Inspiration for your road to the altar


March 2, 2010

I love stationery…a lot. All of the paper products for our wedding were some of my favorite elements, and my husband will be forever annoyed by the giant “stationery & paper” box that takes up part of our closet. In the course of writing the blog I am introduced to a lot of stationery designers, but in my top five favorites will always be Gia of Betsywhite. And I would be lying if I didn’t admit that I love her blog just as much!

Gia just released a few new designs for Betsywhite, and in the process she shared the inspiration boards behind each of the designs. Its truly part of the reason I love her blog so much…her inspiration boards are divine! The new design above is called Emmy, and here is the inspiration behind it:

So lovely! Another one of my favorite designs is called Aubrey…here she is along with the inspiration board:

Shall we discuss how much I wish that barn with the green door was in the vicinity of my wedding? ((Sigh)) You can find several more wonderful designs on the Betsywhite website, and be sure to check out Flights of Fancy as well. Beautiful work, Gia!
Photo Credits for Aubrey inspiration board row 1: Leigh Miller Lisa Lefkowitzrow 2: Braedon Photography Martha Stewart Martha Stewartrow 3: Anna Kuperberg Jonathan Canlas via Green Wedding Shoes

Alee & Press

January 26, 2010

I am really appreciating the clean, classic designs from alee & press. I am always a fan of something that will be relevant years down the road and these designs certainly fit the bill! {Found via Lovely Morning}


I was asked a question this week about the best way to keep track of response cards. Here’s the thing – it is almost inevitable that one (or sometimes more) of your guests will kindly return a reply card but completely forget to mention who they are. Even if you leave a blank line for their name, sometimes in all the excitement such details are forgotten.

I’ve read that you should create a spreadsheet with a number corresponding to each invitation, and then mark the back of each response card with that person(s) assigned number. But seeing as how I am a little ridiculous and borderline crazy, I couldn’t bear to mark up our response cards with even the tiniest of numbers. So when I was at the Container Store one day I found these invisible ink pens (they don’t seem to carry them anymore but you can buy them elsewhere). The beauty of it all? You can still use the aforementioned tracking system but not leave a visible mark on your response cards. And when Aunt Linda sends back her exuberant reply but forgets to include her name? You get to feel like a spy and wield your magic UV light to reveal the senders true identity. Win-win!