Thanks for visiting Heather Forsythe Designs! We specialize in custom designed and printed paper! Many of our pieces our designed to be printed on our 1875 antique letterpress, but we also offer other types of printing methods to fit your budget! So, if you see a piece you are interested in, shoot us a line or give us a ring!

Have a particular invitation in mind? Many of our collections started as custom designs. Our Alencon Collection is based on the French Alencon lace from a bride’s dress. The China Plate Collection uses the antique border from one bride’s heirloom china. Let our design team design an invitation that is original and uniquely you!
contact us at:    heather@heatherforsythe.com


A new Iron and Wine

We just reworked the original “Iron and Wine” for bride and groom, Sharon and Joseph.

Help Haiti Rise

I was on Saint John, just a few islands east of Haiti and the Dominican Republic when I heard the devastating news of a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that shattered the lives of hundreds of thousands in Haiti. I said an immediate prayer, but couldn’t help thanking the fact that it was “that” island and not the one that I was on. I immediately felt guilty. The city of Port-au-Prince is densely populated with close to 3 million people living in and around the city. President Barack Obama said in his January 15th article:

In the aftermath of disaster, we are reminded that life can be unimaginably cruel. That pain and loss is so often meted out without any justice or mercy. That “time and chance” happen to us all. But it is also in these moments, when we are brought face to face with our own fragility, that we rediscover our common humanity. We look into the eyes of another and see ourselves. And so the United States of America will lead the world in this humanitarian endeavor. That has been our history, and that is how we will answer the challenge before us.

His words made me very proud. While our amazing country sends our soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen, our doctors, nurses, and paramedics, our aircraft carriers and heavy equipment to begin relief efforts, I look for little ways that I can help  too. Here are a couple great ways I have found to help in a civilian’s small ways:

I just bought this comfy American Apparel Tee from Fretto Prints, the proceeds of which go directly to Partners in Health.

I always love how quickly the American Red Cross is able to respond and provide an easy way to give. Just a few days after the disaster there were flyers at the check-out lines of Publix Grocery Store making it easy to add $5, $10, $25 dollars right to your grocery purchase.

Unicef is an amazing foundation committed to helping children around the world. Their website has tons of information about their efforts and how you can help. You can give directly to the foundation which will purchase Family Water Kits, First Aid Kits, and School in a Box. You can even browse a beautiful selection of gifts on their website, the proceeds of which go directly to their humanitarian efforts around the world.

Native Haitian, Wyclef Jean, has already raised over 3 million dollars through his foundation, Yele Haiti, another amazingly simple way to give. You can simply

Text Yele to 501501 to give $5


Text Haiti to 501501 to give $10

Until February 1st, Josie Maran will contribute 50% of the company’s sales to the American Red Cross. Check out their site here.

And finally, check out Whitehouse.gov to learn more about the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund.

Somewhere by the Sea

I love beachy weddings! So naturally I loved meeting bride, Shannon, who is planning a beach wedding on Folly Beach for the Spring! Shannon wanted to incorporate the lovely Morris Island Light House into her invitation. If you don’t know about this historic wonder, click on over here to learn about the efforts being made to save the lovely piece of historic Charleston architecture! Here is the design idea we came up with for Shannon who is wanting to use a palette of soft greys and silvers with a touch of fuschia. The set is designed to be flat-printed on a pearl stock.

We are so pleased to be featured on Merci New York‘s fabulous wedding blog today! Merci New York – “chic and stylish inspiration for the busy city bride!” I love their gorgeous website and look forward to checking in on this fabulous blog daily!

A Patriot’s Affair

We just finished up a design proposal for bride and groom, Morgan and Brent, who are getting married at Patriot’s Point Links on Charleston Harbor.  Morgan wanted to include Tiffany Blue and the couple’s monogram.  We added the small starfish graphic to bring in the Charleston/waterfront feel of their venue.

patriots point invitatioin

Vintage Glam in Ireland

Italian bride, Rosanna, contacted me and wanted a custom design for her Vintagey Glamorous wedding in Ireland. I, of course, loved all her design elements, which were Alencon Lace, Camelias, Pearls, Satin Ribbon and the amazing castle where she is getting married: Cloghan Castle in Ireland!  The design uses a palette of soft soft silvers and blush pinks and really the design proposals don’t do it justice! It will be letterpressed on to 100% cotton paper and enclosed in the shimmery custom enclosure along with a reply card, envelope, history of Cloghan Castle and Vintage Map of Ireland.

vintage glam invitation

vintage glam invitation closed view

New Orleans Street Car

Megan contacted me because she was looking for an invitation with a wrought-iron feel for her January New-Orleans wedding. I was so glad when she shared her engagement story with me! Her fiance popped the question on a traditional New Orleans Street Car, so I, of course, had to find a way to incorporate this into her design.  The Street Car illustration’s sweet vintagey feel goes perfectly with the wrought iron which bespeaks New Orleans perfectly. Megan’s palette of golds and mossy green softens the original Iron and Wine design making a completely new feel. I love it! Thanks Megan!

New Orleans Street Car Trolley Wrought Iron Invitation