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?

Monday, March 6, 2017

An Enchanted Invitation

The spectacular design in the photo is the product of Laurie's incredible eye for color and detail. Three individual layers are crafted and then the top two, the white and green, are assembled like a puzzle and affixed to the blue. It takes a bit more time than a more streamlined invitation but it has a wow factor you can't get with a simple two-layer invitation.

Note that the response card has a coordinating design stamped on it. In real life the color of the ink on the RSVP card matches the green paper layer of the invitation. It might not appear to match on your computer screen but they will match for you if that's your desire.

Each design we make for a couple is unique. We may use the same elements in a different way on another invitation but only one couple will get to use this design. This particular design is not designated for anyone yet - it's available if you love it! And of course you can have it your way - this design can be replicated in shades of your colors. Is this one for you? If it is, send us an email at and let's start planning.