...Pretty Whimsy Calligrahy in Chocolate Ink...

The Pretty Whimsy style is overdue for a blog appearance. So here is a little sample of an envelope addressed with the pretty whimsy font from a recent order!
I had the chance to work with a local {Cincinnati!} bride who requested chocolate brown ink for her white envelopes. I've seen an increase in the demand for chocolate brown ink in the last few months...must be all of those fall brides!
p.s. some images have been blurred to protect privacy.

...Wedding Invitation Poster...

Quite a while ago I saw this adorable invitation poster designed by Erin Jang from the indigo bunting. Recently, it resurfaced and I couldn't pass up the opportunity to share it this time around.
The bride is a cupcake baker and the two met in a science lab. That should explain the cupcake and the bubbling glass beaker! One of my favorite things about the invitation {above} is the line that reads "dinner, cupcakes & merriment to follow." How clever!
The RSVP card {below} also leaves room for the guests to write the bride & groom a little note on the back of the postcard.
The invitation poster and RSVP postcard were mailed in a kraft tube{below} with a matching custom mailing label.
You can see the whole post on the poster and invitation suite right here. Images above courtesy of Erin at the indigo bunting blog.
p.s. you can see some of their beautiful wedding photos here {and 100 Layer Cake's post here} from Radonich Ranch in Los Gatos, California.

...Rehearsal Dinner Invitation Template...

One of my favorite bloggers, Cyd from the sweetest occasion had a post the other week that caught my eye and I thought that I would share a sweet little rehearsal dinner invitation template with you {see the whole post by Cyd right here}.

This adorable little invitation is perfect for the fiesta-themed rehearsal dinner. Just find that little hole in the wall or that ritzy downtown mexican restaurant and book it now. Then print these and send them to your family and friends!

Invitation design and photography by Gia Graham of betsywhite stationery and Flights of Fancy.

Click here to download a PDF template of the invitation and address labels shown above!

p.s. Aren't you loving those colored envelopes!? Spice up your own little fiesta by using colored envelopes instead of the standard white ones!

...Pretty Adorable Calligraphy & a DIY Escort Card Display Idea...

Recently the lovely April Foster of April Foster Events asked me to participate in a little project that she was entering into the Inspired Creations Contest. She sent me the escort cards and told me what color of ink to use, but didn't give me any other details. Little did I know how drop dead gorgeous the shoot would turn out to be {not that I had any doubts!!}. I am so happy that my calligraphy got to be a little piece of this lovely concept April dreamed up for a reception inspired by fabric.
I used the "pretty adorable" font for the calligraphy on these escort cards. April displayed them in a breathtaking way by using a salvaged door, a little chicken wire and old-school clothing pins. I just have to share the invitations that April created for the shoot. The color scheme is something unique that you won't find at every wedding you attend this year and I am loving the pattern that's carried throughout the suite!
The pattern was even carried over to the table numbers which were displayed in the centerpieces containing an abundance of gorgeous white peonies.
You can see the rest of the images from the shoot right here on elizabeth anne designs! Thanks to April Foster for allowing me to contribute! Pictures by Megan W Photography.

Below is a complete list of the industry professionals that contributed to this shoot:
Conceptualization, Design, Stationery – April Foster Events Photography – Megan W Photography Flowers – JP Parker Flowers Venue – Laurel Hall Indianapolis Cake & Cupcakes – The Cake Stand, Cheryl Blessing Macarons and Meringue – Circle City Sweets Rice Treat Pops and dipped cookies – April Foster Events Calligraphy – Penned and Pretty

...At the Beach for a Wedding...

You'll have to excuse me for the rest of the week and the weekend. I'm off to the lovely beaches of Destin, Florida for my dear dear dear friend Debbie's wedding. Words cannot express how excited I am for them to finally tie the knot!

I hope that you all have a great weekend! I will be enjoying fruity drinks, rays of sun and the company of some of my best friends. Congrats to my other Penned & Pretty brides tying the knot this weekend. I hope that it's everything you dreamed it would be! Cheers!

photo via it's maryruffle!

...Gold and Lavender Invitations...

In browsing etsy not too long ago, I came across this sweet little lavender and gold invitation suite. There's something about this color combo that just speaks to the princess in me. And it doesn't hurt that the fonts in the suite are divine.
As if the invitations themselves weren't elegant enough, the gold envelope puts it over the top. Just gorgeous.
I'm quite smitten with this reception card. Too many reception cards are strictly information only. This one beckons the guest to come with the promise of "Dinner, Drinks and Dancing!" and the flourishes adorning it are just spectacular. The invitation suite was bound with this gorgeous band which displayed the name of the couple. It's quite a lovely little package, don't you agree!?
This little invitation suite is the Venice Suite and can be seen at the By Invitation Only etsy shop! p.s. I'm also loving the Paris and Tea Party suites!