Pinterest Pins by Sofia Invitations

I have a Pinterest account (doesn’t everyone now?).  It can be kind of addicting to look at other people’s pins, repin items, etc.  But I also find it really handy for inspiration in creating my designs.  I can discover new fonts, be inspired by different color combinations, see what’s trending…  Right now I am designing a visual display for my space at the Wedding 101 store in Greenville, South Carolina (opening at the end of January).  I have been using Pinterest to find fun inspiration for my display.  Please find me on Pinterest here and check out what I like!  Here is a little screen shot of my boards.

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Pinterest Pins by Sofia Invitations

Woodsy Weddings Featured Item

Hello! My kraft paper escort cards were recently featured on the Woodsy Weddings blog.  Thanks for featuring my designs, Woodsy Weddings!  Go check out the blog post for other kraft paper items for your wedding or party.  You can purchase this item from me in the Sofia Invitations Etsy shop here.

Woodsy Weddings Featured Item

Sofia Invitations Featured in Town Magazine

I am so excited to announce that my die cut blossom save the date card has been featured in Town Magazine! The feature is about local stationery designers to the Greenville/Spartanburg Upstate South Carolina area.  Thank you Town!

You can purchase the design here.

See the article here: Town Magazine

My design is Number 4 (bottom left)

Sofia Invitations Featured in Town Magazine

Real Couples’ Wedding: Jacqueline Schmidt and David Friedlander

“Too often weddings are generic or become focused solely on the couple……But we are creative people, and our friends and family are the most important thing to both of us. We saw a real opportunity to do things differently, to express ourselves in the program and celebrate the talents of our community members.” -Jacqueline Schmidt

Jacqueline is an artist and David is the founder of Lucid Events in NYC. A unique and creative couple, it is only appropriate for the two to have an open invitation to their wedding with an event series included!  Sounds like a wonderful time! They are having an accupuncturist speak, a teepee tent for guests to renew their vows, and a stationery area where guests can write love letters.

You can read more information here: http://acommunitylovestory.tumblr.com/press

Here is a picture of Jacqueline’s art, and the couple together:

Real Couples’ Wedding: Jacqueline Schmidt and David Friedlander

Red, Pink, and Yellow Inspiration

The color combination of red, pink, and yellow is bright and eye-catching.  Don’t be afraid to use touches of color like this in your wedding or party.

red pink yellow inspiration
red pink yellow inspiration by Sofia Invitations and Prints

1)      Cake:  http://eatcakebemerry.com/index2.php#/home/

2)      Gerber daisy bouquet:  http://www.distinctiveflorals.net/index.php/occasions/birthday.html?dir=desc&order=position

3)      Clutch:  http://www.dscouture.com/hollywood%E2%80%99s-hottest-clutch-treesje-metro-clutch.html

4)      Banner:  http://www.etsy.com/listing/66570290/just-married-burlap-banner-with-red?ref=sr_list_9&ga_search_query=heart%2Bcake%2Btopper&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_page=2

5)      Invitation:  http://www.etsy.com/listing/79492766/morning-glory-floral-wedding-invitation

6)      Save the date:  http://www.etsy.com/listing/81373380/modern-floral-invitation-blossom-custom

7)      Table setting:  http://www.thayerphoto.com/lovelypictures/things/

8)      Necklace and earings:  http://www.etsy.com/shop/LovelandShadeTree

9)      High heels:  http://yourpocketstylist.blogspot.com/2010/07/wish-list.html

10)   Pink dress:  http://www.kaboodle.com/reviews/hot-pink-prom-dress-with-frills

11)   Sash:  http://www.etsy.com/shop/studiohboutique

Red, Pink, and Yellow Inspiration

Wedding Guest Book Posters

New items in my Etsy shop:  Wedding Guestbook Posters!  Have your wedding guests sign one of these beautiful posters to commemorate your wedding.  The poster size is 11 by 14 inches, recommended to be matted in a 16 by 20 frame… beautiful!  Customers can choose any of the designs for my invitations to be made into a custom poster.  Contact me for more details, and visit my Etsy page:  http://www.sofiainvitations.etsy.com

Tree Wedding Poster
Tree Wedding Poster by Sofia Invitations and Prints
Modern Floral Wedding Poster
Modern Floral Wedding Poster by Sofia Invitations and Prints
Bicycle Wedding Poster
Bicycle Wedding Poster by Sofia Invitations and Prints
Wedding Guest Book Posters

Inspiration Board: Art Nouveau

Art nouveau has always been one of my favorite art periods.  I love the rich colors and repeating patterns (I studied textile design, so how could I not love this period in time?).  So many artists made work during this period, and so many artists today are still inspired by this period that it is easy to find beautiful images to draw for inspiration.  Here is my inspiration board for art nouveau.  I am working on an art nouveau style invitation…to be seen later..

art nouveau inspiration
Art Nouveau inspiration board by Sofia Invitations and Prints
  1.  Black and White bookplate:  Katharine Newbury (American, 1878-1973). http://www.artlex.com/ArtLex/a/artnouveau.html
  2.  4 Women:  Alphonse Mucha
  3. Stationary:  Dream Street Papers Art:  http://www.charmedcardsandcrafts.co.uk/acatalog/Dream_Street_Papers__Art_Nouveau_Collection.html
  4. 4.       Peacock poster:  Poster by Albert Angus Turbayne for Macmillan’s illustrated Standard Novels (1903). http://www.johncoulthart.com/feuilleton/2009/11/23/art-nouveau-revival-1900-1933-1966-1974/
  5. 5.       Necklace:  Mia De Rocca:  http://www.miaderoca.com/en/jewellery-1/necklaces-pendants-12/silver-art-nouveau-necklace-with-opals-katharina-87.html
  6. 6.       Art Nouveau Ring: Marlene Harris:  http://www.trocadero.com/marleneharris/items/927862/item927862.html
  7. 7.       Wedding dress:  http://www.jennypackham.com/
  8. Art nouveau cake:  http://maggieaustincake.com/
  9. http://www.modern-brides.net/?ren=7391-yf.html
  10. Art nouveau tin:  http://theartnouveaublog.blogspot.com/2011/05/art-nouveau-tin.html
  11. Bracelet:  http://theartnouveaublog.blogspot.com/2011/06/handmade-art-nouveau.html
Inspiration Board: Art Nouveau