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How to Address Your Wedding Invitations

Being design devotees here at SMP we love the paper products that come along with a wedding, but I'll be the first to admit the etiquette of addressing them is totally lost on me. I really want to know how to address a fancy envelope, I do, it's just one of those things I have to Google every single time I do it. So we brought in the experts. Michael of Anticipate Invitations is here to clear up the process for good!

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Elephant-Themed Wedding Invitation

A fusion of culture, art and color were the driving trio of inspiration behind this cheerful design that we're exploring from Emma Jo Stationery today, and we can't get enough. The intricate pattern adorned in brights and hints of gold edging have stolen our hearts. Did we mention the two adorable elephants? See the whole thing right here! From ...

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Copper Willow Letterpress Wedding Invitations

As a self-proclaimed paper-lover, my heart has grown to love each and every one of the wedding invitation designers in our Little Black Book. And I'll take any chance I can get to wave around my SMP privileges to steal a peek into the process behind the pretty. My dears, meet two of the sweetest ladies I know, Jill...

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Behind the Invitation: Art Deco Gold Foil Invitation from Lauren Chism Fine Papers

Our Behind the Invitation series is quickly becoming a favorite of mine. Aside from the fact that I'm head over heels for anything paper, we're getting a peek into some of the best designers in the industry, and I can vouch for that. Today's Gatsby-inspired design comes to us from the darling Lauren of Lauren Chism Fine Papers who also happened to design my...

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10 Ways to Pretty-Up Your Wedding with Calligraphy + Custom Lettering

When you hear the word calligraphy, I bet most of you envision a beautifully addressed envelope. Trust us, we love a pretty envelope! But we're kind of loving the gorgeously creative ways that couples are working with their vendors to really personalize their weddings, with calligraphy and custom lettering. In spirit of that, we've put together a pretty little round up of some of the loveliest...

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Behind the Invitation: Aviation + Garden Party Suite from One Plus One Design

I can't help but be in a cheerful mood after seeing the photos for our latest installment of Behind the Invitation! Tyler and Jessie from One Plus One Design are here today to tell us the story behind this sweet design. From the lovebirds, Jeff and Jen flying away in their getaway plane, to the map envelope liners and the bright color combo, the whole...

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Wedding Invitation Trends from Bliss & Bone

I am beyond excited this morning m'dears and thrilled to introduce one of our newest Little Black Book members and couture invitation designers, Bliss & Bone! Owners, and husband and wife team, Cindy + Carl, are one seriously stylish duo. With designs inspired by fashion and interiors, they're so on...

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Behind the Invitation: A Botanical Wedding Suite from Lana’s Shop

Being an SMP blogette sort of comes with an invisible press badge, one that lets us go behind the scenes of all things wedding. When we spotted this lovely Botanical invitation suite from Lana's Shop, you better believe we whipped out that badge, and we're so happy we did. Todd and Sarah, the sweet Bride + Groom had such a clear vision for their big day.

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Wedding Stationery Timeline + Invitation Wording from Chelsey Emery

Having designed a few invitation suites myself, I know that there are many steps to the process and many pieces to keep in mind when thinking of your wedding stationery. A couple of big questions I always get are 'When do I send everything out?' and 'What do I write on my wedding invitation?' So, I'm beyond thrilled to have our very own LBBer and wedding invitation designer, Chelsey Emery here today with some fabulous invitation wording...

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Kate Spade Inspired Wedding Invitation from Coral Pheasant Stationery + Design

What do you get when you combine glittery gold, confetti, champagne bubbles, chevron and pretty pinks?! Well, my friends, you get happy SMP bloggers and one gorgeous Kate Spade-inspired invitation suite from the oh-so-talented Nichole of Coral Pheasant Stationery + Design. She stuns me every time with her designs that are always so beautifully assembled, and this one? Right up there...

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Spring Wedding Invitation Round Up

I have a grin from ear to ear today. Why, you ask? It's officially Spring!!! And there are so many things to love about that. I am personally celebrating a few things... today is my seven year anniversary with the love of my life, I'm looking forward to planting my garden, walks on the beach with our pup, and I'm SO ready for all of the sparkling new inspiration to come on SMP and SMP Living! We're starting off fresh today with...

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Tartine Paperie Spotlight + A Gatsby-Inspired Invite

I am SO excited to share this LBBer spotlight with y'all today! First off, because Mark + Stefanie, the designer couple behind Montreal-based Tartine Paperie are THE sweetest and not to mention, pretty darn talented folks. My crush on these two is further proven by their love for letterpress, travel + amazing food, all of which inspire their elegant Wedding Collection designs. We're getting a detailed behind the scenes look into a few of...

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Papergoods by Momental Designs for Claire Pettibone

We have some time carved out today for a few hours of sheer beauty and that beauty goes by the name of Claire Pettibone; mastermind of some of the most glamorous gowns we've ever laid eyes on. For her latest collection, Claire teamed up with Kristy Rice, the artist behind Momental Designs for papergoods that fit right in with all those gorgeous gowns. Watercolor, gold...

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Molly Jacques Illustration Spotlight

Just like Lucy + Ricky, milk + cookies, and x's + o's... invitations + calligraphy were meant to be together. It goes without saying that we have a pretty fabulous group of invitation designers and calligraphers representing the LBB, many of who collaborate and make sparks fly. Well, lucky me (!) I got to chat it up with one of those super talented calligraphers and a personal favorite of mine, the lovely Molly Jacques of...

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Storybook Vow Renewal Save The Dates from Allison Barnhill Designs

Saving the Date is often your first official wedding task, and therefore, pretty darn exciting. You get to talk paper with your favorite designer, dream about your big day style, and plan the very first part of your wedding people will get to see. When Allison Barnhill Designs was pulling the knot a little tighter with her husband of ten years, she planned a Storybook Vow Renewal, and the first foray into the big day was superb.

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Coquelicot Estate Vineyard Wedding from Laurie Bailey Photography + Laura Hooper Calligraphy

We love hearing from grooms who love weddings as much as we do. And we LOVED hearing from this sweet, sweet groom. His passion for his special day and his new wife shine through his words (make sure to read them) as well as through this fabulously planned California winery wedding, captured by Laurie Bailey Photography. You won't want to miss a minute, so after you've heard from the groom below...

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New Wedding Invitations by Style Me Pretty + William Arthur!

You might remember we partnered with the paper geniuses at William Arthur to create a Style Me Pretty wedding invitation line. And we are still beside ourselves, bursting with excitement about some of the designs we're working on, guilty of more than one...

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Behind the Scenes of Betsywhite Stationery

We are spicing things up a bit this afternoon, and handing over the blogging reins to one of our favorite stationery stars, Gia of Betsywhite Stationery, for our first monthly installment of Behind the Scenes - where we pull back the curtain to the studios of some of our favorite designers! You'll understand why we are kicking off the series with...

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Bella Figura Spotlight

We sort of LOVE pretty paper here at SMP and I'm proud to admit that we've been known to go absolutely gaga over it from time to time. Think about it, something as simple as paper creates an impression on all your guests months before they show up for your nuptials. These pretty paper packages not only announce your love to the world, but they invite your nearest and dearest into the word you've created for the biggest day of your life. They are intimate, personal, and oh-so meaningful.

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SMP Welcomes Our Advertisers!

Before you jump into your weekend with both feet, we wanted to take a quick minute to introduce you to a few of our newest advertisers and the latest additions to our SMP family. So take a look, say hello and join us in extending a very big SMP Welcome! We’re tickled pink to have you joining in on the party! And speaking of parties, eInvite has oodles of personalized Wedding Invitations, Event Announcements and cards for pretty much...

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