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INVITATIONS FOR EVERY MILESTONE

custom wedding invitations

Scottish Castle Styled Shoot

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I had the great pleasure of working with Casie from Thistle Wynd Productions to help bring her stationery vision to life for this STUNNING styled shoot that took place at Wardhill Castle in Scotland! I’m in love with all the fall colors and the deep jewel tones Casie chose for the palette. Every detail was perfectly captured by Liana of Liana Mitrea Wedding Stories.

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We used deckled (hand torn) paper and I included an illustration of the castle on the invitation. Beautiful calligraphy provided by the uber talented Catrina of Camel and Birdie.

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pear marble scottish cake
Scottish inspired boutonniere
wardhill castle scotland
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DON’T YALL WANT TO GET MARRIED IN SCOTLAND AT A CASTLE NOW?! I’m seriously considering it for vow renewals!

Vendor Love:

Event Planning + Design: @thistlewyndproductions + @tayloredplans 

Photographer: @liana.mitrea.weddings 

Videographer: @airborne_productions 

Venue: @wardhillcastle 

Bride: @katebza

Groom: @fofferdk

Best Man: @horaciobza

Bridesmaid: @poppy_diamond 

Ring Bearer: @casieafischer

Flower Girl: @bigbirdabz

Florist: @hayesflowers

Cake: @thelittle.cakery

Cheese Stack: @thekiltedfrogdelicatessen 

Makeup: @samanthabanks_mua

Hair: @spoil_me_hair

Illustrations: @aimiillustrates 

Graphic Designer: @ninezeroninecreative

Calligraphy: @camelandbirdie 

Jewelry: @sinclairsjewellers 

Bridal Gown + Flower Girl Dress: @midnight_elegance 

Kilts + Getaway Clothing: @gibbsmenswear 

Bartender: @dutchcouragebarhire 

Featured Gin: @the_teasmith

Embroidered Handkerchiefs: @stitchcraftdaviot  

Embroidered Denim Shirt: @lolifeshop

Millinery: @daniella.london.millinery

Gift Box: @native_sister

Smoke Bombs: @fireworx_scotland 

Bagpiper: #thistlepiping 

Linens: @houseofhough

Ola Honey: #inveruriegreengrocer 


Wedding Stationery 101 | Foil stamping wedding invitations

stationery 101, weddingRyann JarrardComment

I thought y'all might be interested in what goes on behind the scenes of one of the fine print methods used for wedding invitations that's so popular right now, foiling. I currently offer a wide range of foil options: gold, silver, champagne, white, rose gold and holographic. 

Incorporating foil really takes invitations to the next level as it sets the tone for a luxe, intentional event. Foil is a great option if you'd like to use a dark paper, like navy or black, because the foil is completely opaque and no actual ink is used. Foiling provides a metallic shine that letterpress and engraving really can't deliver. 

I used champagne foil to complement the gorgeous lettering on this wedding invitation. 

I used champagne foil to complement the gorgeous lettering on this wedding invitation. 

I used holographic foil on this fun 30th birthday invitation.

I used holographic foil on this fun 30th birthday invitation.

Due to how labor intensive and custom this process is, foiling can get expensive. A custom die has to be made for every project I design - unlike the big box stores who can reuse a die over and over again because it doesn't have anything personal to the couple on it, like their names. Often, foiling is used in combination with flat printing which adds an extra step into the process. 

The custom crest, names and thistle were all foiled in this stunning suite. Photo by  Lindsey Larue Photography

The custom crest, names and thistle were all foiled in this stunning suite. Photo by Lindsey Larue Photography

My go-to foil stamper, Neal McEwan with McGraphics, shared this about the process of foil stamping. 

The basic concept behind foil stamping is simple. The process is achieved when a die is mounted on a plate and heated. Foil is then placed between the die and the material to be imprinted. When the die presses against the foil, the heat releases the coloring layer from the foil roll and binds it to the end product.

This video was created by Invitations by Ajalon. 

I'd love to visit with you about foiling your next big invitation! 

Katelyn and Sean | Houston Wedding Invitations

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Creating custom wedding invitations for a couple gives me the opportunity to bring their ideas to life. Also, invitations set the tone for guests and allow them a glimpse of what to expect on the big day. Nothing gives me greater joy than a bride who is excited about all things wedding paper! 

From the instant that Meredith with Cake and Confetti introduced us, I knew that Katelyn would be my ideal client. She had a definite vision and I knew we would want to give guests a preview of it with the wedding invitation suite. Both Katelyn and her husband Sean have strong Scottish heritage which they reflected in almost every detail of their wedding: tartan ties and ribbon, thistle in the bouquets, and Scottish traditions during the ceremony. 

We tied this into the invitations by creating a custom hand drawn crest on the invitation and incorporating a thistle on the response card. It was truly a classic design while still nodding to the wedding's theme. Katelyn chose beautiful luxe double thick paper and envelopes, gold foil printing and beautiful typography. She knew the invitation would set the tone for her whole wedding and she chose each element perfectly to reflect their vision.

I loved creating this invitation for Katelyn and Sean, but loved seeing how it tied into their actual day even more. I feel like we nailed it after looking through all the photos of their lovely wedding at The Astorian in the Houston Heights! 

Wedding photography: Haskell Photography

Styled paper photography: Lindsey LaRue

Wedding venue: The Astorian

Wedding coordination: Cake and Confetti