The Minks Get Fancy

Every bee seems to post a big invitation reveal close to their wedding day. We’ve had our invitations for a while, so it’s been hard keeping them out of my blog posts. I won’t break tradition, but I thought I’d share our envelopes now since they arrived just a few days ago.

While I really liked the calligraphy that was on our save the date cards, it was a little modern. I decided to look for someone whose work might be a little more ornate for our invitations. I pored over blogs, Facebook pages, and websites. There are so many beautiful styles of calligraphy out there and many calligraphers command some pretty steep prices for their work. Calligraphy is an art, so I understand the cost.

When I found Elizabeth Bartucci of Tuccicursive (I believe that’s pronounced like the last part of her last name + cursive), I was almost afraid to ask for a quote because her work was so beautiful. The quote was startlingly modest. I couldn’t ship our envelopes quickly enough! About a week later, the package was back on my doorstep. I thought to have Liz address one envelope just for Weddingbee so I didn’t have to block out any of her beautiful letters…


Photo by Miss Mink

Aren’t they pretty? You might recognize the envelope to the left of the Weddingbee one. That one has already been sent to the White House in hopes that we get one of those congratulatory cards that they sometimes send.

By the way, Liz posted on her Facebook page that her work is going to be in the March issue of Martha Stewart Weddings. Isn’t that exciting?!?

I’m curious about the wait to receive a response from the White House. Did you send the President an invitation? How many months did it take to get something back, if you got anything at all?


Mrs. Mink

Charlottesville, Virginia
Wedding Date:
June 2012
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  1. bacon Member
    bacon 695 posts, Busy bee @ 4:02 pm

    OMG! Your envelopes are going to be stunning!! I love her work!

  2. doily Member
    doily 1733 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:24 pm

    We sent ours out to the President in January and we still haven’t gotten anything back :( Hopefully soon though! I love the calligraphy, I can’t wait to see the rest!

  3. trailmix Member
    trailmix 6663 posts, Bee Keeper @ 4:28 pm

    Wow. That is some beautiful letterin’!

  4. mink Member
    mink 2178 posts, Buzzing bee @ 4:30 pm

    @Mrs. Bacon: I’m kind of in awe of Liz. She’s awesome!

    @Miss Doily: I’ve seen people report a 3 month wait and others report a 10 month wait. Some didn’t hear back at all, it seems. Crossing my fingers for something in 3 months!

    @Mrs. Trail Mix: Hee hee.

  5. mspony Member
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 4:39 pm

    These are beautiful, your research certainly paid off :)

  6. turkey Member
    turkey 654 posts, Busy bee @ 5:02 pm

    Looks beautiful! Can’t wait to hear if you get something back from the President. I have a few “extra” invites I’m thinking about sending…have to get through the guest list first, though.

  7. porcupine Member
    porcupine 633 posts, Busy bee @ 5:15 pm

    So beautiful. I’m always really jealous of people with this talent.

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    Future Army Wife 2213 posts, Buzzing bee @ 6:10 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous! She should make her script into a font and sell it! I would buy it.

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    hamster 4047 posts, Honey bee @ 6:22 pm


  10. coyote Member
    coyote 1932 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:04 pm

    OMG! That calligraphy is absolutely stunning. So beautiful.

  11. brooch Member
    brooch 1760 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:06 pm

    OMGOMGOMGOMG most gorgeous typefont EVER!!!!! I die!

  12. mink Member
    mink 2178 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:25 pm

    @Mrs. Pony: I normally to TOO much research, but I agree. It paid off here!

    @Miss Turkey: I considered some of the others (okay, just one other one), but it was going to be sent abroad and I didn’t think there was time.

    @Miss Porcupine: I tried to teach myself…that didn’t get well at all!

    @Future Army Wife: I’d buy it, too!

    @Mrs. Hamster: :)

    @Miss Coyote: *happy dance* She’s really good, isn’t she?

    @Mrs. Brooch: Hee hee. I have to admit that I started the envelopes for a while!

    BTW, someone wanted her email address. It’s tuccicursive {at} gmail {dot} com.

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    MrsKeAloha 1044 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:08 pm

    Oh my gosh – I want to send one to the President! I just told my fiance and he is up for it.
    He once invited Chelsea Clinton to his house party while she was already in the area and the secret service showed up at his work (Army) to check out the authenticity.
    Oh my man has a story for everything. Silly Boy.

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    MrsKeAloha 1044 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:09 pm

    @Miss Ke Aloha: Oh and they invited him to a party she was having.. He declined because it was the same time as his party. LOL

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    peachplum09 732 posts, Busy bee @ 9:45 pm

    Le sigh, that’s some pretty calligraphy you got there.

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    mkim 611 posts, Busy bee @ 6:38 am

    so beautiful!

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    chicagogirl6 80 posts, Worker bee @ 6:54 am


    we sent ours in June 2011 (for our 9/10/11 wedding) and got a reply back in December 2011.

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    knvprincess143 1036 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:30 am

    Hahaha, I was totally planning on inviting the First Couple, but my invites don’t go out for another few weeks.

    I so have invite addressing envy right now. They look great.

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    melissa, Guest @ 7:34 am

    Are you having inner and outer envelopes?

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    k8e, Guest @ 8:35 am

    we sent the invite out around march and received a card back maybe in april? it was before the wedding, i know that!

  21. opossum Member
    opossum 84 posts, Worker bee @ 8:45 am

    Drop dead gorgeous. LOVE. I wish I could learn to write like that!

  22. mink Member
    mink 2178 posts, Buzzing bee @ 11:41 am

    @Miss Ke Aloha: Ba ha ha! We used to have a first daughter as a neighbor…never thought to invite her to anything, but we felt extra safe with the security detail outside 24/7. :)

    @chicagogirl6: Oooh…3 months. I hope we have the same luck!

    @knvprincess143: Ours aren’t out yet, either…I just sent the White House one because I was worried about timing!

    @melissa: Nope. Our invitations are less formal and it felt like a really easy way to reduce a little bit of the consumption involved with our wedding. We don’t change the world by not having inner envelopes, but little choices add up.

    @k8e: A one month turn around? That’s awesome!!!

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    WestieGirl 574 posts, Busy bee @ 8:36 pm

    Gorgeous!! I want to send one to the White House as well but I won’t tell FI about it. It will be a surprise for him if we get a response back!

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