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*this is a sponsored post by Basic Invite

your invitations set the tone for your special day, period. yes, period.  

I am huge fan of and proponent for customized wedding invitations and stationery. however, I am also a realist.  not everyone's budget can accommodate luxury custom invites.  but you deserve to feel luxurious and get the best that your budget will afford you.  it may seem oxymoronic, but it is what I call "budget luxe!"

I am always excited to find budget friendly options to add to my repertoire.  while, some of my brides may be budget conscious, they all have a very stylish and discerning eye; as do I. therefore, I am extremely particular (read borderline snobbish) about the options that I present to them. 

I am going to be 100 percent transparent (cause that's how I roll).  a few weeks ago, I was approached by Basic Invite about sharing their product with my readers. truthfully I was skeptical, but took a gander anyway.  I was pleasantly surprised and extremely pleased with the options that were presented on their website.  now, let's not be hasty...you and I both know that seeing it online is not the same thing as seeing it in person.  so, before I could type a single word, I knew I would have to get samples in hand first!  

I ordered a standard sample kit and then chose to purchase a customized sample so that I could actually go through the process.  when I tell you it was easy peezy!  I was so impressed by the vast color customization, ease of editing and paper selection options. again, I am somewhat of a paper snob and particular about stationery in general, but I honestly felt like they had such a broad selection, that anyone could find something to fit their style and budget there.  

although I could have used their pictures for this blog post, I opted to shoot a few vignettes on my own.  you know, any opportunity to play with pretty flowers and stationery, I am game! so I will share with you some photos that I took of my favorite looks from the sample pack and then my customized invite purchase. I am pretty much obsessed anything with Gold Foil and their options are pretty endless. 

although I am a modern girl when it comes to design, BasicInvite.com also has great selection of vintage wedding invitations .  in addition, you can find : save the date invitations ; wedding guest books ; and bridal shower invitations.

currently Basic Invite is running a 15% off promotion on EVERYTHING! use code 15FF51 when checking out.  

Check out some of my favorites below - enjoy! 

Oh! One more note - for my shoot, I only ordered one suite, complete with accompanying envelope, belly and RSVP card.  however, they have over 200 invitation sets and 40 different envelope colors to chose from, so go crazy!!!

you can see more of their beautiful design options here.  please be sure to tell them I sent you!

Love,

Talia Felicia 

 

creative credits:

invitations - Basic Invite

floral + photos - Talia Felicia Events + Design

production assistants - Daniel + Liam-Bailey

| racole + nicholas | real wedding - the addison, boca raton

happy day friends. I wanted to stop by and drop  off a few pics from Racole and Nick's gorgeous  December wedding.

words cannot  express what a blessing  it was to have these two as clients.  when Racole reached out to me, she had recently been proposed to, and had made initial plans to do most of the wedding planning herself. but she decided about a week in, that although she loved it and was more than capable of planning her nuptials;  that she would elicit some help. and am I glad she thought  of me.  racole  remembered me as the planner of her friend's 30th birthday  fête  in South Beach, Miami, three years earlier, and "googled" me.  the name had changed, but I am still theluxeplanner...so the rest is history!

serving these two was more than a blessing  and an honor. their wedding at the Addison in Boca  Raton, was absolutely perfect. from the pre-wedding reception to the delectable dining  at lunch...each and every detail was meticulously given attention.  their theme was "It's a Wonderful Life."  the story from how the theme was chosen, to the date of the wedding was amazing! but i will let Racole tell it another time! i adored the subtle nods to the movie and the beauty of it all.  one of my favorite details were the little bells that read "every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings."  this beautiful couple were such a pleasure to work with.  i wish them a lifetime of happiness and blessings!

here are a few snippets  of the day, captured by AJ Shorter Photography, who did an amazing job, cake by Creative Cake Factory, stationery by Talia Felicia Events + Design and floral by Tropical Elegance. I hope you enjoy!