbon to open up the program, you won't believe your eyes when it unfolds before you. The four paneled program features "The {Wedding} Party," "The Ceremony," "Special Thanks" and "Reception" details.

And to think that this is just the mock-up! Stay tuned for the real programs, we'll be sure to feature them! Thanks for the unfolding goodness, Heather!

...Invitation Booklet...

Be still our little pretty hearts. When a Bride has the patience, vision and the know-how to make an invitation booklet like the one below for her guests, she gets an "A+" in our book. Have a little looksie at this stunning keepsake:
The book details how the couple met, the story of their relationship and how he proposed with adorable little illustrations sprinkled throughout.
The last few pages of the book contain the wedding invitation, important details and a perforated and stamped RSVP card.

If you have a couple extra minutes on-hand while planning your wedding {ha!}, why not put your design skills to work and craft a similar keepsake invitation booklet for your guests to fawn over for years!? {Instructions can be found here}

found via: {oh so} beautiful paper & merriment design

...Studio On Fire...

When we saw this little gem on black eiffel via oh happy day, we just had to know all the beautiful details about it. Turns out the bride & groom co-designed these invitations, can you believe it?!

The long folding letterpress card perforates apart for the RSVP return {our favorite part of the invitation suite}. The fabric that you see {below} is the actual invitation, which was gocco'd onto a piece of fabric. The fabric was then stitched onto the letterpress card by the bride & her Mom.

The end result is so adorable that we almost want to learn how to sew. Almost.
letterpress card printed by: studio on fire visit the blog here

...Flying High...

One of our all time favorite stationary/invitation designers would be chewing the cud {featured here and here}. So today we bring you the "All Aboard" invitation suite, perfect for a destination wedding or a couple that is known for their love of traveling or flying.
The invitation and thank you card both feature an adorable vintage prop plane, which would make for a cute motif to carry thoughout your big day. The RSVP card is decked out with stylish suitcases which are packed and ready to make their way to your wedding celebration, naturally.
We're sure your guests will adore this invitation suite from chewing the cud weddings!

...Kraft Paper & Buttons...

If you would have told me that one of my favorite invitations of all time would be made out of brown kraft paper with stitched on fabric and a couple of buttons, I would have thought that you were crazy. But, my friends, these invitations are second to none in my book.Are you kidding me with those playful buttons {from here}?!The suite, as a whole, is just darling and would be such a delight to receive.
So, grab some buttons and get "krafty," this idea would work for all sorts of invitations {baby showers, bachelorette parties, etc.}!
found on the always inspiring blog of once wed

...Ink Obsession Designs...

We discovered ink obsession designs one rainy day and were instantly enamoured. If you are looking for a complete invitation suite {save the date, invitation and thank you cards} or just shopping for a fun save the date, look no further.
Below is just a small sampling of the many, lovely, products offered at ink obsession designs.
If you're thinking of incorporating two little love birds into the theme of your wedding, this is the design for you. Simple and sweet with two cuddling little birds.

The perfect save the date {above} with the corresponding thank you note {below}.

Perhaps you want to go with a beautiful & traditional white invitation, but have the urge to spice up the save the date just a little bit. This is one of my favorite save the dates {which represents a little vegas/casino theme} from ink obsession designs.
Wanting to add just a splash of color and a little swatch of a pattern? The "Honeycomb" design is a lovely choice!
A sweet invitation {above} and a darling thank you note {below}.
Do yourself a favor and pay ink obsession designs a little visit today!

...Parcel Post...

In both this and this post, we featured some beautiful wrap-around labels, which we have and always will love. But the blog of brooklyn bride led us to parcel post where we laid eyes on the following:
Oh. My. Gawd. Plenty of space for calligraphy on the front and a darling label/seal/sticker holding down the envelope flap on the back. Cover the sticker with your monogram, your return address or something clever. Smitten doesn't even begin to describe our feelings towards this little gem.


Just a little sneak peek at the outer envelopes that are penned & pretty for Zoe. They're going in the mail today and we hope she loves them as much as we do!
In case you're wondering, Zoe chose the "Pretty Adorable" style to adorn her envelopes.

...Simple Song Designs...

One of our beautiful clients, Severine , is using wrap-around labels on the envelopes of her invitations and thank you cards. We here at Penned & Pretty are a little obsessed with the wrap-around labels {we posted about them here before} and cannot wait to get our hands on Severine's!

These little gems were found through etsy seller Simple Song Designs. You can visit her store here to purchase them if you're not as crafty as Martha Stewart. Your envelope will thank you.


Looking for something a little different when it comes to your wedding invitations? Look no further than tear drop weddings, "yummy letterpress invitations that will leave you craving for more."
The invitation above would have to be my favorite. Perfect for the big city couple tying the knot.
Thinking about having a photo booth at your wedding reception? Why not incorporate it into your invitation suite!?
For the bride & groom taking a stroll up to a pretty little chapel, isn't this invitation just adorable? Do yourself a favor and stroll on over to tear drop weddings to browse the collection!

...For Them...

Need a small little something to add to the lovely basket of goodies you will be gifting your bridesmaids?

via ritzy bee

Purchase a package of thick white card stock. Pick a pretty color of thread and sew/stitch around the outside edge of the card. Then, send them over to Penned & Pretty to have the cards adorned with your bridesmaids names. Finish with a pretty bow and your bridesmaids will adore their new set of stationary!

...EAD Library...

Just a shout out to the ladies over at Elizabeth Anne Designs for including Penned & Pretty as a member of the EAD Library ! We are tickled pink....or raspberry. Head on over to the {newly redesigned} EAD Library to find wedding resources and professionals in your area!

...Paisley Quill....

If you visit Style Me Pretty often, you might have seen a little snippet about Paisley Quill In looking through Paisley Quill's portfolio you'll find some of the most beautiful custom wedding invitations, like this suite below. However, the real reason why I wanted to feature Paisley Quill on Penned & Pretty is to let you know about Ink Well, Paisley Quill's new line of ready made wedding invitations.
Here's the deal: each invitation package includes the invitation, reception and response cards, and both the mailing envelope and response envelope, all for around $4 a set. Translation: you can have 125 invitation sets for $500. The best part: the Ink Well sets are totally customizable. See a design you like and Paisley Quill allows you to customize it to correlate with your color scheme! Go look now. You can thank me later.

...Simple and Sweet ...

How simple & sweet are these save the date announcements? I especially love the tying the knot reference! The heart with the arrow thru it doesn't hurt either.

What more do you need in a save the date!? This announcement is simple, stylish, adorable and to the point.
announcement found on the wonderful brooklyn bride blog.

...Linda and Harriet...

This cute little invitation is from linda and harriett and it was too pretty not to post.

I love the color combination of turquoise and orange, the pretty dots bouncing around the invitation and the set as a whole. Using orange ink to address the envelopes would pull the whole look together, don't you think?!

...Good Old Days...

For those of you lucky brides that are having your ceremony in a beautiful open field or your reception inside charming rustic barn, wouldn't this be an adorable invitation to send to your guests?!
The little rooster is my favorite detail. This invitation suite, as a whole, is just beautiful.

...Scratch Off...

I came across etsy seller unlesssomeonelikeyou on the veiled vows blog. I literally could not believe my eyes when I saw this save the date. It's a scratch off. Yes. See {the most amazing save the date} below.

Someone please go order them and send them over so that I can a) see them for myself and b) address them for you!