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check out these super cool kate spades!! loooooveee the texture and layers! and, i definitely love navy blue :) so fab.



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!!!


tuesday shoesday

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tuesdays have been so super busy these days so my tuesday shoesday posts have been on the fashionably late side…so without further ado, my pick for this week: another lovely nautical style from the virtual shoe mecca, dune. this uk shop has become my go-to for tuesday shoesday finds, and never disappoints.

my pick for today also goes just perfectly with my tying the knot nautical invitation!

oh, i and i finally discovered (or maybe they just added!) the currency button to switch to USD so i can see just how much all of this fabulousness will set me back :)

be sure to check out and follow gwyneth paigelandlocked bridelife in the super burbssimply & forever and swatchbook weddings for more fabulous tuesdayshoesday finds!!


nautical glam

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this chic design takes nautical to a whole new level! with shimmery paper, patterns, texture, luxe satin ribbon, and a crystal anchor your guests are sure to know they are in for a stylish party with a touch of glam. just perfect for a fabulously chic seaside or nautical wedding.

patriotic bling

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who says you can’t incorporate the fourth of july into your wedding theme. you can and with these invites, it will be anything but kitsch. this invite is a sophisticated way to announce a fabulous fourth of july wedding and is sure to let your guests know they are in for a fun, festive, fireworks filled celebration! fireworks made of crystals are sophisticated, modern and a nod to the patriotic holiday with a deep blue night sky as a backdrop. so chic!

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