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Pushing the Envelope

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Megan McCarty Samantha Ross

1. SWEET SENTIMENT This elegant folder designed by Pasadena’s Jeannine Pao Brown is covered in a layer of blush-colored tulle sewn over blush-colored dupioni silk. The folder is embellished with a romantic antique gold satin ribbon and a custom-printed tag that is made of 100 percent postconsumer recycled cardstock. $2,600 per 100 (with unprinted outer envelopes) from Blue Magpie.

2.SAY IT WITH A SONG For the couple that loves music, Los Angeles-based Jenny Song’s CD-style invite incorporate your favorite tunes and wedding details with a four-panel insert. Price upon request from Jenny Song.

3. HAUTE PARCEL Part invitation and part keepsake, Santa Barbara—based artisan Heidi Jimenez created ta tropically-inspired book using oakwood covers coptic-stitched together with 100 percent cotton pages. The invitation is delivered inside a handmade zebra-print box on a bed of excelsior. Price upon request from Zenadia Design.

4. BOHO BOX San Diego-based Alchemy owner Vanessa Van Wieren’s design hints at a festive and exotic celebration. The invitation is wrapped in ostrich-embossed leather and presented on a bed of feathers in a rigid colored mailer box. $2,700 for set of 100 from Alchemy Fine Events & Invitations.

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