Autumn Save-the-Date Postcard with Gold Shimmer

June 15, 2015By AllisonHand-Painted Invitations

Custom Autumn Wedding Invitation by Hand-Painted Weddings Custom Autumn Wedding Invitation by Hand-Painted Weddings Custom Autumn Wedding Invitation by Hand-Painted WeddingsAutumn invitations…my favorite! I worked with the bride, Katie, to create her custom Invitation package including their Save-the-Dates. The Autumn Save-the-Date features two trees with intersecting branches which subtly symbolizes the strength of each tree (or person) as they intersect their lives together in marriage. The invitations are an extension of this design and zoom into the branches further…but I will share with you the invitation designs tomorrow!

Katie chose to have her Save-the-Dates as postcards. One little tip I like to give couples who choose to send out postcards is to ask their local post office to hand-cancel their postcards. Many couples choose to do this for their invitations as well, but particularly for a postcard, you’ll want to add that special attention. The reason I push this for postcard in particular is because some of the machinery that pulls the postcards through for metering tends to scuff up the cards. Not every post office does hand-canceling so be sure to inquire ahead of time, and drop off your Save-the-Date postcards or invitation sets during a slow time at the post office.

This couple also decided to have a little gold shimmer added to their designs. This is a great alternative to gold foil. I printed the Save-the-Date postcards and painted shimmery gold watercolor accents to the leaves on the front and back of the design. In the light, these gold accents shimmer beautifully!! Gold is all the rage these days, and it is perfect for autumn weddings, so if gold foil is not in your price range and a little too structured in design for you, consider adding a hand-painted gold shimmer to your order.

Custom Autumn Wedding Save-the-Date Postcard by Hand-Painted Weddings.

Add a Little Gold Shimmer to Your Wedding: Autumn Reflections

September 5, 2014By AllisonHand-Painted Invitations

Autumn Reflections invitation with Shimmer Add-On by Hand-Painted WeddingsAutumn Reflections invitation with Shimmer Add-On by Hand-Painted WeddingsA little Autumn beauty for your nearly-fall Friday! We are now offering an add-on option for the Autumn Reflections invitation to add a little gold shimmer to your invitation and RSVP card. The shimmer is glorious in the light while exuding a down-to-earth feel in the same way Autumn shows its glorious colors around this time of year and yet leaves a earthy, rooted quality in all of us.

Autumn is my very favorite time of year! It is a time of reflection and gratitude. I know I have a lot to be grateful for this fall!

Please note that the Autumn Reflections design can be customized into Reception day paper goods such as Menus, Ceremony Programs, Escort Cards, Table Numbers, etc. Simply contact me here for your custom quote.

Autumn Reflections Invitation (with Gold Shimmer Add-On) by Hand-Painted Weddings.

Hand-Painted Invitation: Autumn Reflections

November 7, 2012By AllisonHand-Painted Invitations

The Hand-Painted Autumn Reflections Invitation is perfect for a (Drumroll, please)…an Autumn wedding. Particularly one that is near or on a lake. Didn’t see that one coming, did you?

This invitation is very different than the Autumn Leaves Invitation but would be nice in conjunction with an Autumn Leaves Save-the-Date. Which brings up a good point…Did you know that I can take existing designs and paintings from the Shop Invitations tab and create your own custom invitations, designs, menus, programs, etc. to coordinate with or stand-alone items for your wedding? Yep, that’s right! Contact me for more details.

Today, in Philadelphia, we are bracing for another storm…one with snow! I can’t believe it. I hope everyone in the Northeast stays safe today.

The Autumn Reflections Invitation is now available under the Shop Invitations tab.

Hand-Painted Pumpkin Invitations

October 26, 2012By AllisonHand-Painted Invitations

The Hand-Painted Pumpkin Invitation features a couple of orange pumpkins, one a bit smaller than the other. As I had stated before I think that the stems are the most interesting part of a pumpkin so I really zoomed in on the upper half of the pumpkin on the right in the invitation design. I think the design is cheerful but in a quiet Autumn sort of way.

It is also the first Hand-Painted Shop Invitation that includes your very own hand-painted lettering for your names. The Pumpkin Invitation is now available for ordering.

Perfect Seckel Pear Save-the-Date

September 27, 2012By AllisonHand-Painted Save-the-Dates

The Seckel Pear Save-the-Date has a lovely vintage feel to it. It would be great for the couple who is having a lot of vintage elements in their wedding. I think this vintage aesthetic works wonderfully with an Autumn wedding. There is something so cozy and charming about it. Also pears are seasonally appropriate for a wedding during the fall.

Have I mentioned that Autumn is my favorite season? It is the season of learning and slowing down to notice all of the subtle changes in the air. It is crisp air, warm colors, charming pumpkins, apples galore, light jackets, and fantastic scarves!

The Seckel Pear Save-the-Date is now available for ordering under the Shop Save the Dates tab.

Hand-Painted Invitation: Autumn Leaves

August 17, 2012By AllisonHand-Painted Invitations

I know it is a bit early to be so excited for fall and that I should probably just enjoy every moment of summer while it lasts because summer is a pretty freakin’ awesome season too, but I can’t help myself!

This invitation is perfect for an autumn wedding! Autumn weddings have become more and more popular here in the northeast the last few years. I tribute that to a lot of couples adoring fall foliage as much as I do. The bright colors in this invitation can’t be beat!

I hope everyone has a great weekend! See if you can spot your first autumn leaf!

Note: The Autumn Leaves Invitation is available for purchase under the Hand-Painted Weddings Shop Invitations tab!