LOVE/HATE: The ‘With the Look of Real Wood’ Edition

I was going to begin this post by saying “If you love wood…” but I’m obviously still 13 years old in my own head because I just can’t believe anyone would read that without thinking naughty thoughts. So instead I’ll just jump right in and say that today’s LOVE/HATE featured product is a wedding invitation with wood embossing that really has the character of wood from Magpie Paperworks:

Before you decide if you love it or you hate it, compare it to wedding invitations made of wood (actual wood), like these from Night Owl Paper Goods. Oddly enough, I thought for years that I’d posted about wood wedding invitations, but I guess I was wrong because I can’t for the life of me find the post! Something for the future, then. Until then, I’ll say that I love this adorable and charming wedding invitation – it would be so fun for an outdoor, woodsy, or rustic wedding.

What say you?

6 Responses to “LOVE/HATE: The ‘With the Look of Real Wood’ Edition”

  1. Toni July 15, 2010 at 12:36 pm #

    I love it. It’s understated and charming, and the “carved” heart is a great touch.

  2. SusanC July 15, 2010 at 2:07 pm #

    LOVE! It’s great to see something that goes against the grain of overly fancy invites. I also appreciate the crisp mix of fonts and spacing, which still keeps it elegant.

    There’s just so much more choices now in wedding stationery than when I was looking almost a decade ago. Back then, nearly everything was bedecked with ribbons and roses on heavy ivory stock with gold embossing and italic script- which after looking at books and books of samples, seemed cloying, like watching the same Disney movie over and over. I settled on plain white cardstock with some casually drawn flowers, but I’d love to have seen this.

  3. Christina July 15, 2010 at 8:58 pm #

    It’s simple, yet distinct! I absolutely love it!

  4. Gayle July 16, 2010 at 7:09 am #

    I think it’s elegant and refined. Lovely! My only question with it would be, how would it travel in the post? It looks quite thin – would it snap?

  5. Rubiatonta July 16, 2010 at 2:05 pm #

    Really lovely! And especially apt for a wedding that is going to be held out of doors.

  6. Jess July 16, 2010 at 2:50 pm #

    Christa, thank you *so* much for your kind words. I’m so tickled to see my Faux Bois invites here on Manolo Brides – I’ve been reading, well, since the beginning. :) It’s an honor!!!

    Gayle, the invitations are actually flat printed onto a 111 Lb embossed paper so it can travel through the post with flying colors. (I first tried to print the design on actual wood veneer but it didn’t pass the Can I Sit On It Test.)