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The Whitney - 5x7 Ornate Tri-fold on Pearl with Lace Belly Band & Tag 

This invitation measures 5"x7" and is an ornate tri-fold printed on pearl paper.  The exterior was copper, and instead of a belly band the mother of the bride searched far & wide for the perfect lace to wrap the invite in.  Then we tied & tagged.  I am in love with the lace.

When opened guests were invited to the occasion & given all the details, including a stunning picture of the happy couple.

We did a lot of different typefaces & colors creating a beautiful layers of text.  We went back & forth on so many things getting each detail just right & finally just started sharing our pinboards...come to find out, we had both pinned a lot of the same invites!  A picture is worth a thousand words & once we had done that, it was like magic.  Everything just fell right into place.

The backside of the invite showed the couple on a motorcycle.  Come to find out, it was the groom's friend's motorcycle that they borrowed for the shoot because he had sold his very same motorcycle to buy a ring.  I love the sentiment & hope he gets a new motorcycle soon!

The inserts measure 4"x6" and give the guests all the extra details.  Again, we did a lot of different typefaces & colors to carry the design throughout.


 The Jessica - 8.5 x 5.5 on Pearl w/ Belly Band & Tag

So you can better visualize, the invitation measures 8.5"x.5.5"or a half sheet of paper.  We had a belly band holding together all the pages of the invitation, which we then tied with ribbon & a tag that was date stamped.  The first page simply had their names.
Once you removed the belly band, each page was separate.  We stacked them with the announcement on top, then the directions {see below} and then the page with their picture.  Instead of putting tissue paper over the picture, like the old school invites, we used a round gold doily.  The invite was mailed in a pearl chocolate brown envelope {shown behind}.  Instead of printing the return address we had a calligraphy stamp made {see previous post} & stamped the back of each envelope in gold ink.

I basically loved everything about it! 


The Regan - 5x7 Flat on Fine Art Linen
Regan was easy to please - She liked clean lines & a modern layout, so we layered our typefaces & added some script to keep it feminine, but still simple.
These were 5x7 & printed on Fine Art Linen paper.  
To see her bridal shower invitation, go here


The Kursty - 5x7 Ornate Trifold on Linen
I don't think they tied them, but sometimes I get carried away with myself.

This is the backside of the invite.

And while I loved loved loved the invite...the RSVP card may have been my favorite thing.  
They did a post card for the RSVP & I love the whimsy of it. 

Invite was professionally printed on linen coverstock 


The Dani ~ Tea Length with Belly Band

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Invites are printed with a professional printing press on an ivory watercolor cover stock.


 The Kylie ~ 6"x 6" Tri-fold Invite

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 This inside spread picture is always important.  When folded out, it measure 6"x12"...which is huge if you really think about that size picture in an invite, so it is important that the picture evoke a feeling.  Not just a close up mug shot of the happy duo {unless that evokes a feeling, if you're following me}.  We all loved this picture in the pecan groves.
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 We used a natural felt paper in a cover weight for printing which is one of my favorite papers.  It literally soaks up the ink & is just dreamy.

Congrats to Kylie & Forrest!

All photo credits to Annie Randall Photography

 The McKenzie ~ 6"x 6" Tri-fold Invite

  Front Flap opens to show invitation details & photo

'Marry Me' photo pulls open {from the top} to show another photo with invitation details @ the top {below}

Back of invite gives a few further details & small photo

The Katie ~ Tea Length with decorative band

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