From Inspiration to Invitation by Sarah Drake
January 14, 2011

We are ever so excited this morning to share the final design from the Inspiration to Invitation Challenge by Sarah Drake. A few months ago, we put a call out to all of you wedding gurus who have a penchant for lovely board building to design an inspiration board that would be the building block for a brand spankin' new invitation design by Sarah Drake. Out of ALL the gorgeous entries that came our way, Sarah chose this old world meets romance novel inspiration from Chiara.

So Many Memories

And from this style-savvy board, Sarah Drake designed an equally fabulous invitation suite that we are so excited to share...

Inspiration to Invitation

Inspiration to Invitation 1

Inspiration to Invitation 2

Inspiration to Invitation 2

see more of this gorgeous invitation suite here!

From Sarah Drake...

We chose Chiara's inspiration board for it's rich beauty and complexity- we could have designed an entire line out of this collection of photos. I could really see a beautiful event emerging here, and could just tell that the photos held a lot of meaning. I think this invitation would work in a variety of rich colors- gold and amber, forest and cream, slate and bronze. We especially love using the pages from an old copy of Don Quixote to line the envelopes and a folded web card, for some dimension. Engraving this would be beautiful to get a hint of metallic ink on the dark paper- can't wait to print this for a fall bride who loves history and pattern!