We are thrilled to have Abbie from All Things Tiffany Blue here today to share her wedding stationery with our readers. Abbie and Matt will be married on July 12, 2014 and today she is sharing her inspiration behind her response cards, and envelope choice.
Photo Credit: Scott MacDonald
Hi Everyone! I’m Abbie from All Things Tiffany Blue, and I am delighted to take over the blog for the day. My fiancé, Matt and I, are getting married next month! One by one our tasks are getting checked off the list and everything is going swimmingly!
Our lovely guests have received their invitations and we could not have asked for better reactions to them! The words that keep coming out of our loved ones mouths regarding our invitations are “classy”, “beautiful”, and “so you!”
I love little pops of the unexpected. Being a fashion girl at heart, I often relate a lot of things back to clothing. That said, I believe the most adorable outfits often have a touch of something unexpected in them that seems to create absolute perfection. Think about an all black outfit. It is predictable and safe. However, if you add a bright neon yellow statement necklace and leopard shoes to that monotone outfit, you have created a whole new exciting and Pinterest worthy look. I applied the same principle when creating our invitations. I wanted our guests to receive something that stood out in a crowd but still had classic appeal (much like the fancier outfit spoken of earlier).
Step one when creating our invitations was choosing fonts, colors, and a theme that felt like us. Matt and I choose to stick with a gray and tiffany blue-eque color palette with burlap reminiscent envelopes that would serve as a prelude for our guests as to gain insight to our wedding decor. Once deciding on a basic color palette of tiffany blue and gray, the artistic styling could begin.
These invitations were jazzed up with a few elements of the unexpected: calligraphy, envelope liners, belly bands, and photographs. My fabulous mother did fantastic calligraphy on all of our envelopes. We felt that calligraphy added a personalized touch rather than slapping on a printed address label. The next element of unexpectedness is displayed when guests open their inner envelope. Upon doing so, they are greeted by a gorgeous white and Tiffany blue polka dotted liner that helps to add a touch of personality to an otherwise plain envelope.
When pulling out the card itself, guests will have it all held in place by a monogrammed belly band in our wedding color. This not only helps to create an organized invitation, but also adds an interesting element of color! The final unexpected element that we utilized was placing an engagement session photo on the back of the smaller RSVP cards. Guests have noted the elements that we took the time to perfect and seem incredibly pleased! I could not be more happy with how everything came together. I fully believe that, in the end, be it life, fashion, or wedding invitations, it really is the small things that matter the most!