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.

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Anticipation Invitations

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Artseed Weddings

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Inky Livies Invitations

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Creative Expressions Invitation Couture

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Julie Hanan Design

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Girl Metro Inc.

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Pink Olive Paperie and Album Design

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Pinpolka Wedding Design

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Jazyrain Letterpress

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Ginger P Designs

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!

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This is Katie, the ‘Kate’ side of Allison Kate.  My uber talented partner, Allison Tosti, designed this ‘Raymond & Katherine’ invitation!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Be sure to check out Allison Kate’s profile on WeddingInviteLove, or go to their website for more information!

 

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!

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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.

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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 want to wish a big WeddingInviteLove welcome to our newest vendors:

And a couple of my favorite posts from blogland this week:

Have a great weekend lovelies, and don’t forget to enter those contests!

Image by Aih via Flickr

Amazing wedding invitation printables vendor e.m. papers is running her September giveaway! The details:

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.”

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Anticipate Invitations

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Akimbo

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Atelier Isabey

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LOL Letterpress

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To Have & To Hold

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Rane Designs

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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.

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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.

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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.

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To learn more about Savor the Date and see more examples of their invitations, take a look at their profile on WeddingInviteLove or go directly to their website.

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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.

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