Purple is one of those tricky colors to use in large quantities; when it’s right, it’s right… and when it’s wrong, it can go very, very wrong (think Barney the Dinosaur purple). Luckily for you purple lovers out there, today we’re featuring ten invitations that incorporate purple just right.
This week’s featured invitation comes from the creative duo behind Allison Kate. Not only are their invitations beautifully designed and crafted, but the ladies at Allison Kate also focus on the story behind the invitation, making them true keepsakes for brides-to-be. Katie, half of the duo, is sharing one of their invitations with us today!
This is Katie, the ‘Kate’ side of Allison Kate. My uber talented partner, Allison Tosti, designed this ‘Raymond & Katherine’ invitation!
The colors and class set the tone for the big day and the classic patterns wrapped around the center of the invitation give the event a subtle theme.
We create custom made wedding invitations, specializing in helping brides set the tone for their day with an outstanding first impression. As I am on the business side of things, I love watching the creative side!
When we sit down with a bride, it amazes me how quickly our designer Allison can identify that bride’s specific style. Because of that ability, she just ‘gets’ what that bride wants and is able to design a unique invitation perfectly suited for the bride.
The WeddingInviteLove lookbook is here! Over 300 WeddingInviteLove vendors are listed by location, along with several awesome guest articles that have appeared on the blog. All vendors get both an image listing with online linking to their WeddingInviteLove profile and as well as directory is in the back linking directly to their websites. 72 pages, 300+ images, and 1000+ links of beautiful wedding invitation goodness!
View and download online for free from Issuu, or get a high-quality print version from MagCloud for $20. Send to any friends and family looking for invitation inspiration or need wedding invitations — or pass along just to promote the beautiful designs by the amazing WeddingInviteLove vendors.
I’m so excited that this has finally launched — I love running an online directory, but it was definitely time to start expanding offline. The next version will be printed in Spring 2012, and I already have a slew of things to improve on — that said, would love any suggestions, requests, anything, in the comments!
I’ve had my eye on Plum Blossom Press for awhile — gorgeous printing, beautiful and classical designs, and an eye for beautiful touches makes New York based Plum Blossom Press one of my favorite vendors on WeddingInviteLove.
Today they are our featured vendors on WeddingInviteLove, congratulations! Check out their beautiful WeddingInviteLove profile, the new homepage of WeddingInviteLove, or head straight to the Plum Blossom Press website.
There are a lot of exciting things happening today. First, it’s Friday… so happy Friday! Secondly, it’s the first day of fall… so happy fall! Thirdly (and most excitingly for me), it’s my birthday… so happy birthday to you!
Why am I wishing all of you a happy birthday? Because to celebrate, I’ve been doing some epic giveaways over on my blog and I’m sharing them with you, WeddingLovely readers. We’re talking Lands End giftcards, cupcakes, and a really great giveaway that’ll be going live later today. So while you’re counting down the minutes until your weekend starts, head on over to Linz Loves You and enter the three (four by the end of today) contests to your heart’s content!
This week on the WeddingLovely blog:
- We led off the week with our featured vendor, Thomas-Printers Invitations
- Tuesday, we showed you the hand-illustrated and calligraphed invitations from Savor the Date
- Die-cutting was the name of the game in Wednesday’s design roundup— from rounded corners to intricate designs, we’ve got you covered.
- One of our lovely vendors, e.m. papers, is giving away a wedding invitation template and a coordinating save the date template– enter here in their September giveaway!
- Yesterday, Tracy showed us the rustic-meets-rock n’ roll engagement shoot of Warner & Beck by Rogue Art Photography
We want to wish a big WeddingInviteLove welcome to our newest vendors:
- 1st Comes Love
- ALH Designs
- Three Eggs
- The Parlour Press
- Erica Keuter Designs
- Lady Slipper Stationery
- Creative Expressions Invitation Couture
- Fiore Press
And a couple of my favorite posts from blogland this week:
- Maddy at Inspired Bride featured an adorable DIY wedding– love the bouquets and the attention to detail!
- Jenn at Hostess with the Mostess highlighted a “glamping” party that could easily be translated into a great rustic wedding.
Have a great weekend lovelies, and don’t forget to enter those contests!
Image by Aih via Flickr
Eye-candy Thursday! Today we have a beautiful engagement shoot by Rogue Art Photography. Their description:
He’s in a band. She loves music. He’s a vinyl junkie. She’s in love with Elvis. Bridgett and Ryan’s shoot was great. . Bridgett’s love of all things Elvis was awesome and fit perfectly with Ryan’s love of all things vinyl. It was hot, but we busted out the guitars, mics, record players and vinyl’s and had an amazing time.
Prize: an e.m.papers Wedding Invitation template of your choice and matching Save the Date (even if you don’t see the Save the Date listed yet, I will whip one up for you.) with up to two color changes
What you need to do: In the comments (on the post) section leave the following info: Are you going to print your printable invitation at home or take it to a copy place? Why?
Contest Winner: Will be announced on the e.m. paper’s blog on Friday, September 30, 2011
Enter today, and good luck!
Die-cutting is a process that uses a die, or plate, as a template for cutting designs out of multiple sheets of thin material, like paper. Ranging from subtle rounded corners to highly intricate patterns, diecutting can be used in an endless variety of ways to spruce up your wedding invitations and add that special little “extra something.”
Hailing from our homebase of the Bay Area, Savor the Date makes beautiful handcrafted invitations that incorporate custom invitations, hand painting and classic calligraphy. Toby Simon tells us more about her company and how she creates these works of art:
Savor The Date was created for the giddy, excited bride who savors the planning process, yet never loses sight of what her wedding is all about.
Each illustration starts off as a pencil sketch, then is inked with a calligraphy nib and colored with paint or Prisma Color marker. Capturing tiny details is really important to me, which is why I incorporate everything from pets and hobbies to hairstyles, accessories and scenery. It’s what makes the illustration so unique to the bride and receiving the announcement so much fun for her guests.
I’ve been sketching since early childhood, but it was in high school that I took my first nude figure drawing class and discovered my love of illustrating people. With these portraits I am able to continue capturing human gestures: namely (clothes-wearing) brides, grooms and families. I run Savor The Date out of my home in San Francisco, and when I’m not working in my studio I’m usually shooing my inquisitive toddler, Mona, out of it. Those markers are messy.
I love Thomas-Printers Invitations — not only does the company do gorgeous wedding invitation printing, Kseniya (the founder), also wrote a really fantastic article for this blog (Tips on Working with a Letterpress Printer) and she is the co-founder of Ladies of Letterpress, who had an awesome booth at the National Stationery Show.
Please congratulate Thomas-Printers Invitations for being our featured invitation vendor of the week! Check out their wedding invitation printing on WeddingInviteLove, or at the Thomas-Printers website.