Equal Marriage for All

“No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right. The Judgement of the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit is reversed. It is so ordered.

With the ban on gay marriage lifted nationwide after Friday’s Supreme Court ruling, couples around the US are celebrating, and rightly so. The LGBT community has been actively fighting for equality for nearly 46 years since the New York riot. So, after over four and half decades, the right to marry, no matter what your sexual orientation, is finally here.

lesbian-and-gay-multicultural-indian-weddingAt Invitations by Ajalon we couldn’t be happier. We have been working with same-sex couples for years, and with gay marriage now legal across the nation, we look forward to working with more in the future.

“I vow to fiercely love you in all your forms, now and forever. I promise to never forget that this is a once in a lifetime love…I vow to help you love life, to hold you with tenderness and to have patience that love demands. To speak when words are needed and to share the silence when they are not… To live within the warmth of your heart and always call it home…” – The Vow

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Charles and Nick chose our Oak design for their June 2014 nuptials in Boiceville, New York.

Jessica and Justine chose our fun, yet simple Amanda motif for their Camel, California wedding.

Jessica and Justine chose our fun, yet simple, Amanda motif for their Carmel, California wedding.

All of the invitations in our gallery are 100% customizable. With over 150 paper options and an endless amount of Pantone inks to chose from, it’s easy to create an invitation perfect for you wedding day. Contact us today for a quote or to place your order. We can’t wait to help you celebrate your once in a lifetime love with family and friends.

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Custom Bat Mitzvah Invitations

When it comes to planning an event as important as a girls bat mitzvah, there are a lot of details that can’t be overlooked. Once you’ve booked your venue, the invites should be the next item on your to-do list. Here at Invitations by Ajalon, we offer a wide selection of high-quality, eco-friendly, custom invitations. Whether you’re looking for formal and traditional, or modern and unique, we can help you create the perfect design for your special day.

Red rose bat mitzvah party invitationOur Rose invitation design is a perfect for a girls bat mitzvah.

Are you hosting an Old Hollywood, Fairytale, High Fashion, Great Gatsby or Broadway themed party? All of our gallery designs are 100% customizable to fit the theme and feel of your event. Interested in creating a one-of-a-kind invitation? We have a design team on staff that will work with you to turn your vision into a reality.

cherry blossom bat mitzvah invitation designOur Sakura motif has become a huge hit for bat mitzvah invitations.

letterpress cherry blossom bat mitzvah rsvp envelope linerThis birthday girl chose to incorporate the cherry blossom design into her rsvp envelope with a digital liner. 

With over 150 colored paper options and numerous ink and foil colors, it’s easy to put your own unique stamp on your event cards. Looking to tie the design from your invitation into your party decor? We also have a wide selection of event day items such as place cards, menus, table numbers, favor tags and more for you to choose from.

hebrew bilingual letterpress bat mitzvah invitationThis bilingual invitation was for twin girls. Their parents opted to add their Hebrew names beneath their English names.

letterpress hebrew bilingual bat mitzvah invitation suiteThis is the whole invitation suite. Our Lalita design was a beautiful choice.

For more bat mitzvah inspiration, check out our Pinterest board. Interested in getting a quote or placing an order? Contact us today!

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Wedding Inspiration: Beach Theme

I can’t speak for everyone, but I have dreamed of getting married with the sand between my toes since I was a little girl. The idea of sunset colors filling the sky as waves crash against the beach is so romantic. I know some brides prefer a more glamorous backdrop for their I-dos, but for those who dream of a beach-front or destination wedding, it’s time to get inspired!

“If you want to know how much I love you, count the waves.”

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This type of seating sign is becoming very popular. I love how they used wood to accentuate the rustic beachy feel.

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See more of Oasis, our beachy palm tree motif!

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This is such a cute and simple way to line your aisle.

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See more of Cape Cod, our light house invitation design!

orchids and braids for a beach wedding updo

This is the prefect up-do for a beach wedding. The addition of orchids adds to the tropical feel.

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See more of Key West, our seashell inspired design!

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This bride and groom’s style is perfect for a sunset beach wedding.

modern classic sea shell beach wedding invitation

See more of Hailey, our classic scallop shell motif!

Looking for more beach wedding ideas? Head on over to our Pinterest board! While you’re there, be sure to check out our invitation design boards. See something you like? Contact us today to get a quote or place your order!

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Holiday Cards and Invitations

One of the best things about the holidays is spending them with family and friends. It’s a time to celebrate, eat delicious food and enjoy amazing company. So whether you’re shooting off fireworks on the fourth, hosting the annual Labor Day BBQ, exchanging Christmas ornaments and cookie recipes, or toasting to the New Year, we can help you spread the word with one of our high-quality invitations.

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Interested in putting your own unique twist on one of our gallery designs? All of our motifs are 100% customizable to fit the theme and feel of your celebration. If you’d prefer a one-of-a-kind invitation or greeting card, you have the option to work with our design team to bring your vision to life.

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At Invitations by Ajalon, we offer over 150 paper options and a multitude of inks for you to choose from. Whether you are looking for digital, letterpress or foil printing, it’s easy to create a unique and memorable card. Contact us today for a quote or to place your order!

 

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Wedding Inspiration: Botanical Theme

Make Greenery the Focal Point

I have found that a common misconception amongst brides, is that in order to give your garden wedding a lush and romantic feel, you have to spend thousands on flowers. A popular trend right now is proving that you can still give your wedding space that botanical feel, without breaking the bank. Want to know how? The answer is quite simple, all you have to do is rethink your definition of wedding flowers.

Most people think of greenery as filler. You might spend hundreds on a big bouquet of roses and peonies, than only a few dollars of fern leaves or grape vines. You can still make a huge statement, wow your guests and keep on budget, simply by reversing that notion. Make greenery the focal point and add a few flowers here and there for pops of color or forgo flowers all together.

Below are a few ideas from our Pinterest page that are sure to inspire.

white buttercream wedding cake with ferns

I love how romantic this 2-tiered buttercream wedding cake looks with the addition of leaves.

vine and flower design letterpress invite suite

See more of Savannah. our ivy inspired motif.

succulents used as wedding favors

Looking for a fun wedding favor to tie into your botanical wedding? Try passing out baby succulents or potted herbs to your guest.

digital cherry blossom menu and table marker

See more of Hana, our soft and elegant cherry blossom design.

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Use moss, ferns and other greenery as your runner. This modern alternative to a centerpiece adds a rustic feel to an otherwise simple tablescape.

dusky rose digital floral invitation set

See more of Emiria, our charming floral monogrammed design.

simple diy leaf place cards

Looking to add place cards to your table setting but are on a tight budget? Write your guests names in gold on leaves to save a few dollars and add to the lush feel of the space.

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See more of Laura, our garden hydrangea design.

Add to your garden or botanical themed wedding by incorporating floral elements into your invitations or wedding day stationery. We offer a wide variety of floral designs in digital, letterpress, and foil printing, that are sure to excite. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Contact us today and get started on a custom invitation design to fit the feel of your big day.

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Business Event Invitations

When it comes to business, first impressions are everything. Here at Invitations by Ajalon, we want to help you put your best foot forward when it comes to your event stationery. No matter what type of invitation you’re in the market for, our design team can work with you to create a one-of-a-kind invite that is sure to impress. Looking for industry, corporate or non-profit event cards? With our extensive invitation gallery, you’re sure to find one that’s perfect for you.

We offer a wide selection of high quality, eco-friendly, 100% customizable invitations. Whether your event is casual, formal or themed, we can alter any one of our existing motifs to fit your needs. Hosting a corporate golf tournament, business gala, awards dinner or retirement party?  What about a product launch, conference or fundraiser? No matter what the event, we can create exactly what you’re looking for.

foil business event invitation in pocket folder

I adore the custom silver foil map pocket folder and compass wax seal that we designed for True North Productions 10th Anniversary.

letterpress company anniversary party invitation suite

We were honored to get an opportunity to help Lifting Gear Hire with their 25th Anniversary invitation. The green pocket folder paired perfectly with the color of their business logo.

foil stamped bollywood theme business invitation

Kaiser Permanente sure knows how to throw a party. This gorgeous gold foil stamped invitation was a great pick for their Bollywood themed Awards Dinner.

great gatsby themed business gala invitation

Our Chicago design was a great choice for Unlimited Systems roaring 20’s themed Great Gatsby Garden Gala.

To view more examples of past custom printing jobs, visit the Business Events page of our website.  Interested in placing an order for your upcoming wine club event, corporate retreat or party? Contact us today for a quote and to get started.

 

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Ornate and Eye-Catching Indian Wedding Cakes

Ornate and over-the-top are perfect descriptors when it comes to Indian and South Asian wedding cakes. The attention to detail on these often hand-painted and hand-piped beauties is mind-blowing. A popular theme throughout most these eye-catching treats is the henna inspired designs, often times done in gold.

The use of vibrant colors is also common amongst Indian weddings and these busts of color are often integrated into the wedding cake. The inclusion of one or more elephants into the cake or cake stand is also popular throughout South Asian weddings. They symbolize not only good luck but also prosperity. Take a look below for a glimpse of some truly stunning and interrogate Indian wedding cakes.

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Elegant teal ombree wedding cake with lotus and elephant table accents.

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White on white henna inspired wedding cake.

indian wedding cake with red and orange

Elaborate gold, orange and red wedding cake.

elaborate rounded Indian wedding cake with elephants

Detailed fuchsia, teal and orange wedding cake with gold elephants.

orange ombree wedding cake with gold design

Stunning orange to coral ombree wedding cake with gold henna inspired design.

red and white cake for indian wedding

Beautiful 5-tier white Indian wedding cake with red, gold and green accents.

Get inspired with more gorgeous wedding cakes on our {reception} cake bored. You can also get ideas for your lehenga or sari, ceremony space, mehendi, and more by visiting our Pinterest home page. Interested in creating a one-of-a-kind wedding invitation to mimic the design of your elaborate wedding cake or just looking for a stunning Indian inspired invitation set? Contact us today!

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Letterpress Special for the Budget Bride!

With summer fast approaching and wedding season in full swing, we’ve decided to extend our letterpress special! We hope that by extending the deal through June, we can help provide high quality, letterpress or digital wedding invitations to brides and grooms on a budget. With this $599 letterpress and $350 digital special, you’re sure to find a wedding card that’s perfect for your big day.

Letterpress Indian mandala inspired design.

I love our letterpress Indian mandala inspired design.

We have the ability to letterpress print in any Pantone color and can closely match those colors digitally using a CMYK color chart. All of our letterpress invitations are printed on 100% cotton paper using low-VOC, soy-based inks.

digital seashell beach wedding invitation set.

This conch shell and star fish invitation set is perfect for a beach wedding.

Both the $599 letterpress and the $350 digital invitation sets come with 100 one-color invitations, 100 one-color insert cards, and 110 blank envelopes.

Letterpress Asian inspired lucky bamboo invitation set

Simplistic Asian inspired bamboo invitation set.

Does your guest list require more than 100 invitation sets? Not to worry! You can order additional sets in increments of 10 for only $24 for letterpress or $16 for digital. Additional items, such as RSVP envelopes, guest or return addressing, additional inserts and customization items can also be added to your order for an additional fee.

Purple floral lace inspired digital invitation set

Adora is a romantic and classic invitation with a floral lace motif.

When it comes to selecting your insert card, your options are endless. You can opt for an rsvp card or postcard, direction card, mehndi or sangeet card, reception card, or whatever your heart desires.

Need menus. place cards, programs and more? This amazing letterpress deal can also be combined with our wedding day special which gives you an additional 10% off your day-of stationery. Take a look at our specials page for all the details. Contact us today to see what we can do for you.

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Customization – Wax Seals

Wedding stationery is always fun to play around with. By being creative and adding those little extra details, you’re able to create an invitation that is truly one-of-a-kind and is sure to stand out. When it comes to the perfect finishing touch, nothing is more classic and elegant than the addition of a wax seal.

Our wax seals come in a variety of colors and shapes, and can be customized with your wedding monogram, or a component of your invitation design for continuity. Thanks to modern technology, our custom wax seals are now self-adhesive for easier use. No more messy dripping wax!

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If you’d like more information on our wax seals and other specialty items, you can visit our gallery of customization options. You can also visit our Pinterest page to see other custom items and get inspired.

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Stay on Trend – Popular Quinceañera Themes

Your quniceañera is a once in a lifetime event that you will always remember. When planning this big day, one of the first places you’ll want to start is by picking your theme. Once that choice is made, the dress, invitations and decor will fall into place. But what theme is right for you?

Paris

Is your heart set on having a Paris-themed quinceañera? This gorgeous four-tier hand painted cake in gold and shades of pink is both fun and elegant. Looking for a simple, yet feminine centerpiece? Opt for a sleek Eiffel Tower with a cluster of flowers in your color palette.

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Masquerade

Looking to add an air of mystery to your party? Opt for a Masquerade Ball themed quniceañera. Have your guests arrive wearing a mask, have them to create their own at the party, or provide one as part of their place-settings as seen below.

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Tiffany & Co.

Tiffany blue is synonymous with luxury and elegance. What girl doesn’t dream of receiving one of those little blue boxes tied with white ribbon? Wow your party guests by hosting a Tiffany & Co themed quinceañera. You can get guest talking by sending their invitation in a pocket folder that mimics that unforgettable little box.

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Princess/Fairytale

Feel like a princess for the day by hosting a Cinderella or fairytale themed party. By incorporating elements of gold and bling into your decor, your sure to make your event space feel opulent. Add a regal touch by crowning your centerpieces or cake.

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Looking for more inspiration for your quinceañera? Head to our Pinterest board for more cake, dress and decor ideas. Do you have a theme selected but need the perfect invitation to send out to family and friends? We can create a custom design and bring your vision to life.

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