Category Archives: Wedding

Wedding Stationery: Pink Rose

September 20, 2012

Filed Under : Invitations - Paper Projects - Wedding

Kaity + Geoff: August 11 2012 from Darlington Studios on Vimeo.

A formal wedding requires formal stationery. This couple went very classy with theirs. With gray and pink as the color palette, the bride wanted something simple, yet fancy — something formal, yet sweet. I drew up pink roses for her and put a scalloped diamond background on the back of each piece. The sweet touch? The love verse from 1 Corinthians printed on the backside of the invitation.

This suite was printed on smooth ivory paper, tied up with silver-gray ribbon, and paired up with a subtle shimmering ivory-rose envelope. And don’t forget to watch their super cute wedding video above!

For the reception pieces, the bride opted to do many of them on her own, but I did get to work on the menu, place cards, and table numbers. These were printed on smooth white paper instead of the ivory to match the white tablecloths, but the general look stayed the same.

Wedding Stationery: Put A Bird On It

August 23, 2012

Filed Under : Invitations - Paper Projects - Wedding

My sister’s wedding invitations, I got to say, were just adorable. I made her a custom inspiration palette when she was just getting ready to plan her big day, and later on, it was fun to draw up stationery inspired by that same thing. We agreed early on that the design would include a bird or two, but the emphasis would be on mixing up type. Printed on smooth white paper with mint and gray inks, we tied up the lot with mint baker’s twine and kraft envelopes.

Once the wedding pictures are done, I’ll put up some more of the paper goods that I didn’t take pictures of.

The programs were flip book style, with the schedule and two hymns inside. I had my mother sew the pieces together — and it was her very first time. She was so nervous at first, but they didn’t turn out half bad for a first timer. I suppose her many years of sewing clothes helped.

We also had some wish tags — where the guests were able to leave little wishes behind for the newlyweds, then pin them up on a line with mini clothespins painted mint.

Wedding Stationery: Wine Bottle

July 26, 2012

Filed Under : Invitations - Paper Projects - Wedding

The wedding stationery I designed for Tyler + Leah was one of my personal favorites of this year. I love the simple elegance the suite holds. You might remember their save the dates that I posted earlier on, the Anthropologie inspired ones. This stationery suite was printed on smooth creamy-toned paper with black and gray inks. We pulled some of the design off their save the dates to create an overlapping texture for the backs of each piece. And since the couple was married at a vineyard in California, a wine bottle graced the back flap of their envelopes.

Update: Oh, and guess what? You can actually customize this invitation suite for your own wedding via my Shop. That’s how much I loved how it all turned out. 

For the wedding day itself, I put together some signs for the reception to help bring the stationery theme into the wedding. The photos below were taken by my friends, the lovely Emik + Yana of iDropPhoto. I also attached one of the photos of the bride and groom that I pulled off their blog; you can see the full post here.

Wedding Stationery: Spring Bouquet

July 12, 2012

Filed Under : Invitations - Paper Projects - Wedding

This past spring, one of my brides finally got to marry her dream man — and only now am I finally getting around to sharing the stationery suite with you that I got to make for this happy couple. My good friend Daniel Usenko captured their wedding day, and below are some of my favorite shots that I pulled from his blog. Simply beautiful. (You should go check out the rest here.)

The couple’s wedding style was very sweet and organic. We drew up a tousled bouquet of pinks, purples, peach, and yellow-ivory; then printed the whole suite on creme linen paper:

The save the dates were postcard style. The invitation was tied up in a bow of blush satin ribbon and plum bakers twine, then paired up with a brown kraft envelope. The pieces for the reception included escort and place cards, a mad libs card for every guest, as well as what we soon started calling “quote cards.” The bride and her sister spent years collecting love quotes that they adored, and decided to personalize the wedding by including them. I chose only two of the quotes to showcase here, but the bride chose more than twenty to print. Of course, my two chosen quotes were by Shakespeare and Mark Twain, two literary geniuses. Loved those!