Happy Friday everyone! I’m particularly excited because yesterday I was wondering whether I should buy or rent a DSLR for blog posts and studio visits, and suddenly, two hours later, I have DSLR in hand. New toy! It’s especially great because the National Stationery Show is coming up and I want to do a bunch of posts about WeddingInviteLove vendors who are exhibiting. Woohoo!
Notable news from the week:
New WeddingInviteLove vendors:
Have a great weekend, everyone!
Paper Crave just released their Wedding Invitation Ideas lookbook, a great resource for wedding invitation designs and styles. Many, many WeddingInviteLove vendors are featured, and WeddingInviteLove has advertisement on page 25!
Check it out (PDF download link).
It’s really important to me, personally, that wedding invitations are eco-friendly — there is so much waste generated these days that I feel its important to be as earth friendly as possible! There are email wedding invitations these days, but I still enjoy the tradition of using paper and mail to announce your important event (maybe someday it’ll all transfer online, but right now it’s so great to get a beautifully designed paper invitation). Here are some of the great vendors on WeddingInviteLove that offer eco-friendly options:
The Aerialist Press
Baci Designer Stationery + Events
Darling & Dear
Six Modern Paper Goods
Something Green Weddings
Have a great Wednesday everyone! I’m hopping on a quick flight back to the Bay Area (been visiting my sister in San Diego), looking forward to coming home. :)
When I first saw Woodland Papercuts on Oh So Beautiful Paper, I was blown away — the invitations feature the beautiful textural qualities of lace combined with beautiful forest imagery. Today, Naomi has generously offered to go in depth about her papercuts, the process, and why these certain invitations are her personal favorite!
I’ve been thinking about making wedding stationery for years now, but I was reluctant to attempt such an undertaking until recently. Earlier this year I started making a papercut ketubot line in collaboration with Jennifer Raichman, and the more I worked on them the more I wanted to make matching invitation and reply cards.
It’s hard to pick one invitation that I’m proud of more than the others. The one I feel a special affinity to is the Deer Beloved invitation set. A few years ago, when I started developing my papercutting style, I also first took notice of deers. Since then they’ve been interwoven with my artistic development and they became a sort of visual mark of my illustrations, something I am inspired by and take care to include in some way in all of my work.
This invitation was designed and completed over the course of one night, while I was watching romantic movies to set the mood. The process is painstakingly detailed and maybe a bit repetitive, but I find it quite enjoyable. I like the attention to detail, and the reveal of the image from the paper. I like how the paper itself takes center stage, that the full impact of the papercut is both seen and felt. I think tactile illustration is very powerful.
Deer Beloved invitation features a forest scene of three majestic animals. Though the scene can be rustic, the lines of the illustration lend themselves to an elegant design. The invitation is matched by a stag reply card. The whole set, along with the complementing ketubah, are suited for a winter wedding.
Thank you so much, Naomi, for sharing with us! Visit her WeddingInviteLove profile, or check out her website for more beautiful examples of her paper cuts.
Have a great Tuesday, everyone!
Announcing our new featured vendor for the first week of May, Marit Hanson Weddings! I had the pleasure of meeting Marit a week or so ago and she’s truly an awesome person creating some really great looking (and unique) invitations. I’m a sucker for anything typographically driven and non-traditional, so her invitations are really right up my alley!
Also, another general announcement — featured invitation studios on WeddingInviteLove will now rotate on a weekly rather than monthly basis. There are so many vendors on WIL now (over 180!) that I’m shortening the time so I can highlight all my favorites in a reasonable amount of time, starting with May (sorry Marit :) ).
Congrats to Marit again, thanks for being a part of WeddingInviteLove!
I didn’t think I cared about the royal wedding until this morning, when I spent an hour searching for pictures, write-ups, and live blogs. I love her dress and how clean and classic their wedding was! It doesn’t help that I did have a crush on Prince William while growing up (well, what girl didn’t?).
Notable news from the week:
New WeddingInviteLove vendors:
I’m off to visit my sister in San Diego — I hope everyone has a great weekend!
Happy Thursday everyone!
The National Stationery Show is just around the corner, and WeddingInviteLove is on track to have over 200 wedding invitation vendors by the time I fly out! I’m so excited about meeting the awesome stationers I’ve seen online in person, plus surround myself in wonderful paper goodness.
I’m working on a great giveaway in honor of reaching 200 vendors, and I’m looking for some help putting it together! If any stationer has any paper items to donate — greeting cards, post cards, tiny pieces of art, etc — email me at [email protected]! I want to feature the great vendors on WeddingInviteLove, promote both their WIL profiles as well as their websites, and in exchange for the awesome paper goods, I’ll be happy to give 30 days of an WeddingInviteLove upgrade account in exchange.
I’ll in NYC from May 12th – 18th, and in addition to NSS, I’m going to be running around Brooklyn doing studio tours and meeting other paper artists who won’t be at NSS. I’ll also be giving away giftbags of Whimsy & Spice cookies, so definitely find me during the tradeshow!
Almost the end of the week, almost NSS, and almost 200 vendors on WeddingInviteLove. I’m a happy girl!
Woke up this morning to the best surprise — WeddingInviteLove was featured on TheNextWeb!
This is particularly exciting for me because it’s the first tech blog to cover WeddingInviteLove. Most of them are dominated by guys who aren’t exactly dreaming of wedding invitations (like me), so I’m super happy to get the app in front of some new eyes. It’s always been my dream to get an app onto some of the big names like TechCrunch or Mashable and this is the first step.
Have a great day, everyone!