I know more than a few musically inclined couples who would be head over heels for these modern, music-themed rehearsal dinner invitations by Anne Kostecki. The ivory, white, and cream color palette is a timeless classic and elegant, ornamental elements pair with modern typography for a look that’s chic, stylish, and so very melodic.
Anne shares details about this lovely project:
My husband’s aunt contacted me about designing a special rehearsal dinner invitation for them. She was designing the event to mirror their wedding colors, which were black, white, and ivory. She also wanted the invitation to reflect the couple’s love of music and all things vintage, as well as the groom’s career in music. I was inspired by early classical sheet music and scrolls and decided to back the invitation with sheet music. The front of the card features minimal, delicate ornaments and a textured font meant to resemble an inked letterpress look. She loved the invitations and actually used the extra prints to decorate the rehearsal dinner venue (the sheet music backs also functioned as the table assignment display decor).
The invitations were digitally printed on Cougar White 80# paper.
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I had so much fun putting together the Glittery Gold Holiday Party Invitations post last week that I thought I’d go a little further with the golden trend and put together a collection of gorgeous, Art Deco style wedding invitations that feature either gold foil stamped or gold-inked elements. These Jazz Era-inspired designs are perfect for couples looking to add a little 1920s flair to their wedding celebrations.
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All that’s golden and glitters is hot, hot, hot this holiday season, and these sparkly, gold glitter-look holiday party invites will certainly add more than a little dazzle to your Christmas and New Year parties this year. And what goes better with gold than rich, sophisticated black and pure, chic white?
Above, clockwise from top left : Festive Glitter | elli; Sparkling Bursts | Petite Alma for Tiny Prints; Glitter Bling | Carrie O’Neal for Minted; Be Glittery | Petite Papier for Minted; Let’s Ring In 2014 (printable) | Fatfatin; Glittery Confetti Blackboard | Petite Papier for Minted
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Jen Simpson Design is gearing up for the 2014 wedding season with the launch of several new wedding invitation designs, which include plenty of whimsical and rustic touches. Details include lovely, hand-lettered fonts, sweet flourishes and botanical illustrations, and preppy emblems that cover a range of styles. Versatile kraft cardstock also plays a role in a number of the new designs – love me some kraft!
Here’s a peek at the new styles, and you can find additional images, and plenty of additional wedding invites, over in Jen Simpson’s shop.
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If you’re planning on throwing an unforgettable holiday shindig this year, then this new collection of festive holiday party invitations from Minted may be just what you’ve been looking for. The modern party invites feature all things ho-ho-hot this holiday season, including beautiful hand lettering and sweet, simple illustrations that are the epitome of holiday cheer.
Below are some of my favorites, and be sure to check out all of the wonderful designs at Minted.
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The beautiful, ornate design was inspired by the geometric shapes and lovely curves of musical couple Clara & Daniel’s instruments, specifically a rosette detail that features an intricate, knotted design which translated perfectly into a unique, revolving circle invitation that holds the rosette front, the wedding invitation, and an information card. Coordinating table numbers and cards with the names of the musical selections that were played during the ceremony were also created as a part of this unique and lovely suite.
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At first glance, Ann & Paul’s crush-worthy, custom wedding suite by Anticipate Invitations is the picture of elegance. The beautiful invitations feature a warm and vibrant wash of watercolor, which carries through the suite in the upscale script typography, as well as in the lovely dahlia flower details. But the ultra elegant invitation suite hides an awesome detail in the form of some secret Star Wars action.
Michael from Anticipate Invitations shares:
Ann and Paul wanted something light and colorful with summer accents for their July wedding. In particular, they wanted to incorporate dahlias, their wedding flowers. Based on this inspiration, I came up with a playful and vibrant element using a watercolor wash in pinks, corals, oranges, and yellows.
One particular design detail that stands out is the small, hidden Yoda silhouette on the leaves of the dahlia on the information card. This Star Wars character played a fun part in Paul’s proposal to Ann, so adding this prominent, yet concealed detail brought their story to the design. Not to mention, it was recognizable enough for other guests to be in on the secret, too!
All of the invitation pieces were printed on white pearlescent paper to add formality and give the watercolor wash more dimension, which proved to be a great effect. The design also showed a level of practicality in the form of a larger RSVP card for guests to initial their meal choice. This saved the caterer time because guest information was more organized.
Can you spot Yoda below?
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Crafty Pie Press recently added oodles of new wedding stationery to their website, and they’ve also added an e-commerce shop, so you can choose options like paper type, envelopes, colors, return and guest addressing and order samples and/or wedding stationery right from their website.
Have a peek at the new designs, which include styles that range from mid-century preppy to elegant, floral, and sunny. Coordinating patterned backers bring additional texture and depth to the designs, and coordinating save the date cards are available, too!
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We’re moving straight from spooky to a more winter holiday type of “spirited” with this fun bunch of White Elephant Gift Exchange , aka Yankee Swap or Dirty Santa or Machiavellian Christmas (that’s a new one to me), party invites. These often-held-in-an-office parties are lots of fun and often very humorous, and having a super cool invite to share with the invitees is just the icing on top!
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I love it when a couple steps outside the box and has some fun with their wedding invitations, and it was crush at first sight when I spotted these awesome (and clever) letterpress playing card wedding invitations recently over on Brooklyn Bride. With fun wording, fantastic illustrations by Allison Colpoys, and beautiful letterpress printing in neon orange and gold by The Hungry Workshop, I don’t think there’s anything about Zoë & Hamish’s unique wedding invites that isn’t completely crush-worthy.
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