...Paper Lovely Note Cards...

A few months ago I stumbled across the etsy shop of paper lovely press in my search of some new everyday thank you cards. You see, prior to this point, I had purchased all of my thank you cards {with the exception of the thank you cards we sent out after our wedding} from Target. I literally believe that I have purchased every boxed set Target has sold, at one point or another. It was time for a change. I could not pass up these folded thank you cards featuring an adorable little ferris wheel.
Naturally, I caved and bought these happy birthday folded note cards. I couldn't resist the cupcake.
Everyone needs a practical and adorable set of note cards and I have been loving these. It's almost time for me to re-order! I hope that you have just as cute of a set up your sleeves! If so, do share!
p.s. i loved the packaging of these sets as well. bakers twine will never get old.

...Wedding Programs with Calligraphy...

This past weekend a penned & pretty bride named Allison tied the knot right here in Ohio.

Earlier this year Allison sent me her outer envelopes to address in brown ink using the font Pretty Whimsy. Pictures to come, for now you will just have to trust me that they were pretty beautiful.

Fast forward to about a month before her wedding. She told her Mom that she wasn't really planning on having programs at the wedding ceremony. Her Mom wasn't really having any of that so they turned to me to whip up something simple to give the guests something to look at. Here's just a little sneak peek for you to look at before Allison's photographer sends in some professional pictures.

Allison wanted one side of the program to list the wedding party & the other side {not pictured} to list the order of the wedding ceremony. She was able to take the pages I wrote on to a local printer for printing. I cannot wait to see the professional pictures!

p.s. if you are interested in having me write out your wedding programs {or other wedding paper goods}, please contact me at pennedandpretty {at} gmail {dot} com. Prices for custom pieces will vary based on number of words, time to complete, etc.

...Keep Calm and Carry On with Pretty Perfect...

Just checking in to show you a couple of envelopes that I addressed for a client with the Pretty Perfect font in black ink on white envelopes.

I would just like to take this tiny sliver of a moment to thank each of my clients for allowing me to play a little part in their special day. I am so glad to be a part of it. xo.

...Unique Invitation Suite Designs...

Looking for a unique invitation suite to call your own? One that bride's won't see over and over again in the magazines? One that isn't your typical pearl white with black ink in a copperplate gothic-esque font? Look no further than maemae paperie.
I am smitten with this suite that she created for an smp photo shoot. The die cut shapes are gorgeous. As are the patterns used throughout the suite and the pretty little color combination.
If you sent these to your guests, expect some sorrow from them in having to part with their RSVP card....its just too pretty.
See the whole suite here. See the inspiration for this suite as well as the smp shoot this suite is featured in here.

...Rustic Rehearsal Dinner Invitations...

Fall is officially here and I am quite giddy about it. These rustic rehearsal dinner invitations foot the bill when it came to posting something fall-ish to ring in the cooler breezes that I am welcoming with open arms.
Molly of paisley quill has been assisting with the paper products for her brother-in-law's upcoming wedding. She wanted to deviate from their pink and black wedding color scheme and went for an Indian Summer theme that Michigan is known for and incorporated the Groom's love for the outdoors along the way, by incorporating a deer with a rack.
Loving the various stamps used on the neutral envelopes! Not to mention the acorn design and the twig frame for the addresses!
You can see the whole post and inspiration behind the invitations on the paisley quill blog right here.

...Sea of Love...

How did I not show you these pictures yet?! These white envelopes were adorned with my "pretty adorable" calligraphy and propped up against one of my cute little nautical tote bags to have their pictures taken.

Clients often ask me what the best way is to address an envelope to a couple with children that are all invited to the wedding. The easiest way is just to address it to Mr. & Mrs. John Smith & family.
Happy labor day and congrats to all of my lovely brides that tied the knot this past weekend!

...Vintage Inspired Escort Cards...

A few months ago, I took on a little project at the request of Katie Saeger of simply and forever. I was thrilled to receive images of the finished product... a vintage inspired wedding shoot with photography by untamed heART photography.
These distressed tags, complete with my pretty adorable calligraphy, were used as escort cards and displayed on an old {vintage} shutter. They looked fabulous!
The shoot was quite a success! You can see images from the shoot on the untamed heART photography blog here. Thanks for letting me be a part of the shoot!