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Envelopes. I know, sometimes I get you so excited you faint.


by Meg Keene, Editor-In-Chief

Envelopes.  I know, sometimes I get you so excited you faint. | A Practical WeddingMy friend Lauren sent me this cool idea from Design*Sponge to go with our blackberry season wedding. We are designing our invitations, and my sister is hand letterpressing them all (hooray sister!), and we are thinking of using dark blue ink on cream paper. Lauren’s excellent suggestion is that we use dark blue envelopes, and custom stamp the back. I love it! David and I are discussing what we should stamp, and our ideas currently include: the skyline of San Francisco, a blackberry vine motif, or some other motif that would go with the natural setting of or venue. Additionally, I’m fascinated that you can now order custom rubber stamps!

Envelopes.  I know, sometimes I get you so excited you faint. | A Practical WeddingDavid also likes the way these envelopes are addressed (picture via Martha). Though if we’ve settled on one thing, it’s using typewriter (font or the real thing) to address the envelopes.

** I must note. Miss Manners says: “Do not worry about whether the postage stamp on your invitations carries out the color scheme of your wedding. Nobody cares.” I am aware this falls into the same catagory. But it’s fun for us.

Meg Keene

Meg is the Founder and EIC of APW. Her first book, A Practical Wedding: Creative Solutions for Planning a Beautiful, Affordable, and Meaningful Celebration, was published in January 2012, and has been a top three bestseller on the wedding bookshelf ever since. Meg has her BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and son. For more than you ever wanted to know about Meg, you can visit MegKeene.com.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06290864014993900467 Nikki

    I do care. And if you’re interested to know, you can now order custom STAMPS (real postage!). Check out http://photo.stamps.com/Store/?source=si10569866. You can take the matching and design to a whole new level!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09526722516550185150 Meg

    Oh, I’m totally doing it, but she’s right in essance. Good not to get wrapped up in stress over stuff people will toss in the trash anyway. I’ll only do it because it’s fun, but I’m calling myself out on it too.
    Thanks for the link!

  • MILLA’S BESPOKE BASKETS

    I would do a mega-version of a blackberry to stamp on the back of the envelope. Take inspiration from the Royal Copenhagen Mega line — make your blackberry huge and then stamp it off-set on the back liner; would be a very cool visual effect that ties into your overall theme.