Rustic Wedding Invitations

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So many brides have come into the shop lately looking to add some rustic charm to their wedding invitations! If you’re having a garden, vineyard, or nature inspired wedding, take a look at just a few of our top picks for rustic wedding invitation designs. Your invitation should help set the tone for your big day. This is the first impression your guests will receive and it is important that your vision comes through in the design.

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Check out this rustic romantic invitation with beautiful watercolor flowers. Perfect for a garden wedding!

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We absolutely love foil detailing on wedding invitations! This is a great way to add modern flare to a rustic design.

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If you would like to see these and other great designs in person, book an appointment to meet with one of our design experts! We will help you customize your dream wedding invitations to match your style and vision! Give us a call at our San Diego shop or use our online calendar to get started.

858.456.1446

7660-A Fay Avenue, La Jolla, California

 

Custom Watercolor Wedding Invitations

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Chelsea and Matt came to Sweet Paper looking for beautiful, unique wedding invitations for their big day. Their invitations and reply cards featured hand painted watercolor artwork. It was a perfect fit for their ocean front wedding. The watercolor flowers perfectly complimented their natural theme, floral centerpieces, and bouquets. The same artwork was then used for signage on chairs for the bride and groom.

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Congratulations to Chelsea and Matt!

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Thank you Chelsea for forwarding these great pictures!

Photography by Amy Lynn Photography.

The Bella Figura 2015 Wedding Invitation Collection

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This just in, the Bella Figura 2015 Wedding Invitation Collection! Bella Figura has outdone themselves once again with their fabulous line of wedding stationery for 2015. The new collection features 64 new wedding invitation suites featuring on-trend color combinations, digitally printed accents (like watercolor!), new custom calligraphy styles, foil envelope liners and more!

As we always do, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorites featuring a broad range of styles, from modern to beach inspired to formal. With so many designs to choose from there is bound to be a wedding invitation to suit your big day!

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Schedule your free wedding invitation consultation using our online calendar or calling 858.456.1446.
Or pop into the shop located in San Diego!

7660-A Fay Avenue, La Jolla, California

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It’s definitely starting to warm up here in San Diego and I am ready for beach season! Here are a few of my favorite gifts and stationery picks from around the shop. /  1. These adorable whale notecards are playful and perfect for Summer letter writing | Crane and Co. / 2. Unique and gorgeous, mother of pearl ballpoint pens are a great statement piece for your desk | Two’s Company / 3. Orange & Park’s art prints are a modern and fun way to incorporate your love of San Diego into your home or office decor | Orange & Park / 4. I cannot get enough watercolor and this Printerette Press wedding invitation is great for a San Diego beach wedding | Printerette Press / 5. Bring the elements of the ocean into your home with decorative seashell bowls | Two’s Company

xo Desiree

Last Minute Gifts at Sweet Paper

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Christmas is near, but do not fear! We have lots of great gift options here.

1. Rifle Paper Co. Burgundy Vintage Blooms Card Set
2. Katharine Watson Floral Block Print Notecard Set
3. Seven Year Pens
4. Red Cap Cards Merci Birdie Card Set
5. Gift from the Sea
6. Dempsey & Carroll Peony Notecard Set
7. The Art of the Handwritten Note
8. Moglea’s Couture Collection Note Set
9. Kate Spade Bow Paper Clips
10. Writer’s Block by Girl of All Work
11. Cheers Coasters by Sugar Paper
12. Sunny Surfing Art Print by Brainstorm
13. Encyclopedia of the Exquisite
14. E. Frances Notecard Set
15. One Line a Day – A Five Year Memory Book
16. Vera Wang Amethyst Watercolor Thank You Notes

Stop by Sweet Paper to stock up on those last minute gifts! We are open Friday, Saturday and Monday 10am-6pm and Tuesday 10am-2pm

Meet Desiree of Paper Anchor Co.

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Hello world, meet Desiree! A talented artist, stationery designer, total sweetheart and our new shop gal (official title, Paper Stylist).

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Desiree of Paper Anchor Co.

Hailing from the town of Brawley, CA, where there are more cows than people, Desiree moved to San Diego 6 years ago with $200 to her name and a dream of becoming a graphic designer. She recently graduated from The Art Institute of California-San Diego and has been putting her design talents to good use ever since.

When Desiree is not working you can find her at home painting illustrations for her greeting card line, Paper Anchor Co. (available at Sweet Paper!!), doing freelance design work or practicing her hand lettering skills. But don’t worry, she’s not all design all the time! You just might spot her wandering your local antique store or at a local brewery tasting new craft beers.

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Paper Anchor Co. illustrations in progress
Paper Anchor Co. greeting cards (hello little fox!)
Paper Anchor Co. greeting cards (hello little fox!)

Quick Q&A with Desiree

Favorite pantone color?
My favorite color always changes, but right now my favorite color is Pantone 432 C (charcoal grey)

Favorite artist?
Teagan White, Illustrator and Designer, she is an amazing artist and has a variety of design capabilities. Most of her work is hand rendered and some are vectorized and painted in photoshop. My favorites are her animal illustrations and her typography and hand lettering skills.

What made you decide to start Paper Anchor Co.?
I started Paper Anchor Co. as my professional design brand. My instructors recommended that I go by my full name, but so many Graphic Designers go by their names that I wanted to do something different to help me stand out.

Why did you name your stationery line Paper Anchor Co.?
I chose Paper Anchor from the title of a song by my favorite band in high school. The band name is Atreyu (a hardcore/screamo rock band) and the song title is Lead Sails (and a Paper Anchor). I just fell in love with the way both words sound together and the oxymoron of an anchor made out of paper.

Tell us something most people might not know about you.
I share my birthday with my youngest brother, Benjamin, we are 7 years apart. I am absolutely horrible at keeping succulents alive! And I have a growing collection of gemstones and rocks that I’ve had since I was a kid.

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