Yes to the dress!

THE wedding was royally fabulous- even at 4:30 AM- all the pomp was well worth the wait.
Kate's dress was by far the standout of the day- simply perfect.

The longstanding rumor that Kate's dress would be influenced by Princess Grace's wedding dress was spot on and the Sarah Burton for House of Alexander McQueen design was truly exquisite!

Photo: Mirror.co.uk

Sarah Burton arriving at Kate's hotel
Photo: Mirror.uk.co

Photo: windsorknot.today.com

Photo: Getty

Photos of Princess Grace via Habituallychic.com

Photo: Ben Stansall / AFP - Getty Images via windsorknot.com

A toast to the happy couple and wishing Miss Middleton, now the Duchess of Cambridge, a future that is as bright and as radiant as the smile on her face. Cheers!


Royal Wedding Invitation

THE Invitation
Photo: Brides.com

If you haven't seen THE invitation to THE most talked about wedding in decades- here IT is! Thoughts from any of the common folk out there? We'd love to hear your opinion! Here's ours...

Aside from the astoundingly beautiful insignia at the top- we were, well, royally underwhelmed. The wording is just what we expected- distant, formal, fancy, full of protocol... which is actually quite beguiling. But what strikes us is how impersonal it is... the fill in for the guests name (could they not have left out the fill in the blank lines and just, well, filled it in? And the calligraphy used (not shown) was more than underwhelming as well.

We do, however, love the horizontal orientation, are surprised by the rather abruptness of it all. And, we LUV the reply information all inclusive on the invitation itself. We love that it is assumed that no one could or would (or should!) consider phoning or emailing a reply- letters by post only. Archaic yes- lovely yes!

Needless to say- we have a few selections in our on On Paper invitation arsenal that we thought would have been fit for a Queen and Princess- offering that classic elegance but with a tad more flair.

Martha Stewart for Crane & C0.

Crane & Co.

Crane & Co.

BRIDES collection for Checkerboard


And this doesn't even touch on the REALLY lovely, far more creative letterpress options we would have loved to see this modern couple toss in to the traditional faire.

Tell us: What would YOUR fairy tale invitation look like???


Royal Wedding Window Displays

Just realized we never posted pix of our Royal Wedding Windows...

Michelle made a royally fab gown made of wedding invitations. The backdrop is a wall hanging - printed canvas with ornamental letter crest insignias, (for sale of course, $300). Wouldn't this be perfect to adorn your palace walls!?

The Union Jack wall hanging sports the perfect colours for everything British, including our Keep Calm and Carry On journals, stationery and gift wrap. And personalized stationery fit for a Queen (or King).

The cake is courtesy of Bakery Gingham our lovely neighbor who created this dandy confection for the Short North Wedding Walk.

Princess Michelle


Take a look at our Lookbook

Just finished creating our Lookbook of recent invitation projects! We used Shutterfly which is a great way to create high quality photo albums of events and weddings. Take a look...

Click here to view this photo book larger


Happy Easter!

Greeting card: Driscoll Design


Invitation Design and Printing Tips

Planning to design and print your own invitations? Here are some great file set up tips from one of our commercial printers...

CLICK HERE for more tips

and let's not forget our #1 invitation design tip:

The size of the envelope determines the size and design of your invitation... be sure to use a standard size envelope (A7: 5 1/4 x 7 1/4) is our most popular)



Just unpacked these tres fabu french influenced accoutrements... Wall mounted shopping reminders and painted candle boxes with tin insets. Tres jolie!


Short North Wedding Walk

The Short North Wedding Walk is just around the corner- mark your calendar: Sunday, April 10.
The event takes a stroll through the Short North and features the Short North Wedding Collective, a group of nine talented vendors who offer an array of wedding services and represent some of the finest talent in town.

The event starts at 11 am and runs till 4... trend talks throughout the day will feature inspired ideas on all things wedding. A fashion show with gowns from Big Rock Little Rooster, hair and makeup by Max The Salon {Charles Penzone} are sure to be a highlight and we'll cover every topic from planning to gifting, flowers to festive dining, delicious cakes and divine invitations!

You can find a gallery of photos and pre-register for the event HERE
and use the map below to plan your day and find your way!


Trends Talks, Tastings, Toasts and Treats... can't wait to see you there!