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Vintage Monogram Inspiration
One of the most inspirational blog posts for me so far has been How to Design Vintage Monograms by Vintage Glam Weddings. So, my official first day that I was absolutely 100% completely and totally done with grad school, what do I do? Oh, you know…went back to Lehigh and checked out a book on monograms. Guess I just can’t stay away from the place.
Eco-Friendly Wedding Favors from Smock + ACA
If there is one thing we love here at EAD, it’s pretty things. What we love even more? Pretty things that do something good for the world! So, naturally I was completely excited when I learned about the Amazon Conservation Association’s new partnership with Smock, designed to encourage brides to make a donation to the ACA in lieu of traditional wedding favors. For a $5 donation per guest, couples are gifted with gorgeous letterpress favor cards to share with their guests in celebration of their donation. And those favor cards? Incredibly pretty letterpress creations printed on Smock’s exclusive eco-friendly bamboo paper, printed pro bono in support of the ACA.
Wedding Invitations from Paperlust
Your wedding invitations are your guest’s first impression of the day celebrating your love, and a cherished heirloom as you look back at your wedding, so you definitely want it to be special. Choosing the perfect invitations can seem like an overwhelming task, but with incredible choices like Paperlust, it’s easy to find the stationery you love!
Customizable Save the Dates from Minted
They popped the question, you said YES, now what? It’s time to set the date and share the happy news with your friends and family! Photo save the dates are more popular than ever, and we’ve teamed up with Minted to show how you can let your personality shine through with your save the dates, and incorporate your engagement session too!
We’re so excited to introduce you to one of our favorite resources for wedding invitations, Basic Invite! With over 100 fonts, virtually unlimited color options, and multiple paper options, Basic Invite is a truly custom invitation company. Once you select one of their wedding invitation designs, you can change the color of each element using over 160 color options to build a suite that is perfect for your palette, down to the smallest detail. Even better? You receive an instant preview online and can order a printed sample of your exact invitation before placing your final order. We love that each of their invitations are part of a matching set that includes complementary designs for save the dates, programs, reception and RSVP cards, menus, and more! The variety of designs available means that there is a suite for every wedding style (we’re especially crushing on theÂ classic Calligraphic Slant and the pretty Illustrated Corner Wreath. So what are you waiting for? VisitÂ Basic InviteÂ to learn more!
Style Your Wedding with Minted + Giveaway Alert!
You may have heard us say this before, but we are pretty much madly in love with Minted. Haven’t heard of Minted? It’s an amazing community of independent artists creating unique wedding designs, from save the dates to invitations, decor, and more! Minted designs are printed on premium papers and have luxe, quality finishes including foil-pressed designs and die cut shapes. We love how stationery suites have coordinating place and escort cards, programs, and menus. I’ve personally used Minted and can tell you first-hand thatÂ their customer service and quality is amazing. They even offer free matching envelope designs and calligraphy-inspired guest addressing. I mean, how gorgeous are these? [Scroll down for a major GIVEAWAY from Minted!]
We’re sure you’ve heard about the fabulousness that is MagnetStreet Weddings, and today we’re thrilled to show off some of our favorite designs. When we received our box of goodies in the mail it was like Christmas. There were invitations, RSVP cards, magnet save the dates, programs, and envelopes galore, as well as a fabulous sample pack with information about all of their papers, fonts, and colors (including a swatch card in your own color palette). The Luminous Charm was one of our favorites, with its cheery yellow and gray, photo magnet save the date, and adorable “I Spy” reception card, inspiring your guests with a fun little photo scavenger hunt! We love how MagnetStreet makes it easy to customize your stationery set, that each set has so many coordinating extras, and that the same design is available in multiple styles.
Letterpress Invitations from The American Wedding
We are head over heels for the letterpress wedding invitation collection at The American Wedding! The American Wedding Marketplace offers aÂ full suite of wedding stationery, from save the date cards to wedding programsÂ and everything in between, and best of allÂ is theirÂ growing collection of affordable letterpress wedding invitationsâ€”you can purchase 100 letterpress invitations and response cards for less than $500! Their suites include several choicesÂ perfect for the EAD couple, and for some invitation inspiration, we’ve paired some of our favoriteÂ designsÂ with real weddings from the archive!
Crafty Pie Press Giveaway
We just love the sweet simplicity and unique designs offered by Crafty Pie Press! From modern to vintage, Crafty Pie Press features a huge variety of incredibly gorgeous invitation suites (we are partial to the lovely Vintage Botanical and the Elegant Script), each completely customizable including cardstock, envelopes, colors and wording. And in addition to all of the customization options, Crafty Pie Press offers unlimited rounds of proof revisions, and free shipping within the US.
2013 Holiday Gift Guide
‘Tis the season! Have you scratched any items off of your holiday gift list yet? I must admit that I’m only starting my shopping, and with so many amazing choices out there, I am having a tough time narrowing things down! Here are 9 of my favorite gift ideas perfect for the ladies in your life! My personal wish list includes a pair of Tieks and a KitchenAidâ€”how about yours? See these and more in the EAD shop!
Wedding Invitations from Tweedle Press + Giveaway!
I hope you are as in love with yesterday’s teal and mint inspiration board as I am! I’m so excited to have one of our newest vendor guide members, Tweedle Press, here today to share an amazing custom designed wedding stationery suite based on the board!
Val Marie Paper
Nothing makes us giddier than pulling a pretty wedding invitation from the mailbox.Â Whether the stationery is fancy and formal or spunky and sweet, we love getting a taste of a couple’s personality from their invites.Â This is one of the reasons why weâ€™re head over heels for Val Marie Paper—Valerie Woernerâ€™s work is simply stunning!Â We, along with many brides and grooms, love her variety of modern styles presented in 20 wedding suites, each consisting of coordinating invitation and reception pieces to ensure that your entire wedding has a beautiful, cohesive theme.
Wedding Paper Divas Giveaway
Wedding Paper Divas has our heart when it comes to oh-so-pretty stationery. Fresh designs on beautiful paper and a simple shopping experience is the perfect combination for busy brides, and weâ€™re so excited to share some of their 2013 collection with you today.
DIY Botanical Escort Cards
Escort cards are one of the first things your guests will see as they enter the reception, so why not create something unique and memorable for when your friends and family arrive? We absolutely love these escort cards with their natural botanical touches like cotton, seeded eucalyptus, lavender, and silver brunia, and are thrilled to welcome Suzy Rohan ofÂ Lily Red Studio to share the how-to!
Current Crush: White Calligraphy
There may be nothing we love more than classic hand lettering. Whether it’s that little moment of joy when we see a thick, luxurious hand-addressed envelope in our mailbox, or that lovely keepsake escort card from our best friend’s wedding, we simply swoon over calligraphy details both large and small! At the top of our list? Elegant white ink. Beautiful on paper from soft dove to bold black and every color in between, white calligraphy is our current crush!