Thursday, December 9, 2010

Invitation Suite ~ A-Z

This is an older invitation suite that is still a favorite and a style that will never be dated.  It incorporates all the rich things I love ~ handmade paper, double-sided velvet ribbon, my favorite colors (green and white), engraving, embossing and some hand-lettering ... although I would have preferred it be all calligraphed.  There are so many fonts that now look very similar to calligraphy and handwriting, but as this client discovered, there are some things a font and computer cannot do - for example, create an intricate monogram.  So I took the first letters of the bride and groom's name to created a monogram and included a custom illustration.  We used this on everything from the save the dates to the programs.  ...and of course, I calligraphed the envelopes to match the font since it is a no-no to address your formal invitations with a computer/font ~ so as I see it, handwriting is never out-of-fashion, but always in style.
~~Have a beautiful week!~~


  1. These are gorgeous! So elegant and timeless. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I love seeing handwritten invites. Especially ones as beautiful as yours my friend. xo

    Is Lucy getting excited to celebrate the season? You should see Bo he knows something coming up. smile...

  3. Gorgeous Dana!!!!!!! Love the Monogram design!!!


  4. Dana I adore these classics!! Thank you for sharing...

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    Art by Karena

  5. Outstanding work Dana! The monogram and illustration are beautiful. I love the twig on the handmade paper; it is gorgeous with your artwork and lettering. You pick up a pen and magic happens! Thanks for sharing.

  6. If I were getting married again, this is what my invitation would look like.