wedding invitation ideas

Come Away with Me - An Elopement Shoot


The Marin Headlands is a hilly peninsula at the southernmost end of Marin County, California,  located just north of San Francisco across the Golden Gate Bridge. This was the location chosen for our elopement shoot with Bari Elexa Events and Olivia Richards Photography. You really can't go wrong with anything along the California coast but this area really does take your breath away. Now, you wouldn't necessarily think stationery would be involved in an elopement, so we created more of an elopement "announcement" instead of your typical invitation suite.  Keeping with the color scheme, we played with bright pops of color in the watercolor floral liner and kept the main announcement card soft with hand-torn edges and minimalist text. 


Coordinating & Design: Bari Elexa Events // Photography: Olivia Richards Photo // Flowers: Rust and Thistle Florall // Hair & Makeup: Nikol Elaine //  Styling Fabrics: Party Crush Studio

How to Add a Little Fun to Your Invitation Wording

We all know that weddings are typically a time for formalities and tradition but they are most importantly a time for celebration. That's why we love it when our couples get a little more creative with their invite wording and add a little whimsy, humor, or uniqueness to their suites. It's true that you want the main content of your invite to tell the traditional information such as your names, wedding date, and location. But a place on your invite where you can add some fun is the last line typically included on the invite that suggests what to expect after the ceremony portion. The most traditional phrase is "Reception to follow" or "Reception immediately following". But for those that like something a little different, here's some snapshots of some of our past invites that highlight some alternatives!

Another great place to add some fun to your invitation suite is the reply card. Again, the traditional wording for the RSVP portion is "Accepts with Pleasure" or "Declines with Regret", but for our light-hearted brides who we've seen an array of fun options!  Or, keep that portion formal, but add some things to the bottom like "I/We promise to dance if you play: ____" if you want to ensure your guests party all night long!  Here's a gallery of other ideas from our past clients.