This completely crush-worthy letterpress wedding invitation suite was a custom creation by DC + Chicago-based design studio, Ruby the Fox, for Karen + Francesco’s Italian wedding celebration. The gorgeous, duplexed (English + Italian) wedding invitations feature rich, aubergine ink and blind debossed botanical imagery and a magpie motif, which represents the bride’s Chinese heritage and gives the design depth and texture.
Also included in this elegant suite are a letterpress printed information card and a flat printed reply set. Soft pink envelopes compliment the aubergine text on the invitations and give the suite a warm feel, while the typography is a beautiful mix of soft, feminine script and a bold, masculine sans-serif face.
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It was crush at first sight when I spotted these fantastic, vintage poster style wedding invites over at FPO recently. The custom z-fold invitations were created by designer, Daniel Moore, and his very crafty bride, Leslie, and feature a combination of ink stamping, digital printing, and hand trimming, as well as fantastic, vintage-inspired typography and a price tag that won’t make you faint.
Coordinating paper pieces – Mr. & Mrs. chair signs, a thumbprint wedding tree keepsake, and additional signage – as well as lovely, handcrafted paper flowers, serve as the perfect compliments to this eye-catching, diy wedding invitation suite. Head over to FPO to see many more photos from this well-designed wedding celebration.
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photo credit: Jen Maki
Today’s crush (and, boy, is it a cute one) comes to us from Three Little Words, who have been doing much fantastic, custom work recently. These adorable invitations (and coordinating keepsake birth announcement print), custom created for a dear friend, feature folk art-inspired floral elements, charming type, and an oh so cute array of folksy woodland creatures. The sunny palette of reds, oranges, and yellows – with a dash of blue and gray – evokes a warm and cheerful tone, and I just love the custom invitation envelopes, which feature a cutie patootie deer on the front and a folksy bunny on the flap.
Here’s what Emily from Three Little Words has to say about this super sweet project:
This particular suite is really special to me because I designed it for a close childhood friend, Kate, and her husband, George. We actually created their custom wedding suite a couple of years ago, and it’s hard to believe that they already have a little baby! Elinor Claire was born on August 6th at a healthy 9lbs 5oz and is seriously gorgeous and thriving.
The suite was inspired by their nursery color palette, which is light grey with bright tones of salmon pink, tangerine, yellow, and cobalt blue. I also considered the designs and fabric choices that Kate uses when conceiving a theme for her dress brand, Filia, and eventually landed on a floral, folk animal concept. The invitations were flat printed on Crane’s 110# Lettra in Pearl White and paired with multi-colored envelopes from Paper Source, onto which we directly printed coordinating graphics and the addresses. We added a blossom-shaped “registry hang tag” to the back and threaded the ribbon through to embellish the front.
At the shower, Kate and our friend Hannah strung up handmade tissue-paper pom-poms in the same colors, made by the three of us the day before on my parent’s porch in Maine. I gave Kate coordinating Thank You Notes to save her some work later and, after her arrival, created a baby name print for Elinor’s room! A crafty guest also made a lamp inspired by the invitation, so the suite has been carried into the nursery, although Kate’s gorgeous, handmade baby curtains and linens truly are the focal point of the room.
image source: Three Little Words
I am SO crushing on this seriously sweet, summer camp and woodland-inspired letterpress wedding invitation suite by For the Love of Press. Oh, my goodness, where to begin? The completely charming, hand-drawn woodland details, banners, and signs? The equally wonderful, custom wedding map? The cute, hand-stamped muslin bags? There’s so much to enjoy about this wedding suite, and I’m sure that the invited guests did just that when they opened these wonderful wedding invites.
Marissa from For the Love of Press has this to say about this undeniably fun project:
Today’s invitation crush comes to us from Silvia Lana of Iciban, a Verona, Italy-based wedding and party design studio. Silvia created these clever, keepsake wedding invitations using a chalkboard style graphic printed onto a birch wood tablet, and the trompe l’oeil effect of the graphic gives the invitation the appearance of an actual chalkboard. Pretty cool, right? In addition, the couple’s wedding date was laser cut into the birch wood, giving this keepsake piece additional texture and visual interest.
The illustration of happy couple riding on a scooter, which appears on a number of pieces in the suite, was created by the sister of the bride and adds an element of carefree playfulness. Coordinating tags and belly bands were printed on Fedrigoni Constellation Snow stock, which adds another layer of texture to this unique wedding suite.
image source: Silvia Lana/Iciban
Earlier this week, I featured Smitten on Paper’s totally cute, circus-themed party goods over on Paper Crave and, as I was browsing around the Smitten on Paper site and checking out all of the other lovelies that they offer, I spotted their collection of absolutely beautiful, die cut wedding invitations. The lovely designs would look classy no matter the shape of the invite, but the decorative die cut shapes create an ultra elegant feel that’s sure to stand out. Check out more from the collection below, and head over to Smitten on Paper to see all of the wedding and beyond-wedding paper goodies that they offer.
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These oh so sweet letterpress wedding invitations by Lion in the Sun for Caitlin and Joseph’s July wedding show that the classic black and white palette can also look wonderful in a whimsical light. Playful, hand drawn motifs like mason jars and horseshoes are the perfect compliment to sweet typography and hand drawn, woodgrain patterned envelope liners that bring a bit of a rustic touch to a wedding suite that evokes nostalgic memories of summer days and nights spent playing in nature.
image source: Lion in the Sun
Vanessa & John Letterpress Suite
I crushed on Bow & Arrow’s beautiful wedding invitations for the first time earlier this year, and the crush continues with their newest bunch of lovely, modern wedding invite designs. The new invitations feature more of the stylish, mid-century flair that never fails to catch my eye, and the typography-centric styles range from preppy and patterned to pretty, vintage poster style suites. Head on over to the Bow & Arrow shop to ogle all of their gorgeous invitation designs, and check out some of my favorite new designs below.
image source: Bow & Arrow Paper Co.
I don’t tend to feature many “corporate” invitations, but I think you’ll agree that this is not your typical, run of the mill corporate invite. The unique Hilton Worldwide VIP invitation for the London Olympics was created by Artifacture, a Dallas-based design studio that specializes in laser cutting.
The folding invitation features a layered representation of the London skyline, and each layer unfolds to reveal the details and information contained within. I love the level of detail on each laser cut monument, from the London Eye to the Tower Bridge and Olympic Stadium.
Additional credits : Jo Summers (concept), The Marketing Arm (agency), Danielle McLelland (designer), and Jarvis Press (printer).
image source: Artifacture
I was doing a little Etsy browsing when I spotted today’s crush, the beautiful Danielle wedding invitation suite by Mink Letterpress. The simple, modern pattern echoed throughout the suite becomes all the more crush-worthy when letterpressed. Man, I really wish I could reach through my computer screen and feel that luscious letterpress texture. Clean, modern typography compliments the pattern in a wonderful way, as do the coordinating tags and address labels. I’m really digging the golden yellow and chocolate brown color palette, too.
image source: Mink Letterpress