Hi! Thanks for stopping by! We are a husband and wife graphic design team, and a couple of Etsy addicts! This blog is primarily used to showcase our designs that aren't shown in our Etsy store. But we'll also be updating it with fun Etsy finds and wedding tips. Have questions or an idea for something you'd like to see on here? We'd love to hear from you. Click HERE to send us a convo!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

We've Moved -- New Blog Address!

We've made the jump...over to a new url. You can find these, and all of our new entries, over on our newly designed blog, http://izzyandthebean.com/blog

Blog designed by Rippke Design

Saturday, September 11, 2010

spring inspiration board - aqua, yellow, and gray

I can't stop swooning over this warm yellow color. It's not quite as bright as your basic yellow, but I think it's a lovely alternative to metallic gold...or even ivory. I've paired it up with an aqua color, and some cool grays in these two new invitations from our etsy store. The rest of the items have been created by members of the Etsy Wedding Team. To find additional matching items search "etsyweddingteam" on Etsy!

Find these items:
Adalyn Wedding Invitation from our Etsy store, arippke.esty.com
Dobson Wedding Invitation from our Etsy store, arippke.etsy.com
Yellow Ranuncula Bridal Hairclip from hairbowswonderworld
Elegant Knit Wrap - Rococo Shawl from TickledPinkKnits
Bridesmaid Clutch from bellaflore2009
Charcoal Black Brianna Bracelet from AFinishingTouch
Turquoise Birdcage Veil from rtisan

Thursday, August 12, 2010

intimate weddings - invitations for smaller events

Over the last couple of years we've seen small weddings become a growing trend. Especially smaller ceremonies with larger receptions. For those couples looking for a way to invite people to different events we've designed invitation sets with multiple pieces to mix and match for each specific guest.

This invite set includes a larger invite for the reception, a standard size rsvp, and two smaller invitations for guests who are invited to the more intimate ceremony and dinner.

This is also a great way to invite people to a rehearsal dinner, give them information about hotel/area information, or let them know where you've registered at. For more information about pricing, designs, and sizes contact us!

Monday, August 9, 2010

now offering pocketfold invitations!

Izzy and the Bean Design is now offering pocketfold invitations! Pocketfolds are available in the 5x7 size, and will work with any of our vertical invitation designs. Available colors include silver, pearl, black, white linen, brown linen, and red linen. Each pocket adds an additional $1.80 to each set and comes unassembled. For additional information, pricing, or if you have any questions, send us a convo and we'll get back to you asap!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

thank you nashville brides!

We'd like to extend a big thank you to all of the brides, grooms, guests, and vendors who made our first wedding fair here in Nashville such a success! Please contact us if you have any follow up questions or comments, we'd love to hear from you!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

nashville bridal fair

We are excited to announce that Izzy and the Bean Design will be a vendor at the 2010 Nashville Bridal Fair! If you're in the area, stop by, grab some sample wedding invitations, and say hey!

The event is August 1st from 11am - 4pm at the Nashville Convention Center. For more information visit www.nashville-bridalshow.com

Save the Date based on our "Gwen" wedding invitation design

Sunday, June 27, 2010

adrienne inspiration board - fall wedding colors

This has been one of my favorite wedding color schemes for some time now. It works for anytime of year, but if you're looking for a brighter alternative to creams and browns for your fall wedding I find this to be a nice option. These are just a few of the many Etsy Wedding Team's wedding pieces using these colors. To search for more, visit etsy.com and search "etsyweddingteam."

Find these items:
Adrienne Wedding Invitation from our Etsy store, arippke.etsy.com
Lily Viola Clutch from thesocialseam
Rolled Rose Necklace from hairbowswonderworld
Josie Pillow from YANDEBRIDAL
Coral and Pearls Vintage Bauble Hair Pin Set from OriginalsByLynnette
Green sign from SignsByDiane
Light Green Swarovski and Crystal Bracelet from AFinishingTouch

Friday, June 18, 2010

izzy and the bean design heads to music city!

This spring has brought exciting changes for us here at Izzy and the Bean Design. To start with we've moved! We have relocated out of Texas and are settling down in Nashville, TN. We can not wait to be a part of the Nashville wedding community, and are excited about the opportunities here...including our first wedding fair!

Our wedding invitation store is still located on Etsy, and because we ship using flat rate boxes all of our rates will stay the same. We have also created our Facebook page which will be updated with photos and information regularly. And of course you can follow us on Twitter!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

laine inspiration board - birds and trees/browns and greens

This spring we added the Laine wedding invitation to our store and it has quickly become our most popular design. Here are some of our favorite complimenting brown and green pieces from the Etsy Wedding Team!

Find these items:
Laine Wedding Invitation from our Etsy store, arippke.etsy.com
Organic Cotton Knit Wrap from TickledPinkKnits
Spring Flower Brooch or Corsage Pin from MGMart
Forest Collection Ring Bearer Nest from YANDEBRIDAL
Wine Tag Escort Card from GracefulStudio
Rolled Rose and Vintage Lace Headband from BeSomethingNew

jenna and craig - plum and sage belly band

Well, you can still call this a belly band right...I guess it goes the other way? :) In any case, Jenna and Craig added a lovely DIY touch to our Leanne wedding invitation by incorporating a ribbon and square monogram to match the invite. I love the bold, solid line the ribbon creates in contrast to the thin lines of the invitation design. We also designed a custom map of Nova Scotia to be included in the set.

Thanks for the photos guys! Congratulations again!

Friday, March 19, 2010

katherine inspiration board - orange and pool blue

This has to be one of my favorite color combinations right now. I love how soft it is...yet still modern. The EWT has some great items in the same colors. I absolutely love pairing all of these pieces with our Katherine wedding invitation.

Find these items:
Katherine Wedding Invitation from our Etsy store, arippke.etsy.com
Orange and Blue Statement Necklace from hairbowswonderworld
Wedding Parasol from CustomizedWedding
Waterlily Corsage Brooch, Headband, or Hair Clip from MGMart
Tamara Fascinator Headpiece from PinkTigersDen

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

antiqued wedding invitation suite - lindsey and josh

Lindsey and Josh have been a fabulous couple to work with! We started about a year ago with a digital file for their save the dates to set the mood for the rest of the pieces. They knew they didn't want them to all be "matching," but definitely wanted pieces that fit together as a whole. We carried the delicate pink and green theme over into the wedding invitations, map, direction, and rsvp card. And we will soon be shipping the rehearsal dinner invitations to finish off the suite....photo coming soon. :)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

elizabeth inspiration board - antique pinks

This soft color palette blending whites, ivories, gold, and soft pinks is fabulous example of some of the lovely modern, yet antique feeling, pieces you can find from The Etsy Wedding Team.

Find these items:
Elizabeth Wedding Invitation from our Etsy store, arippke.etsy.com
Rose Headband from BeSomethingNew
Coyol Wedding Ring from nauralezanica
Pearl and Rhinestone Hair Pin from OriginalsByLynnette
Paper Custom Bridal Flower Bouquet from WeddingsByBeccaMari
Powdered Almond Pearl Bracelet from AFinishingTouch
Cream/White Swarovski Pearl Earrings from jurgitahandmade

Monday, March 1, 2010

black & yellow inspiration board - flower save the date

This weekend we worked with a lovely couple using our flower save the date in yellow and black. It inspired me to look into our other EWT member's stores and see what fabulous matching items they have to offer.

Find these items:
Flower Save the Dates from our Etsy store, arippke.etsy.com
Wedding Sign by SignsByDiane
Ivory Flower Shoe Clips by jurgitahandmade
Damask Guestbook/Pen set by Spoccdesign
Black Feather Flower by TessaKim

Friday, February 26, 2010

leanne inspiration board - purple and chartreuse

As part of the Etsy Wedding Team we are fortunate to be surrounded by the some of the best wedding vendors Etsy has to offer. We've created an inspiration board pairing our Leanne wedding invitation with some of our favorite EWT products. To view their items click on the links below the image.

Find these items:
Leanne Wedding Invitation from our Etsy store, arippke.etsy.com
Stella Pillow by YANDEBRIDAL
Hand Beaded Wooden Salad Servers by Beadz2Pleaz
Vintage Hair Pin Set by OriginalsByLynnette
Petal Earrings by MGMart
Victorian Scaflette by TickledPinkKnits

wedding invitations samples - new arrivals

We've had a busy early spring season here at Izzy and the Bean. New wedding invitation designs have been added to the shop, and new samples are now available!

To purchase samples of these, or any of the other available designs, visit us at http://arippke.etsy.com.

Friday, January 29, 2010

the etsy wedding team helps haiti

In light of the recent earthquake in Haiti, the Etsy Wedding Team has gotten together and are running a fund raising event from January 29 2010 - February 12 2010. All items listed have been generously donated by various Etsy Wedding Team Members. And all of the proceeds from sales (less etsy and paypal fees) will be donated to The American Red Cross Haiti Relief. We are extremely proud to be a part of this team, and it's relief efforts. Stop by the shop for a fantastic variety of wedding and non-wedding items.

Thank you for looking, and we appreciate your help in our effort to raise money for the people of Haiti.

Follow our blog: http://etsyweddingteam.blogspot.com
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Become a fan on facebook: http://facebook.com/etsyweddingteam

The thank you cards we donated.

This cute bow/headband has been donated by http://BeSomethingNew.etsy.com

This custom sparkler holders have been donated by http://printyourparty.etsy.com

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This cowl has been donated by http://TickledPinkKnits.etsy.com