wedding invitation calligrapher paperfinger

I’ve just returned from my trip to NYC which included a visit to the very lovely, very wonderful, Bryn from Paperfinger! You’ve definitely seen her gorgeous calligraphy by now (from Oh So Beautiful Paper’s logo to Bryn’s gorgeous invitations that pop up on every paper and design blog.) So you can imagine my glee when she invited me to come to her studio.

Located in DUMBO, Brooklyn, Bryn’s studio is shared with an architecture firm, and her “studio” consisted of a couple desks in a separated area (covered in inspiration), right next to windows with a gorgeous view. It’s pretty awesome, check the pictures out:

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The lovely lady herself.

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With WeddingInviteLove already doing amazing things, and WeddingPlannerLove off the ground, the next step was obvious. Next up is, a directory just like our other properties — emphasizing the best vendors, putting the focus on profiles, and hopefully giving about-to-be-wed couples an easier way to find the people who will work with them on their amazing day.

We’ll be taking emails of interested parties now — either wedding photographers who want to be the first to join (basic profiles will be free, of course), or anyone who wants to be alerted to win we launch (which’ll be soon, we promise!)

Head to today and share with your friends!

It’s that time again! This time instead of holding the meetup in San Francisco, going to hold it on the peninsula to give us non-San-Franciscans a break. ;) Join friends and soon-to-be friends next Tuesday, October 25th at 840 Wine Bar in Redwood City for drinks (first bottle of wine on me), appetizers, and fun!

Anyone welcome, RSVP on Facebook or email me at [email protected]. :)

Our featured invitation posts are going to be changing a bit! Now that WeddingInviteLove and WeddingPlannerLove both exist, we want to give equal love to all the awesome vendors on both.

Anticipate Invitations

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This was another stop, stagger, wait, what-was-that? kind of profile, with gorgeous art and beautiful design (loving the type combination below). I’m loving Anticipate Invitations, and they’ll be the headliner on WeddingInviteLove this week!

ellyB Events

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And a special shoutout to ellyB Events, who is WeddingPlannerLove’s first featured vendor! I know if I walked into a wedding with beautiful styling such as in the picture above, my socks (might literally) be knocked off. Amazing stuff.

Congrats to both vendors!

… well, not so much here in SoCal, where it’s been in the nineties the last few days. But I hear that the rest of the country has started feeling that crisp, blustery weather that I love so much!


Here’s what we covered on the blog this week:

Some fun fall links for your weekend entertainment:

Newest WeddingInviteLove vendors:

Newest WeddingPlannerLove vendors (woohoo!):

Image by Eschipul via Flickr

Today’s featured engagement shoot is actually a post-wedding trash the dress shoot, a fun way of getting one last use out of that expensive dress! Laura from GRITZ Photography gives us some of the details of the shoot, appropriately titled “Savage Menagerie”:

[The shoot was] held at a private residence in Magnolia Springs, AL. The model posed with two exotic cats: a carracal and a cougar cub. The dress is Jessica McClintock, the jewelry is Lucky Brand and the chair is a vintage piece. The cats were a handful and the dress was indeed slightly “trashed” afterwards, but it was a lot of fun!

Photos by GRITZ Photography Inc.
Submission via Two Bright Lights

portland wedding lounge

A few week’s ago, I had the opportunity to visit Sunny of Puddle Jumpin’ Cards and to get a tour of the Portland Wedding Lounge, a studio dedicated to showcasing Portland wedding vendors. Such a great idea, since it means that smaller vendors will get a place to display their work to couples and get more clients.

Here are my pictures of the visit and of Sunny, as she did a bit of work while I was there!

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portland wedding lounge

portland wedding lounge

portland wedding lounge

portland wedding lounge

portland wedding lounge

portland wedding lounge

Thanks again to Sunny for the visit, and best of luck to all of the vendors at the Portland Wedding Lounge — thanks for letting me come by!

This week’s roundup topic is one that I’m particularly fond of: birds. I don’t like birds in real life, but stick a bird on an invitation/poster/bag/receipt and I’m in love. Thought I’d share the aviary obsession this week, so here are ten great love bird invitations from our vendors:

weddinginvitelove invitation designer the white aisle


The White Aisle

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Stelie Designs

weddinginvitelove invitation designer three eggs

Three Eggs

weddinginvitelove invitation designer little flamingo

Little Flamingo Creative Stationery

weddinginvitelove invitation designer yellow brick graphics

YellowBrick Graphics

weddinginvitelove invitation designer anders printing

Anders Printing

weddinginvitelove invitation designer whimsical prints

Whimsical Prints

weddinginvitelove hello cupcake llc

Hello Cupcake LLC

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Girl Metro Inc.

weddinginvitelove invitation designer to have and to hold

To Have and To Hold

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The Parlour Press

I love these invitations that we’re featuring today: beautiful typography and a nod to classical design! Sarah from Foglio Press shares:

The design was inspired by typography and the simple yet powerful style of magazine layouts.

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I’ve been enamored with magazines and the photography and design therein since I can remember, and I think this invitation is a great ode to classic understated style with just a bit of graphic detail in the striped border.

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I’ve attached some images here, and you can also check out the listing in my shop, along with the listing for a coordinating photo save the date as well. These designs would be gorgeous printed in letterpress, but a budget-friendly flat printing option still does them justice!

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Thanks Sarah!

View Foglio Press’ profile on WeddingInviteLove here or their Etsy store, here!