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Christine Traulich of Red Bliss

Okay, I lied...well, I didn't really lie, I simply didn't finish the "budget fabulous" invitation post for today. So, I bumped Thursday's post up to today, and we will continue with part II of the invitation post tomorrow. Sound good? Besides, today's Q & A is so much more interesting and idea filled!

I am so excited about today's post. I had a Q & A session with one of my very favorite invitation designers, Christine Traulich, who along with her sister, Dori, owns and...


Invitations, Part I

update...more lovely invitations pics have been posted today!

Before I dive into the current invitation trends, I wanted to mention something that my good friend, Christine Traulich, at RedBliss said to me recently..."Invitations should reflect personal style rather than the trend-of-the-moment." This is so true. This should be the mantra that you repeat over and over again throughout the entire wedding process. Your wedding is about you and...


Wishing “Wells”

This week is ALL about first love (just don't tell my husband that). From guest book replacements, to invitations, to programs and menus, we are devoting the entire week to paper. Can life get any better than that? Seriously.

These little gems are the perfect replacement for the tired old guest book. Simply place a stack of note cards beside them, asking guests to write well wishes and words of wisdom for the happy couple.



3 sets of wedding stationery

For future reference, Inspiration Boards are my way of having a brainstorming session. It is basically just a general "look" that I pull together from a variety of sources, whether it be fine china, textiles, old paintings, anything really...just like an interior designer or a fashion designer would create for a potential client, my inspiration boards help me to find a general direction and style that I want to go in with my designs.

Okay, here we go.

My very best...


Abby Jean

In a nutshell, this is a blog about all things wedding. Well, not ALL things wedding per se…all things distinctively unique, all things particularly pretty, all things stylish that will make your wedding magazine worthy. I am an invitation and stationery designer, obsessed with good quality design and anything on paper. I design a wedding invitation line, called Abby Jean, with products in about 100 stores around the country. Although my work focus...