Tuesday, June 28

Congratulations New York!

Congratulations to the fine State of New York, the Marriage Equality Act was passed on June 24, 2011! What a wonderful day for all.

We wanted to share our support and celebrate this momentous occasion! It's been a long road for every state who has recognized and legalized same-sex marriage, including our State of Massachusetts who passed the law in 2004. Go New England, where most of the supportive states are!  I am lucky to work for a company that has been involved and supportive of gay marriage. Our sister company Outvite.com is now featuring a new Get Hitched invitation for New York!

OutVite.com, launched in November 2003, is an online purveyor of fine stationery, invitations, announcements and holiday cards catering to the GLBT community. The site was created by a group of gay and lesbian employees from eInvite.com, a leading online stationery retailer, with the goal of offering quality stationery products to computer-savvy customers in a comfortable shopping environment for GLBT consumers.

Both OutVite.com, as well as its parent company, eInvite.com, offer same-sex partner benefits and has long had written policies barring any form of employment discrimination based on sexual orientation. For more information click here.
This wonderful collage was inspired by the earthy and natural colors in Suite 7 of Checkerboard's new collaborative effort  with BRIDES magazine, Brides Fine Wedding Papers. Throughout the album, introductory collages open each suite, setting the tone with amazing wedding imagery. The stunning photographs from Tinywater Photography, Corbin Gurkin, Suzy Clement, Michèle M. Waite, Mel Barlow & Co. and Terry Gruber Photographers create a ground breaking experience for the invitation shopper, as well as embody the spirit of innovation in design and support of our community as a whole.
A special thank you to Tinywater Photography, who provided the beautiful image of this happy couple!

Thursday, April 28

Checkerboard featured on The Aisle New York

In good company with designers Isaac Mizrahi, Yvette Fry, Stephanie Browne and even The Royal Couple, Kate Middleton and  Prince William, Checkerboard is featured on The Aisle New York! A great selection of social stationery and thank you notes and an incredible coupon for Checkerboard product on eInvite.com/theaisle worth $100 retail for only $60!

Friday, March 18

Thursday, March 17

Save the Date Magnets

{magnets by pioneer via einvite.com}

Vintage, elegant, offbeat, colorful and most of all, kept, these save the date magnets are a great way to have fun and show a little personality before your wedding invitation arrives. I love the idea of the magnet being on the fridge of each guest. With their morning coffee, they can reflect of the upcoming celebration. There are so many to choose from, so there is something for the sophisticate to the quirky!

Thursday, February 10

Sultry Emberglow at BHLDN

{images: dress, earrings: BHLDN via aisledash, osj: me, invitation: unveiled by checkerboard at eInvite,

{image: pantone}

Yummy "emberglow" and "coffee liqueur", two of Pantone's pick's for Fall 2011 Fashion Color Trends report are alive and full of life. They just landed in my inbox today, as I was about to post this sultry color combination! Another of my favs from BHLDN is this coral bridesmaid dress and earrings, which pair so well with the Flora Fauna invitation from Unveiled by Checkerboard, just just made available on eInvite.com. Michèle M. Waite had some foresight when she caught this couple in front of this colorful foodstand. All the warm and lively colors make me wish for spring. The 14th better hurry up and get here so we can see what else BHLDN has in store!

Wednesday, February 9

Romantic and dreamy BHLDN

{images: romantic dresses and jewelry: BHLDN via aisledash; Unveiled invitation by Checkerboard at eInvite;
bicycle: mel barlow}

This caspian blue and golden brown dress stopped me in my tracks. I love all of the texture and patterns. A fun vibrant girl would wear this dress, as a bride or to a gala. It's quite versatile because of the length. The whole BHLDN collection is full of romance and old world charm, with simplicity and elegance of the gown above to more retro, rustic and edgy styles. I am looking forward to the short videos that accompany the line!

Heirloom dresses and invitations to inspire future generations. When ordering, remember to order a few extra to save for your kiddos as keepsakes.

BHLDN looks good with Unveiled by Checkerboard!

{images: headpiece, dress: BHLDN via aisledash; wedding: michèle m.waite; flowers: sprout;
invitation: unveiled by checkerboard at eInvite}

Sneak peaks of the new wedding collection by Anthropologie are all over the internet, officially launching on February 14th, the day of love. How excited I was to see how well they pair up with the Unveiled wedding invitation collection by Checkerboard. Just presently launching on eInvite, this exciting line has a global heart with a city spirit. The soft colors of natural ballet pink in this selection are accented with luxe satin creating a vintage allure with bohemian flair. The trifold invitation has a pocket behind to hold accessories.

Stay tuned for some more "Beholden" inspiration.

Thursday, January 27


Hello and happy Thursday! Just wanted to share a little Valentine's Day inspiration with you today. Hope these pics keep your heart warm and toasty until February 14th!

Friday, January 7

Typographic Posters

{Woodblock Posters from www.anthonyburrill.com}

Anthony Burrill is a designer & illustrator living in Isle of Oxney, Kent, in the UK.

I was delighted to rediscover his Woodblock Posters series; there's something sincere about the graphic simplicity of his work. The bold, resolute declarations in this series are tempered by the nostalgic earnestness of hand-set wood type.

I highly recommend taking a look at his work @ http://www.anthonyburrill.com

Wednesday, January 5

Valentine's Photo Cards

If the holiday season passed you by too quickly to send out your annual greeting card, fear not! These adorable Valentine's Day photo cards will have your friends and family forgetting all about your little faux pas.

{L to R from the top: You're in my Heart, eInvite.com; Kisses and Hugs, eInvite.com; Be Mine, eInvite.com; Little Love Bird, eInvite.com}