Category Archives: wedding stationery

Monogram Wedding Invitation: designed for eco-sustainability.

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

By: Sheila Elizabeth


Fabulous New Monogram Design!

This monogram is chic and modern and available in any color combination!  It would be perfect for save the date cards, wedding invitations, programs, table number cards and more!  And for only $10.00 its a steal!  Pre-designed monograms include up to two changes in color or size.  Simply provide your personal information and color scheme and we will do the rest.  With in 48 hours you will receive an email with a png. and jpeg. file containing your monogram.  Need a different file format?  Just ask!  We are happy to assist you and look forward to meeting your needs.

By: Sheila Elizabeth

Planning the Ultimate Romantic Yellow and Gray Themed Wedding!

Gray is the “it” color to accent your wedding color palate this season.  It’s subtle, it’s classic, it’s the new black.  And paired with yellow it creates a beautiful color palate perfect for wedding and reception.  Romance brings to mind new love, blooms and buds, whimsy and excitement.  Gray paired with yellow creates a classic, crisp and understated combination.  Perfect for a lavish wedding.

Vera Wang at affordable prices!  What a great find for 2011.  This gown features a silver toned crystal broach at the waist band that very subtly incorporates the gray color into the bridal gown.  And I just love the details of this dress.  The asymmetrical shoulder, the mermaid style skirt with swirling cascades of organza fabric, and beautiful crystal design on the waist band create a simply whimsical and romantic dress.

This buttercup yellow bridesmaid dress is to die for!  Why not mix it up with bridesmaids in both yellow and gray?

Fresh make up, softly tousled up do and a perfect hair accessory!  A floral headband is a simple way to finish your bridesmaid hair styles.

And lets not forget the guys!  The yellow shirts are great and could even be paired with a lighter gray, in keeping with our color scheme.  And look at the socks! What a riot.  And the converse, must be a guy thing, lol.

Simple daffodils are a gorgeous contrast to a gray bridesmaid dress.  And what an inexpensive way to create a beautiful yellow flower bouquet!

Or for a more upscale look, this is a beautiful combination of yellow flowers.  They simply pop against the gray backdrop of the bridesmaids dresses.

What a gorgeous wedding program!  A beautiful floral design printed in black ink on light grey linen stock paper.  Visit for more information.

Beautiful Yellow and Gray wedding invitation.  And customizable in any shade of yellow and gray (or any color scheme for that matter)! Visit to place an order.

Could this be any more romantic?  The gray and yellow details are just perfect.  Though depending on your wedding date and location this idea may not be practical for your wedding, but the furniture and design could transfer easily to an indoor venue and look just as lovely. 

On a tighter budget?  Simplistic elegance gives you a lot of bang for your buck.  I think that a good dollar store hunt would turn up many of the items on the table featured in the picture above.

A beautiful gray and yellow monogram would be a great addition to your invitations, programs, dance floor, table number cards, et cetera.  It’s a simple way to get more bang for your buck.  And for only $10.00 you can order a pre-designed monogram that you can use for all of the above and more!  Visit to order today!

By: Sheila Elizabeth


Simply lovely Wedding Table Number Card!

I recently designed the most lovely table number cards for a 2011 wedding.  They are simple and classic and I am very pleased with their outcome.  The design features an aqua, black and white color scheme and accented with beautiful rhinestones.  I hope you are as inspired as I was.  Looking for Table Number cards for your wedding or event? Visit

By: Sheila Elizabeth

New Aqua, Black and White Layered Wedding Invitation: Ashley and Jeffery!

I’ve been working with Ashley and Jeffery on a custom designed wedding invitation set for their spring wedding.  They came to me with a very specific vision in mind and I was so happy to bring their vision to fruition!  And what a lovely design.  They were looking for a layered invitation in aqua, black and white.  I choose a combination of linen and metallic stock papers, along with double-faced satin ribbon to compliment the upscale look and create a rich feel for their invitation sets.  Mission accomplished!  They love it!  And I am so glad. 

Our company, The Classic Invitation, based in Connecticut, had a horrendous winter! We had record-setting snow and had to close our studio on multiple occasions due to the extreme amount of snow fall.  January marked the most snow ever on record in Connecticut.  My new favorite saying is that Connecticut is the new Canada (LOL).  So needless to say I worried that I would be unable to finish Ashley and Jeffery’s invitation design in a timely manner.  Many of the building’s in my city shut down or evacuated because roofs were collapsing from the weight of the snow.  125 year old buildings just up the street from our studio completely caved in and just crashed (our studio is housed in a building built-in 1890)!  But despite the weather and with a very understanding bride I was able to complete the design and finish the invitation.  Whew!  I hope you enjoy the result.  Looking for invitations?  Visit


By: Sheila Elizabeth

Beautiful Snowflake Wedding Invitation

Set the theme for your winter wedding with a custom designed snowflake wedding invitation.  This design features  beautiful snowflakes that are accented with coordinating rhinestones for an elegant look.  The invitation is printed in blue, grey and black ink on a white metallic stock paper and layered on top of a heavy weight textured black stock paper.  A silver metallic invitation pocket completes the look.

By: Sheila Elizabeth

2010 Wedding Style Alert…Vintage Wedding Theme!

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