Archive for November 2011
If I had to choose one flower that epitomizes the South for me, I’d have to choose the Southern Magnolia. It’s big and fragrant, yet so simple and uncomplicated. It also doesn’t really like to be picked. Anyone that has reached up high enough on a Southern Magnolia and plucked one of this beauties, knows it quickly browns anywhere fingers touch. It likes right were it is and is happiest when it stays connected to it’s roots. Okay – maybe my analysis has gone a smidgen too far, but I love these flowers. I grew up with them in my back yard and I love incorporating them into my designs. So, I loved putting together bride, Corey’s, invitation suite which she wanted to be clean and classic, while still bringing in a little “Southern Prettiness.”
We’re printing in all black on creamy Pearl stock for the invitation and we’re flat printing a booklet style Save the Date to incorporate a map with directions to Magnolia Plantation, where the wedding will be taking place. How crazy perfect!
A few weeks back I posted the Little Love House Save the Date I came up with for Caroline and Victor Spring wedding. We’ve just finished up their invitation design. We’re printing in the same soft dove grey and pulling in a peachy-pink candy striped liner to the inner envelope.
The Roden’s are welcoming their fourth here soon and mom, Carrie, contacted me a few months back with a darling design idea! She wanted a silhouette of her three children welcoming the newest baby bundle! We designed the three children around a baby basket hanging from a tree branch – love it! We’re printing the piece on soft bamboo stock with a pic of the newest bundle of joy softly printed on the back.
I’m just so in love with this invitation suite. Well, I’m in love with anything Mrs. Elizabeth Porcher Jones does with us! Here, we had her hand-write the invitation on the diagonal. The result is so fluid and lively! We’re printing in a soft kraft color to match the exterior envelope which will be hand-addressed in white ink. We also designed a custom stamp which was inspired by a vintage state stamp from 1967.
A quick peak at another design for the growing Classics Collection. We hope to launch the Classics collection by this Spring! The line will be semi-custom and ready to order at incredible letterpress prices!