Monogram | Deckle Edge | Hand Dyed Silk Ribbon

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Monogram | Up The Creek Farms | Lisa Marshall Photography

 

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Invitation//Details Card//RSVP

A little info and answers to frequently asked invitation questions…

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Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Joseph Nasri      

My goal is to create beautifully designed paper products and designs with a focus on wedding invitations, ensuring you find the wedding stationery process as enjoyable as possible!

Whether you choose one of my previous designs or would like me to create something just for you, I will assist you in building a beautiful paper creation that is uniquely yours! I’ll work with you on everything from your save the dates,  to your invitations,  along with the “day-of” items, so your stationery has a cohesive and unique look.

Let me create something for you that will be met with the coveted
“oohs” and “aahs”.

To begin with your invitations are the first impression your guests will have of your wedding. With that said you need to find or create an invitation that speaks to your personal style as a couple, that feels like it “matches” you and one that reflects the kind of event that you envision your wedding will be.

Your invitations are more than likely the most significant stationery purchase you will ever make and a significant part of your wedding.

There are numerous options for invitations, however I am biased and will always recommend using a local stationer. This allows you face-to-face contact, where you can develop a relationship and they are easily accessible if you have any issues.

Remember when creating your invitation budget, that you need not only to consider the cost of your invitations but the day of paper, thank you notes and the cost of postage.

The day of paper consists of items such as programs, menus, table numbers, escort cards favor tags, etc. these should all have a similar look and feel, they do not need to match your invitations exactly, but be of a similar quality and design. You will want to have a cohesive look and feel throughout your event, your day of paper continues a thread, expresses the theme of your day.

As for postage you will need a stamp for both the outer envelope and the rsvp envelope or rsvp post card. If you have an odd shaped or overweight invitation you will need extra postage, which happens quite frequently.

The current postage rates are
Stamp $.49 for 1 ounce letter
Each additional ounce $.21
Postcard $.34
International  stamp $1.15

The basic time line for all your paper ordering and mailing dates

SAVE THE DATES
Should be ordered and mailed 6-8 months before the wedding.
INVITATIONS
Should be designed 6-8 months before the wedding.
Should be mailed 6-8* weeks before the wedding.
(6 weeks if there is a Save the Date, 8 weeks if there is not)
Destination weddings or weddings during holidays should be sent earlier.

REHEARSAL DINNER INVITATIONS
Should be mailed  1-2 weeks after the formal invitations or they may be included in the invitation.

PROGRAMS & DAY OF PAPER
Should be ordered 1-2 months before the wedding.
 (Day of paper includes escort cards, place cards, menus, napkins, cups, signage, favor tags, and other party accessories.)

RSVP’s should be requested 2-3 weeks before the wedding.

THANK YOU CARDS
Should be sent within 4 weeks for gifts received before the wedding.
Should be sent within 2-3 months for gifts received at and after the wedding.

Jackie, Curtiss & Magnolia | Up the Creek Farms

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Antlers, custom wax seal of sweet Magnolia

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Post Card Save the Date

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Wedding  Map with venue and other points of interest

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Custom Wax Seal

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Escort Cards

“Sweet as Pie” Reaves’ First Birthday

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Happy 1st Reaves

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First Birthday Celebration Invitation,  featured a pebble finish  and deckled edge. 

 

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Pies as Favors  

 

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soo yummy

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Apple Bobbing

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Priceless 

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  Vendors

Invitations After A While Crocodile | Pies  Joan’s Perfect Pie  | Table Top Decor Crystal and Crates | Greenery and Garland Buds Etc Floral Studio | Photography – NMark

 

 

 

“Ring-a-round the Rosie, a pocket full of posies”…Sweet Sweet Baby Shower Invitation.

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Orange Blossom Bride Summer Love – Ladies of Light

“Bright, vibrant and fun are just a few words to describe the second part of our Ladies of Light series.” Please visit Orange Blossom Bride to see all the vendors that participated in this amazing collaborative inspirational shoot. Orange Blossom Bride Summer Love

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Bright and Bold …Fuchsia, Orange & Pink Watercolor Suite

 

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RSVP

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Dinner Menu

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Field Manor – Merritt Island, Florida

WEDDING  INSPIRATION
This was a citrus inspired styled shoot at one of Florida’s newest wedding venues. Field Manor, was built in 1868 and is the oldest home on Merritt Island. A tranquil venue sitting along the Indian River and is jam-packed with history.

Invitation

This invitation suite incorporates beautiful bright pops of orange, pinks and a deep chardonnay using a lovely light swirling font finished with a string and a gold wax seal.

Table

 

Bride and Groom

Bride and Groom -Cameron & Cayman   Make up – Moments by Jessica Lynn Moments by Jessica Lynn

 

Envelope

The handwritten style looks charming and endearing. 

Program

For a bright summer wedding in a garden, vineyard or outdoor location this invitation gives guests a glimpse into the warm and sunny atmosphere. The entire invitation suite was hand-painted and one of a kind.

Menu

Dinner Menu

Sign and Cake

 

 

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Watercolor invitations are beautiful and can display thin transparent colors or deep washes of pigment.

Car

Model A  Ford   Wanda & Larry Schultz

 

Thank you to all that helped and  collaborated on this beautiful shoot.

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