Remember when blog posts here used to happen around 7am PST? Perhaps next week will be better! (I blame the poison oak, which is still plaguing me.)

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Have a great weekend, everyone!

This is a feature I’ve wanted for a long time but only was able to build it now on WeddingInviteLove! Now any upgraded account with multiple portfolio images uploaded will have a slideshow feature on their search results (so customers can browse all these images immediately!) Check it out on the San Francisco wedding invitation search page.

Now I can check this feature off my list of to-dos for WeddingInviteLove! Are there any other improvements you’d like me to make?

Today we have a roundup of what most people think of when they think “wedding invitations”! The traditional, classic, and beautiful invitation, with beautiful swash fonts combined with serif fonts. Enjoy these pieces of beautiful eye-candy:

Lisa Samartino Atelier

120 Water Street

Shelly’s Touch

Deborah Nadel Design


Marit Hanson Weddings

Caroline Creates

Blush Printables


The White Aisle


Wedding invitation template designer e.m. papers is running a great giveaway this month! From the announcement:

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: Head to e.m. paper’s blog post, and leave a comment with the following info: Why you would consider printing your own wedding invitations?

Contest Winner: Will be announced on the e.m. paper’s blog on August 31st, 2011.

Head to the blog post to enter, and good luck!

Photo credit: From the e.m. paper’s post.


When I was growing up, I completely rebelled against pink, and now that I’m comfortably in “adult” territory, I now adore pink! These invitations are so perfect for this obsession, especially the beautiful pink calligraphy on the black envelopes, and the perfect contrasting washi tape on the invitations. Thank you to Teresa from b.t.elements for sending these to me! More about the invitation in her own words:

Tine actually is a designer at b.t.elements so we really wanted to give a her something special for her shower. It’s a parisian inspired theme. Everything is black and shades of pink.

It’s a pretty common color combo but we really wanted to play up the boldness of the black doing a really striking pattern like the striped liners.

This photo was in Brides Magazine several years back. They featured our pedestal favor boxes (the pink boxes with black and white polka dot ribbon). Even after all these years the concept and colors are still fresh and stunning.

So I really took this idea and formed Tine’s invites around it.

I’ve also been practicing my calligraphy. So I mixed light pink ink for the black envelopes. The contrast makes the writing really stand out.

Thank you Teresa! For more about b.t.elements and to see more of their beautiful design, check out b.t.elements on WeddingInviteLove, or head straight to their website.

Photos provided by b.t.elements.

The last invitation meetup on July 29th was very small, intimate, and fun (thanks again to Marit, Stacy, and Karly for coming — see the pictures on Flickr.)

Time to organize another one!

On Wednesday, August 31st, come chat with other fun folks over wine and appetizers, again at Radius in SoMa, San Francisco. RSVP on Facebook (or email me if you’re not on FB!) Hang out with other invitation/stationery enthusiasts, designers, wedding vendors, and make some new friends. Anyone welcome!

I’m driving from the South Bay and more than happy to carpool. Let me know if you want to join!

Today I’m happy to announce that the featured vendor is Marit Hanson Weddings! Marit not only has a gorgeous portfolio of invitation work, she has also been helping me out with advice and suggestions for WeddingInviteLove, and for that, I’m eternally grateful.Check out Marit’s work on the new homepage of WeddingInviteLove and on her profile, or head straight over to her website for more beautiful invitation and stationery work.

This week was one of the most difficult weeks ever — I had an amazing time camping in Big Sur (seen above), however, I came back with poison oak everywhere. I certainly learned my lesson and am currently paying the price. *itch itch itch…*

In happier news — it’s Friday and the weekend is just around the corner! I’m going to spend it in bed covered in a calamine, so it’s up to you all to have fun in my place.

Interesting news and tidbits from the week:

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Have a great weekend — see you next week!

Photo credit: kwloo on Flickr