Modern wedding invitation suite, square wedding invitations, details card, modern typography, peach envelope

5 Key Elements of a Wedding Invitation Suite

Oh, the wedding invitation suite. The part of planning the wedding that you either really know what you want or have no clue what an invitation "suite" really is - I mean don't you just send a piece of paper in the mail to your guests asking them to come? And they send something back in the mail? If we are going back to basics, then yes, I guess that kind of is it, but there is SO much more to it than that. And after today you are going to be all kinds of knowledgeable about invitation suites that there will be no more confusion involved!

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Square wedding invitation, citrus inspired wedding, peach envelope, wax seals, floral envelope liner, wedding invitation suite

Citrus-Inspired Styled Shoot

Chelsea Allegra Photography has done it again! She worked with some amazing vendors to put together a gorgeous citrus-inspired styled shoot for her photography workshop, The Prosper Workshop. Not only is Chelsea an incredible wedding and branding photographer herself, she is now teaching other young photographers everything she has learned so they can grow and flourish in their own photography businesses, which I think is pretty cool. I had the honor of being one of the vendors for the styled shoot and I am in love with how the invitation suite came together. As soon as Chelsea sent me the inspiration I knew that this was going to be a fun one!

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Ways to make your invitations stand out; envelope liners, wax seals, and ribbon or belly bands

Three Ways to Make Your Wedding Invitations Stand Out

You know I love simplicity, but I also love details. So sometimes I'll trade simple for a few of the extra fun things because I truly believe details can make all the difference, especially in your wedding invitation suite! Think about your guests opening the envelopes that contain the invitation to one of the most important days of your life - you want it to be an experience and a glimpse into what they can expect from your wedding day.

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Hope Taylor Workshop Styled Shoot

Hope Taylor Workshop Styled Shoot

I had the joy of designing an invitation suite and menus for Hope Taylor's Photography Workshop back in March and I loved how everything turned out! Hope invited several photographers into her home for an entire weekend to teach them all about photography and entrepreneurship.

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Wedding Stationery Timeline for when to send Save the Dates, Invitations, Thank You Notes, and all other wedding day-of details by Ivy + Linen Design Co.

Wedding Stationery Timeline

Spring is upon us soon, and I'm fully into custom wedding invitations for my summer brides, so I thought it would be helpful to go through the timeline process for any current or future brides to be! There are so many things to remember and take care of during the wedding planning process, and trying to figure out the best times to send out all of the invitation related items can seem like one more thing to worry about.

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Rustic boho wedding invitation suite by Ivy + Linen Design Co. for styled shoot at Old Homestead Farm in Rocky Point, NC.

Styled Shoot at Old Homestead Farm

Earlier this month I was involved in a styled photo shoot at a new wedding venue near Wilmington, NC called Old Homestead Farm! My friend Chelsea of Chelsea Allegra Photography coordinated and styled the whole shoot with an amazing team of vendors. Chelsea and I actually went to high school together, so it has been such a joy to reconnect and cheer each other on with our businesses. Despite the cold, this boho inspired styled shoot came together beautifully.

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Brenna from Ivy + Linen Design Co. writing a message in a Christmas notecard with Holiday photo cards on the table around her

3 Reasons to Send Holiday Cards

The 2018 Holiday Collection is here! There are so many things I love about the Holiday season, and sending Christmas cards ranks very highly on the list. So does wrapping presents. I like to get my shopping done as early as possible in December so that I can wrap them and look at them sitting under the tree all pretty for the majority of the month. 

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Free printable birthday and anniversary calendar from Ivy + Linen Design Co.

Free Printable Birthday & Anniversary Calendar!

Recently I had a friend ask me, "how did you remember it was our anniversary this week?" and I let her in on my little secret: apart from having a pretty decent memory, I admitted that I keep a birthday and anniversary calendar in my office to reference every month!

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