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!