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Romantic Blush and Gold Wedding Invitations & Stationery

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I don’t know about you, but I LOVE blush and gold, as you can tell by my business branding!  It’s so soft, pretty and romantic.  I enjoyed working with Laura and her Mom to create mostly all of her and Andy’s custom stationery for their wedding that took place at St. John Chapel and Banquet Center.

Beautiful pearlescent ivory, blush and antique gold papers, ribbon and crystal rhinestones were used to create their invitation suite.  We began and ended with stationery that featured their engagement and wedding photos.  The main invitation was a multi-layered flat panel style with a ribbon band that held the insert cards on the back.

For their wedding day I created ceremony programs, reception menus, and cocktail napkins.

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Elegant Navy Blue, Silver and Orange Wedding Invitations & Stationery

With God at the forefront of their marriage, Tanika and Maurice wanted their wedding invitations to be elegant and have a spiritually royal feel.  They decided on a strong color palette of navy blue and orange with silver accents which paid tribute to the Detroit Tigers and Chicago Cubs, both of their hometowns!  I worked with them to design a tri-fold enclosure style invitation with ribbon accents and a monogram tag featuring their favorite scripture.

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Silver mailing envelopes complimented the invitations and the insert cards were held in place with ribbon.  Coordinating tags for their guest welcome bags were also created.

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No details were missed on the day of the wedding!  I incorporated additional artwork and a watermark pattern throughout all of their wedding day stationery.  Some of the featured paper goods included ceremony programs, signature drink signs, escort cards, “kissing menus” and dinner menus.

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After the wedding I used gorgeous photos from Studio 41 Photography to create double sided flat card style thank you cards for them.  A section at the bottom of the card allowed them to handwrite a special message to each guest.

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Modern White and Grey Letterpress Wedding Invitations

White and Grey Letterpress Invitations

These beautiful letterpress wedding invitations were created in a modern and clean white and grey color palette.  I love how there is a pop of burgundy, their accent color, throughout the design.  The invitation is an oversized size 6×9 double thick flat panel card which featured burgundy edge coloring and a blind embossed belly band that held the insert cards in place.  There are so many lovely design details in this suite…

White and Grey Letterpress Invitations

The grey envelopes featured white hand calligraphy along with custom printed envelope liners.  Laura Hooper Calligraphy also penned the couples names, monogram and insert card headers which I incorporated into the design.  The main invitation was done in soft grey letterpress but the insert cards were done using grey offset printing.

White and Grey Letterpress Invitations

The RSVP card envelope featured the return address in white foil printing.  I seriously love this whole invitation suite that screams “less is more”!

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Pretty Invitation Postage from the Post Office

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I’m going to go against “the norm” a little bit with this post, so i’ll just come right out and say that “wedding cake/flower stamps” from the Post Office are cheesy!  Yes, I understand that they’re a decent alternative when you can’t go with custom stamps but I don’t think they add much character to your invitations unless your wedding will be very simple, traditional and understated.

In a perfect world everyone can budget for custom stamps that coordinate perfectly with their invitations, but when you can’t try to make the best of what the Post Office has to offer.  For simple invitations that are a flat panel card, insert and envelope you’ll probably be okay with .49 cent first class stamps.  Or if your invitation is over an ounce, square or non-machinable then you’ll be at .71 cents and up.  Depending on your postage you may have to pair together a first class stamp with a .20 cent stamp, but that will just mess up the flow of what you’re trying to create with pretty stamps!  So, if you just double up the first class stamps you might spend an extra $20 but it’s so much more worth it in my opinion.

I did some searching through stamps listed on the US Post Office website and have curated some options that would work beautifully with various wedding and invitation styles.  My rational behind each of these selected stamps is not based on literally what the stamp was designed for, but more so the colors and graphic design of the stamp.  Okay, let’s explore some options…

Floral Inspired Weddings:

Botanical ArtGifts of Friendship

Luxe Rich in Color Weddings:

Lunar New Year       Year of the Ram

Whimiscal & Fun Weddings:

Quilled Paper Heart

Natural & Botanical Inspired Weddings:

Summer Harvest     Ferns

Rustic Weddings:

Hudson River

Romantic Garden Same Sex Styled Shoot at Villa Montalvo

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This styled shoot feature today is a bit of a throwback that I can’t believe I never featured!  I teamed up with some awesome vendors in California to create a beautiful and romantic styled shoot involving two gorgeous brides.  The Hey Wedding Lady Blog did a great write up on the shoot and you can see more images there.  For the shoot I created the invitation suite, menu cards, place cards, cake table sign and other signage.

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From Hey Wedding Lady:

This romantic garden shoot by Christine Glebov Photography could not be a more perfect example! Sophia and Natalie were not only the lovely brides for this shoot, but drew on the emotion and joy of their own recent wedding at City Hall. They were asked to be a part of a same sex shoot by Bay Area Coordinator and Designer, Chanda Eddens of A Monique Affair. This lovely team envisioned a sweetheart table and wedding cake suited to the enchanting grounds of Villa Montalvo, an arts center and event venue modeled on an Italian Villa, nestled into the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains.

The color palette and design were chosen specifically to complement the luxurious surroundings, with white and gold accented with sweet, vintage pink. The talented floral team of McCallum Designs paired elegant pink roses and draping ferns with vintage place settings from Le Vintage Milk Glass Rentals and beaded linens from Napa Valley Linens. Stunning gowns by Kinsley James Couture Bridal afforded our lovely brides with glamorous wedding day looks!

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Styled Shoot Vendor Credits: Photography by Christine Glebov Photography | Coordination and Design by  A Monique Affair | Shot on Location at Villa Montalvo | Florals by McCallum Designs | Linens by  Napa Valley Linens | Wedding Gown Design by Kinsley James Couture Bridal | Cake Design by Cakes Made By M.E. | Equipment Rentals by Miranda St John Party Rentals | Vintage Tableware provided by  Le Vintage Milk Glass Rentals | Vintage Nightstand & Cake Plate provided by by Chloe’s Closet (A Monique Affair) | Stationery Design & Calligraphy by Lepenn Designs | Hairstyling by Stella Stevens Hair Designs| Makeup by Kristen Calderaro

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