...Red Lobster...

It was the little lobster scooting across the invitation that had me at first sight. Isn't he precious!?
Then the rest of the invitation suite unfolded in front of my eyes and I squealed with delight.
I am loving how the grass and the birds are shown on the invitation together and then make separate appearances on the Lobster boil card and the RSVP post card {both shown below}.
What would a wedding in Maine be without an Adirondack chair and a lobster?
If attending, guests were given a meal choice to indicate on their RSVP post card. The two witty options gave me a good chuckle:
how can i come to maine and not eat lobster?! Number of guests____
call me chicken, as that's what i want to eat: Number of guests ____
Invitation as seen from the wedding of Laura and Bobby on the new ruffled blog here and used with expressed permission of Courtney at flush designs and erin hearts court . p.s. you can see the full post here.

...Elephants and Giraffes...

The fabulous lisa welge is both a wedding photographer and a wedding invitation designer {be still my heart!}. So, I just knew that her invitations would be over the top lovely and that she would have great pictures of them for me to share! Lisa wanted to reflect a carnival/circus/county fair/summer barbeque theme in her invitations. I think the result achieved that feel and then some!The fonts, the fonts, the fonts!!!! Hip hip hooray for throwing the typical script fonts out the window!
The colors, the elephant {and the giraffe!}, the wrap around label and the clever fonts make this invitation suite picture perfect.
Ok, ok, I couldn't help it. I just had to show you the cake toppers from this wedding which were crafted by Hilary of Bunny with a Toolbelt. Check out her Etsy shop here,
p.s. you must check out the rest of the details from this wedding here!
All images are as seen on this post {as seen originally on the blog of 100 layer cake} with expressed consent of Lisa Welge.

...Southern Delight...

You know what they say, "go big or go home." This invitation goes big, and I love it in a big big way. Boasting bold colors, lovely illustrations, creative fonts & textures and containing plenty of space for information this invitation caught my eyes the moment I saw it. This invitation invites the holders to a weekend of Southern delight for live blues, tasty cajun cookin' and a destination wedding in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Designer Anne Benjamin worked with the Bride & Groom so that the screen printed poster would function as the invitation and itinerary.
As an added bonus, the envelope came equipped with a pull tab for an easy, clean and entertaining way to open the kraft paper envelope and get to the good stuff!
invitation found here at the shop of mok duk. photos used with expressed permission.

...Eat, Drink & Be Married...

In this post, I featured the lovely poster mat from Heather's {we met in a bar} wedding. If you're looking for adorable posters for your guests to sign at your rehearsal dinner or wedding reception, check out the lovely etsy shop of orange beautiful and rest your eyes on this charming 8x10 poster!

Get it in white and find a snazzy frame in your wedding colors for it to go in.
It's sure to be a beautiful piece of art in your home that will remind you daily of the best day of your life! You can purchase it at the etsy shop of orange beautiful.

...hello tenfold escort cards...

Ellie from Mint has the cutest etsy shop, hello tenfold. My eyes fell upon these escort cards the other day at her shop and I just had to share.
Wouldn't this lovely red design be a perfect fit with a winter wedding!? Oh, and just so you know, choose the design you see above in any color, or Ellie can customize the design to fit your wedding. The escort cards are available as tent cards, flat cards, and with or without names printed.
p.s. we featured ellie's very own wedding programs and invitations here. she offers those same designs {which can also be customized} for sale at her lovely etsy shop!

...Poster Mat...

I saw this lovely idea over at we met in a bar {here} and just had to share!
Heather chose a sweet poster print to frame and use as a signature mat at her reception. I hope this is a new trend, because I am loving it!
Keep in mind that not all guests might know what exactly to do/write on the mat, so it's always nice to display a little sign to let them know any information that they might need and what you want them to do for you!
Thanks, heather for the inspiration!
Images from Studio 7 Photography.