bachelorette wedding :: deanna pappas

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i mentioned a while back that i was working on a super exciting project…i’ve been on the edge of my seat waiting to share the details and now i can!!! eeeeeeeeeek!  i’ll be doing my own post very soon, with all sorts of behind the scenes pictures and background details…but in case you missed it, the whole wedding was featured on green wedding shoes yesterday. SUCH a great post with amazing photos by callaway gable. you must check it out!

it was so exciting to be a part of all this and to get to go to the wedding was SO neat. truly an amazing event that we’ll never forget! thanks so much to deanna and stephen for inviting us! wishing you guys a long life of love and happiness together!

photo from green wedding shoes / by callaway gable



tuesday shoesday {on} time!

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as you may have noticed, i just LOVE mixing textures…both in my own invitation designs (maybe some shiny metallic or satin against some matte cotton stock) and in apparel. these new kate spade lovelies definitely fit the bill! i just LOVE the way the soft grey wool flannel looks with the shimmery metallic bow. so fun! enjoy!


we’re a Bride’s Choice Awards™ winner!

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2010 Bride's Choice Awards - Wedding Photographers, Wedding Cakes, Wedding Venues & More
Weddings, Wedding Planning, Wedding Websites, Wedding Checklists

this just in! we are so excited to announce that meant to be sent has been chosen to receive the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Award™ 2010 for our custom wedding invitations! the award recognizes the top five percent of all vendors in the WeddingWire community, which includes over 100,000 wedding professionals across the US and Canada.

the annual Bride’s Choice Awards™ recognizes and celebrates excellence in quality and service within the wedding industry, as determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 500,000 newlyweds.

a big thank you to WeddingWire and all of my past clients for the fabulous reviews!

check out our WeddingWire Storefront here or click here to start your own custom design!


2010 decadent peacock invitation sale! ENDS 1/31/10! order now!

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peacock invitation sale

in honor of the new year, we are on a mission to sell 2,010 of our decadent peacock feather invitations! so to start the year off right, we will be offering 20/10 percent discount on the decadent peacock invitation!! but hurry…this discount is ONLY for orders booked in the month of january…contact us or order now!* see below for details**.

20% off orders of 150 or more
10% off orders under 150

**to receive discount, order must be booked with $100 nonrefundable deposit by 1/31/10. discount applies to invoices sent and paid in the month of january— if you received an invoice in december and did not pay until january, offer does not apply. each order is based on availability, so please plan ahead! orders that are requested to be shipped within 1 month of purchase date may be accommodated however will be subject to a rush fee. offer is valid on decadent peacock feather invitation with real feather. offer is valid on base purchase price of ensemble and does not apply to assembly cost (if added), save the dates, bridesmaid boxes, DIY kit or any other coordinating items or upgrades. orders of 150 or more receive a 20% discount; orders of 50-149 receive a 10% discount. minimum order of 50 is required. offer subject to change.


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!


pretty as a peacock

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here is a one stop gallery of peacock invites and accessories. more designs coming soon…contact to order or start your own custom design!


invites for a cure

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october is quickly approaching (can you believe it?!) and with it brings cooler weather, pretty leaves and breast cancer awareness month. meant to be sent is dedicated to supporting this cause, and to help out will be donating a percentage of all invites booked and completed in the month of october to Susan G. Komen for the Cure®.

book now and help a great cause! you can also learn more about the organization and make your own donations at their website.


shop til you drop!

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meant to be sent peacock shop

my shop has been updated to include more ready-to-order peacock items!

i am in the process of adding more items to my shop and will be updating all of my photos too!  due to the popularity, right now, it is all peacock items, but stop buy often to see all the new ready-to-order items in the shop and new custom designs posted in my blog!

as always, if you have any questions, just ask!
happy shopping!


modern romance pocketfold

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modern style and a splash of romance was the recipe for this elegant ensemble. the look was created with a mix of script and simple fonts and elegant swirls coupled with layers of texture including metallic and linen papers finished with a luxe satin ribbon and layered tag with a crystal accent. ooo la la.

modern elegance pocket fold

modern elegance pocket open

modern romance pocket inserts

super fun boarding pass save the date

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these are so fun! a boarding pass style save the date is the perfect way to let your guests know they need to pack their bags and are in for a fun seaside event! this couple took it a step further and incorporated a super fun picture of them right after they got engaged! they were finished with coordinating wrap labels with custom travel stamps. love these! stay tuned for their passport wedding invitations!

boarding pass save the date

boardingpass-save the date


some assembly required

Posted in wedding invites tagged , , , , , , , , , at 10:24 am by meant to be sent

hop on the assembly line! if you are the crafty type or just want to save some cash, ordering your invitations unassembled is a great idea! what does this mean exactly? good question! and here is the answer:

unassembled= you receive your invitations printed and cut down to the final size but in separate pieces that need to be “assembled”.

the amount of assembly required ultimately depends on your unique design. if we determine in our initial discussions that you will be assembling, i can tailor the design to just how much assembly you are comfortable with…anything from a couple paper layers, to tying bows, adding crystals and more! 

should you decide to go this route, you will still receive one fully assembled invite as a guide and as always, any advice you need! :)

{ tip } invite some friends over to help, and make it an assembly party!


decadent peacock place card

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one of many coordinating items including menus, programs, table numbers, seating charts and more!

decadent peacock invitation coordinating place card

summer layers

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a super fun invitation with a simple design and a modern take on summer colors. three layers give this panel style design some extra detail as does the belly band and layered tag. the inserts are neatly held in place on the back of the panel by the belly band. it is finished with a coordinating wrap label.

layered invite with belly band

inserts held with belly band

summery ensemble

modern peacock pocketfold

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here is one of my latest peacock creations! a new take on the peacock invite in pocket fold format and fresh modern colors–super chic!


modern peacock pocketfold

peacock pocket fold invitation


cast your vote!

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every year channel 4 gives you a chance to vote for your favorite local business…we would love to be yours! click here to cast your vote for meant to be sent in detroit’s best of competition! even if you are not from michigan you can still vote if we are your fave : )


DIY peacock invitation kits: order now!

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these kits will begin shipping in 2-3 weeks! click here for more information and to order yours now!!

you can also order the decadent peacock invitation printed but unassembled through the link above! if you would like this invite printed AND assembled, please contact me directly to start the process or order any additional items!

peacock poll results and good news!

Posted in gallery tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 10:41 pm by meant to be sent

thanks to all of you who took the time to vote! i am super excited to let you know that i will now be offering a DIY decadent peacock invitation kit!

they will be sold in boxes of 25 to accommodate smaller quantities and allow you to order as many boxes as you need. each will contain:

-25 pre cut bronze backing layers
-25 pre cut gold printable layers
-25 peacock blue or natural outer envelopes
-25 pre cut rsvp postcards
-25 pre cut peacock blue ribbons
-25 gorgeous peacock feathers
-instructions for assembly and tips for printing
-one assembled invite to inspire you

they will begin shipping in 2-3 weeks!
click here
to pre-order yours now!!

don’t forget…
as always we will be glad to print, design and assemble these or any other invite for you… but we wanted to do something for all you DIYers out there! enjoy!


peacock poll!

Posted in gallery tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 5:48 pm by meant to be sent

we would love to know what you think about the idea of a completely DIY version of the decadent feathers peacock invitation. take the poll above and we just might make one available!



beach elegance

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metallic pattern pocket fold wedding invitation

metallic pattern pocket fold wedding invitation

designed for a seaside wedding in mexico, this sand and sea inspired invitation is tropical elegance. it has a subtle palm graphic throughout the printed design that echos the pattern on the pocket fold. it is carried out in the three alternating color inserts so that when they are all next to eachother, one single palm leaf is created.

the invite and inserts are housed in a shimmery patterned pocket fold and secured with a matching palm patterned vellum band. the ensemble is mailed in a coordinating metallic lined envelope with the couples graphic printed on the back.


decadent feathers peacock wedding invitation

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NEW! take my quick survey to help me decide which metallic envelope colors to offer…

click here for more information, pricing and to purchase the imprintable DIY peacock kit or the  printed but unassembled version of this invite!





i had a request to put together an invitation ensemble that incorporated a peacock feather motif…the other request was for texture….and what better way to get texture than to use an actual peacock feather! these beautiful, vibrant feathers add such elegance and drama to the shimmering metallic layers. just gorgeous! the main invitation is an extra tall layered panel that requires a special size envelope that is available in a variety of matte colors and can be made in a coordinating metallic stock. the set has a matching metallic response and save the date postcard with a printed peacock graphic accent. any number of items can be added to these and to really deck out your entire event, consider programs and matching reception accessories!

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