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If you’re having a Spring or Summer wedding, then you may want to consider looking at floral wedding invitations. There are many options out there but there’s just something extra special about floral wedding invitations done in watercolor. Maybe it’s the way the paint dries on the toothed paper, or the way the colors bleed together, or the artistic quality it exudes, or the fact that it’s totally custom. These are just a few things that make a watercolor invitation unique and one-of-a-kind!

Oh, and did I mention how beautiful they are! Just see for yourself…! This is our Azalea Wedding Invitation and it came to life from some watercolor I did of some red Azaleas from my front yard. I literally sat at my dining table and starred at some handpicked azaleas and started painting! By the way, I do all my painting at my dining table! It’s my favorite spot in the house because there is a large window that lets in tons of natural light and the rustic wooden table makes me feel like I’m in a studio space.

Well, back to the beauty of floral wedding invitations! This invitation suite also features a hand painted monogram crest and brush lettering. It has fun elements and traditional elements! Why not have the best of both worlds, right?! And doing a full color floral envelope liner is SUPER FUN! It’s colorful, fresh, beautiful, and ties the suite together nicely.

The monogram crest with brush lettering played a role on every piece of this suite. It’s on the invitation card, rsvp card, and used on the addressing on both envelopes. Monograms are great to use throughout your wedding stationery, both ceremony and reception. This type of branding simply beautifies and can also be used post-wedding. For example, on your thank you note cards. I love designing with monograms! A few of my favorites are the Allexus Collection , the Wreath Monogram Allexus Collection , and the Melissa Collection.

Speaking of beautifying…Don’t forget how important your envelopes are. They ARE the FIRST thing your guests see when they receive your wedding invitation. So, be sure to have them addressed accordingly. Whether it’s hand lettered, or done by a professional Calligrapher, or done via Digital Calligraphy (as shown on this suite). Digital Calligraphy is a great option because it allows the use of matching font types, color, and graphics. See how the crest and azaleas on the envelopes add to the overall beauty of the invitation suite. It also gives your guests a “hint” at the beauty which lies inside! Have fun choosing your perfect floral wedding invitation! If you’d like a custom watercolor invitation designed for you, please contact me. I’d love to create a one-of-a-kind invitation for you!

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Are you looking for a stationery store in Fairhope, Alabama? Currently, there is not a local stationery store in Fairhope, Alabama. However, one day, I’d like to open one up…but for now, I’m online and at your fingertips! I’m Diane and I have a small stationery business called My Lady Dye, which I established in 2009.   I specialize in Wedding & Event Stationery.

Most of our projects are Wedding Invitation Suites but we do it all!  Save The Dates, programs, menus, table numbers, place cards, escort cards, seating charts, thank you note cards, petal cones, stickers, favor tags, signage, and more!  We also offer a multitude of services including Custom Design (Bespoke), Addressing, Map Card Design, Monogram Design, Watercolor, Hand Illustration, Custom Wax Seals, Custom Envelope Liners, Fulfillment Services, and Paper Treatments.

Since I do not have a storefront, I thought best to have a professionally designed website. Much thanks to my web guy and his team at Creativetopia! This way, you can quickly browse all my designs and see all the pricing. This makes ordering super easy! However, if you prefer to meet in person to talk about your stationery details and colors, no problem! Please call me to schedule an appointment. I’d love to meet you, chat about your stationery needs, as well as show you some samples! Just let me know which design(s) you’re interested in, and I’ll be sure to bring those specific samples! We can meet at a local coffee shop. Fairhope has some really great coffee shops such as Page and Palette, Fabled Brew, Coffee Loft, and Warehouse Bakery & Donuts!

Please keep in mind, I design for wedding and all events. So, I can answer your questions about anything and everything from wedding stationery, baby shower, birthday, Mardi Gras, holiday, Christmas, Announcements, social stationery, to dessert tables and decor! No order is too big or too small! I’m here to help you!

Here are a few of my favorite wedding projects and one of my favorite birthday projects! Remember, I mentioned I could help you with dessert tables and decor? Everything in this Ice Cream Parlor themed dessert table was designed and handcrafted by moi.

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mld-styled190My 5 year wedding anniversary is coming up in a few days and so I thought I'd finally share my turquoise and yellow wedding invitation suite...better late than never, right! We picked our colors and some cool font types and then it all kinda come together from there! I knewRead more
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Are you a newly engaged couple looking for Wedding Invitations in Fairhope, Alabama!? Then search no further! My Lady Dye is at your service! We are located in Fairhope and service local clients, as well as National and International clients! We are an online stationery shop which means you can view all our products and place your order via our website at www.MyLadyDye.com We currently do not have a storefront but we are available to meet with clients, upon request. Obviously, we are unable to meet in person if you reside in New York or France…but we are just a phone call away! If you’d like to see actual samples, please contact us to setup a meeting! We’d be happy to show you our work, quality of paper, ink options, envelope colors, craftsmanship, and passion! We have MANY envelope colors and we can color match for ink colors! So, if you want your Wedding Invitations to match the color of your bridesmaid dresses…we got you covered!

Also, we participate in local bridal shows such as Wedding of a Lifetime Bridal Show & Giveaway. Be sure to follow us on Facebook as we announce our upcoming events!

We specialize in all aspects of Wedding Stationery, from your Pre-Wedding “paper goods” (like your Engagement Party Invitation & Bachelorette Party Invitation) to your Wedding Day “paper goods” (like your Menu Cards & Programs) to your Post-Wedding “paper goods” (like your Thank You Note Cards). We especially love working on Wedding Invitations! Most of our work falls in this category and we are all about the details! We do it all from Custom Envelope Liners, Addressing Services, enclosure cards, wax seals, vintage stamps, customized stamps, hand lettering, edge painting, custom water color, custom monograms, and handcrafted details like embellishments, ribbon, etc.

Are you and your fiance looking for Wedding Invitations in Fairhope, Alabama but have no idea what you are looking for!? Well, we got you covered! We can definitely guide you and brainstorm ideas! Pick a Wedding Invitation that reflects your style and personality. From there, all your other stationery items should match. And if your a couple whom loves everything to match, then you’ll love our Wedding Collections! Every stationery detail for your big day will match in design, style, font and color! One of my favorite Collections is the Allexus Collection. However, if you want totally unique stationery, then try our Bespoke Design Services! “Bespoke Design” is a custom design…original and unique to YOUR personal style and YOUR event details. If you’re a “Pinner”, feel free to share your Pinterest board with us. This way we can visually see what you like! P.S. We LOVE Bespoke projects!

All our stationery is done in Digital Print but we offer many other types of printing methods as well, including Letterpress, Foil Printing, and Die-Cut. For these types of custom print projects, just Request A Quote. We hope you enjoy our work and choose us for all your wedding stationery needs, especially if you’re looking for Wedding Invitations in Fairhope, Alabama! We’d love to meet you!

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There are so many unique details in this whimsical destination wedding invitation suite! The pastel color palette, the font types, the custom envelope liner with the “heart” monogram, the German invitation wording (alongside the English translation), the custom wrap-around address label, and the graphics…the whimsical airplane graphic with the dotted line and the whimsical scroll graphics!

This design is still one of my all time favorites! It was actually my very first custom wedding invitation project! Click, to read that post. Our Miriam Wedding Invitation is perfect for any travel themed wedding! The entire Miriam Collection is fun and feminine, especially the Thank You Note Cards and the Wedding Program fans! Color is very important in this invitation, as it definitely adds to the fun factor! I have done this suite in many color palettes, but these pastel colors are to die for! The pastel orange, green and yellow with accents in light brown gives the suite an “airy” feel…light and playful!

This whimsical destination wedding invitation features unique wrap-around address labels which are very popular and a staple item in our stationery shop. Our address labels are perfect for adding that extra “WOW” factor to your invitation suite! It also features a super cute envelope liner that was custom designed for the sweet couple. The couple wanted to show a map of the USA and Europe for their destination wedding in Germany. I made it unique by adding their monogram and making it super cute with the air plane and dotted line!

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Are you an eccentric Bride who wants to get married on Halloween and is in search of an elegant Halloween Wedding Invitation?! Well then, you are in the right place! Our Halloween themed wedding invitation is fun, festive, and elegant! It features festive masquerade masks, fun font types, and an elegant color palette of gold, black, and ivory. When I think of Halloween, I think of the colors black, white, and orange. And so, the featured color palette of gold, black, and ivory seems the perfect twist to these traditional holiday colors! The “shimmer” from the antique gold metallic finish cardstock (used for the cardstock layering) adds to the overall elegance of the suite. And if you’re a girl who loves shimmer, then I highly recommend ordering the invitation suite in full metallic! This means every detail is in “Metallic Finish” including the “printed cover”, cardstock layering, and envelopes.

When ordering your Halloween Wedding Invitations, do not forget about all the other important details such as Envelope Liners and Addressing! All these elements complete the look and tie the entire suite together. Your invitation suite should be cohesive and matching! Antique gold metallic envelopes with black matte envelope liners and addressing in black ink (via Digital Calligraphy), best fits this Halloween Wedding Invitation.

Also, another thing to keep in mind when placing your wedding invitation order…you may need additional enclosure cards such as a Reception Card or Information Card. The Reception Card is important if your ceremony and reception are being held at different locations/venues. The Information Card is important if you plan on having unique pre-wedding or post-wedding events such as a Welcome Dinner (pre-wedding) or a Farewell Brunch (post-wedding). If you plan on having many events, then you may want an Itinerary Card. This card would list the days, times, events, and event details. If this is the case, simply order the “Information Card” on our website. We will know exactly what you want based on the text you type in the “Text & Wording” box (located at the bottom of the product pager/order form). How fun would it be to have your favorite Halloween traditions, such as pumpkin picking and hayrides, incorporated in your pre-wedding festivities! You could plan a day for your guests to go pumpkin picking at a local farm and have a pumpkin carving contest…then conclude the event with fresh baked pumpkin pie for a refreshing dessert!

Lately, I have been noticing that many engaged couples are choosing Halloween as their wedding day! Maybe it’s the cooler fall weather, or the colorful fall leaves, or the yummy seasonal foods such as pumpkin pie, or simply the love for Halloween! Whatever the reason may be, getting married on Halloween is very trendy these days!

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Hand drawn and hand lettered wedding invitations are so whimsical, delicate, and unique! Recently, I have been swooning over our Fern Wedding Invitation, as it features hand drawn ferns and crested monogram, as well as some hand lettering! The envelope features Addressing in Hand Lettering, which really ties together the entire suite. And do not forget your postage! Have fun with it! The use of botanical stamps on this Fern Wedding Invitation suite is very fitting and adds some pretty accent colors to the envelope. Every detail matters! Your wedding invitation is the first stationery item your guests receive and so, first impressions are everything!

Add Customized Envelope Liners to add more botanical details to your wedding invitation suite!

The light grey, green, blush pink, and gold leaf color palette is soft, classic, and elegant. This color scheme is very popular and one of my personal favorites. If you’re having an outdoor wedding or a summer or spring wedding, a botanical themed invitation would be a great option for you. If your wedding venue is a botanical garden or has gardens on its grounds or is wooded, then this Fern Wedding Invitation may be just what you’re looking for! Or maybe your favorite botanical is a fern!

It was so much fun designing this wedding invitation! I loved doing all the hand drawn elements and look forward to adding more unique designs like this to the website! If you’d like My Lady Dye to design and hand draw your custom wedding invitations, please request a quote! We’d love to work with you!

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So, my best-friend is getting married in Cancun, Mexico and she fell in love with our Larissa Collection! This collection features a starfish graphic and an elegant script font type. She loved the original Larissa Wedding Invitation suite with the silver starfish embellishment and satin ribbon details but wanted it simplified. So, we did a layered card with the matching addressing on the envelopes. This destination wedding invitation is a classic and great for a beach wedding. Also, this color palette of silver, aqua, black, and white is very popular and very fitting! Doesn’t it just remind you of the beautiful blue water! Her destination wedding invitation suite is simple, clean, and elegant! I’m so excited to start working on her matching table numbers and place cards! And of course, these stationery items will be featuring the elegant starfish graphic!

A starfish is definitely an iconic symbol for the beach and the ocean, which makes it very fitting for a destination wedding invitation. However, there are other iconic symbols we could use on this invitation such as a seahorse, sea shell, or palm tree, just to name a few. The choice is yours! Here at My Lady Dye, we accommodate all requests! So, just contact us with your preferences.

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When planning a wedding, there are so many details! But you wouldn’t believe…planning a vow-renewal is just as detailed! And this little stationery detail is one that is fun, functional, and informative! It’s a “welcome fan”! The Mother-in-law placed these unique paper fans into the welcome bags that were given to all of their out-of-town guests. Having this “fan” was super thoughtful of her because the event was in the heat of summer down south, in Georgia. So, while guests toured the beautiful city of Atlanta and surrounding areas, they were able to stay somewhat “cool”! This “fan” featured important information, as well as a custom hand-drawn map on the backside. Information that was included were the vow-renewal weekend events such as the Welcome Dinner, Vow Renewal, Reception, and Farewell Brunch. Other info included was a personal list of “favorite things to see and do” in Alpharetta, Roswell, and Atlanta. The list included cool places to eat and drink, popular shopping areas, antique stores, golf courses, parks, farmer’s markets, and museums…like the renowned High Museum of Art.

Your welcome bags should be filled with other fun goodies too! Fill them with local goodies such as staple items popular to the area…whether it be food items (snacks), beverage, small gift item(s), or a city souvenir like a cute magnet! Personalize the bags with customized favor tags with each of the guest’s names on it! It’s all in the details! Make it fun!

This welcome fan was one of many stationery items designed for my client. Stay tuned, as I will be featuring her beautiful Vow-Renewal Invitation! She fell in love with our Julie Collection Invitation but wanted it tweaked to accommodate some enclosure cards. Can’t wait to share it with you!

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When you turn 60, it’s time to have a huge “shin-dig”! And it’s even more fun when it’s a surprise birthday party! Reaching this milestone in your life, you totally deserve a super fun birthday bash! And what better way to introduce your special occasion, than with this super fun 60th birthday invitation, our Hatch Print Birthday Invitation! This typography style invitation features many fun font types and the design works best with a bold color palette.   Picking 2 colors along with Black is the best combo for the ultimate “Wow!” factor.  This invitation features Ocean, Citrus Green, and Black from our Color Chart.

This client added a little “spice” to the birthday bash by requesting guests to “kindly bring a short memory or story to roast Ken”, aka the Birthday “Boy”! Turning 60 years young isn’t too bad…..or is it! Hope Ken’s birthday  roast was not too harsh and I hope his friends enjoyed the fun 60th birthday invitation!

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This 60th birthday invitation can be used for any milestone birthday! We can customize it for a 21st, 30th, 40th, 50th, or 70th birthday! How fun is that! See all our other Birthday Invitations for more inspiration!

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