trend spotting :: peacock feathers

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ok. it has been waaaaay too long since i’ve posted about these lovelies, but the peacock craze continues as this fabulous trend is still going strong and popular as ever! and these are the perfect addition to any peacock inspired wedding…and though they are perfect any time of year, the gorgeous bronze and gold metallic paper with the jewel tones brought in by the satin ribbon and real peacock feather, make them especially great for fall weddings. plus there are tons of accessories to go with them like programs, menus, thank you cards, place and escort cards, seating charts and more! and they are all customizable to your wedding colors!

just contact me if you are interested in ordering for your wedding!

decadent peacock feathers: invitation, envelope with wrap label and menu


a peek behind the scenes :: a few invites in the making

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i don’t know why but one of my favorite things to do while i am assembling a big order of invites is to snap a couple of pictures of the progress and of course the big ol’ stack of them when they are done…{ and they are usually taken with my iphone, so you’ll have to excuse any quality issues! :) } here are some recent behind the scenes shots and a warning that you may see a little messiness, but its all a part of the creative process :)

fall leaves boxed invitations i just LOVED how detailed these were….let me tell you those details made for quite the assembly line! the design included a three layer metallic invitation panel in copper, red and gold printed with full color leaves and brown thermography which was set on a bed of real fall leaves! the two layer rsvp card was also done in brown thermography and included a red return envelope with the address printed in flat gold metallic ink. there was also a folded reception card with illustrated maps to the reception and ceremony hidden inside. these were all wrapped with moss green ribbon and attached to the lid of the boxes, which were then secured with a copper band and coordinating address label.

fall leaves boxed invitation

next up…
tying the knot invitation this is a new version of an old favorite (and there are more of these to come too!)… this one incorporates the same navy blue gatefold with grommets and rope accent, but brightened up the inside with crisp white and a gold accent layer as well as two layered inserts and a super fun navy and white striped envelope liner.

another new design, which i can’t WAIT to post more on { not too much here, but just a little taste } are these new nautical inspired designs for a northern michigan lakeside wedding. i LOVE the navy blue / kelly green mix and the use of bakers twine for a touch of whimsy which is carried throughout the design with the use of diagonal stripes in the custom envelope liners and wrap labels. and to accent the typographical design, i used fun nautical graphics throughout the invite and insert cards. so fun! stay tuned for more on these!

stay tuned…lots, lots more coming soon!!!


new photography! { preview }

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i just had a great shoot with melany hallgren! here is a sneak peek of some fall and nature inspired invites…much much more to come!


peacock extras!

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here are just some of the coordinating items that go with the original decadent peacock invite!

menus, fan programs, thank you notes, place cards, save the dates and more!







ever after

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ever after is an amazing collection of unique wedding items and my new favorite place for everything handmade! i was recently invited to join ever after, a group on 1000markets.com and am just beginning to discover all of the amazing people, products and opportunities! AND meant to be sent was just featured on the blog! check it out along with all of the other amazing things the market has to offer!

diy peacock featured

diy peacock featured — collage created by pasaii paperie


peacock bridesmaid boxes!

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peacock bridesmaid card box



peacock feather bridesmaid boxes

these are so decadent! what a fabulous way to ask your favorite girls to be your bridesmaids! this is a version of the decadent peacock invitation with a metallic layered card that is accented with crystals and a printed peacock feather motif that rest inside the shimmery gold box that is adorned with a satin riboon and an actual peacock feather. so gorgeous!

this can be used as an invitation design as well and can even be customized to incorporate other metallic colors!

click here for more information and to purchase these for your girls!

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