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We’re Getting Married! Choosing Our Wedding Invitations

Since first announcing way back in February that we’re getting married, I have updated you precisely zero times on the details. In short that’s simply because we changed our minds approximately 427 times over the last several months about what we’re doing, how large our guest list is going to be and how everything is going to play out. Budget is a major factor (since we have a kids who always come first and a house we’re constantly working on), and stress is also a major player, too. Between my time as an event planner and helping friends and family with their weddings, I’ve planned and executed something like 100 weddings. So while I’m certainly no novice at organizing the details, I also know how stressful big lavish affairs can be and I just don’t want any of that excess emotion and pressure clouding the experience for us. So we’re skipping the formal dinner in lieu of an extended cocktail hour followed by a pub crawl. (More details on that soon!) We’re planning a ceremony that will be really, deeply personal and probably a tear jerker. And it all starts with the perfect invitations!

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Pretty Party + Wedding Stationery from My Publisher

This post was sponsored by MyPublisher. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that so generously help keep The Sweetest Occasion rockin’! You guys know how much I love pretty paper and stationery. There’s just nothing like that perfect invitation or thank you note hitting your mailbox that never fails to inspire a smile. I’d be ashamed at …

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Loving Wedding Programs

I think it goes without saying that the stationery is always one of my favorite parts of any wedding. Gorgeous letterpress wedding invitations, colorful envelopes with beautiful hand calligraphy, the perfect envelope liners – you name it, I love it! With that said, I’ve had a pretty serious love affair with great wedding programs for …

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Graphic + Modern Wedding Inspiration

Inspired by the graphic, black and white Missoni for Target bike coveted by so many, event designer Jessica Herberger of Experience Events designed this chic tablescape. Jess imagined a stylish, casual couple hopping onto their bike and zipping off to city hall to get married. What follows is a little celebration with decor using simple …

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Quirky Custom Illustrated Wedding Invitations

I’m a long time fan of MaeMae Paperie over here so I shouldn’t have been surprised to fall in love with these incredibly sweet custom wedding invitations Megan recently created in partnership with the bride, talented illustrator Debra Chow. Debra created a series of illustrations reminiscent of Polaroids depicting different scenes from her relationship with …

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Seaside Inspired Watercolor Save the Dates

You guys have probably heard me tell you how much I love the water and seaside inspired celebrations so many times you could recite it back to your grandkids someday. And I’ve also done my fair sharing of waxing poetic about gorgeous watercolor stationery on multiple occasions. That said, it’s probably pretty predictable that I’m …

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National Stationery Show 2011 (Part II)

Enough of the small talk – let’s get this party started, shall we? One of my first stops and biggest loves at the show this year was Fig. 2 Design Studio. Claudia’s work is playful and celebratory, with bright neon colors, fabulous calligraphy from Meant To Be Calligraphy and a joyful spirit. Sugarcube Press is …

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Loving Calligraphy

Hello, friends, and happy Monday! I hope everyone had a lovely weekend. I’m going to jump right into the week with a batch of truly beautiful calligraphy inspiration. Calligraphy adds such a special, personalized touch to invitations and party paper goods. From favor bags and tags to menus, maps, place cards and envelopes, nothing makes …

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