New Wedding Stationery Design: Decorated Indian Elephant

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Imbue You Decorated Elephant invitation set

It’s a great thing when a client gives you a shove in the right direction.

Justin and I have been talking about creating an Indian-inspired decorated elephant wedding stationery set for months. Luckily one of our customers wanted to use a decorated elephant on her lotus booklet invitations.

So after Justin drew the elephant, we created a set for it on its own, inspired by Indian block prints.

Imbue You Decorated Elephant Booklet Inside

Justin’s babchi (grandmother in Polish) had this thing about elephants. A trunk that pointed up was good luck and one that pointed down was bad luck. So when Justin drew this elephant he made it a good luck elephant for his babchi and for you.

This booklet invitation design has a handy loop to keep the RSVP and any inserts neatly tucked away, while giving the invitation the main focus.

Imbue You Decorated Elephant Invitation w Envelopes

Color envelopes and a wrap label with return address are included.

Imbue You Decorated Elephant RSVP

The RSVP is layered like the invitation, and has a coordinating envelope label.

Imbue You Decorated Elephant Save the Date

The coordinating save the date postcard has rounded edges and modern typographic design on the reverse side.

Imbue You Decorated Elephant Notecard

Coordinating note card can have your names or a simple note of thanks. Addressed label makes sending your post-wedding thank you notes so much faster.

This design will soon be available in our handmade wedding stationery shop. Or by contacting us.

{photos by Imbue You Wedding}

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5 Ideas for Bookmarks at Your Wedding

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wedding bookmarks ideas

Whether or not you are having a book or library themed wedding, bookmarks are a fun way to add the personality of book lovers to a wedding. They are certainly unexpected, and bookmarks have a keepsake quality that’s perfect for weddings.

There are so many ways to add them to your celebration. These are a few ways we’ve created for others:

bookmark invitation in red teal or aqua

Bookmark Invitations

How cute would a bookmark invitation for a rehearsal dinner, bridal shower or engagement party be? There is enough room to fit typical invitation text and even RSVP information.

 

bookmark save the date for beach wedding

Bookmark Save the Dates

Many couple like their save the dates to be a little unusual and with more fun than the invitations get to be.

 

floral bookmark place card

Bookmark Place Cards

If you are naming your table after favorite books, or sharing favorite quotes with your guests, bookmark place cards fit in perfectly.

 

bookmark wedding favor

Bookmark Wedding Favor

As wedding favors, bookmarks can leave your favorite quotes or a special message of thanks with your guests.

 

baby shower wish bookmark

Bookmark Wish Cards

Great at showers or receptions,  wish cards are a chance for guests to give the couple advice, congratulations and good wishes for their life together.

See more of our bookmark save the dates, and more ideas for a book themed wedding.

{All photos by Imbue You. Written by imbueyouido.com, the blog of Imbue You and Imbue You Wedding}

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Beach Wedding Theme Inspiration: Seahorses

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seahorse hand stamped silverware spoon

If you are looking for a more unusual theme for a beach wedding, consider seahorses. There’s something really sweet and charming about seahorses compared to the more popular beach theme icons starfish and sand dollars. They are also especially cute for theme bridal and baby showers.

It is commonly said that seahorses mate for life. And while that isn’t actually always true, the kissing seahorse is still a lovely image. {photo credit above by Beach House Living}

Here is some wedding inspiration for a seahorse theme:

hand knit seahorse cake topper

elegant beach seahorse starfish sand dollar wedding cake

Seahorse Cake Toppers

Cake design can match your personality and the mood of your wedding, so seahorse toppers can go DIY or elegant and still work. The knit seahorse toppers were hand made by the bride.

{Photos: Hand knit cake toppers via Fat Orange Cat Studio; Beach wedding cake via Ralph and Jenny on Flickr}

 

starfish or seahorse beach fan wedding program

seahorse wedding place card

seahorse cameo wedding invitation

Seahorse Stationery

Establish your wedding theme for guests and keep it up throughout the ceremony and reception with wedding stationery featuring seahorse designs.

{Photos: Fan Wedding Program and Layered Invitation by Imbue You Wedding; Seahorse cut place card by Timeless Paper}

 

Seahorse bridesmaid jewelry for beach wedding

Seahorse hair clip for beach wedding

Seahorse Accessories

It’s not necessary for everyone in the wedding party to wear your theme, but little touches here and there, from cuff links to jewelry, can bring a seahorse theme to life.

{Photos: Seahorse necklace by Shop Something Blue; Seahorse hair comb by Waikikixox}

 

Die cut Seahorse favor box

beach wedding seahorse favor cookies

Seahorse favors

It’s a nice touch to give your guests a reminder of your theme to take home with them. That can be done simply with a seahorse themed favor tag or more elaborately with a seahorse container or cookie favor.

{Photos: Laser cut seahorse favor box by Kat Blu Studio; Seahorse cookies by A Cookie Jar}

Get more beach wedding ideas, or follow our beach wedding board on Pinterest.

{Written by imbueyouido.com, the blog of Imbue You and Imbue You Wedding}

 

 

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Rich Mexico Wedding Color Palette: Red, Brown, Gold and Ivory

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mexican tile wedding invitation set

Sometimes the designs and formats we’ve created are just a guide.

That was the case when Heather came to us earlier this winter wanting to create invitations for her destination wedding in Mexico. We ended up taking our tile design, turning it into a booklet, and putting some custom touches on it along the way.

mexico talavera tile invitation red and brown

winter invitation wedding palette red brown

For an even more custom look, we created matching invitation and RSVP stamps.

I love her rich palette of red, brown and marigold on ivory paper. It’s also a great color combination for winter weddings, or to communicate warmth or a lavish wedding.

mexico destination wedding invitation booklet

We’re really happy with how it turned out. What do you think?

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{Real Palettes} Natalie’s Modern and Bold Asian Wedding Invitations

Posted by in Design Secrets, In the Studio, Real Palettes

Natalie is a bride with a clear design vision. And when she came to me for her wedding invitations she knew it had to be bold, it had to be cultural and it had to be navy and fuchsia.

She even blended two of our invitations designs into one…adding a wrap and tag to a layered Asian print invite. And she blended an Asian-inspired print with colors she fell in love with in Guatemala.

But that’s just perfect for the blended wedding style Natalie wants for when she walks down the aisle this fall.

{Designer Tip} Mixing Traditional Culture with Modern Style

The key to pulling off Natalie’s East-meets-West style is taking the traditional print and detailed shapes from Japanese and Chinese design and pairing them with a bold modern color palette.

Color is an great way to liven up more traditional designs!

 In Natalie’s Words:

If you look at traditional weddings around the world, they are extremely colorful! From Asia and India, to South America and Africa, you see lots of colors on our most joyous days. Although I consider myself very “westernized” (U.S. born and raised), my ethnic background is Chinese, and I have always loved the colorful silks and embroidery of traditional Chinese weddings.

Although I will be wearing my white gown all day, there will be nothing pale or pastel about my wedding day! Red and gold, of course are the most traditional, but as a melting pot American, I take inspiration from other cultures as well.

On a recent vacation with my fiancé to Guatemala, a country known for its colorful woven textiles, I bought a traditional belt which is basically a strip of fabric woven with many colors. The primary colors were dark blue and pink. It is one of my favorite accessories and souvenirs!

On a visit to the fabric store there was bolt of hot fuchsia dupioni silk displayed right next to a deep royal blue silk and I fell in love. The colors are so contrasting and bright. I especially love the fuchsia.

(In fact if I could have a second dream dress, it would be made of yards and yards of fuchsia dupioni silk!)

For my wedding and reception dark royal blue will be the base color, which is appropriate for an elegant evening affair. Hot pink will be the accent, like little fireworks of color. My maid of honor will be in a hot pink dress, and my other 2 bridesmaids in royal blue. Flowers will be colorful and bold, bright yellows, pinks, and oranges.

 

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