...Emily Ley Paper...

Are you looking for "classic paper goods with sweet Southern charm"?! With the launch of Emily Ley Paper last week, Emily Ley brings you just that. Not only does Emily Ley Paper offer classic wedding invitations, save the dates and monograms, but everything that you ever wanted to know about wedding invitation etiquette {invitation wording, tips on addressing envelopes, etc} is there too!
The Leona save the date {above} and invitation {below} have to be my favorites.
To top it all off, how adorable is the soon to be mrs. calling card!? Order a pack of 25 to give to vendors at bridal shows, at your first appointments, or just to vendors that you meet in passing. I love it because all of your important information that a vendor might need to know is right there on one {beautiful} card.
Check out the Emily Ley Paper blog right here and the equally charming blog {a must read for anyone in the wedding industry} right here here.

...Olive & Neutral Invitations...

Spring and fall weddings best lend themselves to the use of neutral and natural colors. This wedding invitation suite from Avie Designs would be the perfect compliment to such a color scheme.
It all starts with a simplistic, yet adorable, save the date {above}. The invitation itself {below} features olive waves and traditional fonts. The chocolate invitation envelope boasts a wrap-around label which always gives your envelopes a polished look.
The RSVP card stands out from the rest of the suite with its pop of color.
The entire suite is below. The word gorgeous comes to mind.
You can see the complete listing here at the avie designs etsy shop.

...Chic Purple Wedding Invitation...

I'll always have a soft spot in my heart for any couple that chooses purple as one of their wedding colors. My husband and I choose plum and raspberry for our colors and let me tell you, it is hard to have plum as an accent color. Finding plum ribbon was nearly impossible and finding a "pre-made" invitation that incorporated the color plum and was half way attractive and affordable was nearly impossible. At one point I was just excited to find any sort of plum invitation inspiration! So, if you're a bride searching for plum wedding invitation inspiration, have a little looksie at this piece of beauty by wiley valentine.

Isn't it just gorgeous!?!! I'm loving the energetic script and the feather like details flocking the invitation. And, I spy a plum envelope that any wedding guest would be floured to receive in the mail. I hope that your invitations turn out just as beautiful and unique as this one, which can be seen here!
{images via wiley valentine and used with expressed permission}

...Engagement Cards...

When I tied the knot back in 2008, I was lucky enough to have Nicole Green document our day. We received so many gorgeous images from her that make us smile to this day.
In December, Nicole's {then} boyfriend and "second shooter", Dan, e-mailed me to enlist my help in his proposal to Nicole. Needless to say, I was thrilled to assist.
Dan's idea was simple. On an upcoming trip to Chicago, he would give Nicole 5 cards throughout the day. Each one would simply list three reasons why he loved her. The sixth card would then give three reasons why she should marry him, which she would receive right before he dropped down on one knee. Dan wanted my calligraphy to grace the cards and I couldn't have been more excited to get started!

Per Dan's request, I picked up some simple white cards at a local craft store and put my pretty adorable calligraphy style to work. I then shipped them off and waited patiently for the big day to arrive. Obviously, Nicole said "yes" and I could not be happier for the two them.
Dan, if you are reading this...thank you for letting me be a part of your special moment! And to Nicole, I cannot wait to follow along as you plan your wedding!
p.s. if you are in the Indianapolis {and surrounding!} area and are in need of a great photographer to capture the details and joy of your wedding day, I highly recommend Nicole. Check out her blog here
p.p.s. if you so happened to want to see our engagement and wedding pictures on Nicole's old blog, you can click here and here !
Engagement card photos taken by the bride-to-be, Nicole Green and used with expressed permission.

...pretty adorable calligraphy for a Style Me Pretty Shoot...

Back in December 2009, Molly of Paisley Quill gave me the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of an inspiration to reality photo shoot for Style Me Pretty alongside some of the most wedding industry's finest vendors. I literally jumped at the chance.Molly sent me some of the most intricate and beautiful escorts I had ever seen. I put my "pretty adorable" calligraphy on about 20 of them and sent them back to her in time for the shoot. I couldn't wait to see how they would be used and I sure couldn't wait to see the pictures and feature!
Blacks, golds, baby blues and a little navy were the colors that shined throughout this stunning shoot. If you're thinking about having a winter wedding, I'm pretty sure that there is no way that you can see the pictures from this event and not be inspired. It's all about the details, as they say, and having the escort cards displayed on bare branches made for quite the eye-catcher. The stark branches gave way for the escort cards to shine.
The outcome of the shoot was stunning, to say the least. If you haven't seen it already take a little look at the Style Me Pretty from inspiration to reality shoot part one part two part three part four {the video!} and part five!
Here is a close-up of one of the escort cards. In case you didn't know, this is the "Pretty Adorable" style which is by far the most requested script from my little calligraphy shop! Here is a of the wonderful vendors that made this shoot happen! Flowers , Table Design and Dessert Buffet: Aisha Holly Dooby Design Group / Stationery: Molly Myers • Paisley Quill / Photography: Aruna Mall • Aruna B. Photography / Videography: Ryan Koral • Epic Motion / Venue: The Royal Park Hotel • Kristen Hickey / Hair & Make-up: Angela Valentine & Jennifer Jaroma • Salon U2 / Cake: Papa Joe’s Market/La Sala Banquet • Sue Helzer / Dress: Amsale • Donated by V2V / Model: Andrea Walker.
A very special thanks to Molly of Paisley Quill for the opportunity to be involved in this shoot and to Abby at Style Me Pretty for the feature!
All pictures by Aruna Mall of Aruna B. Photography and used with expressed permission.