Guest blogger: Indigo Bunting, Hello

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I am Erin Jang from The Indigo Bunting and I am so happy to be guest blogging this week.


I work as an art director at a magazine but on the side I design custom wedding invitations. I specialize in creating one-of-a-kind invitations that are tailored for the couples I work with.

What makes a great custom wedding invitation are the details. Through the format, shape, color, wording and illustrations on an invitation you can convey a lot about yourself and your wedding. I always want to find that one special detail or memorable nugget about a couple or their wedding that could inspire the entire look of their invitations.


The inspiration for this invitation came from an amazing pair of Vivienne Westwood heart-adorned heels that the bride wore on her wedding day. The reception venue was a red velvet room in a restaurant, and that shaped the color palette too.


For this invitation suite, the couple mentioned their love for vintage ephemera and passing secret notes and letters to each other, and that was the inspiration for folding up a small invitation inside the mini envelope.


Sometimes the venue can really inspire the look of the invitation. The outside of this invitation was inspired by the exterior design work on the old chapel where the ceremony was held. The inside featured illustrations of specific vintage chandeliers that hung in their reception space.


Other times, a couple’s story inspires the imagery on an invitation. This couple met as colleagues in a science lab. She baked cupcakes and would bring them to work; he fell in love, and they got married!



More than anything, I love when a couple has put a lot of consideration into the wording and content for their invitation. It makes the act of reading it that much more fun and personal. This couple decided to have a map of Manhattan annotated with their favorite spots. They let guests know that “food, drinks, dancing and ridiculous amounts of joy” would follow the ceremony, and they selected three untraditional, evocative quotes about love and New York for the backside of the invitation.

Hopefully these examples will inspire you to consider what kinds of lovely details you can share with your guests on your wedding invitations.

xo, Erin

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Candice on Apr 26, 2010

Uh oh -- images from your blog often appear as text links in my feed reader. Not sure if there's anything you're able to do.

Martha on Apr 26, 2010

I love Erin's work (including the fabulous Esquire stuff). Nina & Ross' invites are really speaking to me! Thanks for sharing!

Truly Smitten on Apr 26, 2010

I adore all of Erin's work!

Cynthia at My Bridal Bids on Apr 26, 2010

Wow, the 3rd photo down is truly is stand-out! GORGEOUSLY smart idea!! :) How lovely! xoxo

Tino&Pip Photography on Apr 26, 2010

Adore the vintage secret letter idea (3rd pic). Depicts intimacy and romance- perfect!

Sara Mendelsohn on Apr 26, 2010

These images are incredibly inspiring! I love the personal NY Map... fabulous!

Canada flowers on Apr 26, 2010

I don't think I've seen anything that uses the color black as elegant as this envelope. How royal, classic and oddly futuristic. It feels like a bisaya short film.

jacqueline on Apr 26, 2010

Erin’s work is so inspirational and gorgeous! So happy to meet her here! Have a lovely merry happy week and love to you and yours!

rose on Apr 27, 2010

gorgeous! i love the little envelopes. p.s. i've been having the same trouble as candice in my google reader - it's just started happening in the past couple of weeks... looks beautiful on site though!

Camille @ STYLE NOTES on Apr 27, 2010

Beautiful work!! I am swooning over the vintage "secret note" classically elegant, but with a modern surprise!

hampton on Apr 27, 2010

sad, i can't see the pictures for this post at all, in either firefox or explorer. it sounds lovely though. i guess i'll have to take yall's word for it! :)

carrie on Apr 27, 2010

Yay Erin! You're the best. I love you and your work. :)

rita on Apr 28, 2010

i just love the second photo with heart. amazing.

rita on Apr 28, 2010

i just love the second photo. that heart is amazing.

100layercake on Apr 28, 2010

Hampton, We're not having any trouble viewing the images in Firefox (haven't tried Explorer). We've only been having trouble with Google Reader. We're stumped as to what the problem is, but still trying to figure it out!

abercrombie on Jan 8, 2011

Need invitation is that it set the tone for your wedding and the atmosphere. Note wedding invitations to save people the time, date and place, and some people even use it as a wedding souvenir preserved !

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Aurora on Dec 8, 2013

It would be cool if you told us how to do them.

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