I am so inspired from this — Julie of Up Up Creative, an amazing wedding invitation designer, is doing something so unique and kind of scary. For the month of September only, you can name your own price on Up Up Creative‘s invitations (custom designed!). Watch the video, it’s beautiful.

Now, please don’t take advantage of Julie — think about the value you’re receiving. Think about the time and effort. Think about how you can make this experiment a success. Participate in something fun and exciting, but be fair!

Read more about the experiment on Julie’s blog and see the frequently asked questions about the topic… and if you’re sure about ordering, you can name your price today!

Best of luck to Julie — I’m looking forward to seeing how it works out!

Just FYI — we announced the WeddingLovely name change from WeddingType, and today, our Facebook page has officially switched over! Just like the blog, we’re going to continue to feature all the best in wedding invitations, but starting to add more information about wedding planning as we prep for the launch of WeddingPlannerLove.

“Like” WeddingLovely today if you haven’t — it’ll help you keep up to date on our features and announcements, and at the very least, it guarantees you entries into any contests we run! ;)

I’m prepping to go to the airport to fly to Portland and to speak (aaah!) at DjangoCon tomorrow! I’ll hopefully have a post up late tomorrow — US residents, enjoy the holiday, and everyone else, happy Monday!

(The only) photo from the meetup on Wednesday! The wine bar we moved to was way too dark so this was the only good picture taken. In any case, happy Friday everyone! I’m stressing out because on Monday I fly out to Portland and on Tuesday morning, I have an hour long presentation to give! New, scary, experiences, but it should be fun.

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Have a great weekend, everyone!

 

The invitation meetup last night was small, intimate, and a lot of fun (even with Radius being booked on a special event, but luckily there was another awesome wine bar across the street!) Thanks to Karly, Melissa, and Jessica for hanging out with me!

Next week I will be in Portland to speak at DjangoCon, and I’d love to meet up with invitation + stationery + design enthusiasts over wine and appetizers on Wednesday evening (September 7th) at Kir. First bottle of wine and appetizers are on me!

RSVP on Facebook (or respond in the comments if you don’t have FB!)

Merrymint Designs makes such beautiful invitations, and today we have more pictures and the story of their Manhattan invitations! I personally love the long invitation and the typefaces. Take it away, Cheryl & Sherie:

Manhattan is one of our newest designs and already a favorite of ours! It is inspired by the classy sophistication of the big city (hence the name) and we were going for a very formal, black tie affair type of look.

We printed the set on our new and quite lovely textured Felt stock because of it’s rich look and feel and slightly off-white tone.

We decided to make the typography the focal point to keep the set clean and elegant!

Thank you Cheryl & Sherie! For more about Merrymint and their beautiful designs, check them out on WeddingInviteLove, or head straight to their Etsy store.

Thanks to the amazing Michele from Meant To Be Calligraphy, WeddingLovely.com (and the blog, check out above!) now has a new, gorgeous, amazing logo! The logo is hand-lettered using a modified version of Michele’s “Edwards” lettering style (and you have no idea how hard it was to choose a style out of all the amazing calligraphy styles that she does).

I’ve had my heart set on a calligraphed logo for a long time and I am so pleased at how this one turned out. Hit up Meant To Be Calligraphy if you ever want a calligraphed logo — Michele was great to work with!

This week’s featured invitation vendor is Parrott Design Studio — whose profile has one of the prettiest designs I’ve ever seen! Gorgeous swash typefaces, delicate calligraphy, sans-serif contrasting typeface, and beautiful illustration — what’s not to love?

Congrats to Parrott Design Studio! Check out their profile on WeddingInviteLove or head straight to their website.

Been a crazy busy week this week, full of tons of exciting news… but stay tuned, because next Monday we have yet another announcement!

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Have a great weekend, everyone!

Photo credit: audreyjm529