...Chic Budget-Friendly Wedding Invitations...

I must admit, I love it when blogger brides that I follow tie the knot and then set out to start their own invitation line. Each line is fresh yet practical and more budget-savvy than a lot of the larger mainstream invitation lines. Classically Modern Nest has created such a line of invitations that are available at her etsy shop: 4th & folded.
Below are just two of my favorites, the Madaline and the Harrison:
Green, black and white have always been one of my favorite color schemes. Besides, how can you not fall for that black envelope!? Also, I've said it time and time again, if you are serving multiple entrees at your wedding reception, you cannot go wrong with using an RSVP card with these little animal icons so that your guests can choose their entrees.

I have always loved seeing hot pink appear in any way in a wedding color palette. Further, I'm loving how the light blue is a soothing contrast to the bright and bold hues the pink offers. In each of these invitations, and all of the invitations in the line, I adore the bold patterns that run throughout the suites as well as the modern fonts that pop off the paper.
I hope that you will all take the time to check out the 4th & folded etsy shop and I know you'll like what you see!

..."Letterpress Makes Us Happy!"...

What first caught my eye on the the Spark Stationery blog was the cute little header image {see below} along with the tagline "letterpress makes us happy!" Too cute! The new sarah wedding suite that Spark Stationery recently created is something that is bound to make any bride-to-be happy to mail it out to all of her guests. The two kissing birds are quite adorable, but I also love the color scheme and the layers of texture throughout the suite.
One of my favorite items in the suite is the wedding program with the words "Welcome to the ceremony uniting two lovebirds..." It just doesn't get more adorable than that!
This coaster also matches the suite and can be used as a wedding favor or a simple added detail during the cocktail hour!
You can see the rest of the items from the new suites on the Spark Stationery blog right here!
{all images used with expressed permission.}

...A Banner of Pennants on One Lovely Wedding Invitation...

So I discovered this wonderful little blog a few days ago, love lorn unicorn, and just had to share the couple's wedding invitations!Loving the fresh colors, the little string/banner of pennants, the fun fonts and the little red pandas {an homage to their first date at the zoo!}.
Did I mention that they designed the invitation suite themselves?! That's talent.Kate & Jason, best of luck for your upcoming wedding! Thank you for sharing your invitations!

p.s. you can see the invitation post on Kate's blog right here ...complete with more photos and information on the fonts and paper that were used to create the suite.

...Escort Card Display by the Numbers...

It's one thing when you have an talented photographer like Stephanie Williams capture the details of your wedding day. But it's another thing when you have someone like Jesi Haack designing your wedding and the details behind it.

There was a wedding shot by Stephanie Williams recently that I spent too much time fawning over. You just have to see it {here}. My favorite little detail was the escort card display.
A little piece of paper, stating the name of the guest, was attached to a large magnetic number and then displayed under the appropriate column corresponding to the first letter of the guests last name.
What isn't to love about this escort card display?! Even the use of twine to affix the paper to the numbers is charming!

See the absolutely to-die-for photos from this wedding right: here on the blog of Stephanie Williams. And don't forget to stop by the lovely blog of the talented Jesi Haack!
{pictures used with expressed permission of Stephanie Williams}