Elegant Botanical Invitations for a Hawaiian Wedding

Elegant Botanical Invitations for a Hawaiian Wedding | Jen Simpson Design (photo credit: Ashley Bee Photography)

If you love beautiful botanical illustrations and classically elegant typography, then this custom wedding invitation suite for a Hawaiian wedding will have your heart going pitter-pat. The gorgeous suite was created by Jen Simpson Design for Emily and Derek, who were married at the equally gorgeous Haiku Sugar Mill in Hawaii this past November.

Jen shares about the creative process and inspiration for this beautiful project:

Emily and Derek wanted their invitations to have a tropical feel without clichéd hibiscus flowers and tropical colors. We created a custom enclosure with a botanical print of the Hoya Pottsii, a plant native to Hawaii, to give the suite a local touch. We then designed the invitation in a semi-traditional layout with a rich script font to give the design some depth and added vintage ornament touches that are reminiscent of the sugar mill’s architecture.

Emily knew that she wanted letterpress, and we had Boxcar Press print the invitations in a beautiful, rich coffee brown color. We flat printed the other pieces and had a custom printed Envelofold made by Envelopments to enclose the suite so, when her guests received their invitations, they would open up like little presents.

Elegant Botanical Invitations for a Hawaiian Wedding | Jen Simpson Design (photo credit: Ashley Bee Photography)

Elegant Botanical Invitations for a Hawaiian Wedding | Jen Simpson Design (photo credit: Ashley Bee Photography)

photo credit: Ashley Bee Photography

invitation design: Jen Simpson Design

letterpress printing: Boxcar Press

custom printed envelopes: Envelopments

Minted Wedding Invitations 2015 : Artistic Abstracts

One of the mega hot trends in the world of wedding stationery right now is the abstract modern look, and Minted’s 2015 wedding invitation collection has some fantastic examples of this artful, dynamic style. A little brushstroke here, a colorful wash there, and tiny splatters everywhere add an ultra stylish touch to elegant wedding invites that are perfect for couples with a penchant for modern art.

Artistic Abstract Wedding Invitations from Minted

Row 1 : Midnight & Gold (foil pressed) by Papernoten (l) and Gallery Love by Melanie Severin (r)

Row 2 : Gallery Abstract Art by Alethea and Ruth (l) and Luscious Icing (foil pressed) by Carrie O’Neal (r)

Row 3 : Mulberry by Lindsay Megahed (l) and Modern Dash (foil pressed) by Makewells (r)

Row 4 : The Modernists by Angela Marzuki (l) and Peach Strokes by Emily Jeffords (r)

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Minted Wedding Invitations 2015 : Floral Fantasy

I’m in invitation lovers’ heaven right now because Minted just released their 2015 wedding invitation collection! The designers that are a part of the Minted community know how to create invitations that are the perfect blend of beautiful, trendsetting, and kickass, and over the next few weeks I’ll be featuring some of my favorites, as well as the new and ongoing trends that I’m seeing among the new crop of designs.

Today, I’m all about the florals. I’ve said it before, and I’m sure that I’ll say it again: florals are always in style. But I love seeing fresh takes on this classic motif and have spotted a number of lovely, floral-themed designs among the new Minted wedding invitations. Floral frames, particularly oval-shaped frames, are emerging as a big trend to watch, as are layered florals and stylized, watercolor, and handpainted floral sprays and bouquets.

I’m also loving the deep, rich color palettes that we’re seeing. Shades of wine and burgundy, coral pink, poppy red, indigo, deep teal, and golden brown are popping up all over, and these gorgeous hues are just perfect paired with florals.

Here are some of my favorite florals from the Mnted 2015 wedding invitation collection:

Floral Wedding Invitations from Minted

Row 1 : Floral Crown | Lori Wemple (l) and Midnight Foliage (foil pressed) | Alethea and Ruth (r)

Row 2 : Grecian Floral | Olivia Kanaley (l) and Grand Fleur | Kristie Kern (r)

Row 3 : Dahlia Bouquet | Alethea and Ruth (l) and Sun Prints (foil pressed) | Jennifer Wick (r)

Row 4 : Gilded Branches (foil pressed) | Laura Hankins (l) and Enchanting Plum | Phrosné Ras (r)

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Wedding Envelope Calligraphy Inspiration

Beautiful calligraphy isn’t reserved just for wedding invitations, and stunning, calligraphed envelopes have been popping up all over for the past couple of years, as couples with a love for lettering are pushing the envelope (pun most definitely intended) and commissioning calligraphers to transform plain envelopes into incredible keepsakes.

Here are some of the beautiful, calligraphed wedding envelopes that I’ve been crushing on lately, and I hope that they’ll be inspiration for your own lovely wedding and invitation envelopes!

Calligraphy by Annie Mertlich / Wildfield Paper Co.

Annie Mertlich / Wildfield Paper Co.via

Wedding Envelope Calligraphy by Lettered Life

Caitlin Bristow / Lettered Life

Envelope Calligraphy by Molly Suber Thorpe / Plurabelle

Molly Suber Thorpe / Plurabelle Calligraphy

Envelope Calligraphy by Lauren Essl / Blue Eye Brown Eye

Lauren Essl / Blue Eye Brown Eye (photo credit : Heather Rowland Photography)

Envelope Calligraphy By Anne Robin

Anne Robin Calligraphy

Wedding Envelope Calligraphy by Calligraphy by Hillary

Calligraphy by Hillary

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e.m. Papers 2015 Printable Wedding Invitation Collection

Printable Art Deco Wedding Invitations | e.m. Papers

e.m. Papers recently released their 2015 wedding invitation collection and, if you’re looking for some seriously stylish, printable invites, then you’ve gotta check out the new designs, which include styles like the fab Art Deco set shown above, as well as the eye-catching Glamorous Gold set, the romantic Vintage Roses set, and the classic Calligraphy Monogram set.

Each piece in a set, from RSVP cards to table numbers, can be purchased separately, and you can customize the colors in each design to match your wedding colors.

Here’s a peek at the new sets:

Printable Glamorous Gold Wedding Invitations | e.m. Papers

Printable Vintage Roses Wedding Invitations | e.m. Papers

Printable Calligraphy Monogram Wedding Invitations | e.m. Papers

I’m also digging the March challenge that Eleanor has going. She’s going to try and design a new wedding invitation every day this month, and so far she’s done some fantastic ones, like these:

March 2015 Design Challenge | e.m. Papers

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Indigo Blue Wedding Invitation Ideas

It’s an inky indigo kind of week for me, as I cover this hot color trend in stationery and paper goods over on Paper Crave and share these beautiful, deep blue wedding invitations ideas with you here today.

I am completely smitten with this color trend and love to see the different ways in which designers include rich and gorgeous shades of indigo in their beautiful wedding invitation designs. You’ll find everything from solid backgrounds with subtle, textured effects to designs with wonderful, watercolor effects to gorgeous invites that combine indigo with another hot color trend, metallic gold. Let’s feast our eyes on the indigo loveliness, shall we?

Indigo Blue Wedding Invitation Ideas

1. Watercolor Tribal by Peter Loves Jane 2. Sun Bleached by Jennifer Wick for Minted 3. Meadow Floral by Kristie Kern for Elli 4. Serene Union by Petite Alma for Wedding Paper Divas 5. Pitbulls and Posiesvia 6. Written Word Calligraphy

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Currently Crushing On #3

The Currently Crushing On series is back, and boy do I ever have some lovely invitation designs for you today. From the understated elegance of MaeMae & Co.’s Charles to an exotic, bohemian letterpress wedding suite from One Plus One, there’s a little bit of something for everyone in today’s crushtastic invitation designs!

Gold Foil Aubergine Wedding Invitations by Steel Petal Press, with calligraphy from Jenna Blazevich

The Aubergine Calligraphy wedding suite from Steel Petal Press, featuring calligraphy by Jenna Blazevich (mmm … lovely gold foil, too).

Charles Letterpress Wedding Invitations by MaeMae & Co.

The understated, elegant Charles letterpress wedding suite from MaeMae & Co., a beautiful design that’s both vintage and contemporary.

Romantic Blush & Grey Wedding Invitations by Coral Pheasant

A lovely, blush and grey wedding suite by Coral Pheasant that features beautiful, blind debossed floral illustrations and calligraphy by Brown Linen Design.

Exotic, Bohemian Letterpress Wedding Invitations | One Plus One

A beachy, breezy, and beautiful custom letterpress wedding invitation suite for a couple from sunny Australia by One Plus One.

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Floral and Gold Foil Wedding Invitation Ideas

Floral wedding invitations are classic, feminine, beautiful. Gold foil wedding invitations are fresh, textural, snazzy. Combine the two styles, and you have undeniably lovely, modern invitation designs that are equal parts romantic and contemporary.

You can go big or go subtle with both floral and gold foil elements, including them as either subtle, understated details that blend seamlessly with the full design – for example, a floral bouquet in the corner or a gold foil touch to just your names – or as the stars of the show – a lush, floral wreath frame around your wedding details or gold foil embellishing on all of the elements in the design. Whatever your decide, the possibilities for a stunning result are endless!

Floral and Gold Foil Wedding Invitation Ideas

1. Baby’s Breath by Smitten on Paper 2. Capulet by Bliss & Bone 3. Elegance Illustrated by Phrosné Ras for Minted 4. Jasmine by Ashley Buzzy Lettering 5. Wanderlust Wreath by Grace Cobb 6. Stinson by Dauphine Press

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Black & White Floral Wedding Invitations

Florals never truly go out of style but, boy, are they VERY in style right now. In fact, the floral trend is one of the biggest of the 2015 wedding season, and I’m lovin’ every bloom-filled moment of it!

I’ll be talking much more about the floral wedding invitation trend over the next several weeks, and today I’m all about gorgeous, black and white floral invitations, which combine the classically elegant, high contrast color combo with the beauty of floral elements and patterns. Add a touch of metallic here or a bit of mint green there, and you have the ultimate in classic design with a modern twist. Here are some of my favorite black and white floral examples:

Beautiful Black & White #Wedding Invitation Ideas

1. Painterly Florals by Rachel Marvin Creative for Elli 2. Bountiful Bliss by Magnolia Press for WPD 3. Togetherness in Love by Stacey Day for WPD 4. Stunning Silhouettes by Papier Fabrik for WPD 5. Antique Chic by Love vs. Design 6. Flourishing Union by Elm and Gray for WPD

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2015 Wedding Invitation Collection from Bella Figura

I always look forward to the launch of a new Bella Figura collection, and their recently introduced 2015 wedding invitation collection is filled with gorgeous invites that include both classic and on trend designs. There’s a little bit of everything in this beautiful collection, from the hand-painted watercolor flowers that embellish the darling Lupin to the bright, faceted type of Avery and the lovely and leafy, nature-inspired Bounty.

Head on over to Bella Figura to check out the entire collection, and have a gander at a few of my favorites below.

Blush Wedding Invitations by Mariel Mirra for Bella Figura

 Blush by Mariel Mirra

Josephine Wedding Invitations by Ellie Snow for Bella Figura

Josephine by Ellie Snow

Avery Wedding Invitations by Ian Koenig for Bella Figura

Avery by Ian Koenig

Cordelia Wedding Invitations by Kelle Anne McCarter for Bella Figura

Cordelia by Kelle Anne McCarter

Lupin Wedding Invitations by Courtney Jentzen for Bella Figura

Lupin by Courtney Jentzen

Briolette Wedding Invitations by Ellie Snow for Bella Figura

Briolette by Ellie Snow

Bounty Wedding Invitations by Patricia Mumau for Bella Figura

Bounty by Patricia Mumau

image source : Bella Figura