Fabric Inspiration : Purple Wedding Inspiration

Oh purple, what a beautiful color for weddings! I just love how the right shades lend such serene elegance to an event.

Lavender purple wedding inspiration by Blue Magpie Invitations.

Credits (clockwise from top left): Vintage key escort cards via Airth & Olsen; earrings via Stitch and Stone Design; lavender party favors by Stephanie Williams via Southern Weddings; boutonnieres via Martha Stewart; purple blossoms via We Heart It.

Pink Tulle & Silk Wedding Invitations

I love the romantic feel of light, airy folds of tulle. It brings to mind graceful ballerinas and veiled brides, and I was dying to create an invitation using this material for a feature in California Wedding Day!

Pink tulle and silk invitations.Handmade by Blue Magpie Invitations, specializing in fabric Invitations.

We wrapped a blush pink dupioni silk folder with gathered and pleated tulle to create a soft, romantic texture, and then balanced it with a punch of nutmeg-colored satin.

Pretty pink silk and tulle fabric invitations by Blue Magpie Invitations.

The printed invitation pieces continue the formal elegance, with a beautiful script font and a simple foliage accent.

Pink silk & tulle wedding invitations by Blue Magpie Invitations.

Wouldn’t this invitation be amazing for a bride wearing a blush colored wedding dress?

Woodland Invitation Suite

Formal, elegant, and whimsical all at once, the Woodland Invitation Suite available in our Etsy store features a Blue Magpie original fabric featuring hand-drawn bird and horse silhouettes!

Purple woodland wedding invitations by  Blue Magpie Invitations.

We’ve paired this beautiful fabric with purple dupioni silk and silver metallic papers to add a little bit of shimmer and sophistication. This purple wedding invitation would be perfect for anything from a rustic barn wedding to an elegant estate affair.

As with all our Etsy invitation suites, the Woodland Invitation Suite comes as a folder, pocket or panel invitation. Each design has a place to tuck away your wedding inserts and RSVP cards.

Open the folder invitation to find a pocket on the left…

Purple cotton and silk fabric invitations by Blue Magpie Invitations.

Turn the pocket invitation around to find the pocket on the back…

Purple cotton and silk fabric invitations by Blue Magpie Invitations.

And all the inserts are tucked neatly under the silk ribbon on the back of our panel invites.

Purple woodland fabric invitations by Blue Magpie Invitations.

We also offer matching save the dates, each backed with your choice of our original woodland fabric or dark purple dupioni silk!

Purple woodland fabric save the dates by Blue Magpie Invitations.

Keep an eye on our etsy store for matching event pieces, such as escort cards and menus!

Burlap Wedding Invitation Suite

One of our all-time favorite invitations is this Burlap & Silk invitation that is available in our Etsy store.

Burlap wedding invitation and stationery by Blue Magpie Invitations.

We get so many calls and emails about these burlap wedding invitations, and it’s no wonder because burlap is so versatile! It’s organic, rustic, has a gorgeous texture, and when paired with something as elegant and chic as silk and handmade wax seals, it just makes for a beautiful invitation.

Rustic burlap and silk letterpress wedding invitations with wax seal enclosure. By Blue Magpie Invitations.

This Burlap Invitation Suite is perfect for anything from a romantic beachside wedding to a formal soiree at a private villa. (In fact, come see  some beautiful pictures from Meghan’s wedding at Villa Sevillano, which was also featured on Style Me Pretty!)

As with all our Etsy invitations, this burlap wedding invitation is available in our folder,  pocket, and panel styles.

Rustic burlap letterpress wedding invitations with wax seal enclosure. By Blue Magpie Invitations.

Perfect, elegant invitations for a burlap wedding. By Blue Magpie Invitations.

Elegant invitations for a rustic, burlap wedding. By Blue Magpie Invitations.

There are so many ways of making this silk and burlap combination match your event with the choice of a simple silk bow, a silk band plus raffia bow, or to adorn your invitations with handmade wax seals. The wax seals come in your choice of 3 images (fleur de lis, magnolia bloom, or starfish) or we can design a custom monogram for you.

Wax seals on a burlap wedding invitations by Blue Magpie Invitations.

Matching Save the Dates are also available in any of the four designs.

Burlap save the dates for a rustic romantic wedding. By Blue Magpie Invitations.

Oh, and did we mention that matching event stationery is on it’s way, too!?!

Modern Chinese Wedding Invitations

Jessica and Cory are just the sweetest couple, and I was so thrilled to have worked with them on their wedding invitations! Cory is a cowboy at heart from Montana. Jessica is a free spirit from Taiwan.

You can tell so much about them and their relationship from the words they chose for their invitation—“standing together with sweaty hands and open hearts”—how honest and adorable is that!?!

Red wedding invitations for a fall or winter wedding, by Blue Magpie Invitations.

As a graphic designer himself, Cory really wanted to put his mark on the invitations and designed their monogram complete with the Chinese double-happiness character. He even hand-picked the fonts he wanted to use!

Modern Chinese wedding invitations in red silk. By Blue Magpie Invitations.

I worked with them on the overall layout and packaged it all together with a custom red silk pocket, a metallic silver backing, and added in the avocado flower (after all, they were getting married at an avocado grove!) at the bride’s request for something a little feminine to balance out the modern look.

You can see more images in our custom gallery as well as a few photos from Jessica & Cory’s wedding here.