Sunday, May 28, 2017


This week's design is a beautiful example of cultural fusion: traditional and modern, Eastern and Western, rich and bold colors, elegance and sparkle. It signals the recipients that they will encounter many beautiful and unexpected touches at this wedding and that the bride and groom honor their roots, or embrace a global perspective.

Every marriage is a fusion of two cultures. Some are subtle; others are distinct. All are hopeful. We have seen weddings where the couple is mixing rural and urban traditions, midwestern and southern traditions, and a wide variety of regional and international combinations. Sometimes one culture dominates but usually there will be influences derived from both families along with the couple's own experiences.

Fusion done well generally produces a gorgeous effect as you can see from this example. Unusual and beautiful color combinations, unexpected shapes and fonts hint at extraordinary experiences ahead. What cultural influences will you be bringing together at your wedding?

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Let's go!

Couples decide to have a destination wedding for a wide variety of reasons but one thing they all have in common is fun!

A destination wedding has so many possibilities for really unique invitations. Themes can range from general travel images such as ships and airplanes and passports and maps to more specific designs tailored to your actual destination. 

As you are planning your travels, which of necessity will precede most of your other decisions, be on the lookout for interesting images you might want to incorporate into your save-the-dates, invitations, flowers, or reception decor. 

You will also want to be thinking about all the information your guests will need about travel, transfers, lodging, local customs, maybe even medical or legal info depending on your destination. You should probably assume you will need an insert with your invitation. Whatever you want, we will do our best to produce! Contact us if you want something outside the neighborhood for your wedding - we would love to travel with you on a paper airplane.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Mother of the Bride

When we were little girls, each year on their wedding anniversary our Mom would put on her gown. It was the ultimate game of dress-up and we treasured it. One year we got in on the act and served as impromptu bridesmaids. Dad captured that moment for all eternity.

 When we got married (six months apart!) Mom made putting a wedding together look easy. Now that we have each had a turn or two at helping arrange a daughter's wedding, we know that it is harder than it looks. 

However big or small a role she plays in the wedding, most moms will have some huge emotional hurdles to jump through in the process. And most will jump those hurdles with love and grace and do whatever they can to make dreams come true. 

So, whether you're planning a wedding, dreaming of a wedding or remembering your own wedding, be sure to toast your mom on Mother's Day.

And if you're a mom reading this, we wish you well through all the preparations for the wedding. May you navigate this transition with joy and grace. We hope you find the perfect dress. We hope that the couple will pick a date that works for your best friend or sister so you will have support on the big day.  We hope you can keep a merry heart throughout the planning. And most of all, may you relax and enjoy the party!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Soft romance

Have you seen Beauty & the Beast yet? It's so romantic! And so beautiful to look at. Romance changes the way we see things. Images blur and everything seems to slow down. Moments are highlighted and shine in the midst of this soft and gentle experience.

Our Soft Romance invitation shown here is a great example of that moment. Beautiful flowers surround your romance. A vellum overlay softens the lines and colors and highlights the words of invitation with some beautiful golden highlights to help the reader focus on what's about to happen.

Like all of the designs pictured on our blog, this design is our own. And it can be modified. Do you like the style but not the colors? Tell us. Would you rather have silver highlights? We can change that. Love everything but hate the font? Speak up - this is the beauty of custom invitations!

We know that many of you are in the process of making plans for a fall wedding. And while you may love this invitation, it's just too summery for your autumn wedding.

Here is the same invitation rendered with fall colors and highlighted by falling leaves. For us, the process is exactly the same, but for you it can make all the difference.

We provide these designs to get your imagination going. We love imagining with you - it's our favorite part! Can you imagine this invitation with snowflakes or sprigs of holly for a winter wedding? We can!

Let us know what you imagine and we'll try to make your dreams come true!