“No matter how different we are, I won’t stop looking for you, Kevin said to Joanne.” | The Stories Behind the Wedding Details | Invitation Suite by Ruby & Willow

“No matter how different we are, I won’t stop looking for you, Kevin said to Joanne.” | The Stories Behind the Wedding Details | Invitation Suite by Ruby & Willow

Happiest of Fridays, my friends, my pals!  We hope you’re doing well, and are excited for your weekends, since they’re like five seconds away which is AWESOME.  We’re almost back home from our little vacay, which means things are about to return to bidniz as usual, but we gotta say, we seriously couldn’t be happier [...]

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ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER AMAZEBALLS GIVEAWAY | Happy Cinco de Mayo, friendlies! The Aerialist Press has a ginormous present for you…

ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER AMAZEBALLS GIVEAWAY | Happy Cinco de Mayo, friendlies! The Aerialist Press has a ginormous present for you…

This giveaway is now closed. Prepare to have your pants crapped, Cinco-de-Mayo-style.  … Little side thingie though before we get started: Honey and I were wondering something recently, and I’d like your thoughts on the matter regardless of whether or not you’re entering today’s giveaway… After their ceremony, when Prince William and Princess Catherine retreated [...]

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PAPER + PUPPY LOVE | Sponsor Spotlight | Like personalizing things? Fall in love with Storkie wedding invitations… plus, our first Knotty Puppy Video!

PAPER + PUPPY LOVE | Sponsor Spotlight | Like personalizing things? Fall in love with Storkie wedding invitations… plus, our first Knotty Puppy Video!

Why hello there, friendlies!  It’s a bit of a dreary Monday here, so I hope it’s brighter where you are.  And if it is, please do send over some sunshine vibes, if you would.  Thanksies :) This past weekend we had our good friend’s birthday party, and Easter happened.  Both super fun happenings, to say [...]

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RUSTIC DIY SAVE THE DATES | Woodland Wedding Inspiration Using Birch Wood Slices & Twine by Lauren Elise Crafted

RUSTIC DIY SAVE THE DATES | Woodland Wedding Inspiration Using Birch Wood Slices & Twine by Lauren Elise Crafted

First, here’s a little note from Alison: Happy Friday, friendlies!  I’ll be out at an industry brunch this mafternoon (see what I did there?  I combined morning and afternoon to make… ohh forget it), but I’ll be back here to play with you guys again in a few shakes.  Of course, all of that really [...]

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{#1} WEDDING PAPER LOVE + GIVEAWAY UPDATE | MaeMae Paperie is today’s creative fave!

{#1} WEDDING PAPER LOVE + GIVEAWAY UPDATE | MaeMae Paperie is today’s creative fave!

Morning, everyone!  There are quite a few things I’m loving today (as per usual), but there are two – even possibly three – extra special things at the tippy top of my list at the moment.  One of them you might be able to guess…

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{#1} WEDDING FONT FAVORITES | Edition 01 | I’m quite font of the following font(s)…

{#1} WEDDING FONT FAVORITES | Edition 01 | I’m quite font of the following font(s)…

Had an extensive conversation on Twitter last night (yeah I’m cool) about font families.  The conversation attracted so many that I’ve decided to start a regular column on favorite fonts… might be “of the week” or “of the month,” but will most likely be “when the mood hits me.”

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STAY ORGANIZED | The best way to keep track of your RSVP cards… for your eyes only.

STAY ORGANIZED | The best way to keep track of your RSVP cards… for your eyes only.

If you’re about to release your RSVP cards into the wild, drop what you’re doing!  Before you make another move, think about this: what are you going to do if you get a few unidentifiable replies?  Well, here’s a quick and easy solution that’ll put your mind at ease. You’ve undoubtedly put a lot of [...]

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OMG INVITATIONS | The colors, the fonts, the everything.

OMG INVITATIONS | The colors, the fonts, the everything.

Hey everybody! Happy Tuesday! How were your holiday weekends? Ironically, mine was full of labor, with only a few breaks.

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I ♥ PAPERWINK | discount code | Me? I’m in lust with their return address stamps & wedding invitation collection!

I ♥ PAPERWINK | discount code | Me? I’m in lust with their return address stamps & wedding invitation collection!

Happy Monday, everyone! How were your weekends?  Fruitful, I hope.  We actually went horseback riding (I wrote that with my lower jaw jutting out, and in a very entitled way… don’t hate me).  It was a delight.  Except for the extreme pain my tush is experiencing at this very moment.  It hurts to sit.  So [...]

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WEDDING INVITATION LOVE | Sending Your Guests the Very Best…

WEDDING INVITATION LOVE | Sending Your Guests the Very Best…

“Vintage Postcard’’ Invitations, $750 for 100 by Golden Rectangle Press. I started obsessing over wedding stationery suites this past weekend.  This happens a lot.  Thing is, I have this ongoing love affair with them; I get really excited about a few different suites, try to decide between them – the color combos, the font(s), the wording [...]

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BREAKING NEWS ❦ Calling All Wedding Vendors ❦ TKB Is Now Welcoming Sponsors!

BREAKING NEWS ❦ Calling All Wedding Vendors ❦ TKB Is Now Welcoming Sponsors!

There’s been a lot of news around these parts as of late.  Here’s some more… I am pleased to announce that The Knotty Bride is now welcoming sponsors and other forms of advertising on the blog!  TKB has grown by leaps and bounds since its relatively recent inception in October of 2009, thanks to brides, [...]

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WEDDING INVITATION LOVE | hello! lucky | A Great Way to Make Sure Your Guests Know Where They’re Going…

WEDDING INVITATION LOVE | hello! lucky | A Great Way to Make Sure Your Guests Know Where They’re Going…

Really digging these wedding invitations from Hello!Lucky featuring the San Francisco Skyline.  They’ll leave no doubt in your guests’ minds as to where the wedding is taking place.  ;)  The colors, the images and, above all, the simplicity are really doing it for me.  I’m telling you, this is precisely the stuff that rocks my [...]

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PAPER LOVE | today, I want… | “Write Your Own Message” Blank LCD Cards and Paper!

PAPER LOVE | today, I want… | “Write Your Own Message” Blank LCD Cards and Paper!

{ For purchase by Yellow Owl Workshop, here. } By the way, they make things like ceramic cameras, too.  They call them “ghost cameras.”  (I love these people.) Don’t forget postcards. All available at Yellow Owl Workshop.

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BEAUTIFUL POSTAGE | Color- and Theme-Coordinated Stamps for Your Wedding Invitations!

BEAUTIFUL POSTAGE | Color- and Theme-Coordinated Stamps for Your Wedding Invitations!

When it comes to your wedding invitations, do you get excited when you think about choosing just the right stamp to complement the suite?  If you said yes, then we’re probably quite alike, because I LOVE THIS PART.  It’s SO meaningless – I mean, SO – but, for some reason, it’s super important to me [...]

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FREE PRINTABLE LOVE | for the love of hearts & bunting! | DIY Invitations for Your Wedding or Party, from Haley Dolan

FREE PRINTABLE LOVE | for the love of hearts & bunting! | DIY Invitations for Your Wedding or Party, from Haley Dolan

Let me preface this post by assuring you that your Vera Wang fix is on its way.  However, I felt compelled to bring you a lil freebie love before we get into it… hope you like! Something about these playful prints from Haley Dolan of Bread of Many makes me want to have a party [...]

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No, I Love YOU Much.

No, I Love YOU Much.

Have you ever felt like you’ve found your long lost twin – a separated at birth, or maybe from-another-mother kinda deal – just upon reading a couple of posts on a blog that’s new to you?  It’s a funny feeling, a new level of awesomeness, because it’s like finding an old friend without ever having [...]

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SPEAKING OF WEDDING INSPIRATION { + DIY LOVE }… | gold, blue and creamy beige | Choose These Colors for Your Wedding, and You Won’t Be Sorry…

SPEAKING OF WEDDING INSPIRATION { + DIY LOVE }… | gold, blue and creamy beige | Choose These Colors for Your Wedding, and You Won’t Be Sorry…

I left a teaser in my first post of the day… sorry about that, but it wasn’t to mess with you!  I just couldn’t keep adding more goodness to it, when the goodness I wanted to add deserved its OWN feature!  You understand, right?  Hopefully I’ll be able to make amends with all that follows… [...]

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Part I: FRIDAY’S FAB FINDS! | save the date freebies + smiles + scrabble | Happiness Lies Within

Part I: FRIDAY’S FAB FINDS! | save the date freebies + smiles + scrabble | Happiness Lies Within

Alright everyone, here we go.  I’m practically hyperventilating over these finds, today.  Go get a brown paper bag in case you begin to experience some shallow breathing… The Wedding Chicks have outdone themselves with this find right here.  They’ve brought us one of the most beautiful wedding paper templates I’ve eva seen.  Eva.  It’s beautiful, [...]

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WEDDING COLOR INSPIRATION | pretty palettes | Sunny with a Chance of Pastels…

WEDDING COLOR INSPIRATION | pretty palettes | Sunny with a Chance of Pastels…

Want to know what’s been really tough for me to do?  Pick just ONE color palette for my wedding.  That’s one of the most difficult decisions I’ve faced while planning my affair and it’s not getting any easier the more inspiration I find.  And guess what?  It’s a challenging thing to plan a wedding when [...]

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PICTURE PERFECT | obsessed with these ideas! | Want Your Smiling Faces on Everything? Martha’s Got You Covered

PICTURE PERFECT | obsessed with these ideas! | Want Your Smiling Faces on Everything? Martha’s Got You Covered

Dear Martha Stewart Weddings, Your magazines are among the only ones I keep, for years past the date printed on the cover.  Why?  Because the ideas that line the glossy pages of each and every issue you make are the kind that will never go out of style.  And these ideas right here – which [...]

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TYPOGRAPHY LOVE | uniquely crafted caps by jessica hische | I Bet You’re Going to LOVE Your Initials After You Read This

TYPOGRAPHY LOVE | uniquely crafted caps by jessica hische | I Bet You’re Going to LOVE Your Initials After You Read This

. LOVE TYPOGRAPHY.  Now, I know I say “I love” about a lot of things – but with Typography, I mean it. *** If Typography had been a character on Saved by the Bell, it would have been Zack Morris (I realize it would make more sense as Jessie Spano, but… c’mon).  And, if asked [...]

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FRIDAY’S FAB FINDS ♡ Part 2 | Still Staring | a tush God took a few more minutes to sculpt + other eye candy you secretly want to own and/or touch…

FRIDAY’S FAB FINDS ♡ Part 2 | Still Staring | a tush God took a few more minutes to sculpt + other eye candy you secretly want to own and/or touch…

I thought I liked my butt until I saw yours, Miss.  I hope you don’t mind me staring a bit.  I don’t think you do, since you’ve made it the photographic focal point.  So I’m going to keep my eyes fixed, as well as send a little shout out to Chris Nicholls for gifting the [...]

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