Top 5 Deckled Edge Wedding Invitations

Top 5 Deckled Edge Wedding Invitations

Are you looking for the newest trend in wedding invitations?  If so, check out these five wedding invitations that feature a deckled edge. A deckled edge is an uneven, feathery edge on a piece of paper. This edge is most commonly found on parchment invitations; however, other papers may also have deckle edges.  So check out these five wedding invitations and click on the name of the invitation for more information, and how to order.

ecru and navy deckle edge wedding invitation

Ecru Deckle on Navy Shimmer

Create a layered invitation with this ecru invitation card with deckled border.  An ecru card is layered on a shimmer, navy backer card. $340.00 for 100 invitations.

gold deckled edge wedding invitation

Deckled in Gold

This ecru invitation with golden deckled edges will announce your wedding beautifully. $184.90 for 100 invitations.

brown deckled edge wedding invitation

Royal Embellishments

Create a layered invitation with this ecru invitation card with deckled border featuring a royal design at the top. Ecru card is layered on a shimmer, mocha backer card. Design cannot be changed or removed and will be printed in the same ink color as your wording. $280.00 for 100 invitations.

ecru deckled edge wedding invitation

On the Edge – Ecru

The shimmery deckled-edge adds flair to your invitation wording, which will be printed in your choice of lettering style on this ecru card. $159.90 for 100 wedding invitations.

hearts and deckled edge wedding invitaion

Joyful Hearts

This bright white, top-fold invitation features two silver die-cut hearts with your names directly below. The silver deckled edge adds to the appeal of this invitation. Choose from several lettering styles and ink colors to add a personal touch to this charming invitation. $162.90 for 100 wedding invitations.

Top 10 Places to Get Married in Alabama

Top 10 Places to Get Married in Alabama

If you are getting married in Alabama, check out my top 10 places to get married.  Alabama is a state that has a rich history and an eye to the future.  Filled with historical homes, paddle wheel boats, camp grounds, beaches and the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, there are many options for fun, and unique wedding sites.

The Loft at Flower Stems The rustic style of the Loft adds glamour and elegance to its repertoire while providing a multitude of services to help you create an unforgettable event.  Flower Stems is a full service florist that pushes the boundaries with their unique creations.  Be sure to schedule an appointment to view this venue by calling 205-527-9639.

Wynfrey Hotel
Wynfrey Hotel Exterior – Birmingham, AL

The Wynfrey Hotel Don’t be fooled by the modern exterior of this hotel near downtown Birmingham, warm and inviting spaces are just the beginning of what this hotel has to offer.  Wedding events of any size are welcome.  This hotel boasts space for up to 1200 guests.  Take full advantage of their planning services and relax during your engagement!

The Bama Belle If you are looking for a unique experience, try reserving the Bama Belle.  This split paddle wheel river boat was constructed in 1970 and calls Tuscaloosa her home port.  With a capacity for 150 passengers, this river boat provides an intimate setting while still allowing you to enjoy the beauty of the river.  Call 205-339-1108 for reservations.

Grace Hall Mathews Manor Springville, AL
Grace Hall,  Mathews Manor – Springville, AL

Mathews Manor is located in Springville.  Cake, catering, floral and event planning services are available at Mathews Manor for your convenience.  This event venue has both indoor and outdoor sites.  Choose from three different settings:

Grace Hall features indoor and outdoor settings with a contemporary chapel or a courtyard and pavilion.  A large ballroom is also available for receptions.

At Rebecca’s Garden, you can be wed poolside, or by the pavilion.  Beautiful gardens and waterfalls await you and your guests at this outdoor site.

Micah’s Meadow is the newest site at Mathews Manor.  This outdoor venue can seat limitless numbers of guests.  Full audio and visual equipment exist for this site.  Check out the chandeliers hanging from the oak trees and the 50 foot rock stage.

Richards DAR House Museum - Mobile, AL
Richards DAR House Museum - Mobile, AL

Richards DAR House Museum will take you back to 1860 in the DeTonti Historic District of Mobile.  Small, private weddings can held in the parlor or outdoors at the gardens and courtyard.  This beautiful townhouse offers plenty of picture taking opportunities with its lacy iron work and charming curved stairway.

The Reserve at Oak Bowery LaFayette, AL
Plantation House, The Reserve at Oak Bowery - Lafayette, AL

The Reserve at Oak Bowery is the perfect place to “jump the broom.”  This charming plantation house offers valet parking for your guests and a historic home and grounds to explore.  An altar made from an old hearth and chimney is available for you to be wed.  The plantation house, party barn and grounds are available for your reception.

Caribe the Resort Orange Beach, AL
Caribe The Resort - Orange Beach, AL

Caribe The Resort offers beachside weddings and honeymoons.  This venue has a 4 star restaurant that can cater your reception.  Best of all, you and your guests can relax while their wedding coordinator handles all of your service vendors.  So enjoy the sugar white sands of the beach and explore this destination wedding venue that is right around the corner from you.

Winston Place - Mentone, AL
Winston Place - Mentone, AL

Winston Place, circa 1831, is one of Alabama’s most beautiful historic homes.  Located near Mentone, AL, this home offers full amenities for guests to stay.  Each room has a private bathroom and deck.  A new driving range for golf fanatics has been added, making a fun family oriented activity for your guests.  The grounds, dinning rooms and verandas are available to host the party of your dreams.

Stoney Creek Christian Camp and Outreach may be the best choice for those who seek adventure outdoors.  This camp has a woodsy church located on the grounds.  The church has been newly constructed and has plenty of natural beauty with picture windows looking out on the woods.  To ask for more information or make a reservation, email

U.S. Space and Rocket Center Huntsville, AL
Apollo Terrace, U.S. Space and Rocket Center - Huntsville, AL

U.S. Space and Rocket Center is the most unique setting for an unbelievable wedding.  Set your sights on the stars because this venue offers many exciting exhibits.  Dine underneath rockets at your reception or get married outside in Rocket Park.  This family friendly museum is a great place for your event.

How to Get Rid of Wedding Stress

Getting married can be stressful.  So take some time to de-stress with some light hearted wedding fun.  I found some great websites that offer free dress up games.  So  sit down and try different gowns, veils, shoes, and jewelry on your online doll.  One of these sites even has a Twilight version for Bella and Edward.  So have a little fun making your bride look silly or pretty or whatever!  Her fiancee will always tell her she looks great.

Top 10 Columbus, Ohio Wedding Reception Sites

Getting married in the “Heart of it all”

Are you looking for the most unique wedding reception sites in Columbus Ohio?  Then look no further.  We have ten ideas just for you in Columbus, the heart of Ohio!

Outdoor wedding sites:

Indian Run Falls, one of Dublin, Ohio’s many parks, is the perfect place to plan your outdoor wedding fete.  Two shelter houses are available as well as walking trails, a bridge, and observation decks.  The natural beauty of the falls and surrounding wildlife make this small park a unique reception site.

The Topiary Park in downtown Columbus is a whimsical reception venue that is sure to captivate.  Create your vision here at this public park. You and your guest can stroll around the interpretation of Georges Seurat’s A Sunday Afternoon on the Isle of La Grand Jatte!

The Chadwick Gardens located on OSU’s agricultural campus is a beautiful place to wander and drink in nature’s beauty.  The North Arboretum includes many tree specimens and gardens of interest.  The Ohio 4-H Center is in the heart of these gardens and would make a great space for guests to escape inclement weather.

Indoor Wedding Sites:

Signature Wines is a working winery located in Columbus.  Imagine your guests sipping a selection of locally brewed wines while exploring the winery.  This is a connoisseurs treat!

BoMA is a turn of the century church turned into a reception hall.  Its tall cathedral ceilings and unique decor make this venue worth checking out.

The Columbus Athenaeum is a venue like no other.  This multipurpose space has multiple rooms to offer.  From grand theaters to cozy quiet sanctuaries the Athenaeum can accommodate any size and style of reception.  Take a an online tour and sample all of the pics they have to offer and you will be impressed!

Unique experiences:

Boltonfield Airport is one of Columbus’s most unique wedding reception sites.  Bring your vision of your reception and create a beautiful and unforgettable experience for you and your guests.

Columbus Zoo is a great place for  a truly wild party.  Show your enthusiasm for conservation with this unforgettable venue and have an elegant event too.  The Zoo has multiple spaces to accommodate you and your guests indoors or out.

Franklin Park Conservatory is where art and nature meet to create beautiful and engaging exhibits.  This venue can provide you with both indoor and outdoor spaces in a variety of sizes.

So get inspired by these unique Columbus, Ohio wedding reception venues and get planning for your wedding today.

Top 10 Green Wedding Invitations

Top 10 Green Wedding Invitations

Green is the color that transcends all seasons.  Whether you are inspired by  fresh lime green or a saturated emerald hue, we have the right wedding invitation for you.  So check out our top 10 green wedding invitations and if you don’t find the right shade for you, try our wedding invitation search.  Happy finding!

light green wedding invitation

1.  Paisley Paradise

The varying patterns of paisley and flowers on this invitation, along with the soft shades of celery, hint at your creativity. Your guests will feel welcome to attend when presented with your wedding information on such a lovely invitation.  $215.00 for 100.

emerald green wedding invitation

2.  Damask

This bright white invitation features a damask design where vintage patterns mingle with modern lines.  $198.00 for 100.

olive green wedding invitation

3.   Bamboo Olive Pocket with Mocha Backer

A bright white invitation with a bamboo design is layered on top of a mocha background.  $380.00 for 100.

moss green wedding invitation

4.  Ornate

Simple and sophisticated, this invitation is accented with a fine filigree design. The initial of your last name is beautifully framed to the left of your wording.

olive green wedding invitation

5.  Forever Floral

This olive-colored invitation features a faint floral background with your wording printed on top. Add the final touch to this invitation with a pre-cut, mocha ribbon that wraps around the middle of the card.  $188.90 for 100.

grass green wedding invitation

6.  Palm Royale

Whether your wedding event is happening by the beach or you are having a tropical theme, this invitation mixes simplicity with an island feel.  $168.00 for 100.

sage wedding invitation

7.  Wrapped in Love – Sage

The warm, sage wrap has die cuts to hold your ecru base card in place. Show more of your style by choosing from several designs and choosing your lettering style and ink color.  $188.90 for 100.

olive green wedding invitation

8.  Green Retro

Have fun with this ecru tea-length invitation featuring a debossed olive green retro design. $145.90 for 100.

green wedding invitation

9.  A Colorful Collection

This lucky invitation is bubbling with color! Choose from a background of Spring, Cotton Candy, Hydrangea, Scarlet, or Lagoon to make it uniquely your own! $168.90 for 100.

lime green wedding invitation

10.  Electric Lace

A margarita invitation card features your verse and initials as shown with a bright white wrap featuring a lace, heart cut-out. $360.00 for 100.

Wedding Invitation FAQ (Part 1): Introduction

Wedding Invitation FAQ (Part 1): Introduction

For those of you who have an upcoming wedding and are shopping for your wedding stationary, you may be a little confused.  Here is my first article in a series on Wedding Invitations 101.

When you are looking for a wedding invitation, no matter whether its DIY or printed for you, look at the paper.  Most stationers have samples either in the store or you can order a sample.  Take the time to really get the feel of the card stock your stationer is offering.  Its worth the time and investment to do so.

Quality card stock is an important part of selecting your wedding invitation.  No matter the color of your card stock it should have a heavy feel to it.  So before buying a DIY invitation set.  See if you can see and feel the paper before buying it.  It will be easy to tell if your wedding invitation is DIY, if the card stock is not of a high quality.

At Lunar Ink, we have samples available for both of our invitations brands Carlson Craft and Birchcraft.  To order a sample, click on the appropriate button for the type of invitation you are interested in.

If your heart is set on making your own wedding invitations, we have many DIY kits starting at $29.99 that can help you.  The paper is the same as our regular wedding invitations, you just provide the printer and the assembly.  We also have many options that are budget friendly as well.  Our Carlson Craft Simply Sensible Wedding InvitationsBudget Packages, and Value with Style Invitations, will meet your needs.

With our Simply Sensible lines of invitations, you can order wedding invitations as low as $36.90 for 100 invitations.  These budget friendly invitations come in multiple styles, colors and price ranges.  There is something for everyone.  So good luck and best wishes to all of you and we hope you enjoy shopping with us!

Stay tuned for my next article “Wedding Invitations 101 part 2” on invitation folding styles and thermography.

Linked at the heart wedding theme

Linked at the heart wedding theme

linked heartsGet inspired by the romance of two linked hearts!  This contemporary wedding theme celebrates the joining of two hearts.  Select from one of our many wedding accessories featuring this sweet design.

linked at the heart cake top

Linked at the Heart Cake Top

Acrylic cake top with entwined hearts design measures 4″ x 4″. Personalization options include; first names and event date engraved in the lettering style of your choice. $19.90 each and can be personalized for $6 more.

linked heart toasting flutes

Linked Heart Flutes

Glass flutes with linked silver hearts stand 8 3/4″ tall and hold up to 6 ounces. Personalization options include: names and event date or single initial in the engraving lettering style of your choice. Sold in a set of two for $27.90. Personalization costs $12 more.

linked hearts favor box

Linked at the Heart White Favor Boxes

White favor boxes with entwined hearts design in foil measure 2″ x 2″ x 2″. Personalization can be done in foil imprint only and include; your choice of a single initial, names and event date or design, names and/or event date. Sold in packages of 25 for $15.90 or they can be personalized for $30.90 for 25.

claret linked heart ceremony set white ceremony set

With All My Heart Collection

With All My Heart Collection is a satin, collection that features satin ribbon accents and silver-plated, rhinestone heart brooches.  Whether you choose the vibrant claret red or traditional white collection, you will certainly be please with these keepsakes from your wedding day.

All My Heart Claret Basket measures 8″ tall, petals are not included.  $35.90 each

All My Heart Claret Guest Book measures 7 1/2″ x 5 3/4″ and records up to 600 signatures. Not available personalized.  $35.90 each

All My Heart Claret Pen Holder Pen base measures 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″. Silver-tone pen writes in black ink.  $27.90 each

All My Heart Claret Ring Pillow measures 8″ x 8″.$35.90 each

All My Heart White Ring Pillow measures 8″ x 8″.  $35.90 each

All My Heart White Basket measures 8″ tall, petals are not included.  $35.90 each

All My Heart White Guest Book measures 7 1/2″ x 5 3/4″ and records up to 800 signatures. Not available personalized.  $35.90 each

All My Heart White Pen Holder Pen base measures 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″. Silver-tone pen writes in black ink.  $27.90 each

Top 10 Pink Wedding Invitations

Top 10 Pink Wedding Invitations

Valentine’s Day is full of candy, flowers and kisses so get inspired for your wedding by the romance of these 10 pink wedding invitations.

Apple Blossoms

Apple Blossoms from the Jean M collection is a pretty light pink invitation with a floral design on the right side. This romantic wedding invitation costs $227.90 for 100.

Apple Blossoms Wedding Invitation
Apple Blossoms Wedding Invitation

Passionate About Pink

Passionate About Pink from the Bridal Collection has a top and bottom border of alternating shades of pink stripes. Embossed dots add an extra touch of elegance to this contemporary invitation. This pink wedding invitation costs $168.90 for 100.

Passionate About Pink Wedding Invitation
Passionate About Pink Wedding Invitation


Inflorescence from the Pockets collection has a subtle pink cherry blossom design. This invitation is bordered with blush pink and surrounded with a mocha colored wrap. The cost of this wedding invitation is $360.00 for 100.

Inflorescence Cherry Wedding Invitation
Inflorescence Wedding Invitation

Adoring Eyes

Adoring Eyes features Disney’s Mickey and Minnie Mouse gazing at each other within a pink heart on this black invitation. This bold wedding invitation costs $198.90 for 100.

Adoring Eyes Wedding Invitation with Mickey Mouse
Adoring Eyes Wedding Invitation

The Sweetest Thing

The Sweetest Thing has a contemporary rose bud design on a lipstick pink border. The bright white invitation features chocolate colored lettering. This sweet and simple wedding invitation costs $240.90 for 100.

The Sweetest Thing Wedding Invitation
The Sweetest Thing Wedding Invitation

A Stunning Collaboration

A Stunning Collaboration from the Exclusive Collection is a bright white, square invitation with a hot pink border. This elegant invitation is shown with mocha ink. This wedding invitation costs $144.90 for 100.

A Stunning Collaboration Wedding Invitation
A Stunning Collaboration


Sorbet treat your guests to this sweet invitation in petal pink with a bold pink stripe. Your verse is imprinted in chocolate and features both of your names in the middle of the invitation. This tantalizing wedding invitation costs $240.90 for 100.

Sorbet Wedding Invitation
Sorbet Wedding Invitation

Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice is inspired by the romance of a walk down the beach with its lipstick pink sea shell background. Your names are highlighted in a bold pink box at the top of the invitation. This wedding invitation costs $240.90 for 100.

Summer Solstice Wedding Invitation
Summer Solstice Wedding Invitation

Pink Passion

Pink Passion from the Bridal Collection is a pastel pink invitation with two pearlized hearts. This invitation features slate colored ink but you can change the color and lettering style to customize your invitation. This wedding invitation costs $144.90 for 100.

Pink Passion Wedding Invitation
Pink Passion Wedding Invitation


Sundance is a bright white invitation with a funky pink daisy design. This fresh invitation has a twist with the kiwi colored ink and combination of lettering styles. Wedding invitations cost $240.90 for 100.

Sundance Wedding Invitation
Sundance Wedding Invitation