Ellen Forney, invitation artist #Stuff we love#custom invitations#invitations#seattle#seattle vendor#washington December 31 2006 | Ariel offbeatbride If you're looking for incredibly bad-ass, one-of-a-kind wedding invitations, then holy fuck, you owe it to yourself to commission Seattle artist Ellen Forney. Ellen is a balls-to-the-wall graphic artist whose awesome comics have appeared in The Stranger and the LA Weekly and a bazillion other publications. You may have seen her book, I Love Led Zepplin, at bookstores. Anyway, Ellen does these custom wedding invites that were voted "Hippest Invitations" by Seattle Bride Magazine last year. And as she says, "Cool enough for you and your friends, and elegant enough for your great-aunt." Custom work from an established artist isn't cheap — rates start at $300 for a portrait and go up from there. But get this: Offbeat Brides get a 5% discount! Just let Ellen know you found her here. So, if your invitations are going to be one of your big ticket items (and you want to support an awesome independent artist), Ellen should definitely be at the top of your list. Check her out. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Ariel Author of Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides, Ariel acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives in Seattle with her son, and if she's not reading or writing, chances are good that she's dancing and happy-crying. PREVIOUS Phyllis Fletcher's backyard wedding NEXT The official unveiling Show/Hide comments [ 1 ] Ellen Forney rocks my world in more ways than I can count. It'd be an honor to have Ellen do my wedding invitations. That is, if I were getting married. Which I'm not. 1 agrees Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.