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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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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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So, it has almost been one year to the date, when my family and I moved down here to Fairhope, Alabama! It’s so exciting to be in this warmer weather and near the beach along the Gulf Coast. So many new and beautiful things surround us like fluffy white cotton fields, majestic old pecan trees, small color-changing lizards,…and some “not-so-much-fun” things like fire ants! Anyhow, being in the South is great! And so, I have noticed that many Southerners (such as my neighbors), are all about monograms! They monogram everything! Clothes, socks, baby bibs, lunch bags, water bottles, pool bags,…you name it! Everything has their initials on it!

And this trend definitely carries over into Wedding! These “Southern Belles” are all about having their monogram on their perfect wedding invitation! And so, it’s time to design some wedding invitations with “Southern charm”! Traditional, simplistic, and elegant.

Introducing the Allexus Wedding Invitation! The perfect wedding invitation for a Southern Belle. It’s a classic with a crested monogram with olive leaf and olive branch accents! The initials “A” with “W” are displayed as a “double overlap”. A traditional choice of wording combined with a nice choice of script and block type fonts and it’s elegant yet simple color palette of gold and ivory with accents in dark purple, is perfect for both “him” and “her”. Not too girly yet not masculine. And it’s a MUST to have the matching calligraphy on the envelopes! It adds that extra special touch to the invitation suite and ties it all together. Our addressing is in digital calligraphy and it’s great because we can match colors and font types. See the entire Collection! We designed a matching save the date, program, menu, table number, thank you note card, escort card, and place card.

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One of our most popular wedding invitation designs is our Shelley Collection. The invitation suite printed in black and white (or black and ivory), has a more steampunk feel to it. Simply add color to the palette and the design emits an entirely new feel to it! This vintage wedding invitation suite in a PLUM and LAGOON color palette and printed on ivory metallic cover, definitely gives it a more vintage and romantic feel!

If you’re a lover of steampunk, here is a great article by Jessica McDaniel from Pocketful of Sunshine Event Design. Check it out for some steampunk wedding inspiration! She featured the layered wedding invitation from our Shelley Collection.

This particular Bride and Groom inquired about doing an RSVP postcard for their vintage wedding invitation suite, instead of a typical RSVP card with envelope. And of course, we were happy to accommodate them! We designed a 4×6 inch, double-sided card, with the “to” address printed on each. The RSVP postcard is a great option to help save on postage cost, as it would require a $0.35 stamp versus a standard $0.49 stamp. It’s also a great way to keep record of all your RSVPs, as the postcard would require your guest(s) to hand write their name(s) and address in the “from” section. Making any sense yet? Well, believe it or not, many guests are unfamiliar with wedding etiquette and they do not know they are supposed to fill in their name on the line next to the “M” on the RSVP card. The “M” is for the guest to complete the suffix, such as “Mr.”, “Mrs.”, “Miss”, or “Ms.”. And sometimes guests simply just forget to write their names.

When using a typical RSVP card with envelope, there are a few other ways to help record your RSVPs. You can have each RSVP envelope pre-addressed with both the “to” and “from” addresses or you can have a small inconspicuous number printed or handwritten on the back of the RSVP card. The number would correspond to a master list you keep on-hand which shows the guest name and their number. That way, if they reply and mail a blank card, you know exactly who it was! Now you’re able to contact them, if needed.

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The Bride and Groom were in love with our circus wedding invitation, the Jenny Collection wedding invitation. They said it was the perfect invite for their 20’s themed circus wedding! The Bride stated, “Our wedding theme is vintage circus but with the glamour of the 20s 30s and 40s. I usually sum up the theme like Water For Elephants, the movie.” And when she mentioned she wanted the invitation suite in navy blue and gold, I totally agreed! What a perfect color combination!

All the cards were printed on ivory metallic cover and they went with Navy matte envelopes. All text and graphics were in Navy and the invite card was layered with Antique Gold metallic cardstock. The metallic finish added an elegant touch to the suite and was a nice reference to the “glamour” aspect of their wedding theme. An information card was added to the invitation suite, which was titled “The Finer Details”. This card included information on accommodations and dress attire.

The couple really wanted their guests to dress in that early 1920s era clothing, so we had to come up with a creative way to word this on the card. So I got on Pinterest and searched 1920s men’s fashion. She liked the phrase “Speakeasy Soiree” and I loved her idea of referencing her favorite movie characters! “Channel your inner Jay Gatsby or Noah Calhoun” and “Channel your inner Daisy Buchanan or Allie Hamilton”. Everyone has seen both of these popular Drama/Romance movies, The Great Gatsby and The Notebook, right!

Their vintage circus wedding invitation suite turned out amazing and I can not wait to see photos of her unique wedding! Check out other stationery items from our Jenny Collection! My Lady Dye can design anything and everything, so please contact us!

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