This December wedding invitation suite is all about the southern oak trees and classic gold.

gold wedding invitation

gold wedding invitation

gold wedding invitation

gold wedding invitation

gold wedding invitation

I love that the typeface and colors make it very traditional, while the twist incorporating the oak tree makes it a little more unique. Calligraphy by Paige Tanenbaum rounds it out to such a beautiful package.

Happy Tuesday!

This suite from a September Southern Protocol wedding is so pretty.

We worked really hard on the monogram design – creating an emblem of sorts – and incorporated the venue – Boone Hall – as well. It’s very ornate and feels special.

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Gorgeous photos by the talented Seastar Arts.

Happy Wedding Wednesday!

It is downright overwhelming to pick wedding invitations nowadays. With the digital age making so many more colors, prints, and designs available, and not to mention the reemergence of letterpress and the handcrafted arts, there are choices aplenty.

A simple change – even something as small as an envelope color – can change the whole look and feel of a suite. While surfing through our photos and files today, I realized that I had actually photographed this suite with a couple different looks and it would be interesting to check them out side by side.

When Bridgit McBee came into the office a couple weeks ago, I pulled a few different elements together and we photographed the suite with a vibrant pink envelope and lace wrap detail.

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Last Fall, Paige Winn stopped by and on that day I put a silver envelope with it. So the moral of the story is that, when I take photos of things, sometimes I like to get creative and change it up ;-)

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Lastly, this setup is the way the bride actually sent the invitations and these are the photos I took upon sending them out to her.

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Of course, the design itself doesn’t change, but it’s fun to see how surrounding details and pieces can change the whole vibe. That’s it for this week’s #WeddingWednesday friends!

These modern rustic wedding invitations are some of my favorites we’ve ever done, and it’s not a wonder because they look pretty close to what I did for my own wedding.  Totally different color scheme though, with this awesome modern gray, blue, and chartreuse running throughout.

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Even though the typography and style are modern, we tied in some rustic kraft and a very cool burlap-y sort of letterpress texture on the back to celebrate the rustic wedding setting – a farm in California.

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modern rustic wedding invitations

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Probably my favorite part of this suite is the illustrated liner we did. The illustration is the actual wedding venue, but in keeping with the style, we kept it as kind of a modern line drawing. It worked out so well with the unusual shape of the invitation, too – I think the landscape orientation really emphasizes those wonderful rolling hills.

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It’s “snowmageddon” or “snowpocalypse” or “snowmg” around here today – whichever you choose to call it – but so far it’s mostly ice, which is significantly less fun. All of the bridges are closed so we’re taking up residence at home and pretty okay with that – let’s just hope the power stays on! Happy Wednesday + be safe!

Photos by the lovely McBee Photography.

Get ready, these are not your normal wedding invitations. This modern black invitation suite is all fun and just so cool. And in fact, these newlyweds just tied the knot this weekend so I’m so excited to share these with you!

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The invitation is unusual in that it’s double sided with a photo on the back and black foil letterpress on the front. The back invites you to the destination wedding in the Bahamas, and the front invites you to the party to celebrate stateside in February.

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modern black invitation

We also did a few really fun pieces for the wedding day in the Bahamas, including a letterpress welcome itinerary and a cheeky “map to your dignity” for guests to mail back to the bride and groom when they arrive home – to let them know they got there safely :-)

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modern black invitation

Congrats Alli + Ryan! Loved working on your modern black invitation suite – it’s always fun to do something out of the box :-)

Photo save the dates are really popular, and sometimes you have a shot that’s just too perfect not to share. I think this is one of them!

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Marissa and Kyle let me kind of go with what I thought based on the photos they had, and I love how this turned out with their name written on that beautiful arcing tree branch.

With photo save the dates, you have the option to mail as a postcard or in an envelope. I usually like to do them in an envelope because it will arrive in much better shape to your guests that way, but a postcard does also give it that fun travel / vintage air mail sort of feel too. Saves you a little bit on postage too!

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Of course, this adorable save the date didn’t need much design since they used the awesome backdrop of the American Theater on King Street.

Another thing to keep in mind with photo save the dates is the size. If you do a 5×7 like save the dates normally are, you will have to use normal postage even if it’s a postcard. So do 4×6 if you’re looking to save a bit on the mailing cost. Otherwise, a regular photo save the date is normally just a standard stamp.

That’s it for today, friends! I’ve been scrambling all week getting ready to go out of town and I’m getting really excited. NYC here we come – suggestions welcome! :-)

Jennie is one of the sweetest brides. She and her mom and I have had a couple really fun meetings, and I’m so excited to be working on her lovely invitation suite now.

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We created this lovely letterpress Lowndes Grove save the date for her March wedding. One of the fun things we also did was half of them used sage green envelopes and half used a blush pink. I love doing stuff like that – even if your guests don’t know it, it’s fun for you!

I hope you had a nice weekend. We tried to relax a bit as the holidays are going to be upon us any moment, and then I doubt there will be a minute to stop between holiday fun, trips, and work. Of course, we also got to make time to see my good friend Jeni after her nuptials on Saturday on Seabrook Island. Congratulations Jeni and Abe, we are so so happy for you!

Photo taken by the incredible Paige Winn Photo.

Say that 5 times fast :-) Photographed by Evan Laettner, who was sweet even to share photos with me, and designed by Yoj Events, Leigh’s wedding day paper and stationery was so much fun. She really embraced a color palette of deep blues without it being any one exact shade, which is my favorite way to work. Variations in color work so well.

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To add a bit of texture, we tied raffia on the programs. I think it’s a great little touch.

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I didn’t know that the flowers were going to be such bright and vivid colors. The way they work with the blue of the rest of the decor is incredible.

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wedding day paper

Since Leigh was hosting a seated dinner, we had a fair amount of wedding day paper to create and make sure the right meals got to the right people. I love how Yoj displayed the escort cards in these re-purposed drawers lined with beautiful fabrics.

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Once the guests arrived at their table, they were directed to their seat by the personalized menus at each place setting. Not only did they have each guest’s name, but they also had a customized menu just for the meal choice they had made, including those guest’s who had special allergies, etc. Such a gracious touch to really take care of every guest individually!

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wedding day paper

If you’d like to see more of the gorgeous day, Evan has some amazing photos on his blog. Happy Monday!

Hello friends and happy Friday! I hope you had a safe and fun Halloween.  For me, Halloween is usually about yummy food and enjoying the parade of trick-or-treaters. Little kids never fail to amuse!  So to round out the week, I thought I would share these lovely starry night wedding invitations we created for a KME / Yoj Events bride for an August wedding.

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starry night wedding invitations

Photo credits: Paige Winn Photo

It was a lot of fun to draw out the beautiful venue – the Cotton Dock at Boone Hall – and artistically imagine it under a starry summer night sky. We were so pleased with how they turned out! They are truly something unique for guests to receive and really special for the couple. Definitely gets you excited about the event!

I hope you’re planning a fun weekend and see you back here Monday!

It’s another pretty Southern Protocol wedding today! Elegant gold wedding invitations and really fun save the dates for a total destination wedding here in Charleston. This couple had me at the first introduction when I found out we had Paris in common – they were engaged there and, as you know, I’m slightly infatuated with Paris.

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elegant gold wedding invitations

elegant gold wedding invitations

elegant gold wedding invitations

For the save the dates, we did a really full and informative piece that set the tone for the rest of the suite and wedding. Since everyone, including bride and groom, was coming here just for the wedding, we wanted to get a lot of information out there well in advance of the big day. We included an itinerary card that shared the events surrounding the wedding as well as a “plan your trip” card with the accommodations and travel information. All of this went into a custom pocket with a wax seal and burlap wrap.

As the wedding plan evolved, we decided to drop the blue from the actual invitation suite and instead did very elegant gold wedding invitations. Back to the monochrome discussion from yesterday. The gold ribbon wrap and the gorgeous damask liner really set off the letterpress.

For the wedding day, we did some really fun pieces including “wedding cliffnotes,” which a “cheat sheet” of info about the bride and groom for a little light reading during the ceremony. I thought that was such a fun idea.

At the reception, we did a menu wrap around the napkins which became an integral part of the place setting design. I have yet to get my hands on those pictures, but you’ll see them soon I’m sure :-)

It’s Thursday and we’re almost to the weekend!  Happy Halloween friends!

Photo Credits: Paige Winn Photo