Congratulations to our Bride of the Month, Hannah Arrington Olague!

I am SO excited to share with you some great news!

(Drumroll, please.)

Ann Elizabeth has started a new tradition: every month, we will feature a Bride of the Month! The idea behind our featured bride of the month is to showcase current and gorgeous invitations, and applaud our brides for being innovative, unique, and inspiring.

We chose to feature Hannah, because her invitations are the epitome of a personal touch: she had us incorporate a watercolor painting she created herself. Add the gold foil (her fiance's choice!), and these invitations are absolutely STUNNING!

Click on the photo of Hannah below to head on over to our website and check out her gorgeous invitations!

 


Lost in a Font Fog?

Are you overwhelmed with all the different options when it comes to choosing a script font for your invitations?

You're definitely not the first, and you're definitely not alone!

Choosing fonts for your invitations can be a difficult task, to say the least. So today's post offers you some gorgeous selections of script fonts.

I've chosen two of our most popular types of script fonts for you to see today: Elegant/Classical, and Whimsical/Lovely. Each has their own place, and are equally stunning. To see examples of wedding invitations using these fonts, head on over to annelizabeth.com.

Elegant and Classical:

First up is Burgues Script. This font is incredibly beautiful on wedding invitations because of the graceful swirls called, "swashes" that extend from the letters.

Next is Edwardian Script. This is such a classic-looking font, you can't go wrong!

Bickham Script is what you see in the example below. This is a nice font if you're looking for beautiful swashes like you see in Burgues Script, but a little toned down.

Our next example is called Adios Script. This script font is the perfect marriage of playfulness and elegance. It's so versatile that it can be used for informal and formal wedding invitations alike.

PF Champion Pro is similar to Bickham Script, but is a little more free-flowing. I'm pretty sure it's impossible for you to go wrong with this one!

Whimsical and Lovely:

Next up is Feel Script, which is a nice hybrid between classy and cute. It comes off as a little more casual, but paired with the right block font, it could be used for a more formal invitation if you chose it.

The next two script fonts are from the same family. The first is Carolyna: a super-cute, hand-written-esque font. We love the look of this one paired with a floral paper. So pretty!

Second is Carolyna Pro Black. It's Carolyna's thicker twin. We love this font and how it is playful and elegant, kinda like Paris.

Last but certainly not least is the lively Jacque & Gilly. This font is dainty and feminine, and looks AMAZING when printed with Letterpress. Love.

Like what you see? Don't forget to share it! Here's today's "pin-able"

Graphic Credit:

Burgues Script, Adios Script, PF Champion Pro, Feel Script, Carolyna, Carolyna Pro Black, and Jacque & Gilles graphics come from their respective pages on MyFonts.com. Each photo links to that page.


The Recipe for Letterpress Success

If you've done any browsing of our past blog posts, chances are you've witnessed how huge of a nerd I become when I talk about letterpress.

Simply put, it's lovely.

I can't pinpoint just one thing I love about letterpress. It's everything... from the soft, pillowy paper to the dynamic levels the impressions create... I just love it. 100% elegant, 100% perfect!

So today, I'd like to share some tips on how to get the most out of your experience with letterpress... a perfect recipe for letterpress success. We'll break it down by elements of an invitation.

 

 

 

If you have any questions about letterpress, please leave a comment below or feel free to contact us! And don't forget to share this post with all of your letterpress-loving friends.

 


Your invitation could be this stunning...

I feel it would be doing you all a major injustice to NOT see these exquisite invitations.

Today, I am beyond excited to share with you one of my favorite invitation ensembles I've seen in a while. I have been itching to share this with all of you, but have been holding off as a courtesy to the bride - gotta have some element of surprise, right?

I'll let you choose for yourself, but I kid you not: if I could have a mulligan and relive my wedding invitations, they would look like this. So pretty! Kudos to Ann, owner and lead designer here at Ann Elizabeth.

We encourage you to pin this, tweet it, share it on facebook, whatever you like! Just make sure you link to it, right back here. We love seeing how others love what we do.

Until next time...


Ann Elizabeth is pleased to announce...

We will be participating as the sponsoring stationer in a fabulous wedding luncheon, Women in Weddings Utah! The event is for wedding professionals across the state, and is to be held on May 1, 2012. To get the full details of the event, see this blog post.

We are so looking forward to this luncheon... will you be there? We sure hope so!

 


Bold, Beautiful Color!

We were absolutely thrilled to be a part of this amazing inspiration shoot. Bold color is HOT right now, and that is exciting to us. Here at Ann Elizabeth, we love it when our clients dare to dabble in such bold and eye-catching color schemes.

Take a look and see for yourself... and who knows? You just might find yourself inspired and ready to dive in to this world of color.

Kudos to the vendors involved in this shoot! We had so much fun working with you.

Event Planning and Design: Utah Events by Design

Photography: Zuma Photo

Floral Arrangements: Chic Design Studios


Two words: Art. Deco.

We were blown away at the intricate beauty of Ceci NewYork's Art-Deco inspired wedding invitation suite. Stunning. Check it out:

We love the pairing of gold, white, and black. This invitation suite is the perfect combination of glitz & glamour, and a nod to masculinity through the structure of the classic Art Deco font. The script font is a nice addition as well; it brings an elegance to the art deco motif. Fantastic!

Thinking about an Art Deco themed wedding? Here's a great place to start. Check out this article by the style expert for the featured wedding, Natalie Dene-Luke of Intique & Co Styling House.


DANA’S PICK: I have a new-found obsession (it’s a healthy one, I swear!)… the Wate

DANA’S PICK:

I have a new-found obsession (it’s a healthy one, I swear!)… the Watercolor Letterpress Collection by the Aerialist Press. I first saw these GORGEOUS invitations in a post by Oh So Beautiful Paper, and holy moly. I was blown away at this mélange of letterpress and watercolor; the two are tastefully combined in a way that creates a subtle- yet elegant- and timeless feel. Beautiful.