We hopped “across the pond” for today’s interview with Alessia from Idea Handmade Cards. Her shop name truly says it all, as each and every piece of her stationery has a real handmade touch. Thank you Alessia, it was so nice to learn more about you and see more of your beautifully crafted designs.

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1. How did you get started doing wedding invitations?

I am studying graphic design and since I was very young I have been creating handmade folders, boxes and any kind of decorated packages to get that wow effect. I have been using this philosophy while at the university and pretty much my whole life…

I just love to handcraft special cards and experiment with new materials– so one day, just like that– I thought how fun would be to turn my passion into a business? And that’s exactly what happened.

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We have some exciting news to share with our Portland area brides, COMMITTED! is back!  Luxe Event Productions cannot wait to host this rad wedding event for another year!  They’ve  lined up a new location that allows for more incredible exhibitors and really showcases the unique Portland style. Check out this great video from Black Label Films highlighting last year’s event.

Get the details for this Luxe event after the jump . . .

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I’m pretty stoked to share this venue with you all today! The 1812 Farm in Bristol, Maine holds a special place in my heart, as it’s where my husband and I tied the knot last September (some of the photos in the post are from our wedding). If you’re looking for a Maine venue that marries rustic appeal with elegance, this is definitely a contender! Now, onto the tour…

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The 1812 Farm is the perfect setting for your wedding reception with its spectacularly restored 18th century barn

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Today’s featured invitation comes to us from Pickett’s Press. I just LOVE this color combination and who doesn’t swoon over letterpress? Thank you so much for sharing these with us!

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Catherine and HL chose one of the most beautiful locations to be married – the Bahamas! When we first met them, we talked about mimicking the fun colors of the Bahamas while keeping the wedding suite chic and smart. Letterpress is the perfect way to combine a classic and beautiful art with something fun and more contemporary.

See more of these lovely invitations after the jump…

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It’s Monday, which means it’s time to interview one of our great vendors on WeddingPlannerLove! Today we are featuring Odessa (aka “O”) from Oventz Inc.  She comes to us from NYC – after spending some time in London. I’m a bit envious of her travels.

Oventz Inc. WeddingPlannerLove

1. Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

My name is Odessa Hamilton, but you can call me “O” for short, since my name seems to mystify people. I am the President of Oventz, a full service, multicultural event planning company. We are always thinking about what’s next and what’s hot, producing unique and fabulous events that reflect the client’s style and budget. As you’ll get to know me, you’ll find that I am obsessed with all things creatively chic, methodical and economical! I’m a Wife, Mum and self-proclaimed fashionista! If you haven’t already gathered from my slogan “Signature Events Inspired By You; From London to New York,” I’m from London, but have worked across the world, in various States, and New York of course.

The full interview continues after the jump . . .

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Visualities Videography put together today’s post for us. We’re excited to share it, as it’s our first guest post about wedding videography. As a bride who opted not to get a wedding video, I have to admit…it’s my biggest regret, so I feel it’s my duty to share this with you.

I’m a wedding videographer. A storyteller at my core. And my job is pretty dang important. Why? I’m capturing special moments, video, sound, bloopers for you to remember forever. I’m not trying to sell you on hiring me to be your videographer. But this post does contain some ramblings about why I think know a professional videographer is so important for your special day.

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I’ve talked with couples who have chosen to opt-out of having a professional videographer document their wedding day. Their primary reason: Too much Moo-lah. Well, and Uncle John has an iPhone and he can record the vows on it… for free (by the way, good luck with that).

More about why you should hire a videographer after the jump…

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Hope you all had a wonderful week! I’m enjoying some time in Ohio with friends, adjusting to the eastern time zone has been interesting to say the least. While California is amazing, there’s just something so comforting about being back in the Midwest.

Photo via Flickr by Laszlo Photo

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In other news…

  • Madeline Trait from Locally Grown Weddings shared these unique favor ideas.
  • Oh Lovely Day shared a great DIY for woodburned table numbers.
  • WeddingInviteLove’s e.m. papers and  Wiley Valentine were featured in Martha Stewart Weddings, congratulations to you both!!!
  • WeddingPhotoLove’s Orange Photography is looking for a sales/marketing coordinator.
  • Ladies of Letterpress is holding a letterpress conference August 2-3 in Asheville, NC.
  • Lassod Moon has some cute cupcake wrappers in their shop!
Photo via flickr by Laszlo Photo.


Tammy Sue Allen Photography takes the stage today! Tammy has been shooting for a long time, I’m jealous that she actually had a darkroom in her house. How awesome is that? I won’t tell you anymore…I don’t want to spoil the rest of the interview. Thanks, Tammy!

Tammy Sue Allen WeddingPhotoLove

1. Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

My name is Tammy, and I am the owner of Tammy Sue Allen Photography. I am a wife, mother to an 11 year old son, and step mother of two teenage daughters. My husband Terry is also into photography and actually works with me as a second shooter and assistant for some weddings.

The full interview continues after the jump . . .

Etsy holds a near and dear spot in WeddingLovely’s heart (one of the main reasons we’re hosting an party at Etsy Labs next month!) Back when WeddingInviteLove was our only property, the vast majority of our vendors came from Etsy and didn’t have their own website — just an Etsy storefront. Now, if you have an Etsy account, we made signing up for WeddingInviteLove even easier!

Now, simply sign into Etsy on WeddingInviteLove, and we’ll pull your Etsy information and images directly into your profile application. Just add a password for your WeddingInviteLove account and submit!

We love what Etsy is doing and want to support invitation vendors on Etsy. Do you have an Etsy storefront? We’d love to hear your thoughts!