// WEDDING WEDNESDAY // A Tale of Two Invitations

Spring is in the air and we are kicking into high gear with wedding season. Wedding invitations picked out months prior to the wedding are being stuffed, stamped and delivered. Every invitation has its own story behind it. Even a very traditional bride can put her own individual style on a classic invitation suite.

For something to become a classic it must stand the test of time, and quality craftsmanship is a must. There is no doubt that the William Arthur beaded border card fits the bill. Available in both ecru and white, the invitation features a delicate beaded border that has been blind embossed on the paper. Blind embossing is actually the same process as engraving, but no ink is used. Instead a beautiful pattern or texture is etched into the paper.

We had two March brides each choose the beaded border invitation suite for their wedding. But the invitations themselves are actually very different from one another. Using the paper as a springboard for their own unique look, they chose ink colors and fonts to create two totally different feels. Read below to see the specifics on these invitations:


-White William Arthur Beaded Border Invitation Suite
-Printed in Slate blue thermography
-Velvet Hammer font used throughout the entire suite


Turning the orientation of the card to horizontal creates a fresh take on a classic. Katie did not include any motifs on her invitation since she used all script lettering.


-Ecru William Arthur Beaded Border Invitation Suite
-Charcoal thermography
-Combination of Burgues script and a serif block font


The flourish used on the invitation was later carried into other pieces at the wedding including the personalized cocktail napkins as well as signage.

There are so many options when it comes to creating your own unique look. Another bride opted for more modern fonts, and a scalloped envelope with a bold liner. The same beaded border card is also available in a square size. A classic layout on a square card is an unexpected detail.


So tryout different fonts, change up the ink color, pick an envelope liner that matches other colors in your wedding. Have fun! You can be traditional and unique all at the same time.