...Coffee Cup Wedding Invitation...

I came across the cutest etsy shop the other day, ellothere. Their shop is filled with the cutest little wedding invitations and it was hard to only pick one to share with you! This one is for all of the coffee lovers out there.
How sweet is this invitation!? It would be perfect for the couple that met at a coffee shop!
I am loving the grey + mustard + orange color combo, but if it's not your cup of tea {pun somewhat intended!} you can change the colors to your hearts content!!
In working with ellothere your wedding invitation is completely customizable. You can choose your own wording, information, and colors. Each {$4} wedding invitation set includes:
- a full color invitation professionally printed on fantastically thick 100lb matte paper
- white or Cream envelopes {colored envelopes are available for an additional price}
- 4.25 x 5.5 correspondence card of your choosing {response card, or reception card}
- a complete design process to customize your invitations

...Wedding Invitations with a Personalized Quote...

The darling etsy shop of Southern Fete Creative has something that I am sure all brides to be would love...a wedding invitation suite that allows customization with quote that the bride & groom hold near & dear to their hearts. And it's not just one little phrase....it can be a long quote. Have a looksie.

Above are the mailing pieces that would go out to your guests. I especially love the accommodations card. Below are the wedding & reception pieces {the program cover, menu, table numbers and escort cards} that would complete the details of your wedding day paper goods. Aren't you loving the typewriter font!?

This suite is shown in avocado & stone, but available in an array of colors seen here. Visit the Southern Fete Creative etsy shop today...there's plenty more invitation goodness for you to see!

p.s. all images courtesy of Valerie at Southern Fete and used with expressed permission.

...Happy Anniversary Little Calligraphy Shop...

On January 1, 2009, sharpies in hand, I launched Penned & Pretty {a modern calligraphy shop}. Ever since that day, daily life has been quite different around here and I must say that I have loved every minute of it. E-mailing brides {clients} at all hours of the night, making friends with the post office employees and camping out our home office have been activities that I have enjoyed more than I ever could have dreamed. More so it's being an entrepreneur & a small business owner, getting to know those in the wedding industry, blogging beautiful invitations and announcements, receiving thoughtful thankful notes from clients and seeing my work go out the door and referrals come in that I have really enjoyed. Those are the little things that keep me going and keep me writing on hundreds of envelopes.
Sadly, a couple months ago I forgot to wish my little shop a happy first birthday/anniversary/blogiversary. Better late than never, I suppose. Happy anniversary little shop. I hope that you have many years of life ahead of you to grow, plow through many more pens, expand and learn. And to my clients...past, present and future....thank you for believing in me and allowing my work to be a little detail in your special day. If I could give one of these cupcakes to each one of you, I would. xo, jl.
All {scrumptious} pictures in this post courtesy of Trish {tealily photography} and were taken on the sweet wedding day of jesse & paul & used with expressed permission.

...A Bold Map Envelope Liner...

I am such such such a fan of envelope liners. I think that they can add just that little pop or that little oomph to your announcement/invitation presentation that will make your guests audibly utter "ohhhh" or "ahhhh" when they open up the envelope you sent with care. The liner accompanying this save the date does just that. And the save the date itself itself isn't half bad either!!

If you're looking for a twist on the traditional "save the date" wording, "start spreading the news" would be a welcome change!

As you have probably guessed, I am loving the navy envelope. When you receive multiple white envelopes in the mail every day, this one is sure to stick out. White, silver and gold inks always look best on navy envelopes. And the little "save the date" sticker to hold the flap down!? Be still my heart.
Now this is a sharp looking mailing label. Take note.
I love how this save the date includes a little extra information for the guests in a vibrant kelly green enclosure card tucked into a glassine envelope.
This save the date is the lovely product of seamless paperie. Contact Courtney today at seamlesspaperie{at}gmail{dot}com...I cannot wait to see what you dream up!
p.s. all pictures courtsey of Courtney at seamless paperie and used with expressed permission.

Preppy Nautical Invitations

I'm always a fan of anything nautical, especially with spring riiight around the corner! I came across this lovely invitation that was both preppy and nautical and thought that I would share it with all of you.

You can see additional pictures of the invitation here at the swatchbook weddings blog.

For more information on this invitation contact angela@swatchbookweddings.com.