Create Studio Invites Partners with The Knot Wedding Network

Post by: Tags: , , , , , — Jody on January 3, 2014

Create Studio Invites is thrilled to announce that we have partnered with The Knot Wedding Network! Budding brides can now shop our very own online storefront as they prepare to plan their big day.

The Knot Wedding Network reaches more brides, more often, more effectively than any other bridal media property. The Knot Wedding Network consists of the two largest wedding websites, and plus the hundreds of locally targeted niche sites at

Invitation Inspiration: Gatsby

Post by: Tags: , , , , , — Jody on December 13, 2013

This year, I created the wedding invitation for Kevin & Darragh Topper, held at the William Penn ballroom in Downtown Pittsburgh. The black tie affair was gorgeous! Inspiration for the invite design came from The Great Gatsby. It had an elegant, art deco 1920’s vibe.

Invitation Inspiration: Butterflies

Post by: Tags: , , , , , , , — Jody on November 11, 2013

Women’s Wear Daily just declared that the butterfly is one of the hot trends to watch for Spring 2014! I would love to use this wings of desire look for inspiration to create an invitation soon.

Introducing Invitation Inspiration

Post by: Tags: , , , , , , — Jody on September 13, 2013

At CREATE Studio, we are pleased to announce a new feature on our blog: Invitation Inspiration. We’ll be compiling some of our favorite invitations and showing you the inspiration behind them through visual photo boards. You can also follow along on our Facebook page with our #InvitationInspiration album.

This week’s board features the Mary Pat Stahler and Lee Feigert morning wedding (mentioned also below) held at Phipps Conservatory. CREATE Studio designed the program, menu, and place cards. The wedding was perfectly planned by Shari ZatmanAllison McGeary Floral and MOSAIC. Their lace invitation was inspired by a love for everything shabby chic.

A Touch of Lace

Post by: Tags: , , , , , , , — Jody on August 30, 2013

Lace. It’s feminine, delicate and elegant. And it’s not just for your grandmother anymore! Italian designer Valentino Garavani’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection was all about lace.

In fact, lace and eyelet have been emerging in creative ways not only on designer runways, but also at all of the hottest events around town. Even shoes and purses are seeing a makeover with laser-cut lace accents.

Feeling inspired by lace as a top fashion trend, I wanted to incorporate it into a wedding invite for a special bride in the Pittsburgh area. She planned a Saturday morning ceremony with a reception afterwards at Phipps Conservatory.

For this invitation, I used mixed cream pearlescent and recycled papers for a shabby chic look and added a custom rose logo to add a Victoriana feel. The lace, the invite’s best accent, held the reply card set in place.

The runways this season reminded us that sometimes adding a touch of lace is just the right way to soften a look.  We can only hope that this trend sticks around for just a little bit longer.

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