[real wedding] jenn + kirk : Sacramento chic


Congrats to my sweetest & closest friend [Jenn] & her new husband Kirk… married March 15, 2014 at Arden Hills Resort in Sacramento, California!

I just love the excitement in their faces right before they first see each other [captured in the photo above by Meagan Lucy at Kight Photo]. Below are just a few more of my favorite photos from their big day, in which I was so happy to be a part of!



[wedding invitations] we added an ivory lace trim embellishment to their kraft pocket folder; with a square name/date tag on the front; RSVP & map/details enclosure cards tucked inside [printed on a shimmer linen cardstock].

The flower vases & wedding cake were all styled to match. Plus, I love that they added pie to the top tier of the cake!



(yes, of course there were just a few ‘selfies’ … san francisco roommate glory days!! ;)



And a must-have was the newlywed mad libs I designed for the funny couple who love to laugh! We displayed them during the cocktail hour & reception for guests to fill out.



I’m so glad I was able to be a part of their special day, everything was perfect, especially the photo booth & props!!
Congrats silly love birds ~ xoxo


[custom wedding invitation] City Skyline

San Francisco Skyline

San Francisco Skyline

I cannot believe it’s been 2 years since I first illustrated the San Francisco skyline for Lianne’s custom wedding invitation. Recently I’ve been on a roll designing more cityscapes, as well as updating the SF skyline to each clients venue location! I’m excited to finally have a gallery of new invites, showcasing how each can be customized to a specific color theme, shape & size. Let me know your favorite combo! ;)

Boston City Skyline Wedding Invitation Suite [single-layer vertical, tall cards]

Boston City Skyline Wedding Invitation Suite [single-layer vertical + enclosure cards]

San Francisco Skyline [2-layer horizontal invite with belly band to hold enclosure cards]

San Francisco Skyline [2-layer horizontal invite w/belly band to hold tear-off enclosure card]

Washington DC SKyline Wedding Invitation Suite [2-layer horizontal invite with tear-off RSVP postcard & wedding map enclosure card]

Washington DC Skyline [2-layer horizontal w/tear-off RSVP postcard + wedding map enclosure]

San Francisco Bay Bridge Lights Invitation [2-layer 5x7 horizontal with enclosure cards]

San Francisco Bay Bridge Lights [2-layer 5x7 horizontal invite w/enclosure cards]

San Francisco Palace of fine Arts Skyline Invitation [2-layer 5x7 horizontal card with belly band & oval tag]

San Francisco Palace of Fine Arts Skyline [2-layer 5x7 horizontal card w/belly band + oval tag]

San Francisco Skyline Wedding Invitation Suite [booklet with pocket for enclosure cards & belly band]

San Francisco Skyline Wedding Suite [5x7 booklet w/pocket for enclosure cards + belly band]

New York Queesboro Bridge Skyline Wedding Invitation Suite [digitally designed for DIY print & assembly]

New York Queensboro Bridge Skyline [digitally designed for DIY print & assembly]


Chicago City Skyline Wedding Invite [2-layer horizontal card w/belly band]

San Francisco Zoo Wedding Invitation Sutro Tower Skyline [single ticket folder with belly band & label]

San Francisco Zoo Sutro Tower Skyline [single-ticket folder w/belly band + label]


San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge Rehearsal Dinner [2-layer 5x7 vertical Invite]

Paris Skyline [all-in-one guest/return address label wraps]

Paris Skyline [all-in-one guest/return address label wraps]


[real wedding] Lauren & Jace Paris Inspired Invitations


Congrats to Lauren & Jace, married July 6, 2012 in Los Angeles at Hotel Casa Del Mar!

It seems like yesterday when we started the custom design process on their wedding invitation suite. We first created a ‘Paris skyline’ illustration [where he proposed!] on their personalized monogram & all-in-one guest/return address label wraps. Combined with stylish typography and swirl graphics we incorporated a color palette with hues of blush & taupe [enclosure cards printed on a pale pink/coral metallic paper]. I just love how the whole wedding day follows this romantic color theme so perfectly!



> check out the full post for more wedding planning inspiration via Style Unveiled
/ photography: Next Exit Photography  /  wedding coordinator:  Sassy Girl Weddings and Events /

[custom invitation] a film inspired wedding

If you’re familiar with Etsy, then you may have already gotten inspiration from the many treasury lists created [an ever-changing, member-curated shopping gallery.]  The items found in this very cool, camera-themed treasury [below] are so unique that it blows my mind how creative people are…

FILM wedding treasury

…and yes, I’m super thrilled that my vintage cinema wedding invitation ticket was included too!
I designed this custom invite [with tear-off rsvp postcard] for trisha & tony a few years ago. Now looking back, I love how creative my brides have gotten by personalizing all the details to match their wedding theme!


> see below for just a few examples on how each invite was customized; paper colors, movie headline, label shapes, even a music note!


vintage film wedding ticket



> please check out my etsy listing for lots more info!!

[custom wedding invitation] trilingual pochette

[NEW DESIGN UPDATE] showcasing Jennifer’s personalized beach themed invitation suite!

Jenn Trilingual invite

[jennifer] a trilingual wedding invitation with rsvp & dinner enclosure cards printed on ‘natural white’ smooth matte cardstock; tri-fold paper adhered to a ‘lemon’ yellow textured pointed pochette. Response & outer #10 envelopes in metallic ‘lagoon’  = $7.25 each
optional: ‘lemon’ all-in-one guest/return address label wraps = $1 each

*redesign based on rosa’s peacock feather trilingual invitation suite

Jenn Trilingual Enclosures

Jenn TriLingual

* design, ink & paper colors can change to match theme; see etsy listing for color swatches

[custom design] papel picado letterpress wedding invitation suite


I finally received a sample of dave & emily’s letterpress wedding invitation package that I custom designed for them! I cannot believe how amazing the papel picado design looks printed [these photos don't even do it justice!] ;) I’m so glad they found me & requested my graphic design assistance, since they already had a letterpress printer lined up [at Full Circle Press].

Papel Picado 1


Papel Picado Suite

If you’re able to print yourself or at your local printer but need a personalized wedding invitation, rsvp & reception details/map enclosure card , etc… then check out my etsy listing for more info!

>> an additional design fee may apply depending on complexity of a requested custom graphic design or monogram [see my monogram listing for more info]

>> plus, a custom wedding map for your invitation package is a separate fee since it’s a longer design process [see my wedding map listing for more info]

[custom wedding invitations] new designs v2

julie { single-layer tall card with 2-layer handmade paper belly band }

I’m excited to showcase a new group of personalized invitation designs created this summer … {many thanks to all my creative clients & their exclusive vision}  part 1 here

starlynn { 3-layer invite w/pocket on the back }

jolee { single-layer duplex invite (charcoal/natural white linen) w/ metallic grey envelopes }

naomi { 2-layer SF skyline invite, tear-off RSVP / map enclosure }

tara { rose illustration invite printed front/back, includes tear-off RSVP postcard }

jane { pocket folder invite w/monogram tag; custom graphic provided }

+ a quinceañera invitation redesigned from my tear-off rsvp/map cards !

Quinceanera { front/back printed invite with tear-off rsvp postcard }

> each new invitation suite is usually redesigned based from an invite on my site, {as noted in some photo captions} then personalized to each clients unique wedding/event colors or theme

[DIY print & assemble] wedding invitations

wedding DIY invitations

kristina: {DIY printed cards ready to assemble; envelopments pocket folder}
4 cards > custom designed invite plus MAP, Directions & RSVP postcard

It seems lately I’ve been designing more custom invitations for DIY clients, who want me to provide either the hi-res PDFs (ready to print themselves) or the printed enclosure cards only (cut & ready to assemble).  And, I just love when I receive their completed wedding invitation suite, so I can actually see the final result! ;) “thanks!”

**photos of these creative invitations are shown, along with a note on which DIY option each client chose & any paper details**

wedding invitations custom digital PDF

debra: {digital DIY PDFs; printed at a local printer & online @ vistaprint.com}
> custom designed single-flat card plus map & RSVP enclosures

Freida DIY assembly wedding invitation

freida: {DIY printed cards ready to assemble; cards & pockets pocket folder & graphic mat layer}
4 cards> custom designed invite plus MAP, Details & RSVP postcard

jaclyn DIY invitation design

jaclyn: {DIY printed cards ready to assemble; paper & more pocket folder
plus cards & pockets graphic mat layer}
4 cards > custom designed invite plus MAP, Details & RSVP postcard
> guest/return address label wraps = $1 each

kimberly DIY wedding invitation

kimberly: {digital DIY PDFs; cards & pockets folder + printing}
> custom designed monogram including cover design, bilingual invite booklet
(back adhered to folder); plus Map & RSVP enclosures

If you would like to print &/or assemble your own Wedding Invitations / Reception Stationery but need help with the graphic design & layout, I can assist you!  Check out my etsy listings below, plus my website ( DIY options under the details section)  for more info on which option is best for you depending on what you’re envisioning!

> DIY Printable PDFs Custom Design for Wedding Invitations or Reception Stationery 

> DIY Printable PDF Custom Design for Reception Stationery {listing for only 1 design}

[custom wedding invitations] new designs v1

It’s official, my busy wedding invitation season has begun! I wish I had more time to post each new design separately, but instead I’ll just start showcasing a group each season:

kerrie { Lianne’s SF skyline design }

> each new invitation suite is usually redesigned based from an invite on my site, {as noted in the photo caption links} then personalized to each clients unique wedding/event colors or theme.

Hughette { melissa / amy }

kelly { etsy invitation }

miranda { christine }

Stina { etsy rose illustration }

bilingual wedding invitation

carla { bilingual invitation }

{ etsy vintage wedding cinema ticket }

[custom wedding invitations] vertical folded card + ribbon sash

Everyone is loving the look of opening an invitation like a present, revealing a pocket full of goodness. However, if you plan on adding your website to the main invitation & don’t really need an additional enclosure card (wedding details/map/reception info) but only the RSVP card, you don’t necessarily need a pocket. Your guest will be sending back the RSVP leaving the pocket empty & lonely, & leaving you wondering why that extra money was spent?

So, when Christine wanted to design her invites based on Myisha’s design (shown below) we came up with a fantastic solution: a 3-layered vertical folded card with ribbon sash & name tag on the front, but the invite panel is moved to the bottom where the pocket was, and the RSVP slides under the ribbon at top! I do believe we solved this one with flying colors, don’t you think?! ;) I love it!

Myisha's Wedding Invitation Suite {handmade paper discontinued ;{


*below are two more client creations showing how they personalized Myisha’s design by changing the handmade paper, fonts, ink & metallic paper colors. I’m even working on a new design based on this but flipping the layout to open horizontally! fun!