Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Invitation Suites ~ Brier and McDonald

On this first day of Fall, I thought it would be the perfect time to share two invitation suites I created for autumn weddings. Normally, I do not like to do the same, identical design twice but one bride wanted the same flourish and motif I had designed before ~ so I did. She asked that her leaves include more reds ~ so there is a slight variation ...and of course, the words are always different! So, I guess it really is not exactly the same design!
They are both printed in chocolate, on Italian paper, and individually hand-painted.
~~Have a lovely, fall day!~~


  1. Oh Dana, simply beautiful my friend!! I love fall, maple and oak leaves along with a handful of acorns!!

    BTW how is your sweet Lucy doing?

    Have a golden day my friend!xo

  2. Love these Dana!!! The work is so vibrant and happy! Your work always dances!

  3. Stunning Dana! Seeing your beautiful work on the first day of Autumn makes my heart sing!! I love this season. :)

  4. Such exquisite calligraphy and design Dana, the autumn brides must have been thrilled. XO

  5. Dear Dana,
    So so so beautiful! Hows Lucy lambchop?
    Big warm hugs!

  6. Gorgeous! I love fall weddings. My son and his wife were married on 10/13 in Williamsburg, VA in 2007. It was a beautiful day!

  7. I hand calligraphied each and every place card for my wedding and so many guests still are talking about it.... I bet that will be the case for this glorious wedding invite!

  8. So elegant Dana, as always. I think there is a certain kind of magic to a fall weddding... a little mysterie and even nostalgia that we don't find in other seasons.

  9. I'm such a fan of a simple, clean invitation with a little something unexpected tossed in. This really fills the bill and speaks to me. What lovely script, and the delicate leaves are just the perfect touch for the season. How utterly beautiful!
    --Lee Ann

  10. Oh I just discovered your blog and absolutely love these Autumn invitations! Wishing you could make them into something for me, someone already married. I look forward to looking through your blog more!

  11. How delicate and beautiful - I am so happy I found your blog!

  12. These invitations are just spectacular! SO glad you shared them with us!!! Your Copperplate is so beautiful, and mine is so sketchy, that I am inspired to go right up to my studio and get busy practicing! Thank you for showing us your beautiful work!