Hi friends at Brooklyn Bride! I am back this week with inspiration in kraft and white. Over here at Urbanic one of our brides just left with this invitation set. When her suite arrived it was absolutely stunning and I found myself thinking of all the creative things she could do with her reception pieces. How cute would it be to have your escort cards be written out on a string of hanging awards! These little pencils would be the perfect accompaniment to a cork guest book. Garlands and decoration possibilities are endless as these papers are so accessible – not to mention recycled!
I had so much fun posting here all week! Thanks Vané for having me and to all of you for reading. As a farewell gesture I have a special treat for you! I am giving away 1 Russel and Hazel wedding binder equipt with everything you need to keep your wedding planning stylish and organized.
The binder set includes:
1 signature binder with white spine • 12 section tabs with pocket • Planning notebook • Organized adhesive note set • Sheet protectors • 2 business card pages • 10 writing pages • 5 multi format pages
(I just grabbed this photo from the Russel and Hazel website and was so flattered to see that they clipped our Urbanic business card to the open page!! This totally makes this giveaway even more fun for me!)
To win, just click on Parcel Post and leave a comment on post No.190 with a wedding color combination you are considering. The winner will be randomly chosen and announced on Parcel Post July 24th so check back to see if you are the winner.
Thank you SOOOO much Audrey for taking over Brooklyn Bride this week! Your posts were so inspiring, I loved every single one!
post No.5 Maps
As many of you already know, a map enclosure is often a necessary part of your wedding invitation set. The best advice I give brides when we are at this point is “do not compromise”. There is nothing worse then being completely wow-ed by an amazing invitation and then having an ugly or technical map fall out. This breaks the flow of the whole look and feel you worked so hard to create. It is always great to order them with your invitation designer but if you are over budget, there are many ways to achieve this on your own. These days there are many online tools to assist you. Be careful to choose fonts and inks to compliment your invitations and be sure to get rid of all access information. The cleaner the better. If you feel intimidated by the process of D.I.Y, hit up a friend that is design savvy and ask them for the favor. You are after all, the bride! Your maps should tie in with the overall theme and appearance of your wedding invitation. Below are some of my favorite map designers…
Megan from Mae Mae Paperie
Check back at 1pm for an extra special post from Audrey!
post No.4 Country Creative
• in this lineup, nature meets design with charming down home flair •
If you are having a country wedding, make it enchanted! There is something so special about being around nature and tucked away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Why not add to it with some creative charm? You can up-play earthy colors with shapes and texture. The save the date CD by tiny pine is such a clever idea! You can send your song or music to your guests and get the party started early.
• in this lineup, bold graphics and bright colors of citrus, sunshine and ocean •
If you are having a wedding on the beach, a new direction would be to go modern with it! We have all seen the shells, seahorses and palm tress, but why not mix it up with some sunsets, seagulls, and ocean waves? I am really excited about the first picture below. We are working with a bride right now at Urbanic who is doing a Venice Beach themed wedding. The picture is the back of her RSVP postcard. One of our amazing designers Emily, put together a collage of actual photos taken in Venice to capture the look and feel of the location. She nailed it! You can brighten up any venue with garlands, place mats and favors. Instead of candy you could give guests something they can keep or use during their stay, like a beach journal. Below are two of my favorite invitations currently in the shop. As you can see, you can really go stylish and modern but still capture the essence of a coastal destination.
venice beach collage RSVP card by Emily at Urbanic • “just married” banner and seagull journal by Earmark • placemat by Lotta Jansdotter • Melanie and Sky’s invitations by Alee and Press • waves stiched invitation by Tiny Pine Press • sunshine card by Red Bird Ink