Saturday, April 22, 2017

Stepping Back In Time

Something old,
Something new,
Something borrowed,
Something blue, or lavender or mauve or sepia or seafoam. . .

Vintage weddings can be intriguing. Pearls, lace, dried flowers, and other antique touches guarantee a unique wedding celebration. Obviously, unlike the silver or china, your invitations can't be imported from the past. You can, however, have an invitation made that incorporates all your favorite themes from days gone by.

The invitation pictured here uses both floral and lace themes, embellished with pearls and artificially aged. Imagine telegraphing your guests that they will get to step back in time when they attend your wedding. You can can choose both your elements and your colors when you engage Possibility Paper to design a custom vintage invitation for your special day - whether it's from the 1920's or 30's or 40's. What period appeals to you?

Saturday, April 15, 2017

A Touch of the Traditional

Traditional invitations were the only choice until the late 1980's. Now they are but one of  many choices. Similar to elegant invitations they usually feature black, gold, or silver print on a white or cream background. Often, as in the one shown here, there is a flourish or embellishment reminiscent of an earlier time.

There is something very pleasing about a traditional invitation. It evokes a civilized feeling - Downton Abbey comes to mind. Even if you work for the Crawleys, for this one day of your life you can live as if you were one of them.

These invitations signal your guests that they are in for a lovely time. There probably won't be any big surprises - unless you decide to arrive in a carriage drawn by four white horses. Your guests will know that they are expected to dress up; no one will show up at your wedding in blue jeans. Tastefully conveying your expectations for your wedding is a gracious way to invite your friends and family.


Sunday, April 9, 2017

Rustic With a Twist

Rustic weddings have been all the rage for the past few seasons and there's no sign they are losing popularity. They offer lots of chances for creativity, imaginative color combinations, and ways to bring nature into your wedding and reception.

Here's a new twist on an invitation! This design features a mason jar shape, and endless possibilities for creativity. It's an invitation people will remember with a smile!  Setting the tone with this sweet jar you can work all kinds of jars into your wedding and reception: as candles, vases, even as glasses.

A glass jar contains so many symbols of a good marriage! It's transparent: no secrets inside. It's durable, but also fragile. It is intended to preserve something that will nurture you in the future - your love! Maybe that's why this trend shows no signs of slowing down.


Saturday, April 1, 2017

Garden Romance

Garden weddings are so romantic. Flowers, sunshine, loved ones gathered around. . . You can start cultivating your garden theme with your invitations!

Take a look at the invitations pictured here. This is a great example of how a small change can provide a big impact. The use of white or cream is always one of the first questions we'll ask you. Many people tie it to the color of the dress but that's not a "rule". Which color do you like more?

You can also see that changing the color of the layer also gives the invitations a different feel - definitely something you'll want to consider when you're looking over the possibilities. Changing the color of the flowers can also create a mood or feeling. You get to decide!

The pictured invitations are 5x5. Square invitations are very attention getting - just be aware that both your envelope and postage prices will increase. If that blows your budget - we can resize these to a standard envelope with very little loss of impact. There are so many things to consider - we hope we can help you make your dreams come true!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Simple Elegance

One definition of elegance is "the quality of being pleasingly ingenious and simple." If you are putting together an elegant wedding, perhaps a pleasingly ingenious and simple design like the one pictured here will fit in with your plans.

Using a black and white pallette nearly always appears elegant. This same effect can be achieved with similar combinations: navy and white, as shown here, slate and ivory, even a deep eggplant or chocolate with a neutral such as white or ivory. Share your dreams with us and we'll do our very best to help you put together an elegant invitation.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

A Touch of Whimsy

When we start  a project  for you we ask you to characterize the style  of  your wedding. One of the style  options  is whimsical and this Save the Date captures it perfectly.

A "whimsical" style is fun, free-spirited, and almost always colorful. Odds are good that the couple who chooses this style is fun and free-spirited as well. And they get to pick the colors  for their special day.

Whatever your whimsy we will do our best to set the tone you want for your  wedding. Over  the  next  few  weeks  we will be showing  examples  of our various style categories. Stay tuned!

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Take it to the Reception

One advantage that comes with custom invitations is the ability to coordinate many different parts of your event. The table signs and menus pictured here coordinated well with this couple's announcement of their marriage (they eloped!) and the invitation to the reception. They had traveled the world together and ultimately married in Greece overlooking the sea. The tables were marked with maps of their favorite cities and their menus were matted on maps - perfect for this pair of travellers.

For the nautical wedding described in a previous post we made small boxes with tags which the bride and her maids assembled and filled with salt water taffy as favors for their guests.

We have worked with brides who got married as far away as Greece (this one), and as close as South Dakota, with receptions in Kansas City, Minneapolis, Chicago, Providence, Austin, Las Vegas and even tiny places you've never heard of. In some cases we have only worked on the reception, using the themes from the invitations. Sometimes we never meet our brides in person (though we love it when we do!) but 21st century communication makes a lot of wonderful collaborations possible. How can we help you with your special day?