Playing catch up

Disclaimer: I actually started this post last week. I didn't get around to posting this because of a family emergency. Don't worry. All is well now.

If idle hands are the devil's instruments, than I should be very close to God right now. I have been toiling on this particular invite suite for over a week. This is one of the largest and most comprehensive projects I've taken on. The order was for 200 invites - designed, printed, assembled and addressed.

Jenny and Kenny - photo by Ellice Schwartz

I met Jenny a few months ago at one of our monthly dinners. Shortly thereafter, she found this blog and asked me to design her wedding invites. She said that she wanted something classic, elegant, and formal. Her colors were gold, ivory and champagne. Her brother had created a monogram for them. Lastly, she didn't want any graphics and minimal color. [Sound of record skipping.] What?! This project was going to be really easy or really difficult.

I treated this design like one of my design projects from Art School. I focused on using classic well-known typefaces. To create visual interest without relying on color or graphics, I decided to use texture as a design element. I used a Stardream paper, handmade paper, and classic linen cardstock.

Here is my finished product.

Invitation Pocketfold

Close-up of belly band and seal featuring monogram designed by Jenny's brother

Overview of Invite Suite

RSVP Card with matching envelope

Custom Map


  1. ohhhhhhhhhhh I LOOOOOVE the texture of that paper!

  2. kick me in the shins and call me sally. these invitations are stupendous! every time anne, you outdo yourself.

  3. Best. Invites. EVER. That is all. :-)

  4. Beautiful, Anne!! These look incredible. It's very clear that you were able to get inside Jenny's head and create exactly what she envisioned. That is true talent! The invitations are just as beautiful as the bride!

  5. Oh my first comment didn't work.

    Beautiful invites!! Where is that textured paper from. So brilliant!

  6. CSUN - I wish I had to time to create paper by hand.

    I bought the textured paper from www.papermojo.com

  7. That belly band is scrumptious....great work!!!

  8. Gorgeous as always Anne! You are amazing. I love the paper =)

  9. Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful.

  10. Bravo Anne! I've said it before, I'll say it again, You are one talented lady. OK, now why were you not available when I was getting married? Harumph! But seriously, those are beautiful.


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