Bella Figura 2013 Wedding Invitation Collection

January 14th, 2013

Modern Dot Letterpress Wedding Invitations by Erin Jang

I’m a little bit giddy because it’s that time of year again, time for the introduction of oodles and oodles of gorgeous new wedding invitation designs and collections. I’m always excited to see what new and established trends will be represented and, well, I just love pretty invitations and look forward to seeing what both my favorite and new-to-me stationers are creating.

Bella Figura recently launched their new wedding collection, and I’ve been lost among the beautiful designs for the past few days. Styles range from the upscale, Jazz Age-inspired Fitzgerald by Ellie Snow to the oh so romantic Mae by Ian Koenig and the ultra cool Modern Dot by Erin Jang (shown above). Gorgeous, typographic designs and pretty pattern are well represented in the collection, which also features a nice dose of shimmery, foil stamped goodness.

A selection of some of my favorites:

Bella Figura Letterpress Wedding Invitations

Carly Letterpress Wedding Invitations

image source: Bella Figura

 

Love vs. Design Birth Announcements

January 8th, 2013

Love vs. Design is well established as a purveyor of pretty, pretty wedding invitations and save the dates, but did you know that they recently launched a lovely line of birth announcements? The absolutely adorable designs include both photo and non-photo announcements, each with a mid-century modern sort of feel. Below are a selection of my favorites from the collection, and you can head over to the Love vs. Design shop to see all of the available designs.

Love vs. Design Birth Announcements

Mid-Century Modern Birth Announcements

Adorable Photo Birth Announcements

image source: Love vs. Design

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Mid-Century Modern Typographic Wedding Invitations

January 7th, 2013

If you love mid-century style typography, then I think that you’ll be a big fan of this quartet of beautiful wedding invitations from Crafty Pie Press. Styles range from poster-inspired to elegant and understated, all featuring lovely, mid-century style type, and each design is available in a range of colorways so you can customize your invitations to match your celebration.

Mid Century Style Typography Wedding Invitations

Poster Style and Venn Diagram Wedding Invitations

Elegant Mid Century Inspired Wedding Invites

image source: Crafty Pie Press

 

Meghan + Ben’s Romantic, Nostalgic Wedding Invitations

November 19th, 2012

Romantic Vintage Inspired Wedding Invitations

This utterly gorgeous, custom wedding invitation suite comes to us from Coral Pheasant, who created the beautiful suite for Meghan and Ben’s summer Long Island wedding. I’m completely crushing on pretty much everything about this suite, from the fantastic typography to the soft, romantic color palette, amazing floral details, and vintage map postcard RSVP cards. Mmm, swoon…

Soft Romantic Wedding Invitations

Coral Pheasant Custom Wedding Invitations

Nichole from Coral Pheasant shares:

Meghan and Ben were mar­ried on Long Island this sum­mer, and the wed­ding they put together was a romantic and nos­tal­gic affair. The paper story uses a large, narrow sans serif font for a touch of modernity and is combined with delicate and flourished lines and to bring in softness. It was impor­tant to Meghan and Ben to incor­po­rate a map and a post­card feel given their many trav­els over the course of their rela­tion­ship and the writ­ten cor­re­spon­dence that resulted. I found a vin­tage map of Long Island, altered the col­ors to fit their wed­ding palette, and designed the back of the map and the RSVP card in a man­ner rem­i­nis­cent of old postcards. The floral envelope liner is a nod to the flowers they chose for their wedding. The main invitation was letterpress printed on Crane’s Lettra, and the additional cards and envelopes were flat printed.

Romantic Nostalgic Wedding Invitation Envelopes
Vintage Inspired Custom Wedding Invitations
Meghan + Ben's Romantic Nostalic Wedding Invites
Coral Pheasant Wedding Invitations
Floral Wedding Thank You Cards
Vintage Postcard Wedding RSVPs
As a sur­prise for Meghan, Ben secretly reached out to Nichole to design a coor­di­nat­ing card for her that revealed a spe­cial, roman­tic week­end com­plete with a hot air bal­loon ride. The special moment was beautifully cap­tured by Robert and Kath­leen Pho­tog­ra­phers when Megan opened the card on their wedding day:
Romantic Weekend Getaway Card
image credit: Nichole Michel (invitation shots) and Robert and Kath­leen Pho­tog­ra­phers (the above diptych)
 

East Meets West Letterpress Wedding Invitations

November 12th, 2012

East Meets West Letterpress Wedding Invitations

It was crush at first sight when I spotted this beautiful letterpress wedding invitation package over at FPO recently. The gorgeous, gray and white suite was inspired by the Chinese character, 王,which stands for both the bride and groom’s last names, and the design is a visual blend of the couple’s “eastern descent and upbringing” and their westernized lifestyle.

The Chinese character was used to create the pattern on the front of the wedding invitation card and sets a modern, east-meets-west tone, inspiring complimentary patterns featured throughout the suite. A whimsical, script typeface adds a touch of playfulness here and there and is a nice compliment to the straightforward, sans-serif face featured throughout the suite. Head over to FPO to find out much more and to see additional photos of this beautiful, modern wedding suite.

Modern Letterpress Wedding Invitations

East Meets West Custom Wedding Invitations

East Meets West Custom Wedding Invitations

design credit : Michele Wong Kung Fong
printing : Lilco Letterpress
image source: FPO

 

Carrie + Derek’s Sweet Woodgrain Wedding Suite

November 6th, 2012

Sweet Woodgrain Wedding Invitations

This darling wedding invitation suite comes to us from Carrie Truslow of Pink Toast Ink, who also happened to be the bride. I love it when designers create their own wedding invitations and save the dates!

Tree Save the Date Cards

Carrie used a number of techniques throughout this unique suite. She hand illustrated a tree in her backyard to include on the save the date cards, plus she incorporated rubber stamping (using both pre-made and custom stamps) and heat embossing throughout the suite. She also dry-pressed a woodgrain texture into heavy white cardstock for the wedding invitation and lined the kraft invitation envelopes with sweet little doilies. This project was undoubtedly a labor of love, and the result looks like it was a perfect fit for Carrie + Derek’s big day!

Woodgrain Wedding Invitation Suite

Sweet Woodsy Wedding Invites

Initial Embellishment Wedding Belly Band

photo credit: Love the Schultzes

 

Elegant, Moroccan-Inspired Wedding Invitations

November 5th, 2012

Elegant Moroccan Inspired Wedding Invitations

Today’s invitation crush is a truly international affair, with design by Rio de Janeiro, Brazil-based design studio, Niramekko, and gorgeous, Moroccan-inspired patterns, which reflect the bride’s family heritage. This custom wedding suite also features beautiful typography and a refined color palette of warm taupe and rich red, with a great pop of teal coming in the form of super cool printed edges. Coordinating mini invitations (for the reception) also came with the suite, providing a touch of whimsy to this upscale, modern wedding suite.

Beautiful Typography Wedding Invitations

Elegant Moroccan Inspired Wedding Invites

Moroccan Pattern Wedding Invitations

Narimekko Custom Wedding Invitation Suite

Mini Wedding Invitations

image source: Niramekko

 

Kids’ Board Game Birthday Party Invitations

October 29th, 2012

I am totally crushing on these cutie patootie board game-inspired kids’ birthday party invites from Paper Tuli. The colorful fill-in invitations are available for 1st through 5th birthday parties, and each invite features the birthday “number” in board game style. The numbers are dotted with adorable illustrated “game pieces”, and the reverse is laid out to hold all of the birthday party details. Check out the cuteness:

1st Birthday Party Board Game Invitations

2nd Birthday Party Board Game Invitations

3rd Birthday Party Board Game Invitations

4th Birthday Party Board Game Invitations

5th Birthday Party Board Game Invitations

image source: Paper Tuli

 

Bow Tie Birth Announcements

October 23rd, 2012

Bow Tie Birth Announcements by Palm Papers

I have a real soft spot for cute birth announcements, not to mention the soft spot that I have for cute babies, and these custom announcements by Palm Papers are absolutely precious. Little Ryder is pretty darn adorable, too!

Lauren from Palm Papers shares:

Nothing is more fun than giving the gift of design. I am at that stage in life where there is a baby boom happening among our friends and family. We have lots of friends welcoming their first child (and sometimes second), and my favorite thing to do for them is to design their birth announcements. This little cutie, Ryder, is the first son of some good friends of ours from Denver, and he made my job easy, quite frankly. That little face steals the show, but I balanced the sweet black and white photo with an adorable little bow tie, fun stripes, and a mustard and grey color palette. I loved how they turned out and so did his proud parents. Gift giving success!

Custom Birth Announcements by Palm Papers

Bow Tie Birth Announcements

image source: Palm Papers

 

Modern Love Story Wedding Invitations

October 22nd, 2012

Modern Love Story Wedding Invitations

Today’s super sweet invitation crush comes to us from Renee Nicole Design, which launched just this past May and already has a lovely collection of wedding invitation sets and holiday party invites available. The Modern Love Story wedding suite is right up my chevron-loving alley, showcasing whimsical typography with mid-century touches and darling heart and banner motifs. I’m really digging the belly band detail, which features a heart monogram and adds a sweet something to the entire suite, as well as the gorgeous gray and minty teal color palette. But the palette can be customized to your needs, so no worries if gray and minty teal aren’t your thing.

Get ready for some Modern Love Story eye candy!

Modern Love Story Wedding Suite

Chevron Pattern Wedding Invites

Renee Nicole Wedding Invitation Design

Wedding Invitation Belly Band

Minty Teal + Gray Wedding Invitations

Modern Love Story Reply Cards

image source: Renee Nicole Design

 
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