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Red and Black - Whitney and Phillip

Happy Monday friends!  This invitation just makes me smile, and when is a better time to smile than on a Monday! There's not much to explain with these beauties. I met this bride while dancing for a charity event in Evansville with the SaSSquad. She is full of energy, spunk and is truly one of the most beautiful people I have met inside and out. By choosing to outsource all of her wedding details to businesses around the tri-state, her wedding is definitely #weareevv worthy. I had the honor of doing her invitations.

The invites consisted of double layered off-white weave textured paper. The red ribbon was twisted on the front and adhered to form a permanent belly band. It served two purposes, helping to hold the additional cards during transit but also adding a subtle punch to the black inked wedding invitation. The entire suite had a roaring 20's vibe without going too over the top. Using small design elements like the reversed typography of the wedding date and a subtle border helped get the theme across to the recipients.

An additional information card informed guests of the reception venue and accommodation details. If you are ever going to include accommodations, you should also call and ask for any discount options for guests. Most lodging establishments will give you a discounted rate to pass on to guests if they use a special code when booking. 

The photography for the wedding was done by the fabulous Rachel Mathew Photography. If you haven't heard of her, you are missing out. Her work is flawless, and definitely captures the essence of any wedding she shoots. Not that this gorgeous couple needed any help being photogenic, they look like royalty! 

Sending a big congrats to Whitney and Phillip!

Brecken Ray has arrived!

Two of my closest friends just recently had a baby! I had the honor of being in their wedding three years ago and now I get to enjoy watching as their family grows. This new mom has been a friend of mine for a long long time. In fact, she was the first friend I made when my parents got a new house and I switched schools in third grade. We've grown up together, and she has been a huge part of my life. It's so awesome to have friends like that, the ones that you sit down for dinner with and not only reminisce about the past few years, but about the past 20. She let me experiment with her wedding making the invitations, and honestly is the whole reason I started this little side business.

Her baby shower invite is simple and elegant. I love anything timeless and so does this happy new momma.  The baby bedroom colors are grey and navy so we incorporated them onto the shower invitation and matching registry card. I've started adding the separate registry card because it's easier for the guests to slide it into their wallet and carry with them. Rounded corners are something new I've been trying as well, and I'm loving the look of them. A little navy bow at the top is the perfect finishing touch. I'm so happy with how these turned out! What do you think?

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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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Ribbons and Lace
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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