This delightful invitation features a tiny little bee zipping across the top of the invitation which features a yellow/orange honeycomb design with a small red heart in the corner.
The little bee continues to circle the small red heart and makes its way onto the RSVP card.
The whole suite is light-hearted and adorable. I think that the bee has a lot to do with it.

...All Three...

One of my clients recently asked if I could write the same address in my three different styles so that she could easily compare the three. I was happy to do so! Here are the three styles that I currently offer:
{Pretty} Adorable: {Pretty} Perfect:
A scaled back version of the original {Pretty} Whimsy:
Please note, any style can be modified {less flourish, state abbreviated, etc} to suite your style!

...Penned & Pretty Calligraphy: Lynsey...

Lynsey was one of my favorite clients. Not just because she is and was so sweet, but because her envelopes weren't white!! Check out the slate blue envelopes for her wedding invitationas complete with the Pretty Perfect calligraphy style in silver ink.
The silver ink was an added bonus! I addressed return RSVP envelopes for her too with a smaller slate blue envelope and chocolate brown ink that complimented the rest of her color palette. A lovely calligraphy order completed for a lovely bride!
p.s. the last name & partial address of the guest has been blurred for privacy.

...Napkin Fabric Swatches...

Oh how I looove a good escort card display! Here's one of my recent favorites featuring welcoming colors and a charming white frame.
The brides fiance used a typewriter to list the guests names and table numbers onto each escort card. Each escort card cleverly featured a bit of the napkin fabric. As guests arrived at their tables, they saw that the fabric swatch in their card matched the print of the napkins on their table.
Oh, and another charming detail, similar fabric served as a make-shift photo booth backdrop!
As featured here on brooklyn bride.
Photography by Love Captures.

...Escort or Place...

I been following my lovely blogger friend Aletha {twitter.com/Aletha} on twitter for quite some time {you should too!!}. She is one of Michigan's finest event planners with a lovely blog to boot!

The other day her twitter led me to this post on escort cards vs. place cards by lindsey nartker designs which many brides-to-be might find helpful! It is a must read!

In short, an escort card is picked up by your guest{s} upon entering your reception. It will escort them to the table that you have assigned to them. Thus, it will normally display the guest{s} name{s} as well as the name or number of the table that they will be seated at. A place card is displayed at the specific seat that you would like your guest to take. It displays no table number.

The photo above {Martha Stewart Weddings} is a lovely escort card display. Each guests name has been typed on a piece of card stock. The top of each card displays the name of a shell {sand dollar, conch, etc} that will escort the guest to the table at the reception named after the same shell.

I hope this post has helped de-mystify the difference between escort cards and place cards for you! Thanks, Aletha for pointing me to it!

p.s. Just so you know, I am a fan of either option and would love to provide the calligraphy to your escort or place cards!

...Patterned Paper...

Looking for a way to punch up your escort card display!? This little post might have what you're looking for, especially if you enjoy patterned papers {or fabrics}!
Names of the guests were printed onto simple kraft rectangles. The different patterned papers underneath the kraft paper denoted the table that each guest would be seated at. At each table, the table number was displayed atop the piece of pattered paper which corresponded to the patterned paper on the escort card of the guest. I am loving the playful detail that this little touch added!

I had to show you a picture of the tables from the reception. They are just as beautiful and unique as the escort cards!

photos captured by YoukeunOh Photography via The Bride's Cafe

...September Opening...

Hi friends,
Dare I say that I have a September opening?! Please e-mail me if you have an order of around 100 envelopes that you would like to have penned & pretty with our calligraphy. I am available the week of September 14th and would like to have your envelopes in my hands by September 11th. Let's make it happen.

escort card image via miss pickles press as found at ritzy bee