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Congrats Eva!

A big CONGRATULATIONS goes out to my good friend Eva, who is getting married this weekend. In Amsterdam!!

We were thrilled to design and print Eva and Theo’s invitations – two versions, actually. One in English and one in Dutch! We think they’re pretty sharp, even if we can’t read them.

I wish I could be at the wedding, but instead I’ll be up E A R L Y on Saturday morning to watch Eva and Theo tie the knot through video streaming via the world wide web. Isn’t that cool!? Thanks for thinking of all of us back home, Eva! And, I promise, I’m dressing up. Wearing my pearls.


Miss you, and our fun times together! I’m praying for sunny skies in the Netherlands on Saturday!

♥ Carrie

Woodgrain and Apples Letterpress Wedding Invitations

A few weeks ago, my wonderful and hilarious cousin Andrew married a most lovely gal. Katie has been around for a couple of years now, and she’s just the sweetest. We’re so happy to have her join our boisterous family! Andrew, you did well for yourself, buddy.

Of course as soon as I heard that they were engaged, I was so happy for them, but when I heard that they were having the wedding in front of the old barn on my grandparents’ farm, I was thrilled with the graphic possibilities for invitations. I drew all the little ornaments and of course did the calligraphy of the names, and Carrie drew the woodgrain border.

The little town of Clarksville, Missouri, where the reception was held, is right on the Mississippi River north of St. Louis. At one time in history, the area was famous for it’s apple orchards and production. There’s a community gathering place called the Apple Shed which is right along the railroad tracks and has the perfect vintage feel for an early Autumn wedding. Here’s a photo from Mary Kim Loeffler, their talented photographer:

The theme of Katie and Andrew’s wedding goes perfectly with our favorite style–hand-drawn, warm ,vibrant earthy colors, and a little vintage flair every now and then. Nothing too formal, but that doesn’t mean it’s not completely lovely.

This wedding invitation suite is by far our favorite that we’ve done. No offense to anyone else, it’s just that this wedding’s colors, themes, and the couple themselves just fit perfectly with the style of work that we do. These are true 1canoe2 wedding invitations. I particularly like the banner and the woodgrain elements.

As a shower gift, I printed some thank-you notes with the same artwork as the invitations. I was honored that Katie and Andrew let me design their invitations just as I wanted, and I wish for them many many years of wedded bliss.

We’re working on the custom section of our site, but if you have questions about wedding invitations, you can either email me, or visit this page.