Tres Joli Tuesdays: Anike as color inspiration

 

This Tres Joli Tuesdays we're featuring Anike, one of the new shining stars of our Brand New Aduni "The Sweetness" collection. This collection comes from listening to our Grand fans needs, and it offers beautiful, exotic and affordable invitations. Ijorereans have the option to purchase the "base" set for as low as $5 for a five piece suite!!! In addition, you can also customize the invitations by adding one or many of the amazing options available: BLING It, PRESS It, CUT It, LINE It or ADDRESS It. Can you imagine how gorgeous ANIKE would look as a Letterpress card? Or even with some strategically placed laser cuts? Let's take a look at the inspiration behind ANIKE…

 

 

Our process starts with a sketch by our Art Director and CEO Ola. As the IJORERE team works on bringing this to life, we try to look at the most innovative and beautiful trends out there, specially to bring color to our creations. Anike has a lovely coral/gold palette that was developed thanks to a pool of diverse inspiration.

 

 

 

Hurry up and pick up this beautiful set! The IJORERE team is ready to make your wedding or celebration a true GRAND DAY!

 

Carmen E.  – IJORERE Memoirs 
May your day be IJORERE, a day that is GRAND!
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Sweets & Bliss, The Unveiling of IJORERE The Invitation!

IJS-98_2While we are BEYOND excited for what the new year holds for IJORERE The Invitation, we can’t help but to tell you about IJORERE’s very own and very special event that took place just before the holidays!

 

The unveiling of IJORERE The Invitation was a high-end, intimate evening that took place at a cozy stationery & pen shop located in charming downtown Barrington IL.  IJORERE’s creative director and owner, Ola, worked diligently to create this exquisite event that gathered event planners, Barrington’s affluent socialites and a few of IJORERE’s most loyal supporters.

 

With the goal in mind of “quality, NOT quantity” these hand-picked honored guests enjoyed a night of sweets and bliss!  Sipping on fine wine and enjoying delicious delicacies as they perused through the fabulous displays of IJORERE’s custom wedding suites . Attendees were also able to feast their eyes on sneak peeks of  IJOBABY’s latest additions!

Enjoy viewing the highlights of this SPLENDID IJORERE!

 

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Ola and her Uber Elegant suites!

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Ola’s very own IJORERE invitations created for her special 10.10.10 7 year wedding anniversary celebration!

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Calligraphy By Annie of Pretty Mail Calligraphy!
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Mmmmm...Guests were treated to these intricately designed delicacies!

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Of course sweet treats MUST accompany such a sweet announcement!

Adorably Yummy! Our IjoBaby announcements
Adorably Yummy!

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A mom-to-be looks at our baby, Queen Jessica & need-less to say, She booked us & we are currently working on her baby shower Invites!

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Calligraphy demonstration by one of Ola's favorite Calligraphers, Dena Bellows!
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Calligraphy samples where given out to all of Ola's attendees. Exquisite!

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Ola delights in the custom invitations with guests!

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Already thinking about next month’s sweet emphasis on LOVE?  February 14 will be here before you know it and planning ahead to make this lovely day even MORE special will capture the essence of how you feel about your loved ones!  Stay tuned for a special launch on the month of LOVE  by IJORERE The Invitation!

May your day be IJORERE,  a day that is GRAND!

Allie Coyle . IJORERE Memoir Writer

 

 

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2010 Favorite Visuals.What’s coming in 2011 & Discount of the year!!

What an UNBELIEVABLY FABULOUS year for IJORERE The Invitation!

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From the launch of IjoBABY to IJORERE owner, Ola’s intimate 7th year anniversary to stunning weddings- IJORERE has had a full & EXCITING year!  And we’re just getting started!!!

Ola recounts her greatest highlights of this year; when she got called upon to work along side David Tutera’s team on Carrie & Ajay’s entire luxury suites, throwing a lavish 60th birthday extravaganza for her mom on the 4th of July!, the launch of a new baby line, IjoBABY and the Unveiling of IJORERE The Invitation, the debut of her new collection which showcased in downtown Barrington.

All though her loaded schedule as a full time Architect, a mother of 2 adorable girls, an invitation designer extraordinaire AND juggling all her summer clients Ola was also preparing and some how managed to achieve a marvelously planned renewal of her vows to her husband of 7 years, of which by the way got featured on The Bride’s Cafe and Chocolate Brides WOW!, talk about being BUSY!

For 2011, Ola is mostly looking forward to the growth of IjoBABY; which boasts ADORABLE custom baby invitations & more, her FABULOUS upcoming Valentine’s Day Special, AND her NEW recession-friendly line of invitations- ideal for today’s frugal clients….YAAY!!

We’ll talk more about our Val Day Special in the beginning of the year, as the month of LOVE approaches, but for now let’s just say that what we have in store is beyond the norms of just chocolate & roses and will leave your LOVER SPEECHLESS!  

For your viewing pleasure, feast your eyes on our  FAVORITE shots of 2010, then mosey on down to our SPECIAL OFFER OF THE YEAR!!!!!!!!

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The 60th birthday celebration of Ola’s mother!60th B Day Extravaganza

The life of Ola’s mother…. at 18 and at 60!  Ola notes that her mother is as beautiful 40 years later and hopes to echo her grace and beauty!life of my mom

The stunning 10.10.10 Ijorere Invitations!  It must be great to have a vision in your mind of exactly what you want for your special day and be able to carry it out!  Lovely Ola!!The Invitation 10.10.10

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What a cutie!!  So adorable and the vibrant purple touches throughout looked beautiful! This is Ola’s 1st born…Z.Z my daughter

Ola at her 7th Anniversary IJORERE on 10.10.10 with her husband and adorable youngest daughter, Nai.Caught Naturally in laughter w Nai our youngest

Ta Da! Saving the very BEST of this year for LAST, Our IJORERE discount of the YEAR! 20% off your wedding or grand event…but HURRY! This offer will not last forever!  Contact Ola TODAY !sale
We hope you’ve enjoyed our recap of 2010!  Thank YOU for your tremendous support & love- IJORERE The Invitation has felt it and we appreciate you!  We can’t tell you how EXCITED we are for the NEW YEAR!  Stay tuned for all of our new endeavors and as we continue to make IJORERE The Invitation your source for contemporary, BOLD & exotic papery!

May your day be IJORERE,  a day that is GRAND!

Allie Coyle . IJORERE Memoir Writer

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A Vibrant & Traditional Indian Wedding – Vinnie & Amish

_PBH2175We hope you enjoyed last week’s beautiful entry about our Ijorere fusion wedding in which we custom designed nearly every portion of Carrie and Ajay’s Oh-So-Grand day!

This week, we wanted to pull from the Indian inspiration of our last post and bring to you, our beloved Ijorere readers, an authentic modern Indian wedding!

 

Vinnie and Amish were referred by previous Ijorere clients Helen & Fola. Helen was so impressed with the stunning custom destination wedding suites designed by Ola for her wedding, that she knew just the person to call to come through with something extra special for her dear friend Vinnie!  Ola was given merely the guest names and colors of Vinnie’s wedding and the creative juices began flowing!

 

The custom Ijorere place cards, designed by Ola based strictly on instinct, blended PERFECTLY with the colors and theme of the rest of the wedding! Stunning lemon yellow, citrus orange and lime green colors brought out the reception rooms’ decor and made the place cards POP!  This vibrant day was an ideal blend of traditional Indian heritage and modern Indian culture and, of course, Ijorere The Invitation was honored to be a part of Vinnie and Amish’s IJORERE!  Take a look!

 

 

 

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How can we not LOVE such a fun and energetic couple?!  Ijorere The Invitation was thrilled to match their vibrant personalities for their IJORERE!

Vinnie, although we were not a prominent feature on your Ijorere, we thank you tremendously for sharing these wonderful visuals of yours!

May your day be IJORERE,  a day that is GRAND!

Allie Coyle . Ijorere Memoir Writer

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A Night of Liming- The Wedding of Burnetta & Rhet

305_burnettarhet_wWe’re excited to kick off this already chilly Chicago winter with images and a story that is sure to warm your heart! 

Ijorere The Invitation was so excited to be a part of the luxurious wedding of  Burnetta & Rhet which took place in downtown Chicago’s W Hotel this past May. We gave you a sneak peek of this event earlier in the year Burnetta & Rhet's IJORERE, Did you miss the trailer by Carbon14? Well, Check it out! :~)

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IJORERE custom wedding designs– 200 place cards, 20 table cards, 15 different types of signage and 20 custom fabric pocket enclosed thank you cards brilliantly helped set the tone and added dash of personalization for each guest. Our most luxurious signature engraved walnut wooden boxes elegantly placed in satin string pouches were given to fifteen of their closest family and friends who were delighted with their new found treasures.

Celebrated that evening was not just the union of two unbelievably in love souls, but two vibrant cultures. Burnetta’s African-American and Rhet’s Trinidadian cultures fused beautifully and everyone enjoyed the lively and exquisite evening of “liming.” Trinidad’s catch phrase of liming became the theme of the event, and the “Story of the Lime” and “Thanks for Liming with Us” reminded people of this way of life ;  "To hang out and enjoy the company of family and friends".

We hope you enjoy a look at one of this years’ most memorable events!

Wedding & reception : W Hotel Chicago Loop
Bridal attire : Ultimate Bride
Bridal jewelry : Boutique Victoria
Photography : S1 Weddings
Cinematographer : Carbon 14 Films
Catering : W Hotel Chicago Loop
Florist : A Stem Above
Couture papery & wood : IJORERE The Invitation

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Table Cards Gradient Lime Green . Textured silk Cardstock & Bling
Table Cards Gradient Lime Green . Textured silk Cardstock & Bling
Couture Table Cards
Couture Table Cards
5 color escort cards
5 color escort cards
Soft pink. Mauve. Purple. Lavendar & Fuchsia
Soft pink. Mauve. Purple. Lavendar & Fuchsia

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I LOVE shots of Love in action!
I LOVE shots of Love in action!
Thanks for Liming with Us...what a beautiful ending!
Thanks for Liming with Us...what a beautiful ending!

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A special thanks to Oscar of S1 weddings for sharing these excellent photos of Dr. B & Rhet and Josiah of Carbon Films for amazing cinematography.

May your day be IJORERE,  a day that is GRAND!

Allie Coyle . Ijorere Memoir Writer

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Helen & Fola’s IJORERE

Happy Thursday everyone! I must admit…this was my most Sexiest & Favorite! Wedding Suites to hand-craft. Ijorere's destination bride gave me the liberty to create super sweet invites without any restrictions or limitations. My creative juices seriously “Runneth Over”! as my destination bride went all out making a lasting impression!
This Love IS "A TRUE love meant to LAST…"

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Custom Menus by Ijorere
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Place cardtags w/ satin jasper ribbons Courtesy of Ijorere
The cake
The cake
The Groom
The Groom
The Beautiful Bride
The Beautiful Bride
Happiness
Happiness
Accents
Accents
Playful love
Playful love
I'm Yours...if you can catch me!
I'm Yours...if you can catch me!
Love
Love
Bonnie & Clyde
Bonnie & Clyde
Silver Silk box Jasper & Orange beads
Silver Silk box Jasper & Orange beads
black pearl & orange silk flower accents
black pearl & orange silk flower accents
THE INVITATION
THE INVITATION

Helen, thanks for allowing me to create your wedding stationery…it was truly a pleasure and thank you for sharing your Ijorere with me. All professional shots courtesy of Bedazzled Photography. Ayesha of Bedazzled Photography…Girl! you ROCK! I didn't even miss a beat! with Your excellent design eye for capturing "The Details" Check out Bedazzled Photography!

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