We recently received the Spark letterpress album at Urbanic and I’ve had this set on display as inspiration for my Brooklyn Bride post this week! How cool is it that the map of Brooklyn is incorporated into this suite as a design element?! Below, you can see it used as the pattern in the save the date, the escort cards and the outer envelope liner. The map on this set could be of the city of your choice and you could customize the colors and fonts to fit your style. Also darling in this set are all the extra special pieces, such as the couple’s signature drink coasters, the new home cards and the favor tags!
[images from Urbanic]
Recently one of our Urbanic brides asked me what trends I was seeing this year in wedding invitations. I thought about it for a minute and realized that I have noticed more purples incorporated into wedding colors than ever! This inspired me to gather up a few things from the shop (and some extras) for you Brooklyn Briders to enjoy!
‘parallel’ invitation set by Elum • macrons found on Hungry Girl • vintage postage stamps from Verde Studio • glass votive from Luna Bazzar • string garland by Kristina Marie • poms by party poms • japanese masking tape from Pretty Tape • victorian inspired invitation by Vert
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
Laura Hooper Calligraphy
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.
wedding invitation set by Lilywillow • felt garland by Anastasia Jamin • heart bags by There’s something hidng in there • wedding CD by Tiny Pine Press • favor tags by Perideau designs