Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

It may seem like an abrupt question but really the first one you need to ask when creating your invitation wording. If you are planning a sizable affair your wedding day is about more than simply the groom and yourself. Most likely there will be a number of parties contributing financially and emotionally. The wedding invitation can honor and respect those who are along for the ride and the last thing you want to do is ignore that fact. Both parents paying. One set of parents paying. A simple way to honor all parties involved without being specific. This option […]

  Nearly every day I receive inquiries regarding invitation wording. Now we all know that a simple google search under “invitation wording etiquette” will produce a bevy of options to craft your invitation prose. I have found however the standard invitation wording lists do not pay much attention to invitation wording style, tone and personal expression. Invitation wording does not need to be a cookie cutter experience where you find the best recipe and simply plug in your information. Your wedding invitation wording can reflect specific style, personality and even tell a story of who you are as a couple. […]

Several weeks ago I received a lovely email from Monika in Sweden. She spoke of her plans for a September wedding at a countryside Inn and a day filled with thoughtful details for her guests. After working through the first design round of her Vintage Stamped Tree invitation, her partner Gordon sent me a beautiful email (it is not often I can describe email as beautiful) detailing more design direction. It is the following paragraph that stopped me in my tracks and immediately transported me to the magical day he so expertly described. So this is what Gordon wrote: “We […]

Ashley chose a lovely quote by Lennon and McCartney to embellish her fringe invitations. This was quite the intricate design featuring bold artwork and unexpected details. The quote tag adorned with a grosgrain ribbon wrap just adds to the edgy personality of this creation. “Limitless undying love which shines around me like a million suns. It calls me on and on, across the universe” – Lennon and McCartney  

I had an hour long chat with Amber late last week. She chose the Vintage Stamped Tree invitation after seeing our photo in The Knot, but had quite a different take on the concept…second to her savvy color palette and whimsical sensibilities is her inspiration for the invitation. The quote from the notebook is long – but crafts a lovely image in the mind… “I learned what is obvious to a child. That life is simply a collection of little lives, each lived one day at a time. That each day should be spent finding beauty in flowers and poetry […]