I designed this custom gray invitation with a wreath monogram, flowing calligraphy, and blush envelopes, along with coordinating menu and place cards, for a styled photoshoot featured on Inspired by This today. I love the gold flatware, deep red flowers, and angel wing motifs throughout. Photos by Lucy Munoz.
I took a break from painting European villages today to do some hands-on work for a few wedding invitation clients, including choosing envelope colors, getting information packets ready, and sketching florals for a custom suite.
As of today, my wedding invitation line is available both in a printed format and as a digital file. After purchasing the digital file, brides can print the invitations themselves, have them printed at at a local print shop, or email them to guests. This way, people can get their invitations in a few days instead of a few weeks, and at a much lower price point, in exchange for doing some of the legwork themselves. It's exciting to be able to offer my designs to a wider customer base, with more flexibility in timing.
This is a great option for a hands-on bride who feels comfortable taking on more of a DIY project. It's also a great option for international customers who want to use one of the designs but don't want to pay expensive shipping and customs fees.
Send out wedding invitation samples.
Make edits to a map for Magnificent Milestones, a stationer in Chicago.
Package a big order of Savannah greeting cards.
And then spend the rest of the day working on watercolor villages.
I am very happy to announce that I have a new line of wedding stationery for sale. Because these invitations have a different style and feel than my map illustrations, I created a new website and Etsy shop to sell them, under the name Charley Paper Company. (Tip: invitations are less expensive through my website, because I don't have to pay Etsy their 3.5% commission!) I have been working on the invitation line for about four months - designing, finding printers and envelope suppliers, getting samples, photographing everything, and creating the website.
I used to create custom calligraphy invitations via my Etsy shop Megan Lacey Design, but then decided to focus more on maps. I found the maps more enjoyable to make, and more of a unique offering. Eventually, I decided to get back into wedding invitations by making a line of pre-designed stationery suites that incorporate the types of design elements my custom clients kept asking for, like modern calligraphy, hand drawn florals, vintage illustrations, and watercolor. That way, I could still offer wedding invitations for sale, but did not have to go through the tedious and lengthy process of designing everything from scratch.
See the rest of the line here!
I recently made a custom map of Kansas City, Missouri for a couple, highlighting all the milestones of their life in the city - from their engagement, to their wedding, their first home, to the birth of their first child. Personal, meaningful projects like these are the best!
Photo by Lucy Munoz.