Happy Valentine’s weekend! It’s our favorite time of the year here at LAURA ANN! At LAURA ANN we believe that landmark spaces shape our experiences and inspire our relationships, from the everyday to the special days. This Valentine’s Day we celebrate the sweethearts who found love on university campuses as we launch the LAURA ANN Ivy Campus & Chapel Invitations Collection! As my friends and followers know, I met, got engaged, and married my college love at our alma mater, Princeton University. Not surprisingly, the LAURA ANN Ivy Campus & Chapel series began with our own wedding invitations and stationery before expanding to other alums. Like Facebook back in 2004, today the series expands from one school to the Ivy League, and the door is certainly open to expand to other chapels and universities in the future by popular demand!
The watercolor and ink illustrated wedding invitations feature the six Ivy League Chapels listed in the Huffington Post’s February 2014 article of “America’s Most Beautiful College Chapels,” five of which were also featured in The Knot’s list of “25 Insanely Beautiful College Chapels” – Princeton University Chapel, Battell Chapel at Yale, Sage Chapel at Cornell, St. Paul’s Chapel at Columbia, Rollins Chapel at Dartmouth, and Memorial Church at Harvard. Along with the six new chapel wedding invitation designs, LAURA ANN now offers six varieties of paper stock and six distinct styles of old world inspired hand calligraphy for customization.
The LAURA ANN Ivy Chapel Wedding Invitations feature watercolor and ink illustrated landmarks as custom envelope liners or surprise pieces of art in the form of the invitation insert. A “double doors” gothic style gatefold invitation opens to reveal a “walking down the aisle” perspective of the chapel interior, as well as a custom campus weekend map.
In addition to wedding invitations and thank you notes, LAURA ANN also offers coordinating “save-the-dates,” rehearsal dinner invitations, maps, welcome bag stickers, just married banners, escort and place cards, table numbers, menus, event signage, thank you notes, and custom stamps. View the Princeton Collection and Products page for a full sampling of related items, and the Custom Process page for how to make them your own.
Is one of our campus collections missing a landmark? Landmark artwork can be commissioned in its own right, or framed as a keepsake as a special bonus of the invitation process. Our specialty is watercolor and ink architectural scenes ranging from university campuses and chapels to historic landmarks, hotels, clubs, private homes, vineyards, ranches, gardens, and resorts.