Romance is in the air this year, and Wedding Paper Divas’ 2014 wedding invitation collection showcases what has been a growing style trend, painterly florals. I’ve said before that florals never really go out of style, but it’s interesting to see how the floral style trends change from year to year. This year, designers seem to be moving away from the more stylized floral designs that have been hugely popular over the past few years and going for a more realistic look that’s evocative and romantic, with deep, rich colors and ultra elegant, understated typographic details.
These invitation designs from Claire Pettibone, BHLDN, and Baumbirdy for Wedding Paper Divas epitomize this year’s florals:
Above, Clockwise from top left : Outstanding Occasion | Baumbirdy; Pure Beauty | Claire Pettibone; Boundless Blossoms | BHLDN; Midnight Bouquet | Claire Pettibone; Work of Love | Claire Pettibone; Graceful Vineyard | Claire Pettibone
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Today’s clever invitation crush comes to us from Roseville Designs, who created these fun and preppy, golf-themed save the dates for Lyla + Chris’ upcoming country club wedding. Lovin’ that gorgeous, green argyle envelope liner!
Sandy from Roseville Designs shares:
Lyla + Chris are having an elegant and preppy May wedding in Greenwich, Connecticut. They love golf and, since their wedding weekend will be hosted at a country club, they wanted to tie that into their design. I created a custom “monogram” with golf clubs that can be used as a motif throughout their wedding paper story. Here, we incorporated it as part of the return address on the envelope. For the actual save the date, I went for a classic calendar look, which we had flat-printed on textured felt stock. The final touch (and my favorite detail) is the bold argyle envelope liner, which pairs nicely with the elegant look of the actual card.
You can check out more of Roseville Designs’ wedding invitation designs right here.
photo credit : Brooke Allison Photo
I’m completely crushing on the darling new baby announcement collection from Hello Tenfold. The beautiful, modern designs in the collection feature understated pattern and color, beautiful typography, and can be customized with your text, photo, and colors. Designs can be flat printed, letterpressed, or sent to you as printable PDFs so you can print them locally or at home.
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A little while back, I featured Ello There’s awesome record album style wedding invites and, since then, I’ve received lots of requests for these clever, vinyl-look designs. I recently popped over to Ello There’s shop and discovered that they’ve added several new vinyl album-style wedding invitations, including beautiful, bird-pattern, floral, and polka dot designs. Here’s a peek:
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It’s a new year, and that means oodles of new, crushtastic invitation designs. Woohoo!
I thought I’d start the year off with a bang in the form of these ultra bold, typographic letterpress invites from Tweedle Press. If your tastes run more MoMA than mainstream, then this is your kind of wedding invitation. The original and most definitely eye-catching Foundry (Dressed) invitation suite is a little bit retro and a little bit modern, angular, layered. It’s a piece of modern art announcing the details of your upcoming wedding celebration. And, while you can order these awesome invites in your own custom colors, I have to say that I am totally digging the deep teal-y palette shown here:
images from Tweedle Press
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.
image source: Anne Kostecki
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.
image source: Jen Simpson Design
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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