I am so beyond happy to have Mimi Woo of the ridiculously great invitation studio, Mika 78 on SMP today. She is a complete genius when it comes to beautiful, fresh design work…kind of making me wish that I could get married all over again, just so that I could order one of her invitations!

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For my last post, I thought it might be fun to share some of the inspiration boards behind Mika78’s most requested designs. This first board inspired the In Love design.  I wanted to capture the feeling of vintage Parisian glamour, but done with a modern twist.

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I also wanted to create mood with just typography and nothing more… I love how the calligraphic flourishes just dance all over the page.  Calligraphy… gotta love it!

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This second board helped to inspire the design The Quote.  I fell in love with the touching quote from Corelli’s Mandolin; his words on love are so truthful, inspiring, and beautiful… I just had to design a wedding invitation around it!
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And here is the invitation that the board inspired…

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This last board inspired the Romance design.  Soft, pretty, and simple.  Enough said!

mika78 inspiration

And the invitation that the board inspired…

mika78 inspiration

I’ve had such a great time guest blogging today and hope some of my tips from my earlier post were helpful.  Abby, thanks so much for having me on SMP today (I seriously think I’ll still be reading your blog when I’m old and gray!).  And to all you lovely brides and grooms out there, have a blast planning your wedding!!!

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Stay tuned to find out the winner of the Mika78 Discount Giveaway!