Ontario Romance on Lake Muskoka

This was a fun set to design, as it featured custom hand-drawn illustrations incorporating many personal details from the day — a cozy cottage on a pebbly lake shore, the family dog, and the couple's name waving in a banner. Printed on pearl white paper in stone and peacock inks, the artwork's color palette had a northern-lake feel. Paired with a handwriting-style font, the set conveys the warmth and personality of the lakeside wedding.

The RSVP card carries on the casual tone of the wedding, featuring the options "see you on the dock" or "stuck in the city." Thinking ahead, Danielle and Benjamin ordered corresponding custom thank you notes cards to thank their family and friends for wedding gifts.

Photos by Sarah McCarty Arneson

Minimalist in Long Island City

After seeing the Parker invitation design featured in Martha Stewart Weddings, Liz and Adriel were drawn to the classic look of the invitation. They knew they wanted letterpress invitations; in Liz's words, they were "choosing to send physical invitations in a digital world," so the texture of the imprinted text and the feel of the paper was critical to their selection.

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The couple chose a minimalist response card so that guests could add personal notes and unique replies. They received lovely good wishes, drawings and jokes from loved ones; the response cards became keepsakes. They personalized the design of the invitation by adding their names in Hebrew (offset from the main text in Dust ink). The invitations were edged in Grass and the envelopes were lined with a matching metallic paper. The green and white matched their wedding colors and flowers. Finally, the couple ordered simple, elegant cards to be used as thank you notes after the wedding.

Photos by Sarah McCarty Arneson

Summer Vail

Emily and Dylan's adaptation of our Vail invitation is great. We changed the Tangerine ink to Light Celadon and opted for Fluorescent White paper instead of Ecru and the look, once warm and autumnal, became bright and fresh -- perfect for their summertime wedding.

We carried the look through to the place cards and thank you notes as well, keeping the same theme without simply repeating the same artwork.

Photos by Sarah McCarty Arneson

Scripted Bookplate

In this variation on our Bookplate invite Maggie and Mike softened the look a little bit by adding some Bickham Script type in Deep Plum ink for their names and the reception line. Slate envelope liners to match the Slate ink give the set some added polish.

Rather than over-stuff the envelope with accommodations info, directions, etc, the couple opted to keep things simple with a business-sized card directing guests to their wedding website.

Photos by Sarah McCarty Arneson