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Behind the Scenes – with Invitation Designer Anna Griffin

29 Apr

april-anna-001april-anna-003We’re continuing our Behind the Scenes features today with a focus on Invitations by Anna Griffin.   Her beautifully styled invitations and announcements are designed with luxurious patterns and florals which add elegance to any celebration.

Growing up in a family of artists, Anna Griffin’s inclination toward graphic design is no surprise. Gaining experience working with talents like Vera Wang, combined with her love of antiques, textiles and prints, inspired her company’s success and remarkable growth.

What is unique about Anna Griffin invitations? The intricate die cut designs, foil-stamped details, ribbon and embellishment found on these invitations will make your guests feel like they’ve received a gift when they open them. They are meant to make your occasion that much more special!april-anna-002

When it comes to her creative process, it’s interesting when she explains, “I have always been attracted to texture, layers and bows — whether it be for paper or for decorating. When I graduated from college, my first resume was printed on vellum. At that time vellum and the handmade floral inclusions papers were all the rage. I designed invitations with these elements as if I were designing them for myself.”

Griffin further expands that “the foundation for so many of my designs come from a vast archive of antique engravings that we reinterpret for today. We are so inspired by beautiful old-world art, and love making it new again! Trend and color research are another huge part of our creative process. We’re always on top of what’s happening in fashion and interior design, and those palettes and pattern trends come through on our invitations.”

As a result, her designs are a really amazing fusion of trendy and timeless. They are invitations that are fashion forward, but you could look back at your wedding invitation 20 years from now and feel like it was current.

The special presentation even goes into the shipping of the final package as all orders are wrapped in gorgeous tissue paper and shipped in beautiful gold boxes. Everything you receive from Anna Griffin is sure to be “beautiful in the making.”

Indeed we agree you will love announcing your new little one – or inviting guests to your next special event, whether it’s a  birthday party, Christmas party, Rehearsal Dinner or Anniversary party, with a gorgeous Anna Griffin invitation.

On or Off the Registry?

24 Jul

It’s wedding season and I’ve had quite a few engagement parties, bridal showers and weddings to go to this summer.  With these parties comes gifts.  I always check the couples registry lists and see if there’s anything I’d like to purchase.  But then there are times I go “off the registry” and buy the couple something unique that they might not expect.

Sometimes I get them a gift certificate to their favorite place to eat and write a note saying to enjoy each other amongst all the planning.  Other times I have given gift cards for spa services so they can relax before the wedding.

Another idea I like is personalized champagne flutes or personalized wine glasses.  Gifting this with a bottle of champagne or wine has been my favorite engagement party gift.  The couple can use this for their actual wedding as well and in their home.

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When you’re purchasing a gift for a wedding, do you always follow the registry?  Or do you have a fun gift idea?  Let us know in the comments.  I would love to hear from you!

xoxo

Jennifer

Tips for Summer Weddings

30 May

Wedding Cake Shower Invitations Eat Drink and Be Married Napkins Celebration Photo Favor Tags Interlocking Script Monogram with Text Napkins Wedding Favors Classic Tangerine Return Address Labels

This season’s hot color palette of tangerine and hot pink will make any summer wedding sizzle!  And since 35 percent of weddings are planned for summer months, we thought we’d help inspire your planning with TheStationeryStudio.com’s large selection of personalized wedding products.

Think Pink: Take color up a notch. Bright hues are the hottest trend this year.  Just look at the fashion runways for inspirational color-blocking and incorporate those spectacular brights right into your summer wedding ideas.  If you choose just two coordinating colors (like we did above) and work off of a bridal shower invitation like our Wedding Cake Shower Invitation or a beautiful bright Save-the-Date Card that you like, you can’t go wrong.

Flower Power:  Take your bouquet to the next level – and imagine how the vibrant colors will look against a white dress. Think sweetpeas, tulips, orchids and  roses in magentas, corals, and golds (tied with a hot pink or orange sash).

Accents To Remember: Make sure that your Wedding Napkins add a pop of color to the table and cocktail setting.  Napkins can also serve a double-purpose for a reception. Summer is the perfect time to have some fun and create a laid-back mood for your guests.  You can get creative with napkins, by printing your own vows, sayings – or even with a fun summer drink recipe – which makes a nice wedding favor for guests to take home.

Gratitude with Attitude: Don’t forget to leave Favor Bags at the hotel for your out-of-town guests.  Since most people can get time off in the summer, you might be surprised by how many guests travel to your wedding.   Bags can be filled with water bottles, aspirin, sunscreen, snacks and souvenirs like seashells for a beach wedding or baseball hats with your favorite local sports team.  Ask the hotel desk manager to hand them to your guests as they check in.  Our Celebration Photo Tags will add that personal touch and thank your guests with style.