...Navy & White Pocket Invitations....

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to work with a really creative bride with perhaps the most unique invitations I have personally worked with to date!
The invitation was housed in a pocket that also served as an inner envelope. I wrote the first name{s} of the guests on the square on the outside of the pocket/inner envelope.The white outer envelopes were then addressed with a coordinating navy ink to pull everything together.

Below is a glimpse into the inside of the inner pocket where the invitation is mounted on the right and insert cards will be added to the pocket on the left. Loving all of the different typefaces, naturally.

So there you have it! Isn't it a gorgeous suite? You can never go wrong with navy & white...especially when it's a navy & white pocket invitation!

...Woodgrain Invitations...

A long time ago Mike at urban influence shared his wedding invitations and I have adored them ever since. The invitation wasn't just a 5x7 piece of paper. It was a multi page book called "The Official Guidebook to Tying the Knot." I love everything about the presentation of this invitation from the crest on the envelope adorned with red ink to the wood grain booklet to the bakers twine and adorable tag.

Love love love the appearance of all sorts of different fonts of typography that appear though out the booklet. The tag itself had me at hello. Maybe it's since I have always wanted a date stamp of my own.

As if the outside of the invitation wasn't particularly awesome enough, just wait until you see the inside. Each and every page was personalized. I'm telling you, the amount of detail that was put into this wedding invitation is outstanding.

My favorite page has to be the "Reference Guide...For Tying the Knot," For obvious reasons. How clever.

Image credits: urban influences via benign objects. As seen on: oh so beautiful paper

...Thank You Card Inspiration...

With summer wedding season coming to an end many newlyweds out there are searching for a personalized way to thank family & friends for joining in their special day. I thought that I would share our thank you cards {sent out after our 2008 wedding} in case there are some of you looking for some thank you card inspiration.

The front of our card was a collage of some of our favorite wedding pictures. Half of the back of our card displayed the "thank you" picture we took on our wedding day incorporating our purple monogram. The other half of the card was blank, which is where I wrote our thank you note. Read more about the details of our thank you cards {where i ordered from, pricing, etc} on this post at my wedding planning blog tying the knot.

Photography by Nicole Green.

...Calligraphy: My Mom's Wedding...

Earlier this year I had my most important calligraphy order to date. The bride-to-be was my Mom! She tied the knot in June and I had the privilege of not only being her maid of honor but her calligrapher as well.

My Mom chose to go with beautiful navy invitation envelopes and had me address them with my Pretty Perfect style in white ink. They were stunning. As much as my Mom has thanked me for addressing these envelopes for her, I cannot thank her enough for letting me address them. What an honor!

...Bold Chevron...

Looking for a bolder chevron pattern to grace your wedding invitations, address labels & the rest of your invitation suite? This invitation suite might just be your answer.

Now, someone tell me where I can get my hands on those sequin gold hearts that are too cute for their own good.

As seen on green wedding shoes. Paper goods by Pitbulls and Posies & photography by Gem Photo.

...Faint Chevron...

Chevron prints have been all the rage the past year so it's not too surprising to see the print appear in wedding invitations as well.

I am loving that the chevron print begins to appear in this invitation {above} & becomes more prevalent in the RSVP, info & other pieces of the invitation suite {below}.

You can view the marlo suite at southern fete creative via papercrave