Ellen Forney, invitation artist #Stuff we love#custom invitations#invitations#seattle#seattle vendor#washington Updated Sep 13 2019 (Posted Jan 10 2007) Ariel arielmstallings 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. Ariel Author of three editions of the Offbeat Bride book and the forthcoming From Shitshow To Afterglow, 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 books, chances are good that she's dancing or happy-crying. To read her most current writing, subscribe to her newsletter. PREVIOUS Groom shot or band photo? NEXT Groomzilla 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. Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 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.