How to Choose the Perfect Wedding Font

What does the typeface you choose for your wedding invitations say about your big day?

Fun and full of charisma?  Traditional and fancy?  Funky and modern?

Whichever you choose, it's my job at Copper Ink Wedding Designs to make sure your invitation is elegant AND funky/modern/rocked-out/full of your personality.

Elegance just means the design is two things at once: unusually simple and surprisingly powerful.

Check out some font options from Copper Ink Wedding Designs. Set up an appointment to see all your options in person!



Love Birds

Coral, warm brown and shimmering ivory were the colors that Carly and Brian chose for their wedding invitations.

What a great set (Invitation, RSVP card, Hotel/Direction card and the envelope) for less than $3.50 each.

Click the images to see more photos of Carly & Brian's wedding invitation set.


We Finished the St. Patty's Day 5K!

Official Time: 34:47 ...and I'm alive to write about it! This is coming from a girl who hasn't run more than a mile since her track & field high school days. And afterwards, some much-needed Guinness. 


Celebrate with Guinness & Chocolate

What says Happy St. Patrick's Day better than this Guinness and Chocolate dessert bar? (from Half Baked -- The Cake Blog)

Three of my favorite things come, chocolate and Ireland. Sláinte!

Click the photo to see more photos of a Guinness-inspired dessert table. Want some Irish influences in your wedding? You know who to contact. :)

 And my favorite Irish quote from a photo I took in September while I was there:


Trying to Save Money on Your Wedding Invitations?

Here are two great options if your wedding invitation budget is a little tight:

Click on Jenna & Eric's Wedding Invitation to see their full gallery of photos

Click on Bonnie & Steve's Wedding Invitations to see their full wedding gallery of photos

How did they save some money? Jenna & Eric and Bonnie & Steve decided to print all of their wedding information onto their one-piece wedding invitation instead of printing three separate pieces (an invitation, an RSVP card and a hotel/direction card). Jenna & Eric even opted to list an online RSVP. Their guests will log onto their wedding website to RSVP for their wedding, saving them the cost of an RSVP postcard and stamps. One general rule...the less paper you use, the less expensive your invitations will be. The fewer the pieces, the lower the cost.

Both of the invitations shown are printed on shimmery white paper, but if you wanted to save money another way, it's cheaper to print on glossy or matte paper rather than shimmery. (But be careful of fingerprints on a glossy option.)

Contact Copper Ink Wedding Design if you'd like a price quote for your wedding invitation idea. We work with any budget! 


Eat, Drink and be Married

Using your wedding colors throughout your wedding brings the entire event together. From flowers and dresses, to invitations and treats, your guests will notice the effort you took to make everything coordinate (not so matchy-matchy...just coordinated).  :)

Here are a few ways to work your wedding colors into your day through invitations and treats:

Look at for more ideas!

The invitations were created by Copper Ink Wedding Design. The Godiva chocolate candy-coated pretzels are compliments of Katie Norling, and the pink champagne cake is a recipe from my good friend, Shayla at Both are great additions to a dessert buffet, which is regularly taking the place of (or in addition to) a traditional cake. You can have a lot of fun with jelly bean colors, drink colors, candies, goodies, cupcake frosting colors, popcorn drizzle and more. Follow me on Pinterest for more ideas!

Copper Ink Wedding Designs can be as involved as you need us to be when it comes to coordinating pieces of your wedding. (The day-of or preparing everything you'll need ahead of time, including treats and desserts.)  :)


Country Bliss Save-the-Dates: Tying the Knot with Twine

These are so sweet. And so is the couple I designed them for. So happy for you, MacKenzie & Larry!

They chose kraft-paper envelopes and twine to show their country bliss wedding theme in their Save-the-Dates.

(*Just remember...if you send anything through the mail with a knot (tied ribbon, tied twine) it will cost you $0.65 instead of the standard $0.45. Although it may fit through the 0.25" mail slot, it must be completely flat to mail for just one stamp.)


Turquoise & Silver Wedding Invitations: It's all in the Details

Beth and Troy both got what they wanted on their wedding invitations. Beth requested turquoise, soft gray and silver. And Troy said his favorite football team was Nebraska. He also got what he requested. It's all in the details.

Congratulations, Beth & Troy!

Click on either photo to see an entire gallery of wedding invitations for Beth & Troy


Did you get engaged on Valentine's Day?!

First of all, congratulations! Second of all, you have a lot of planning to start.

If you want one easy thing checked off your list, take a look at Copper Ink Wedding Design to help with your wedding invitations and more: 

Wedding Invitations, Stationery, Save-the-Dates, Wedding Programs and Wedding Styling from Renee Halgerson and Copper Ink Wedding Designs in Sioux Falls, SD.

Browse through her wedding design gallery to see lots of inspiration for everything you'll print for your wedding (menu cards, seating chart, rehearsal invitations, etc.) You can also check out her boards on Pinterest for tons of wedding ideas.


Popular Purple Wedding Colors

Any shade of purple (and gray) right now is really popular for wedding colors.

Check out the newest wedding invitations done by Copper Ink Wedding Design using purple hues. See both invitations in more detail by going to the Design Gallery.

Best wishes Bonnie & Steve and Lori & Nick!

See more of Lori and Nick's wedding invitations by clicking this photo

Click on the lavender photos above to see their entire gallery of wedding invitation photos

Click on the bright purple photos above to see their entire gallery of wedding invitation photos


Follow Me on Pinterest for More Wedding Ideas

I'm sure you've heard of Pinterest by now. Remember when you used to rip pages out of magazines of the pictures and images you loved the most. Well, that's exactly what Pinterest is...but online. You can "pin" and "like" images, quotes, recipes, clothing, DIY crafts, wedding ideas, all on different pin boards. 

If you'd like some fun ideas for your wedding, follow me on Pinterest!



Choosing Your Wedding Color Pallette

Need help choosing your wedding colors?

Maybe this website will help:

Tin tones, romantic grays and rustic purples are some of the most popular right now.


A Year's Worth of Love on Paper

We've seen a lot of happy couples put their love on paper before they tied the knot.

Thanks for allowing Copper Ink Wedding Design to be a small part of your big day!

Click the image to see an entire gallery of invitation options.


Antique Gold, Champagne, Ivory and Black

Amanda & Chris chose vintage gold, champagne, ivory and black for their wedding colors. We ordered custom-cut gold patterned strips for their invitations and tied ribbon around their save-the-dates. They have great taste. Compliments and best wishes!

Click on these wedding invitation photos to see their whole gallery of pictures by Copper Ink Wedding Design


Destination Wedding with a Hometown Reception

Jessie and Charles are getting married next week in Mexico! While they're enjoying the beach, you can enjoy their invitations. She added a crystal to the back of the invitation and a paper band around the front to hold in the two insert cards. What a bright and beautiful set. 

Check out their uplighting from Energy Productions. Looks like a fun party. 

Click on the images of Jessie & Charles' wedding invitation set to see more images in the Wedding Design Gallery




Navy Blue and Fuchsia 

Beautiful embellishments with ribbon and a crystal.

Love 'em, Amy and Aaron. Click the image to see more photos of this invitation set in the Design Gallery.


A Great Save-the-Date

Can't wait to see your wedding invitation come together also, Dan & Elizabeth. Congrats!

Visit our Facebook page "Photos" to see more angles of this Save-the-Date postcard.

Click this Save the Date for a link to their wedding invitations, programs and the save-the-date


Bridal Shows!

Copper Ink Wedding Designs will be at two of the best wedding showcases in the Soux Falls area:

January 8, 2012 

Gonna Get Wed Bridal Showcase

Sioux Falls Convention Center

12-4 p.m.

Click here to register


February 26, 2012

Sioux Empire Bridal Showcase

Brandon Holiday Inn, Brandon, SD

12-4 p.m.

Click here to register



South Dakota Wedding Style

You can find Copper Ink Wedding Designs under the "Stationery" section of the website South Dakota Wedding Style. It's a great website to help you with your wedding planning.


Copper Ink Wedding Designs does much more than invitation design. We also do "wedding styling," which includes coordinating your invitation design, with the church decor and reception centerpieces and set up.


Designs for Much More than Weddings

Happy Birthday, Miss Finley.