Since the fiance is not in love with our wedding colors like I am, I decided to compromise a bit and we decided to go with colors outside of our scheme for the invitations. We opted for an aqua (tiffany blue), black and white theme. The actual color of our invitations will be a metallic pocketfold called Tiffany Blue like this:
So I found the inspiration for my wedding and it's colors from a wedding posted on the blog of Joyful Weddings & Event Coordinators. While there, I also found the custom stationery company who did most of the work for that wedding and I contacted Stacia of Serendipity Design and asked her to help me out with our invitation and stationery needs. She is pretty affordable considering you are getting custom work done. I originally planned to make my invitations but decided it wasn't worth it based on the time, effort, printing, etc that would be required. This way, I still get to assist in 'making' my invites.
Here is what Stacia and I have come up with thus far...this is the most recent of our revised invitation:
Outside (will be wrapped with ribbon and bellyband closure):
Inside Pocketfold (inserts on right):