We are e-chatting with Lisa Hoffman of Ceci New York today, who just happens to be jetting off to Thailand for her honeymoon as we speak. Lisa’s work is the epitome of style and innovation, so of course, I love having her here. If you missed our first feature on Lisa’s own invitations, it’s definitely a must-read, but right now, we are hearing her favorite invitation trends for 2009!

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BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY – Alive with possibility, this is the season of reinvention. With Winter on it’s way out, focus on the romance of Spring. Flowers in bloom, carefree sophistication and butterflies all a flutter.

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Consider new envelope shapes and in beautiful colors to really stand out in the mailbox. Partner it with subtle ivory inks to give texture and dimension with out getting too busy. Embrace eclectic details that embody the bohemian feeling of love. Go for a look that radiates your signature style.

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CLASSICALLY CULTURAL - Weddings are about celebrating love through traditions and to me, it’s most beautifully done through what I like to call, cultural art. Embrace your culture and look to its beautiful patterns, designs and artwork. Or if you’re getting married in a far away destination, look to your chosen location’s culture to inspire your theme. Below I created my own Indian henna art, gold engraved it on red paper to create this stunning look.

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VINTAGE GLAMOUR – A hot trend that shows no sign of slowing down is vintage glamour. Timeless beauty and classic sophistication partners nicely with this trend. Try combining different shades of metallics or incorporate chandeliers or calligraphic flourishes embellishing your design. Consider black paper for your invite for that extra dramatic statement! But most importantly, don’t forget to have fun with it.

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Stay tuned to hear about the HUGE discount that Lisa and Ceci NY are offering SMP readers in honor of her own recent nuptials!

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