Alex Liebold wanted his daughter’s birth announcement to be cute and appropriately girly but no too frilly, and I think that he hit the nail on the head with this incredibly sweet, pink announcement that features awesome typography – love the swirly, scalloped “ELISE” – a striped, scalloped frame, and fantastic letterpress printing by Rise and Shine Paper. Ooh, and the pink edge painting is pretty darn lovely, too.
image source: Alex Liebold
I love me some great typography, and these bold, typographic letterpress wedding invitations by Jupiter and Juno instantly caught my eye. The Meredith Invitation Suite is clean, modern, and a fantastic choice for couples looking for invitations with big visual impact and not a hint of frill. Both the hot pink + gray and tonal blue colorways look fantastic, and Jupiter and Juno can also customize the design with a range of matte and metalllic inks (see their FAQ section).
See much more from Jupiter and Juno’s letterpress wedding collection.
image source: Jupiter and Juno
Nicole Roura of Umama (pronounced ooh-mama) has created a completely crush-worthy collection of classic wedding invitation suites with a modern twist. Her sleek invite designs feature clean lines, sweet typography, and preppy + nautical inspiration. Many of the designs also feature gorgeous black and white palettes with pops of color that create a look that’s sophisticated and timeless. Check out all of the designs in Umama’s invitation collection right here.
The Archer Suite
The Whitman Suite
image source: Umama
Printerette had some of the most charming wedding suites at the show, and there are plenty of darling invitation choices in this collection for couples on the hunt for invitations befitting everything from an outdoorsy barn celebration to to a warm and cozy country shindig to a sleek, Art Deco-inspired fete.
photos by Kristen Magee
Two Paperdolls unveiled a spectacular new collection of letterpress wedding invitations at the show, and you can bet your sweet bippy that I’m crushing on these beautiful suites. To say that I’m enamored with the sleek, clean typography and lovely little details found in these designs would be an understatement. Mmm … beautiful patterned envelope liners and coordinating, letterpressed envelopes, too.
I’m totally digging their new letterpress fill-in invitations, too :
photos by Kristen Magee
It’s hard to believe that it’s already been a week since I returned from every paper lover’s wonderland, the National Stationery Show. Visions of lovely paper goods still dance in my head, and this week I’ll be sharing just a few of the wedding invitation collections that completely caught my eye at the show.
First up are Smock and Bella Figura, sister companies who really know how to create a stunning wedding invitation suite. Their booth was filled with gorgeous, foil-stamped and letterpressed suites in styles that range in style from classic to mid-century inspired to ultra modern.
From the Smock wedding album (also see above):
And some of the beautiful new additions to the Bella Figura wedding album:
photos by Kristen Magee
If you’re fascinated by secret societies – the Freemasons, the Odd Fellows, the Knights Templar – and the mystery and intrigue that often surrounds them, then these unique, secret society-inspired wedding invitations by Quill & Fox are going to rock your world. The main invitation is a folding card adorned with Masonic imagery and a variety of vintage typefaces, and the design perfectly captures the mystic, slightly occult-ish feel that thoughts of secret societies evoke. I have a feeling that this is going to be a really awesome wedding.
image source: Quill & Fox
These completely crush-worthy, custom booklet wedding invitations were designed by Jessica Eagon for her upcoming wedding, and they are the absolute epitome of romance. The outer cover was letterpress printed by Typoretum onto heavy Saunders Waterford paper, and the invitation features beautiful, vintage-inspired florals and soft, dusty pink banners that hold the wedding details. Each digitally printed page within the wedding booklet gives invited guests wedding details – directions, accomodation information, choices on the wedding breakfast menu – and each invite is tucked into a rose-stamped bag with a coordinating, dusty rose ribbon.
You can see more details of these lovely invitations here.
image source: Jessica Eagon
I spotted this chic Stripe wedding invitation (shown above) over on Pinterest recently and clicked through to discover the totally crush-worthy Hitched, a collection of stylish, modern wedding invitation suites by Hip Ink. The collection features a dazzling array of designs that will appeal to the design-minded bride, and you’ll find everything artful splashes of watercolor to minimalist geometric and retro-inspired designs among the available suites.
Here are just a few of my favorites:
image source: Hip Ink
Today’s invitation crush comes to us from Julie of Duet Letterpress, who designed these darling 2nd birthday party invites for her daughter, Emily. Em loves to color and read, and one of her favorite books just happens to be Harold and the Purple Crayon, which was the inspiration behind these adorable letterpress invitations.
These custom invitations came packaged in little kraft boxes with custom, wraparound mailing labels, and purple “love” stamps were the perfect finishing touch. Inside, wrapped in orchid and lilac twine, were the beet purple and soft, pinkish purple birthday invites and a washi tape-sealed envelope that contained two purple crayons, just what guests would need for a party that included plenty of coloring! A super sweet photo of Em in her second birthday party attire was clipped to the purple package, which was tucked into the purple crinkle paper-filled kraft box.
See some of the purple-hued highlights from Em’s 2nd birthday celebration over on the Duet Letterpress blog. Hint : the cake matches the invitations. Cuteness!
image source: Duet Letterpress