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

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). I absolutely love when I receive the completed wedding invitation suite from each diy client, so I can actually see the final result! 😉 “thanks!”

**photos of each creative invitations are shown below, 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
> all-in-one guest/return address label wraps 
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] 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 invitation] pocket on the back

Yay for summer time… which also means papercake is in constant production on custom wedding invitations + reception stationery for the big day!  there are a lot of new & fun designs that I want to showcase so my posts will be short & sweet…email or comment if any questions or to start your own custom invitation suite 😉

green & pink floral invitations

* jean & erik’s Vertical 5×7, 3-layer custom illustrated flower invite with handmade paper & pocket on back, plus personalized map & all-in-one guest/return address label wraps

wedding invite pocket on back

wedding invitation pocket on the back with envelope liner

* kerry & bryan’s Horizontal 5×7, 2-layer mountain & valley illustrated invite with outer envelope liner & pocket on the back, which includes their customized map + rehearsal dinner card (that she decided to include within her invite instead of sending a separate invite later on).

custom wedding map

[custom wedding invitation] square pocket folder

cherry blossom wedding invitation

I love how all my brides this season have personalized their own design by either showing me links to other styles they love, or asking me to combine my designs into a wedding package unique to their event’s theme.

For example, Amy loved kendra’s chocolate diagonal pocket folder & colors but with kelly’s cherry blossom design:

wedding invitations pink
kendra + kelly's invites
square pocket wedding Invitation
kathleen's invite

We also incorporated a champagne ribbon sash (which was inspired by her dress sash & shoes). We added her custom designed name tag with ribbon vertically on the front cover, similar to Kathleen’s (above).

champagne sash & shoe
Jim Hjelm dress with a champagne sash + a Jimmy Choo champagne glitter shoe

Amy’s invitation design looks totally different from her favorite picks, and now you can see how it all came together… ok back to work! 😉

cherry blossom map

[real wedding] kathleen + raian

tracy kumono photography

Congrats to Kat + Raian, married December 18th, 2010.
& thanks to uyen @ sassy girl weddings for asking me to design their wedding stationery!

square pocket wedding Invitation

The full invitation suite was truly unique & colorful, incorporating navy, eggplant & fuchsia. first the save the date cards {I posted these a while ago here}. for the invites we wrapped lace, which kat picked out herself, vertically around the cover of the pocket folder. we also added embellishments like the square name tag to the front cover, and a ghosted swirl graphic on all insert cards.  paper: metallic stardream quartz + iris blue

wedding enclosure cards

*check out my favorite wedding day photos below, shot by tracy kumono photography

wedding day photos by tracy kumono

wedding day photos by tracy kumono

*reception stationery: I picked up the design from the invitations for the escort & table tents, we even added the fuchsia lace to the table cards {another reason why it’s always good to purchase more yards than you need  😉  I love how all these small details bring together the colors beautifully; linens, flowers, paper & candy bar too!

wedding day flowers

wedding cake & candy bar

wedding day photo booth

*see more photos from their big day at tracy’s blog.

[custom wedding map] designed to match your invitation

custom wedding map

personalized wedding map : mary kate won a contest I had with weddzilla’s blog last year!
above is the final map I created for her designed to match their invitation package by minted.com {shown below, but they customized their invite with green & brown ink}.

I love when I can see a proof of the actual invitation, it really helps keep the consistency within the package…like the heart I picked up, even though small on the invite. Or the script font angled & bleeding off the side. It’s all about the details!!

[wedding movie] engagement photos

A client from southern california, Vera, first found me on etsy to design her wedding map {below}… & now to design her wedding menu so she can print them!
I was lucky enough to view her engagement video, so I thought I would share another option of what you can do with your engagement photos…
these images are shot by Eric Cotter of Jim Kennedy Photographers :

Wedding Engagement video

wedding map PDF

**update : vera’s wedding day!

Wedding Mapper; explore & plan

If you’re planning a wedding you must check out Wedding Mapper … then share the link with your best friend too!

You can create a free personalized & interactive online wedding map of your event for any destination in the world. Wait, there’s more… create a free wedding website, organize your vendors, guest list & seating chart, plus get lots of ideas & inspiration.

There’s actually so much to do, I keep finding something new; real wedding photos & advice, local vendors, the new WedShop, even custom printable maps for your invite package {designed to match your online map}. It’s never-ending… have fun exploring and let us know your favorite & most useful tool!


Your Personalized Wedding Map

It’s been another fun year working closely with all my brides, not only on their custom invitations but on their personalized Wedding maps too!

Most clients request that I also design & print their enclosure cards with their custom Wedding Invitation package that I create, but this year I began assisting a few DIY brides who either created their own invitation -or- chose an invite from another website, but didn’t have the time or option to include a map. Therefore, I started designing personalized Wedding maps based on an invite design. Once the map is finalized, I provide a printable digital map via email. Each gal can then print on their own paper or upload to an online printer of choice.personalized wedding map
This process has worked out great & I love adding that extra unique style to each stationery package {my brides also seem very excited too}!  Check out a few of the Wedding maps I designed this year, which show how we incorporated each gal’s theme onto their map: adding personalized info & locations, colors, fonts & any design details/or monogram {plus each are custom sized to fit an invite package or welcome bag}.

personalized wedding map

We had two successful Enclosure Card contests this year with Amy Jean at The Relentless Bride Blog and recently at The Weddzilla Blog. I’m currently working with the 2 winners on their designs, but I love hearing from all the brides who entered + new inquires too. Please let me know if you need any assistance creating your personalized Wedding Map.
{fyi: papercake can also print your map if needed}.