Monogrammed Vintage Handkerchief Save the Dates

These elegant save the dates got a vintage touch when we wrapped them in custom monogrammed handkerchiefs (found by the bride on ebay and etsy and then stamped with their wedding monogram) and finished the whole thing off with grey and white striped baker’s twine. I absolutely love these!


All the monogrammed handkerchiefs spread out, so sweet and colorful!


Nautical Cape Cod Wedding Invitations

Summer is just around the corner, and the invitations I just completed for a wedding in Cape Cod are getting me in the mood for sundresses, sandals, and summer weddings! The bride wanted a preppy, nautical feel in navy with a touch of pale yellow. We went back and forth trying to figure out how to incorporate the nautical feel and ultimately decided on using an anchor as well as tying the entire suite together with a tiny carrick’s bend knot in yellow twine.

Sailors Knot Inspired Wedding Invitations

New England Wedding Invitations

Anchor Wedding Invitations

Custom Wedding Invitation Map

Classy Preppy Wedding Invitations

Navy and Yellow Wedding Invitations

Changes Coming!

Hi everyone! Stay tuned for big changes this spring here at Aqua Juel Design. A whole new look is in the works, everything from logo to website! For now, a sneak peek at the new logo:

Aqua Juel Design Logo-06


What do you think?

Vintage Key Wedding Invitations

Oh do I love keys! One of my favorite stories when I was younger was The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett. After I read that story, I imagined one day I’d find a garden of my own simply by walking through some thick brush or by finding an old, mysterious-looking key that would unlock a secret door. Ever since then I’ve always thought that there was just something magical about old skeleton keys…what do they open? To whom did they belong? It’s exactly that mystery and magic that make them one of my absolute favorite details. So, it’s no surprise that when Rosemary mentioned that she and her soon to be hubby liked the idea of using vintage keys or luggage tags throughout there wedding, I was very very excited!

We started out with a monogram that included the couples’ first initials (since you never use the last initial on pre-wedding stationery…another post on that to come) with two crossing keys.


Rosemary chose a font that she loved and chose cool grays and champagne as their colors of choice since her future hubby nixed the idea of including pinks…too girly (what?!?). We created the main invitation, an RSVP postcard with matching postage, and a directions card with a little map that I just love! (Sidenote: Rosemary, thanks for getting married close to the water so we could bring a little blue into your invitations!)







Thank you Rosemary and Orlando for allowing me to create these for you! It was so much fun and I hope you love them as much as I do!

PS hubbies-to-be: Weddings ARE girly. Pink is totally acceptable and does not make you less of a man for sending out invitations in a blush-colored envelope. Just sayin…

Kate + Rodrigo’s Travel-Inspired Wedding Invitations

I grew up with Kate so it was an absolute honor to be asked to do her wedding invitations. She and Rodrigo are the most well-traveled people I know, so it was no surprise that it was the inspiration for their entire invitation suite. They wanted to work with navy with just a touch of red and when I suggested using a compass rose as part of the design they were all for it! Add in some divine twine, some of my favorite typefaces, and we’ve got probably my favorite invitations yet!