It is really difficult to put into words the feeling in your heart when you begin to plan parties in your little sister’s honor. Especially when it is to celebrate the incredible occasion of her marriage to a wonderful human being. It takes on a different life than a party that you would plan for yourself. It has to be the perfect balance of love, celebration and style. Planning a bridal shower for my sister has been oddly easy. It all began with a simple idea and these Minted invites illustrate the modern yet classic vibe we wanted to run throughout Roselie’s bridal shower in April. Here’s how I created Kate Spade inspired bridal shower invitations!
Taking inspiration from the colourful work of Kate Spade, the shower would be classically beautiful using a simple black and white colour palette. The idea was to bring in romantic, feminine touches with splashes and more subtle hints of varied bright pinks and gold. After deciding on the theme, we needed an invitation that was able to express our theme while not breaking the bank.
Initially, I had a difficult time as I was trying to find a design that was traditional with our feminine twists and nothing was quite right. Then I realized I could ask a Minted designer to alter an existing design and personalize it to coordinate with our theme. Viola. The end result, beautiful. I honestly couldn’t be happier. This invite is setting the tone for what will be a stunning bridal shower.
The personalized details for Roselie’s bridal invites included altering the pre-picked colour (could be yellow, blush or dusty mint originally) of the background to a simple black and white stripe and changing the text frame to gold. These small changes took the invite to a different level of sophistication which suits my sister perfectly. Roselie is one of those women you see who looks stunning and put together with a messy top knot and a pair of leggings. She could easily be walking down a street in New York City or walking her silly black lab Remy through a park in downtown Toronto.
The invite had clean lines and soft romantic text for her name. A nice touch was being able to add gold liners to the envelopes which just give it that extra splash of gold.
Another cute addition was adding an image of Roselie and her fiance Michael to the back. In the fall, they had a wonderful engagement shoot with Kamp Photography up by the Kortright Centre for Conservation in Kleinburg, Ontario. I was able to upload one of their photographs to add to the back of the invite. I think this is especially nice as not many people have seen their engagement pictures yet.
Now that we have these beautiful invites in our hands, I will be popping them in the mail later this week. My life was made exceptionally better when I availed of the free guest addressing feature that Minted is currently offering. It’s a wonderful time-saving perk that also continues that polished, sophisticated look. I can’t wait to share images from the shower itself! It’s going to be stunning.
Here are some hints: we will be creating glamorous tabletops which combines shades of pink with black and white stripes and a little bit of gold. We are going for an elegant look that is still fun and not too formal. Focal points will include the reception and dessert tables along with an extra bright drink station. Bubbles and delicious food will be accompanied by nods to each families traditions.
This is just the beginning of Roselie and Michael’s story, and I can’t wait to share more details as I help send her off in her new life as a married lady! These Kate Spade inspired invitations for her bridal shower are just the beginning of a whole lotta celebration for Rosy!
Thank you to Minted for helping to bring my vision for Roselie’s bridal shower to life by allowing me to create personalized bridal shower invites.
As you can imagine, I am pretty pumped about all the big and small bridal related stuff I get to do for my sisters and myself over the coming 7-8 months. Follow along as I share our projects and hopefully inspire you do some of these projects yourself.
I already have a slew of things planned. Some traditional. Some not… Some home projects adapted for a wedding and vice versa. Should be a fun ride – but check back with me to make sure I haven’t regretted taking on these projects and given up…. I already had one DIY disaster dream last week (cue things falling apart the day of the wedding and me thinking “WHY DID I DO THIS?”. HA!
Get the Look – invite details for my sister’s bridal shower invites (Kate Spade inspired)
Design: Lemonade by Susan Brown
Personalized details/customization: altered colour yellow to gold ink for text and yellow and white stripes to black and white.
Added: personalized guest addressing (also return address), slip in gold envelope inserts & customized back of the invite to include a picture of the bride and groom.
Time frame: 30-45 minutes to design, 1 day to get a digital proof from a Minted designer and invites were shipped to Canada the following day (after I approved the digital proof). Took 3 days to ship from US to Canada. Amazing turn around time for anyone in a pinch!Pin It