These Modern Invitations are Perfect for the Minimalist Couple

There are a lot of things that make Seattle unique, but my favorite is how well it balances nature, industry, art, music... the list goes on and on. There is endless inspiration to be found in everything from the beautiful waterfront neighborhoods, to the quirky art pieces, to the modern downtown skyline.

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I spent most of my childhood in the Pacific Northwest, so my love affair with Seattle began at an early age — and after spending my college years there (Go Huskies!), I can say with confidence that it is high on the list of my favorite cities. Yes, it rains a lot there — but the city's vibrant personality more than makes up for that.

When I set out to create my semi-custom invitation collection, I knew that I had to include a suite inspired by my love for Seattle. Grey was a no-brainer, and I love how much this simple design stands out thanks to its background color. To capture the city's artistic, of-the-moment personality, I created a design that mixes an architectural layout with softer, artistic calligraphy accents.

 

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What better way to celebrate the modern, artistic feel of Seattle than with a contemporary and minimalist design? THE SEATTLE SUITE features a structural sans-serif font, modern calligraphy accents, and a warm grey background as an homage to the city's infamous weather. Pairs perfectly with white envelopes and an industrial-chic venue.

 


 

THE SEATTLE SUITE

The Seattle invitation set is available to order in the semi-custom collection — head to the shop to start the ordering process! As always, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or would like to discuss your custom options.

 

 

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Elegant Wedding Stationery Inspired By the Romance of Tuscany

There is so much to love about Italy (the art, the history, the fashion, the food!) and each region of the country is just as over-the-top gorgeous as the next. It’s hard to pick a favorite, but Tuscany holds a special place in my heart — with its lush hills and seemingly endless vineyards, I truly believe that the region is one of the most romantic places in the world.

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As a college student, I was lucky enough to spend a semester living and learning in Florence, and I’ve come to think of it as a home away from home. I have such fond memories of exploring the cobblestone streets with gelato in hand, eating endless amounts of pasta in one amazing restaurant after another, and spending sun-soaked afternoons strolling along the Arno River. To this day, it’s one of my very favorite cities, and I try to relive those experiences every chance I get.

Florence and its surrounding landscape are beautiful in a remarkably timeless way, and I wanted to capture that feeling in this semi-custom suite. During the design process, I found myself drawing inspiration from the dreamy cyprus-lined walkways, the classical architecture, the graceful lines of the olive trees.

 

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In the end, it was botanic elements that became the focus of the design. The hand-painted illustrations celebrate the organic shapes and natural tones of the region’s olive groves, and they are a wonderful balance to the structural, classic font. THE FLORENCE SUITE pairs beautifully with olive green envelopes and natural jute twine to (literally) tie everything together.

 


 

THE FLORENCE SUITE

The Florence invitation set is available to order in the semi-custom collection — head to the shop to start the ordering process! As always, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or would like to discuss your custom options.

 

 

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Unique Calligraphy Pieces For Your Wedding Day

Is there anything quite as luxurious as calligraphy? It's a beautiful way to elevate your stationery and signage, and I love that there's such a rich history behind the art. I will always say yes to incorporating calligraphy accents and addresses into your invitation suite, but today I want to share a few of my favorite ways to use calligraphy on your wedding day beyond place cards and menus. A couple of these ideas use hand lettering (or "faux-lligraphy") rather than traditional pointed pen, but I'd say they make just as much of a statement! 

 

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1. For your celebratory champagne

I find that it's often the smallest details that bring the most joy. Case in point — that first bottle of champagne that you share as a married couple. Chances are, you were planning on saving the bottle anyways, and adding a hand-lettered quote, a pretty monogram, or your wedding date will make it that much more of a treasured memory — even if it only survives in pictures! Besides, who doesn't love champagne?

 

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2. for your vows or favorite love song

I love calligraphy vows (and vow books!) because I love creating a tangible keepsake for one of life's biggest moments. You can record your devotions of love to one another, the song you first danced to, or even your favorite piece of poetry — whatever words you chose, they can stay with you (and even become home decor) for years to come. While they're perfect for your wedding day, calligraphy vows also make fantastic anniversary gifts!

 

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3. for your bouquets and boutonnieres

I've mentioned before how much I love silk ribbon, so naturally it's one of my favorite ways to incorporate calligraphy accents to your wedding day. Add a personal personal touch with a love quote, an important date, or even a passage from your vows. Calligraphy ribbons work especially well for bouquets and boutonnieres, and I love the idea of adding even more sentimental value to something that you'll be holding close for a big part of the day.

 


 

Are you dying to add calligraphy pieces to your wedding day? You can learn more about my offerings HERE, or fill out an inquiry form to get started with the design process!

 

 

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8 New Cards and Prints to Welcome Summertime!

The official start of summer may still be a few weeks away, but here in Denver we kicked off the season this past weekend with the South Gaylord Street Festival! I've been finding time between client work to design some new products, and I figured the festival would be the perfect time to debut a few new pieces. I'm loving the sweet simplicity of my card collection, and am happy to announce that I'm now offering illustrated map prints as well. Stay tuned for more additions in the near future!

 

Also, shoutout to Megan of Stitch & Shutter, the best booth-buddy and business-bestie a girl could ask for! This was my very first time participating in a market with my own line of products, and I couldn't have done it without her. How cute are those monstera leaf earrings?!

 

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P.S. — If you're newly engaged and in the Denver area, stop by the Kendra Scott in Cherry Creek for a fun-filled Sip and Shop event from noon to 2pm! Vendor team includes the Simply Elegant Group, Three Tomatoes Catering, Lehrer's Flowers, Rollers & Rouge, Jamie Beth Photography, SocialLight Photo, and yours truly.

 



 

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