I recently was asked to design an invitation that was as stylish as it is eco-friendly. So I set out to design an invitation with that in mind and this is what I came up with! Mission accomplished!
When it comes to planning a wedding that is “Green” the invitations and stationery are often one of the least eco-friendly components of the wedding. They are made from paper, they are used once, they are shipped, mailed and delivered which leaves a carbon footprint, so for all these reasons they are often not something that is viewed as eco-conscious. BUT I can assure you that this design helps to reduce the impact of each of those points! First the paper and envelopes selected are made from partially recycled content and the raw material in the paper is FSC certified. The FSC trademark identifies products which contain wood from well-managed forests certified under the rules of the FSC, ensuring that people, wildlife and the environment benefit from the forestry practices. Next, The Classic Invitation seeks out and purchases our paper goods through a supplier that operates with 100% wind energy and offsets 100% of the carbon dioxide produced from outbound shipping through the purchase of renewable energy credits. In our studio, The Classic Invitation buys our electricity from a wind farm, so the carbon footprint of each invitation our studio produces is further reduced throughout every stage (from design to printing) of production in our studio. And though these wedding invitations are designed to be used once, and though we hope they will be saved and treasured as a keepsake, they are fully recyclable! Which makes them even more stylish than they would be otherwise. Our motto at The Classic Invitation is eco-friendly design with style in mind! Interested in eco-friendly wedding invitation design? Contact us at www.theclassicinvitation.com.
By: Sheila Elizabeth
Now through December 31, 2010 all new invitation orders over $100.00 will receive Free Shipping! Simply use the code FreeShip when placing your order. www.theclassicinvitation.com
Style Alert!! One of the hottest wedding trends for 2010 is a vintage themed wedding. Big bands, pearls and diamonds, antique cars, top hats, bird-cage veils, brooches and lockets, hair and make up, vintage style dresses and tuxedos create the look. Vintage weddings are all about glamour and elegance. I love the 1940’s wedding cake featured in the picture in the third row below, simply stunning. Looking for vintage jewelry? Dig into your Grandma’s jewelry drawer, you may just find the perfect vintage items that you are seeking! For the groom, think Fred Astaire with a classic black pinstripe tuxedo with black and white wing tip shoes. For the bride, a simple red lip makes a grand statement when pared with a vintage style wedding dress. And don’t forget the bridesmaids! A vintage locket makes a great gift idea for your girls and will look beautiful with vintage style bridesmaid dresses.
By: Sheila Elizabeth www.theclassicinvitation.com
This season features a vibrant fruit inspired color palate. Lime, tangerine and watermelon are sure to stand out as the “it” colors for 2009 weddings. Beautiful, bold stationery is a great way to incorporate this seasons color palate into your wedding. Accent your venue with programs, place cards, table card numbers, menus, drink menus, station cards, favor tags and much more to splash color through out your wedding and reception.
Popular for the 2009 wedding season is the use of a monochromatic color scheme that utilizes varations of the color selected to create a dramatic effect. For example choose from different shades of the color in different textured papers like linen or cotton and finishes such as matte or metallic paper to create a stunning final product. Finish the invitation with a coordinating embellishment such as a ribbon or rhinestone design.
2009 is the ecofriendly wedding invitations year to shine! In our design studio, The Classic Invitation offers FSC certified paper and envelopes, SFI (Sustainable Forestry Initiative) certified paper and envelopes, recycled paper and envelopes in addition to virgin paper products. In addition we are proud to purchase all of our paper from Paper Mills located right here in the USA. We only seek out and purchase ribbon and embellishments that are made in the USA. We are also proud to say that one of our main paper suppliers operates on 100% renewable wind energy and ships our paper orders using carbon neutral shipping! Buying local helps to stimulate our economy, supports American employees, saves on fuel costs and lowers our carbon footprint. Interested in Green Stationery? Contact us at http://www.theclassicinvitation.com!
Are you inspired with the idea of ordering Environmentally Friendly invitations and stationery? Finish your environmentally friendly invitation by choosing from a wide variety of natural embellishments instead of the traditional embellishments that are often manufactured using petroleum(such as satin ribbon or plastic rhinestones). Choose from natural fibers such as cotton ribbon or bamboo fiber. Beautiful natural pressed flowers are a great way to adorn an ecofriendly friendly invitation with beauty and style. The Classic Invitation offers a wide variety of natural pressed flowers in just about any color or flower, including leaves and greenery. http://www.theclassicinvitation.com
The Classic Invitation is pleased to announce that we are now a featured Connecticut vendor on MarthaStewartweddings.com! We can be found under the invitations and favors section for Connecticut using the “Find a Vendor” feature on Martha’s wedding homepage at www.marthastewartweddings.com. If you stop by to visit our page on Martha Stewart weddings be sure to rate our service! We work hard to provide each customer with the highest level of service and would be pleased to have you rate our service to let other brides know about your experience!