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     I have been on the edge of my seat waiting for someone to come in and ask for lace on their wedding invitations. I would subtlely ask each client if their dress had lace on it or if they wanted to incorporate that into their invitations in any way... But most people just changed the topic. Then magically, when I had almost given up, a new client comes to her consultation with a phone filled with lace invitation ideas and photos! I didn't even have to ask! To say I have been counting down the days for the chance to post the photos might seem dramatic... But I have been!

     Ashley and Jeffrey were married on probably the best day of the year. When I woke up that morning and looked outside it put a smile on my face. After two full days of rain and cloudy skies, the sun was finally out and it was a perfect breezy 75 degrees. I was happy knowing she had one less thing to worry about. Not that she would ever worry, she kept her cool all the way through her engagement. Ashley was a true joy to work with and one of my favorite clients. After working together designing her wedding invitations, programs, bridal shower invite and an adorable slideshow, it's hard to call her a client. She's a new friend. 

     Their wedding colors were mainly black and ivory with pops of bold accents. Deep purple, magenta and orange filled the bouquets and center pieces. We kept the invitation simple, it was printed on textured ivory paper layered on smooth ebony cardstock. The matching RSVP was on the same textured paper with an ivory addressed envelope. All of the details were wrapped up in beautiful cream lace with a black satin ribbon and placed inside a shimmering hazelnut inner envelope. For the final touch, the double envelopes were personally addressed to match the script font used throughout the suite.

 

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     The program was printed on heavy card stock and folded longways. The inside left listed the ceremony order while the right side held the wedding party names. The backside was a personalized letter written to the parents, family and friends. They also included a remembrance section to give appreciation to those that could only be there in spirit. 

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So here's a big CONGRATULATIONS to Jeff and Ashley!

Photo by Stephanie Ulrich

Photo by Stephanie Ulrich

Can you feel it?

The best part about mailed invitations is that they are real, they are personal. The whole experience of getting something addressed to you individually is amazing and underrated... opening the seal of an envelope, running your hand over the textured paper, feeling the silkiness of the satin ribbons, and the most magical moment when it is placed under a magnet on your refrigerator. I may get a little carried away, but isn't that kind of how it feels? 

Anyone opening their mailbox to find something other than junk mail or bills gets excited, and it is not the same excitement as opening your e-mail. Because, at the top of that e-vite is a list of all the people it was sent to, or worse... you were blind copied! Is it really that personal to paste a contact list into an email? Or do you feel a little more special when that person knows where you live and took time to address one envelope just for you? 

I digress... My point was that this was one of my most challenging invitations to make because I wanted the experience of getting it to be special. I have seen the use of lace as an image on invitations before, but to me that's just teasing you. You go to touch it and it isn't real... you actually knew it wasn't real and you still touched it. (don't feel bad it happens to all of us)  I wanted to make an invite that used real lace. Something you could touch and feel. So what better time to use lace than on a bachelorette party invite!? All of her friends knew the date and had already set aside time to go on this adventure, but I think sending the invite is a pleasant surprise for each guest. Plus they are just too cute!

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