...Giddy Ink: Navy & Green Preppy Chic Invitations...

Over here at penned & pretty there's a soft spot for any invitation or save-the-date that boasts the navy & green color scheme. When the ladies over at Giddy Ink sent me pictures of Jodie & Matthew's save-the-date and invitations I just had to share.
The save-the-date {above} was the first look at the preppy chic invitation soon to come.
The invitation itself was a brilliant square invitation which made quite the first impression. From Lauren at Giddy Ink‎: "Pin stripes and pops of pattern and kelly green keep the intrigue coming—tying all of the correspondence together uniquely and consistently."
"RSVP and matching RSVP envelope {above} leave no detail unturned. Color, typography and pattern unify all pieces of this striking suite {below}."
You can see more photos of this invitation suite over at the giddy-tuesday blog right here!
{Invitation photos by Neysa Ruhl and used with expressed permission.}

...Regas New York: Play on Pattern...

If you couldn't tell from the previous post, the focus on personalization that Regas New York provides to each one of its clients is outstanding. Here is just one more example.

From Nicola of Regas New York "Stephanie and Hernan were looking for a simple format invitation with distinctive elements of design. They fell in love with a flourish font {isn't it to die for!?!} and we selected two screen printed papers for a play on pattern. The black ink letterpress printed in one color was a classic choice that allowed for the pops of color in the envelope liner and reverse of the invitation card a fun surprise." Over here at Penned & Pretty Calligraphy I'm just absolutely loving that flourish font. The reception cards {"Dinner & Dancing"} might just be my favorite because of the interaction of all of the delicious fonts displayed. More so, I am adoring the envelope liner {hello pop of green!} and the patterned paper used on the reverse of the invitation card. Who am I kidding, the whole suite is just fabulous! Well done, ladies of Regas New York!

{images used with expressed permission}

...Regas New York: Elegant and Rustic...

Wedding paper designers Regas New York know that the invitation is the first visual representation of the couple as one. After all, all the thoughtful planning that the Bride and Groom have been doing behind the scenes really takes shape with the correspondence sent to their guests. I'd like to share with you the invitation suite and save the date that Regas New York created for a couple named Catherine and Dan who live in the NYC and were getting married in St. Simons Island, Georgia. As Nicola from Regas New York shares, "They wanted their guests to experience the excitement of a new destination upon receiving their save the dates and invitations in the mail. It was a quiet balance between elegance and rustic complements."

The letterpress save the date map was inspired by a "treasure map" and the clue provided to the guests was the couples' wedding website.
The invitation color palette was a fresh twist on the preppy green/navy combo with the infusion of a light lavender. Catherine's mom is an artist and we were all thrilled to include her rendering of the dreamy, mossy oak trees that Georgia is known for.
Thank you to Nicola and Meredith from Regas New York for sending over this lovely save the date & invitation suite! I not only loved the different colors incorporated into the papers, but the rendering of the Georgia moss trees as illustrated by Catherine's mother. How sweet!
{images used with expressed permission}

...Merry Christmas from Penned & Pretty Calligraphy...

I am appreciative of a lot of things, especially at this time of the year {family, friends, our numerous blessings, etc}. But, I must to say that I always love receiving a pretty card in the mail complete with a fabulous envelope. This little beauty would have been a welcome guest in our mailbox. Oh my deer {or buck or antelope, whatever!}! Loving the break from the traditional Christmas tree, jingle bells and Santa Clause himself.
Oh what is there not to love about this envelope!? Red & gold is always a winning color combination at this time of year! I would love to address it with my "pretty perfect" calligraphy, right beside the "kindly deliver to" instructions. And I love that the envelope flap is on the side of the envelope instead of its traditional spot!
Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! I hope that your stockings overflow with all sorts of goodness!
You can see more pictures of this holiday card designed by wiley valentine right here.
p.s. there is all sorts of goodness by wiley valentine on their lovely blog. Enjoy!

...Paisley Quill Red Snowbirds...

With the first big snow storm on its way, I thought this would be the perfect time to feature the red snow birds invitation design from paisley quill. The wedding will be taking place in January at the river birch lodge, a rustic cabin in Michigan. paisley quill described the setting as being dotted with boulder fireplaces, antler chandeliers and twinkling lights and used a warm ivory stock and a cranberry red, which complimented the soft look of the falling snow.
The invitation suite, both as a whole and each individual piece, is just lovely. I expected nothing less from paisley quill! You can see the invitation on their blog here.

...Pencil Us In Save the Date...

I recently received an e-mail from Bree over at Sanskripts letting me know about a new line of save the dates. When I clicked over to check them out, one caught my eye right away. After all, with a tag line of "Pencil Us In," how could I say no!?
The save the date says, He asked 'will you' she said 'love to.' We are loving the gray and plum color combo as well as the funky eye-catching fonts {all of which can be completely customized}!
The save the date above is the Audrey save the date and can be found here. Sanskripts was kind enough to offer all Penned & Pretty readers 10% off your entire order and free shipping till December 31, 2009. Just mention this post!

...Penned & Pretty Calligraphy: Severine's Place Cards...

Severine is one of my favorite clients. She allowed me to adorn the address labels she used on both her wedding invitation envelopes and thank you cards. They were beautiful, if I do say so myself. Severine thought so too, so she allowed me to put my calligraphy on her place cards. Here they were getting ready for their big revel to all of the guests at her wedding reception.
I love the nontraditional way that Severine chose to display the place cards at each table setting. As you can see below, those Pretty Perfect styled place cards were set in between the prongs of each fork. How clever!!
Thank you, Severine, for allowing my "pretty perfect" calligraphy to be such a part of your special day!