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“it’s beauty that captures your attention; personality which captures your heart.”
{teaser of our rsvp postcard!!!!}
friends, i’m bouncing off the walls over here….cartwheels, unstoppable squealing, and a mile wide smile like you’ve never seen.
our wedding invites arrived!!!!!!!!!!
{our dreamy invitations….waiting to be unwrapped!}
to be honest, our invites arrived 2 months ago but i had to keep them under wraps until they were delivered to our awesome guests. but, i’m still walking on air because they are exactly what rob and i dreamed they would look like….and more.
and now that all of our guests have received their invitation, the coast is finally clear to share these beauties with all of you. yay!
a little intro about them before i unleash them:
– they’re designed by anna bond of the whimsical rifle design – we were lucky enough to order from their new wedding template collection!
– we provided color palette and images of us, our wedding threads and any other bits we hoped to have drawn into our invitation design.
– my favorite guy penned all of the invitation wording….in the clever, unfussy, playful voice that made it sound like we were talking to our guests instead of a formal declaration. for us, our invitation is the teaser trailer of our little beach wedding…and wanted our invitation sound as breezy, intimate and fun as possible.
– they were an investment…financially. they are wayyy cheaper and faster than rifle’s custom orders, but it is a far cry from a d.i.y budget. there was still custom work involved in our design, too. couple illustration, hand calligraphy, custom additions {beach critters, etc} – they all add up. and for some wedding couples, invitations aren’t the place where they want to double down. for this lover-of-all-things-whimsical duo, it was.
ok, I need to stop babbling and let the invites do the talking. 
drumroll please…..
here they are…our dreamy wedding invitations!
actual Color – strawberry, with gold ink & lots of pretty stamps

rob, me, some funny beach critters and our favorite four legged friend!
blurred for privacy sorry!
the goal – to make our guests hungry!  🙂
working on this with rob and the rifle design has been a blast and we’re thrilled that our favorite people had the reaction we hoped they would – “these invites are so you. SO. EXCITED. FOR. HAWAII!” and while the rsvp postcards have been trickling in, we’ve gotten more verbal and email responses because they want to keep the card.

awesome. 🙂

our friends have been asking us what our favorite part of our invitation is. and while it will be impossible for me to narrow it down to one thing, my favorites are the dazzling colors of the sunset, the couple illustration + napoleon and the last line of our invitation – “TASTY EATS, POTENT SPIRITS AND RECKLESS MERRIMENT TO FOLLOW.” our celebration, perfectly defined. 
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friends, your sweet thoughts and inspiring comments are the bright spot of my day. please make the jump, hang out and share what’s on your mind. 🙂

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  1. Miss ED wrote:

    These are AWESOME!!! 😀 Lovely and thanks for including that link, I know some people who could use refreshing ideas for invites 🙂

    Ripped Nylon

    Posted 1.24.11 Reply
  2. Julia Kay wrote:

    S, these are magical. what class you have! i know that many people have probably commented at how amazing your style is, but let me be one more voice, gorgeous. you are gorgeous! i am excited for you! it’s close!

    Posted 1.22.11 Reply
  3. sylvie, i am SO HAPPY FOR YOU! the invitations are so beautiful, personal and playful! your wedding is going to be wonderful…can’t wait to see more 🙂

    i hope you’re enjoying a lovely long weekend!


    Posted 1.16.11 Reply
  4. Vee wrote:

    congrats on your wedding!!! i love them so! especially the envelopes, they are so beautiful and the calligraphy is amazing as well! the sea critters are so cute too! hope you have the best wedding!
    ps. im giving you the stylish blogger award!

    Posted 1.15.11 Reply
  5. Sylvie!!! I love!!! They’re so gorgeous and so you! Fabulous, that is.

    Happiness. Much happiness for you, my dear.


    November Grey

    Posted 1.14.11 Reply
  6. Moosette wrote:

    They turned out beautiful! Love that they are personal and illustrate your personality! Also love that you are having a clam bake!

    Posted 1.14.11 Reply
  7. AMAZING! i’m sure your wedding will turn out just as dreamy. can’t wait to see how it all comes together! xo

    Posted 1.13.11 Reply
  8. I love seeing Nap in the invite – are you taking him to Hawaii with you?

    Posted 1.13.11 Reply
  9. Sylvie, these are AMAZING!!!! Seriously, I’m head over heels in love! The illustration is divine, I’m still chuckling over your RSVP postcard-it’s PERFECT. Ah, what a way to start my Thursday morning!

    Posted 1.13.11 Reply
  10. wow congratulations! those are really gorgeous invites! i love how the words were said inside 🙂

    Posted 1.13.11 Reply
  11. Grace wrote:

    Wow – these are incredible. Love, love, love! I was just looking at business cards from this site the other day. Happy Wedding planning!

    xx Grace

    Posted 1.13.11 Reply
  12. THOSE ARE AMAZING!!!! Pure perfection. My favorite might be the swag on the envelopes. Lovely! Best Wishes to you and yours.

    Posted 1.12.11 Reply