Thursday, April 26, 2012

Colors of the Hydrangea

Many brides come to us with the idea of having an image on their invitations; seashells, palm trees, sunflowers, bamboo and recently hydrangeas. Mariam and Todd not only wanted an image on their invitation, they wanted to push the envelope and get literal with their hydrangea theme. With hydrangeas being their wedding flower they wanted more than just the flower image on their wedding invitations, they wanted to incorporate the colors of the flower itself onto their invitation set. Green, blue and purple all shed light on this shimmery summer invitation.

Here's what this vivid invitation set included:

The invite was printed on a light mint green shimmer card stock with a small hydrangea image printed on the bottom of the invitation. The same image was carried over to the reply post card which was printed on a beautiful robin egg blue shimmer card stock. Lastly, we designed the information card which was also printed on a shimmer card stock of a light lavender. All three enclosures were placed into a matching mint green shimmer envelope.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Modern Meets Recycled

Green, green, green. Green is the new black. So many people are taking the green route towards their wedding planning and first stop - WEDDING INVITATIONS. When Amy and Patrick came to us their vision was to be as eco-friendly as possible and classy at the same time. We started with the paper and worked our way up to the funky formatting.

Here's what this earth friendly invitation included:
The invitation was printed on a kraft colored, 100% recycled card stock and backed with an off white, 70% recycled card stock which has gold flakes shown throughout the paper. The reply post card was printed on the same kraft colored card stock as the invite (one less envelope in the dump:). Everything was placed inside a matching kraft colored recycled envelope.
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Monday, April 16, 2012

Featured Couple: Erica and Adam Corn

Erica & Adam Corn
October 16th 2010
Bordeleau Winery
Eden, Maryland

Photo by McCarthy Imagerie

Theme: Damask print and Sunflowers
Colors: Navy with hints of Orange and Yellows
Location: In the vineyard at Bordeleau Winery

A winery is always a pretty back drop for any wedding, grape vines, sunshine and wine - what else can you ask for? Erica and Adam added a subtle addition to their already vino theme, navy damask with hints of orange and yellows pulled from their wedding flower, sunflowers. (In the pictutes you will notice their wedding party showcasing these two adornments). Sunflower bouquets compliment the bridesmaid's dresses which have a damask waist sash, along with the groomsmen having matching boutonnieres with a navy damask pocket square in the grooms men's suit coats.

Photo by McCarthy Imagerie

When they described to us what they were visualizing we knew exactly what we were going to create for this modern, rustic wedding. We started with a deep navy linen card stock. Linen is an excellent choice when you want to add a touch of swank and we decided to go with a square shape to give the invitation a modern feel. Their invitation was printed on a bright white card stock with a elegant navy damask print reaching across the entire top of this square invite. With their names printed in orange ink, we decided to add a thin border of bright orange shimmer paper giving the invite a little pizzaz. We continued the damask print onto the reply card which was also bordered in the navy linen. Also included in this invitation set is a large square information card which included their hotel information along with directions to the winery. All printed on a bright white card stock.

Overall simple, but elegant is what we accomplished.

Thank you Adam and Erica for letting us be part of your special day.

Photo by McCarthy Imagerie

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Photos of the couple are by McCarthy Imagerie.
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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Endless Summer

Having a beach wedding without the traditional seascape colors? Don't worry it can be done :)

When we sat down with Helen & EJ they were looking for just that, beach wedding without the "beachy" palate. Deciding to have their wedding at the beach they visit so often - Ocean City, Maryland, was an obvious choice when making their plans. They wanted to include the sun and sand from their home away from home with their colors pink and navy. Like the perfect black dress we ALL have in our closet, sand can go with anything.

Starting with our creation for Kendra & Matt Pilson, "Barefoot in the Sand", we used this invitation as our foundation and incorporated Helen & EJ's colors.

Here's what this custom invitation included:
Invite, reply card, monogram tag and information card all printed on a cream card stock. The invite, monogram tag and information card are backed with a hot pink shimmer card stock. The invitation has sand adhered onto the left side of the printing of the cream card. We attached the invite to it's navy handmade paper cover, with two hemp knots. The navy handmade paper is a thick mulberry paper with hand torn edges and also doubles as a pocketfold. The pocket is made with a hemp knot keeping your enclosure cards snuggled up (and neat) making it easy to read for guests as they open it. The finishing touches include a tag with their mongram that is attached to a hemp wrap which encloses the completed invitation set.

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Take a peek at our past post on Kendra & Matt's "Barefoot in the Sand" for an alternative version of this fabulous invitation.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Destination...Miami Beach

Are you having a destination beach wedding? Yes?!?! Well here's the perfect invitation for you, sand and all.

When Suzy and Ryan came to us with their ideas and setting for their destination beach wedding we were excited to create this shimmery and bright beauty.

Here's what the invitation included.
A bright white shimmer portrait style pocket fold.
Invite and cards are printed on a bright white card stock backed with a vivid deep sea blue shimmer paper with sparkles of Caribbean blue.
What's a Miami Beach wedding without palm trees and sand? Well, we included both on this invite. A subtle cascading palm tree on one side planted in a bed of real sand. You can find the same palm tree on the included backed information card, reply post card and outer tag. 
We wrapped everything up with a shimmer blue sheer ribbon that glistens with the blue paper.

Bring the beach right to your guests hands and let them feel what's in store for your big day. 

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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Featured couple: Asha & Mike Ruddy

Asha & Mike Ruddy
September 4th 2010
Reading, Pennsylvania

THE THEME: Picnic Style
COLORS: Red & White with gingham accents,
 LOCATION: Outside park with picnic tables.

Soooo everyone wants to add a personal touch to their wedding invitations, right?! A little something so when your guests open the envelope and pull out this beautiful presentation of important information they kinda's from you. 

We were uber excited when Asha and Mike, from Reading, PA came to us wanting to incorporate their pretty pooch Max into their wedding invitations.

We started with a handmade square, white pocketfold. Like most of us, Asha and Mike adore their pretty puppy and wanted to incorporate him into this special process. Max was nice enough to pose with a red bow tie and let us post him all over the internet:) This fancy photo was then bordered with a thick black cardstock and placed on the center cover of their pocket fold invitation. We layed red and white gingham ribbon under the photo and wrapped it all the way around to the inside of the invitation. We made the pockets with silver brads and lined it with a piece of red linen cardstock for an added touch of color. To keep the theme flowing, we printed a strip of red gingham border on the top of both enclosure cards. The invitation was printed on a bright white cardstock and backed with a thick black cardstock, leaving enough space to show the red and white gingham ribbon which was wrapped around the front of the the pocket. Altogether, the invitation set turned out beautifully. Showcasing their beautiful boxer was a wonderful way to add not only a personal touch, but some personality too!

At This & That Creations, we welcome all ideas and encourage you to get personal when you're sending a small gift like a custom designed wedding invitation to your guests.

Please email us with any questions or ideas you may have