Greetings sweet readers,
So you picked the date, the venue, the caterer and the photographer (and of course the perfect guy). Now were can you find amazing printed materials to coordinate with what you have planed? Well you will be happy to know that Minted has done the work for you! Along with indy unique wedding invitations, save the dates, menus, thank you notes (seriously the list goes on and on), and even an eco-friendly line, they also have amazing inspiration boards - some designed by the artists themselves!
Minted is also a company with what I consider a stand up and cheer-worthy back story. You see, Minted’s mantra is to source and share beautiful and, unique designs from indy artists all over the world. They are not limited to a set of graphic designers that they have on payroll, they accept designs from anywhere and anyone. And with 43 countries represented in their designer portfolio you are sure to find the freshest most unique wedding invitations. Possibly the best part is that you can actually vote on your favorite designs. Pure genius! I wanted to take this week to introduce you to some of my favorite boards.
You can see all the inspiration boards here.
When I asked the amazing folks at Minted if I could feature their website they not only said yes, they said lets give your sweet readers a few bucks in their pockets, too! So we will start a 3 week spree of giving. Starting today, enter to win by commenting below on which Minted wedding design is your favorite. We will pick the first winner on February 6th! What do you win you ask? How about $100 off any invitation or save the dates you chose!
I am beyond thrilled to introduce you to the incredibly talented Katie of PaperFashion!
Katie will be a new contributor on Aisle Candy and I couldn’t be happier to bring her on board! We’re still working out the details but our plan is to have Katie sketch a wedding dress (hopefully each week) based on inspiration boards I’ll create. The BHLDN dress illustrated above is a little sneak peek at what’s to come on AC tomorrow (check in at 11am – it’s gonna be BIG)!
Katie’s work it just to die for. She can sketch anything and everything from wedding gowns and dresses to shoes, accessories and even portraits. A visit to her blog is an ABSOLUTE MUST to lay your eyes on each and every piece of her gorgeous work!! I highly suggest a visit asap.
This morning I’m thrilled to introduce you to AC’s newest sponsor, Lemon and Lavender Design. Ashley, the fabulous designer behind the brand, is launching her new ready-made invitation line and website today so make sure to head over and take a look! She believes everyone should have access to beautiful design and papers which is why she created her affordable ready-made line of wedding stationery that’s completely customizable to fit your needs. And totally gorgeous I might add!
Inspired by Ashley’s daughter and the other important little angels in her life (so sweet), her design aesthetic is part vintage, part modern, and simply unique. It’s easy to fall in love with each and every one of her stunning pieces – don’t say I didn’t warn you…
Photos: Maria Snider of Snider Shots
I found these super sweet posters on Ruffled about a month ago and they were just too pretty not to share here too! Alexander & Co. offers a huge selection of these gems which would serve as the perfect wedding keepsake for any design savvy bride and groom. They’ve got tons of cities and locations to chose from… but I’m especially fond of the ones below:
Make sure to check out Alexander & Co.’s 2010 catalog to view the entire collection.
Nope. Not those paper cuts. We’re talking the beautiful and incredibly intricate wedding keepsakes featured below made by British designer and illustrator Julene Harrison. I was blown away when I came across Julene’s site and had to share some of her latest pieces with you. I’ve never seen anything quite like this before and can’t even begin to imagine the amount of time and detail that goes into each creation. What a unique way to capture and remember your wedding day – not to mention provide some pretty and personalized decor for your newlywed abode.
Being from Beantown, I’m especially found of the image below…
And here’s a finished piece mounted and framed. Just brilliant!
Photos: Julene Harrison