Well, well, well. I am in love with invitations and stationery…that is no big surprise. My collection of pretty (and often unused) stationery items from Typo and Kikki K are testament to that. I love trawling through wedding stationery and invitations on sites like Oh So Beautiful Paper and Hello! Lucky, finding gorgeous and unique designs. In fact, check them out yourself:
So, when I came across this awesome little tutorial video from Hello! Lucky on the Equally Wed blog, I smiled because it did what stationery does for me all the time – brought it to life. Enjoy and get inspired! Maybe you and your girls can get together for an invitation stuffing party? Sounds like a good excuse for a laugh and sparkles to me!
I came across these gorgeous neon pink invitations on one of my favourite blogs – Oh So Beautiful Paper. A magical fairytale-themed book-styled invitation suite, this beautiful letterpress creation by The Hungry Workshop, a Melbourne based stationery company, is almost too much to bear!
With the important information in neon capitals, drop caps and ribbon bookmark-cum-belly band, the collection of designs evokes grandeur and simplicity at the same time.
Accompanied by an RSVP card that continued the couple’s love “story”, guests were invited to complete the surprisingly well-written tale.
Popped into quaint brown paper envelopes lined with exquisite fairytale themed images, the invitations were definitely a complete package.
And what a beautiful closer!
Flicking through the sweet videos on youtube I came across a collection of awesome and super sweet save the date videos. Here are a selection of my faves – hope they inspire you guys as much as they have me :)
Doing a little research online today led me to an amazing wedding invitation styled and shot by bride Anitra herself. It brought a tear to my eye – there is something about simplicity in how a relationship is presented that strikes at the very heart of what a marriage is.
Maybe try to avoid watching this one at work unless you are OK with your colleagues seeing you lose your composure!
When I was about twenty I started up my own wedding invitation business. I made about two lots of invitations – both for friends of friends and didn’t get paid once (an invite to the wedding was always nice!). So, I put that venture aside and kept working on becoming a teacher. Since then I have lusted after invitations and paper goods of all types, especially quirky ones. I have been trawling the net for quirky invitation ideas and came across these. If you want to know more about them, click on the links that accompany them.
What’s cuter than actually asking your guests to “tie the knot” with you as they open your invitation? This one was featured here. These be great DIY invites too.
This also plays with notions of “tying the knot” and is super cute. Love the baker’s twine wrapped crisply around a woodgrain invite. Oh So Beautiful Paper featured this invitation.
And while we’re talking about wood inspired invitations featured on Oh So Beautiful Paper, this one was featured there too – and is so delicate and gorgeous it is literally making me drool.
And I’m always a sucker for amazing custom designs. Etsy artist LeFrenchCircus will design and hand paint an invitation to suit your day and then provide you with the invitations as prints. Totally worth the indulgence.
But my all time fave at the moment is this mammoth invitation:
It is too sweet and so individual that it is worth considering how you can use your own circumstances to create something quirky and wonderful.
Have a happy weekend my beautiful readers!