We love these save the dates for a couple that met at a coffee shop....or just love Starbucks as much as we do!

invitations by cheree berry via style me pretty

...Windy City...

We love to see the wedding ideas of fellow bloggers take shape. The lovely Emily of a windy city wedding recently posted the pictures of her invitations. She designed them herself, with the help of her sister and we happen to think that they are quite adorable. We are loving the use of grey, olive/mustard yellow and white!

{Above} Polka dots add a bit of whimsy to the otherwise simple & structured invitation.
{Below} Who wouldn't want to fill out this lovely RSVP card!?
We couldn't resist posting a picture of the grey envelopes adorned with the cutest stamps for a little added flare! What a lovely piece of mail!

Over at a windy city wedding, you can see a preview of the invites here. See them signed, sealed and waiting to be delivered here

...Candice & Landon...

Our dear friend, Candice, is getting married in June. When she sent us the link to her wedding invitations {via swell ink}, we just had to share!Candice and her fiance, Landon, got creative and used, "big city girl meets small town boy" as the opening line of their invitations to pay homage to their respective towns, Chicago and Elwood Indiana, that they grew up in. Isn't that cute?!

The rest of the invitation suite features pink and green hues with an argyle pattern to match. And we just adore their monogram that is featured throughout the invitation suite. A job well done, if we do say so ourselves!

...Key Ring...

We came across this nifty little save the date over at the blog of ice cream social shoppe. It's pretty clever, take a look!
The inspiration behind this save the date started with skeleton keys that were going to be used as table numbers. The key was carried though the stationery products and a key ring save the date quickly came into fruition!
The key ring contained keys inscribed with little saying such as "to my heart" and "to my love" and told the guests that a formal invitation was to follow. We love the little piece of twine that finishes off the key ring!
What a darling little idea!? Who wouldn't want to carry around this little key ring!?

...Busy Bees...

We're happy to say that we're busy little bees over here at Penned & Pretty and we are loving it! However, our little bloggity blog is inadvertently suffering. Poor thing.

image found here via style me pretty

We promise to be back to our regular blogging schedule by the beginning of next week!


We are all for clever little announcements, and this is one of our favorites. The bride & groom sent out save the dates to their guests as a reminder for them to "bookmark the date." The bride & groom worked with chewing the cud to create all of the paper goods for their wedding. It's all so lovely that we'll spend this whole week on Penned & Pretty featuring all the little details. You won't want to miss this!

...Two Bikes...

Would this not just make for the perfect save the date for the wedding invitation that we featured here earlier today!?!?!
You can find it on the etsy shop of evapaul.


Perhaps it was the unusual color combination of red & seafoam that caught our eye. Maybe it was the charming bicycle that made us take notice. Whatever it was, we love this simple, but yet chic and trendy, wedding invitation.

The etsy seller behind this invitation is heatherjeany. Heatherjeany hand prints each invitation, one by one, with her Print Gocco and incorporates vintage clip art along with her own artwork into her designs.
p.s. visit her shop here ...she loves to take on custom wedding invitation projects!


Style Me Pretty is a constant source of wedding inspiration to us here at Penned & Pretty so after Style Me Pretty introduced us to Mika78, it was no shock to us that we were hooked and very much in love with one particular invitation suite.
"The Quote" invitation suite gets its name from a quote by Captain Corelli's Mandolin that adorns the bottom of the invitation. "...we had roots that grew towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossom had fallen from our branches we found that we were one tree and not two."
The rsvp card & return envelope are just as lovely as the invitation itself. The charming box on the rsvp card leaves a place for guests to write the names of those attending. Below, guests can circle the number of guests that will be attending both the ceremony and reception. And who doesn't love a colorful return envelope?!The suite is bound together with a band that we adore. It's safe to say that this is one of our favorite invitation suites of all time.
p.s. the blog of mika78 is a must read!

...Goodie Bags...

We saw this little DIY project featured on Style Me Pretty not too long ago and just had to share it with you. In using a kraft paper bag, labels {on the front & back of the bags} and a little ribbon , the bride & groom came up with quite the cute way to package and display their wedding favors.The bride made two different labels. She printed the words of an Isish blessing for the guests on one label. The other label had a description about the donation that was being made to a chairty in honor of each of the guests. The labels {or cardstock} were placed on either side of the bag a hole punch was used to make a hole for a piece of ribbon that served as a handle for the little goodie bag. The best part? Inside the bag contained a small chocolate brownie that was included in the bride & groom's catering package! It was devoured by the guests as an appetizer!What a lovely display and a lovely favor, don't you think?!
p.s. instructions here via style me pretty.

...May Availability...

Just a quick note to let you know that we have one opening to complete an order during the first week of May. Send an e-mail to jessicalynn402 {at} gmail {dot} com so we can pencil you in! We would love to make your envelopes Penned & Pretty!

...Oh Happy Day...

We're sure that by now you have seen this little gem floating around. From the blog of mint design, this is one whimsy bridal shower invitation. The invitation suite as a whole is quite charming, but we are drawn to the lovely detail on the envelope liner.
Who wouldn't be in love with this concept!?! We would love to doodle on your envelope liners, if you'll let us!!
You can find all the details on this lovely invitation on this post!