Thursday, September 16, 2010

Custom Halloween Wedding Invitations


We recently had the pleasure of designing a custom wedding invitation for Leslie & Darrel, who are getting married on Halloween. We fused historic Calavera illustrations with southwestern imagery to create something completely original for them. Once the designs were finalized we used a combination of letterpress and flat printing( the full color items) to produce the pieces.

{Inviting Affairs}

Thursday, August 5, 2010

We recently had the pleasure of designing the paper for this lovely wedding.
We love it when we get the opportunity to work with a couple from start to finish. 
We worked closely with the bride, Cyndi, to design all of her paper starting with the save the date all the way through her reception. We had so much fun with her whimsical vintage style!


{Whimsical Pinwheel Escort Cards let guests know where to sit}

{The menu & thank you were designed to be double sided and alternate at each place setting. Shown above are the salsa bar and signature drink signs}

{Custom fan programs}

{Custom Koozies}

{the invitation designed especially for Cyndi & Trea}

{custom photo magnet save the date}

Congrats Cyndi & Trea!!
 Inviting Affairs.
Photography: Ashley Garmon
Planning: Clink

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Fourth of July!!

Happy 4th of July from Inviting Affairs!

We are so excited for the upcoming weekend of July 4th.  With it being Lindsey's favorite holiday the excitement surrounds the shop.  We put some great invites, paper goods and craft ideas that just inspire us. Hope everyone has an amazing holiday filled with friends, family and fireworks!

Good Things direct from Martha Stewart

Check out this adorable invite from Polka Dot Pear
Super cute invite from Starfish and Dreams 

Great paper goods from Caspari

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Summer Begins!!

Since this is the first week of Summer we are inspired by the amazing parties you can have.  Since Austin is a city with great lakes we thought what a better party to have then a party by the lake.  

We love this invitation by Inviting Company for perfect cookout party by the lake.  

These are great plates that can be personalized from Fontaine Maury for the perfect party.  

These trays that can also be personalized by Fontaine Maury are a cute accessory to any outdoor party. 

Also do not forget the food.  We are love this grilled chicken with corn.  What a great summer drink idea: Bing Cherry Mojito.  Here's to the beginning of a great Summer filled with fun, sun and family!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Real Invitations - Chris + Emma's Vintage Texas Cactus Invitations

We were super excited when our very talented in house designer, Emma, had her wedding invitations featured on one of our favorite blogs Oh So Beautiful Paper! 

Emma + Chris's southwestern cactus-inspired wedding invitations are a true representation of their upcoming Texas wedding.  Emma is employed as a designer and salesperson at Inviting Affairs.  We are so excited for her upcoming wedding.

Emma drew her inspiration from nature, art, and all things vintage. 

Emma's wedding will be out doors in the hill country of Austin and she wanted an invitation that reflected the southwest without being overtly western. I had the invitations letterpress printed at our awesome vendor Stationery Works using a warm grey ink.

Keeping all the letterpress printed pieces one color helped keep the overall cost down and Emma was able to add in pops of color with the bright yellow envelope liner and a reproduction vintage postcard (which she printed herself). All the pieces were then tied together in little bundles with yellow bakers twine from Whisker Graphics.

The outer envelopes brought it all together with calligraphy and vintage cactus postage that Emma found on Ebay.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

New Arrivals: Save the Dates that we love

We absolutely love the new Save the Date Album from our friends at Happy Envelope!
They are fun, creative, quirky, and perfect for the Austin couple. Above are a few of our favorites but there are many more in the book. Reasonably priced starting at $205 for 100, they are a great option if you are looking for a photo Save the Date! 

Friday, March 5, 2010

The Martha Stewart Wedding Album!

The Martha Stewart Wedding Invitation book finally arrived at the store this week! We love the die cut edges and the colored papers! It's the perfect choice for the modern yet classic bride. 

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Get Organized!

These Bella Nizzi are the perfect organizational tool for every bride. Each organizer comes with a full set of folders for all your wedding details, and a monogramed tag of your choice.

{Bella Nizzi organizer $75}

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Affordable Letterpress

We know....affordable letterpress? It does actually exist! We have two lines in the store that have very reasonable prices, great quality, and fun designs. Spark design suites start at $850*. They have really fun, original designs and even make their own pocket folds. Designer's Fine Press starts at $709*. Their quality is great and can turn an order around in less than 2 weeks! Our custom letterpress is printed with Designer's Fine and we have been consistently pleased with their product.

{*prices based 100, 1 color invitations, reply cards, and printed envelopes}