Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Custom Letterpressed Wedding Invitations - Pink Hearts Design

Nicole & Gerry had a very clear vision of what they wanted their wedding stationary to look like. Nicole wanted everything to look soft and vintagy and also elegant and classy. She also wanted to incorporate  hearts, butterflies, stars and the color of pink and cappuccino brown.

We started with the Save the Dates. The design I came up with gave a little preview of what the invitation would look like. We used a heart design, with the swirls & butterflies and the letterpressing added to the vintage feel. A pink bow was added to the design, since we were going to add big bows to the wedding invitation set. And everything was mounted onto a cappuccino brown shimmery card stock. 

A custom heart monogram was designed for Nicole & Gerry, and it was a main feature to the invitation set and used throughout the designs. The invitation was letterpressed, and mounted onto the cappuccino brown shimmery card stock, which was then all mounted onto the shimmery off white pocket enclosures.

Here are the rest of the details of the wedding invitation set. One swarovski crystal was added to each invitation, to add a touch of bling. The pocket enclosures were all wrapped with a pink bow and placed into matching shimmery invitation boxes that matched the pocket enclosures. Underneath the invitations was crinkle kraft paper and 2 Ghirardelli chocolates, that had a custom monogram wrapper around them. All the rsvp cards, direction card & rsvp envelope were clipped with a heart paper clip. Custom monogram tags were attached to the boxes and the to mail the boxes we wrapped all of them in kraft paper added custom address labels, and a custom rubber stamp with Nicole & Gerry's heart logo was made.

Rubber stamp
It was one of the most beautiful & detailed invitation we have designed so far. Remember to check back for the rest of the wedding accessories, the matching menus, placecards, signs, table numbers and thank you cards.

If you're interested in this design or want to find out more about custom designing your invitations, call us at 951-241-0417 or email us at

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Sesame Street Party {Jackson's 1st Birthday}

Saturday, April 14th, we celebrated Jackson's First Birthday. Lisa and I have been planning this little soiree for quite sometime and finally it was all put together. You've probably seen Lisa's picture quite a few times on the blog, just because I've designed everything for her wedding, her birth announcements and now her son's first birthday party. It's been quite an honor being a part of this wonderful family's life. And the best part is that I've gained a new friend in Lisa, who loves parties as much as I do :)

So on with the details from the party....

First off, the invitations. We did a bi-folded 5x7 wide folded invitation, that had pictures of Jackson from throughout the year. I think it's always fun to incorporate the pictures from the year, just because babies change so much from the day they are born till they turn one.

To order this Sesame Street invitation, go to our Etsy store at we also have 5x7 for sale on the site as well. Or if you are looking for a custom invitation that you don't see on our website, or our etsy store, then contact us at

Dessert Table. We designed the pennant banner & signs and labels to match the invite, for the various delicious dessert Lisa had. Colette's Events, designed the cake, chocolate elmo pops & cake was soooo cute, and delish!!

Lisa ordered a bunch of cute favors from etsy, including the sesame street frames, Elmo & Cookie monster pails, and the Zoe ponytail headbands. She also got the cute "Jackson" street sign there too.

Both Elmo & Cookie Monster came to the party to join in the fun.

Aww, look at that cute little smile.

Jackson really likes birthday cake :) mmmmm yum, yum, yum!!

Here is Jackson with his dad Nick, who, one is very handy, he made the second "Jackson Street" sign & two, makes the yummiest hamburger sliders!

And here is big sister Addy hanging out with Elmo

Here is Jackson with his mama, Lisa!

And here is my son, Aidan, who was one of the guests, dancing to the music :)

Vendor Credits:

Cake & desserts: Colette's Events
Invitation & Party stationary:
Party Favors, hats/headbands, Sesame Street Sign:

Monday, May 7, 2012

2012 Wedding Invitation Giveaway

Win FREE Wedding Invitations!
(Up to a $500 value at

Entering to WIN is easy! Submit a story to about how you and your fiancĂ© met, the proposal or what you think makes your relationship unique. The top 5 stories will be selected, then posted on Invitation Parlour’s Facebook fan page for the voting process. The story that gets the most votes will WIN a Grand Prize valued up to $500!

Grand Prize Winner:
Up to 100 wedding invitation sets, which include a
5x7 invitation, RSVP card, enclosure card,
printed on textured art cardstock and 2 white envelopes.

Second Prize Winner:
$100 gift card to

Third Prize Winner:
$50 gift card to

Qualified stories will be accepted between June 1, 2012 and June 30, 2012. Voting will begin on July 1, 2012, and the winner will be determined on July 15, 2012.

Voting Process:
We will post 5 stories on our facebook fan page, In order for fans to vote on your story, you must help us promote our page by asking them to check out or “like” our fan page. Participants must agree to let us use your name and share photos of our invitations in promotions, on our Facebook page, in our blog and/or website.

Valid for weddings between November 1, 2012 – December 31, 2013. Designs must be selected from the Invitation Parlour website, Not valid on custom designs. Additional add-ons will be charged separately. No purchase necessary.

Contact Invitation Parlour at for details.

To see more selection of designs go to

To updated information on contest go to