Inspiration to Invitation: Contributor Ruby & Willow

We’re so excited to welcome back our dear friend and talented designer Kate of Ruby & Willow in New Zealand for her second Inspiration to Invitation contribution post.

Hi there Valley & Co readers! For this month’s inspiration to invitation post we’re looking ahead a few months to fall. Now I know you’re probably all quite excited about the impending arrival of spring in your part of the world (I don’t blame you, summer’s just finished here and I’m already over the rain!), but many brides to be out there will be thinking ahead and planning fall weddings, so I’m featuring the Dogwood Design from my Signature Collection in these yummy warm and inviting colours.

The brown and kraft elements lend a little bit of a rustic element to the look but not overly so. Colour can be bought in through your stationery, and beautiful floral arrangements making the most of the seasonal availability. A coloured wrap or cardigan for your bridesmaids is also a fun idea… not to mention practical in the cooler months.  I also love the idea of coloured table cloths, with just a touch of red or orange in the centrepieces. A less is more approach rather than over using it. Well that’s it from me… see you next month! K xo
Photos from top left; Bride | Dixie Pixel via Be Inspired, Dress with belt | Kristin Vining, Books & Pipe | Shannon Nicole Smith via Ruffled
2nd row; Suit | Michele M Waite via Style Me Pretty, Bouquet & Table setting | Purple Martini via La Belle Bride
3rd row; Red Earrings | White Owl, Brownies | Katie Quinn Davies, Cake | Purple Martini via La Belle Bride, Teacups | Sunday Suppers

Thank you so much for sharing this incredible inspiration to invitation design, Kate! You have so much gorgeous inspiration to share and we’re now craving a piping mug of apple cider!
What a perfect post for our clients and readers planning their late summer/fall stationery right now!

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  1. Brenda's Wedding Blog says

    absolutely beautiful and just perfect for fall – I every single one of Kate's designs.

  2. postcards and pretties says

    kraft paper never looked so good!!! I love the board too with its warm & rich color palette.

  3. la petite coquine says

    Such a gorgeous board, and a perfect invitation suite to boot! A mug of cider sounds divine!

  4. Erin*Sparkle&Hay says

    mmmmmmmmm even though we're just preparing for summer this tugs at my heartstrings for some rustic fall goodness… gorgeous!

  5. Steph {bubblerock} says

    I love the envelope design. So spot on… Imagine receiving this in the post: it'd make me feel all anxious to open and see what's inside. Love it!

  6. Naomi Goodman says

    Awww I don't want to long for autumn but this board makes me want to! It is my second favorite season!

  7. Alicia@CharityWedding says

    Absolutely gorgeous as always! As a lover of Fall Weddings I can't get enough of palettes such as this!

  8. Aleah + Nick Valley says

    So happy you all loved this. We also have a little {just a little} excitement for fall…dare we say!

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