{Inspiration} Yellow and Graphite Damask Wedding Suite

Yellow and graphite damask wedding invitation, menu, table number, and escort cards

Yellow and graphite damask wedding invitation
Yellow and graphite damask wedding reception menu, table number, and escort cards

Yellow + gray is such a versatile color combination, both in terms of formality and season.  It is equally appropriate for an informal backyard summer wedding as it is for a black-tie ballroom wedding in January.  The tricks to this color scheme in tending it one way or the other are your choice of graphic design, wording layout (as well as wording itself), and typestyle.

The above paper suite contains a simple, pocket-style wedding invitation of graphite accented with a yellow damask fixed band with Swarovski crystals.  The invitation is printed on white with a yellow damask backing.  The white mailing envelope is lined with a matching custom yellow damask envelope liner.

The escort cards above have two colors to indicate meal option at the reception – gray damask is one entrée, yellow damask is the other.  All escort cards contain crystals as well.

The wedding menu above doubles as a table number and is three-sided, self-standing, printed fully in yellow damask, with table number and menu information on all three sides.

Yellow and Stone Gray Polka Dot Boxed Wedding Invitation with hand-sewn fabric flower

Yellow, gray, and white polka dot escort cards for wedding

And here, we have another example of yellow and gray wedding papers – a wedding invitation in a suede-like gray fabric box.  The box is adorned with a wide, bright yellow grosgrain ribbon and a hand-sewn flower made with yellow striped cotton fabric.  The invitation itself has yellow polka dots.

The seating cards for this invitation are double-sided and mimic the yellow polka dots from the invitation.  Guests’ names are printed on one side, and their table number is shown on the back.

For more yellow and gray wedding inspiration, visit my Pinterest board here.

All invitations, escort cards, menus, and table numbers shown are created by Dogwood Blossom Stationery.  Contact us to schedule a design consultation for your custom yellow and gray event!

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{Real Event} Blue and Yellow Polka-Dotted Fundraising Dinner Invitations

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Navy blue and banana yellow invitation with gray ribbon

Whew, it’s been quite a month!  Things are starting to fall into a more manageable pace again.  I’ve been dying to update this blog, so I’m going to start with one of my more recent projects – fundraising dinner invitations for the Gaining Life Initiative Foundation (GLI).

GLI is focused on increasing knowledge and supporting research of brain tumors, specifically glioblastoma multiforme.  In collaboration with the University of Alabama Birmingham, they’re hoping to find a cure for this aggressive brain tumor.

I was so excited when GLI contacted me about working with them on this project.  Their needs for their Dining Out for a Cure fundraising event were fun invitations in a dark blue and bright yellow color scheme that incorporated a gray Brain Cancer ribbon.  You might remember Rita and Franck’s wedding invitation?  And you might also remember the yellow and gray polka-dot inspiration post?  Well, combine those two and add a hand-sewn gray ribbon and what do you have?  The perfect invitation for GLI’s Dining Out for a Cure event!  Take look at their website and tell me if I’m wrong.

We created a layered invitation using textured sapphire blue cardstock, bright banana yellow cardstock, and bright white.  We then added a few lines of yellow polka-dots at the bottom, the GLI logo, and a hand-sewn light gray ribbon.  We added an rsvp card that allowed guests to send a check if they weren’t able to attend the event.  The goal was to create an invitation that left donors counting the days until the event, and to create excitement about and interest in the research GLI is conducting.

Thanks GLI for letting me be a part of your fundraising event!

If you’re interested in supporting this important cause, you can make contributions on their website here.

Fundraising Invitation: Dogwood Blossom Stationery & Invitation Studio

{Invitation Inspiration} Silk & Fabric Invitation Boxes

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The two most common things I hear from my clients is that they want their invitation to make a big first impression and they want an invitation that guests will want to save as a keepsake.  There are many ways to achieve those goals, and here’s one way of sending invitations that guarantees to impress and has only the tiniest chance of ever being disposed of: the invitation box.

There are many types of invitation boxes, but today’s post is about those made with silk and fabric.  Sturdy boxes enveloped in 100% silk are the ultimate way to send luxe invitations, not only because of the natural luxury of pure silk, but also because gorgeous dimensional elements can easily be added to your wedding ensemble, such as brooches, feathers, heavy trims, lace overlays, and large crystals.  Silk invitation boxes are perfect for black tie weddings and the most luxurious of events.

But boxes aren’t just for the most poshly planned events.  Invitation boxes are made using a variety of other fabrics, like the microsuede shown in the photos above, glitter fabrics, satins, and even cottons.  So whether you’re planning an intimate garden wedding, a blingy Sweet 16, or a young man’s Bar Mitzvah, there are fabric box options for you.

And if your budget doesn’t quite permit the expense of fabric boxes, there are alternative – but just as impressive – options, such as folios, silk-covered invitation boards, and fabric invitation pouches.  I’ll be posting more about these other options over the next several weeks, so keep checking back!

The gray and yellow wedding invitation in the photos above is layered with textured whites and pearlized whites, and printed with polka dots in bright sunshine yellow.  It is placed in a square microsuede invitation box in stone gray.  This wedding invitation is mailed using a white outer mailer and custom mailing labels to coordinate with the invitation design that can be addressed by your hand or a professional calligrapher’s.

Invitations: Dogwood Blossom Stationery & Invitation Studio, LLC