I had looked all over the Internet to find a wedding invite that didn’t look like a wedding invite.
Nothing was working for me.
As we know I’m very specific at the last-minute always.
The invitation sets the scene. It sets the tone. The vibe. AND OF COURSE the invitation needed to start the story off.
So we couldn’t go with white, bridal, glitter, etc.
Literally after looking for gothic invites EVERYWHERE, I stumbled across BLISS & BONE on Instagram.
Here’s the deal I know what I like the second I see what I like…HA. And BLISS & BONE were it. Immediately. No questions asked.
Cindy, the founder, hopped on a call with me & I told her I wanted dark, Calla lilies with a twist. Then we asked you guys…and then…….
…BOY. Did she deliver.
Here’s the thing: sometimes I’m not the best at communicating exactly what’s in my head ( is anyone else like this? ). But Cindy immediately got my vision. In fact, there were no changes when she presented the custom invitations. Which is very rare in my case. Usually I am overly specific.
It was nice to work with someone who GETS IT!
We ended up mixing black snake skin invitations ( very heavy, nothing light ) with a huge Calla lily. There was a custom foil on the front with very simple details & sultry font. Each invite was wrapped in thin black string with a black & white save date and snake skin itinerary:
The envelope was grey & thick & BIG with beautiful calligraphy. On the top left corner we added huge vintage-inspire George Washington stamps…a detail I went CRAZY FOR. Inside the envelope we lined it with a super dark purple velvet print.
Honestly I was so happy with the outcome. It was the most beautiful invitation ever ( THANK YOU CINDY ).
I also have to mention Jess from Bohemian Ink Calligraphy. Her handwriting is absolutely insane- so cool & up to date. Highly recommend. She was able to really put together the entire invite experience by personalizing each one. Another special touch: Jess painted the envelopes with watercolor & gold ink splatter details. YESSS PLZ. I will be a FOREVER fan of her unique calligraphy. We loved them so much we’re framing the invite AND The Nanz’ envelope too.
Just see for yourself:
Also you should know BLISS & BONE also did our wedding website. The whole experience was quick, easy, & stylish in a non-wedding way. On the site we had pictures of me & Michael ( not too many, didn’t want to over do it ) with an itinerary of the four-day wedding
For the registry, we decided to nix gifts & make it about experiences with a honeymoon fund and a place to donate to The Nanz‘ favorite charity or The Humane Society.
The whole site was laid out efficiently & very much to my invite’s aesthetic.
Since I loved the invitation/save the date so much, BLISS & BONE & I decided to share it with other brides…or YOU! That’s right, anyone can purchase my custom wedding invites for their wedding. Fun right!
On top of that, if you’re more of a white girl: you can choose white snake skin instead of my black snake skin- it’s whatever your vibe is. The whole process can be found here.
Ok so I hope you guys liked the invites! Been very excited to share them with you. I’ll be Snapchatting them tomorrow too- @laurynevarts.
With that, have a happy Tuesday!
– lauryn x
++ be sure to listen to the latest podcast…it’s with Ally Hilfiger & by far one of my favorites!