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Cream and Blush - Laura & Joshua

I love the simplicity of cream and blush together. I realize that neutrals are a wedding trend, but I really hope it doesn't go away. Something about the mix of cream and white with a touch of any pastel is just timeless to me. When Laura first came to me needing invitations she already had her mind set on a lot of different aspects of her wedding. Most brides still haven't figured out the finer details when I meet them in the beginning, but she had it all! Once she started giving me her vision of the big day, I could tell we had similar taste. 

We settled on a creamy script font for the first names of the bride and groom across the top, and the event details are listed in a charcoal grey serif font centered below. The invite itself is attached to a light blush pink backer that sticks out around the edges. This gives depth to the invitation, but also adds additional thickness and luxury.

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The invitation suite had 4 pieces total: Invite, Response card, Details card, and Registry card.
A quickly disappearing item is the RSVP envelope, this set included one in a matching khaki color to the outside envelope. The details card had event addresses with a small map on the backside to help aid in any confusion on the trek across town. And the registry card was about the size of a business card which was a clean way to add the information for any inquiring guest. 

Megan Butto Photography

Megan Butto Photography

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What are your thoughts on neutral weddings?

Megan Butto Photography

Megan Butto Photography

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Milly Margaret is on her way!

Here's a sweet baby shower invitation for a little girl named Milly Margaret. This color combination proves that blue isn't just for the boys!
A blue lattice pattern filled the background, while light pink was incorporated throughout the text and in the small ribbon detail that wrapped around the center. The invite was placed inside a textured light pink envelope with each guests address printed on the front.

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Glitter and Cupcakes

I am unsure why designing birthday invitations for little girls makes me so happy. Maybe it's the oversized bows in their hair or the ruffles on every piece of their clothing. Or maybe it's the fact that I was never that kind of little girl and I am having regrets in my late twenties for wasting the opportunity. Either way, there is something about pulling together a birthday invite for an adorable little girl that is so much fun.

For each design I make a list of "needs" that must be incorporated - usually the 4W's (who/what/when/where). I'll also make a list of the clients "wants" - which are things like colors, images or size.

I got this idea while watching an episode of "Love it or List it" on HGTV. Well, it was technically a marathon of "Love it or List it"... but who's keeping track? They basically sit down and ask each client their needs and wants, and then try to compromise the list so they end up with something fabulous in the end. This typically means the couple wont be getting a new bathroom so they can instead buy some ridiculously over-priced sink, or the time just doesn't allow it because the wife is 8 1/2 months pregnant and they need the renovation done in 2 weeks. All of these steps can be applied to my creative process, and honestly I like having some boundaries. In the end you feel even more creative/wonderful because you figured out how to make something gorgeous with a small budget, or you were able to get everything done in an unrealistic time frame.

This invitation was different. The needs were simple, just the 4W's. She had one "want" and that was to follow a cupcake theme. I wrote everything down and just sat and wondered what to do. For once I have no direction or boundaries. The sky is the limit! But this can backfire, because even with all the freedom in the world you can hold yourself back. So for the first time I wrote down my "wants".

A big Cupcake (with a cherry of course)
Sprinkles
Pink everywhere
White space
Interesting typography
A cute phrase
Pink envelopes
And sparkle!

The end result turned out fabulously adorable! Bold and fresh typography mixed with a few small details works every time. Each cupcake had pink glitter frosting and the matching pink envelopes will make them stand out in the mailbox.

After seeing all the "pinning" on Lucy's moms Pinterest board I have a feeling this was quite the bash! Everything from Pizza to Mac-n-Cheese will be done cupcake style. Plus all the little ones will get the chance to decorate their own cupcakes. Such a cute birthday party theme for an even cuter little cupcake!

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A Beautiful Bridal Shower

It seems like chevron stripes have taken over the world. But I can't complain... I love simple graphic patterns that seem to go with anything! This invite took on a very elegant feel through the use of layered paper, pink satin ribbon, and chevron stripes. The final product was perfect for a bridal shower.

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Matching light pink linen textured envelopes wrapped up the beautiful invitation. Some like to argue that printing your addresses on envelopes isn't personal enough. However, I think matching the addresses with the same font used on the invitation really pulls it all together. There's a big difference between a small printed sticker in a plain typeface slapped on the front and a well thought out printed address. So why risk getting a hand cramp trying to become a professional calligrapher for one party when I can take your typed listed of addresses and match them seamlessly to your invitation? Seems like a no brainer! If you cant afford a professional calligrapher then this is definitely the next best option. 

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