Bella Figura 2014 Wedding Invitation Collection

Clarus Letterpress Wedding Invitation | Ian Koenig for Bella Figura

I always look forward to the launch of Bella Figura’s letterpress wedding invitation collections, and this year’s is filled with crush-worthy invites. The beautiful, modern designs in the 2014 collection include the gorgeous, overprinted gingham of Clarus by Ian Koenig (above); the lovely, letterpressed botanicals of Bittersweet by Lindsy Talarico; the organic, modern lettering of Good Show by Patricia Mumau; and the minimalist, typographic beauty of Brevity by Tara Hogan.

Below are several of my favorites from the new collection, and you can see all of the crushtastic designs available right here.

Bella Figura 2014 Wedding Invitaiton Collection

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Elegant Black + White Woodland Wreath Wedding Invitations

Elegant Black + White Woodland Wreath Wedding Invitations | Smitten on Paper

Smitten on Paper has recently been showcasing their beautiful, new wedding invitation designs, and the elegant Woodland Wreath suite instantly caught my eye. You can customize the colors to coordinate with your wedding, but I have to say that I’m really into the classic (and totally hot right now) black and white palette shown here, paired with the minimalist modern dot envelope liner and line patterned backer, and the swashy and modern calligraphy script, which gives the design an organic edge.

Elegant Black + White Woodland Wreath Wedding Invitations | Smitten on Paper

Monogram Tag + Dotted Envelope Liner | Smitten on Paper

Monogram Tag + Calligraphy Wedding Invitation | Smitten on Paper

Black + White Reply Card + Kraft Envelope | Smitten on Paper

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Quirky, Modern Wedding Invites by Color Me Carla

The Cricket Collection | Color Me Carla

Color Me Carla’s wedding invite designs are a delightful mix of quirky, hand drawn patterns in classic black and white, as seen in The Cricket Collection above, plus  hand lettered loveliness, and hand drawn illustrations + custom portraits. If you like quirky and sweet design, then you’ll definitely want to check out the Color Me Carla shop. And colors are customizable, so you can coordinate your wedding stationery palette to match your colors.

Quirky, Modern Wedding Invites | Color Me Carla

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2014 Wedding Invitation Trend : Romantic, Painterly Florals

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:

2014 Wedding Invitation Trend : Romantic, Painterly 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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Lyla + Chris’ Preppy, Golf-Themed Save the Dates

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!

Preppy, Golf-Themed Save the Dates | Roseville Designs (photo credit : Brooke Allison Photo)

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

Modern Baby Announcements by Hello Tenfold

June Baby Announcement | Hello Tenfold

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.

Modern Baby Announcements | Hello Tenfold

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Record Album Wedding Invitations

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:

Vinyl Record Album Style Wedding Invitations | Ello There

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Foundry (Dressed) Typographic Letterpress Wedding Invitations

Bold, Typographic Letterpress Wedding Invitations (Foundry) | Tweedle Press

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:

Foundry (Dressed) Letterpress Wedding Invitations | Tweedle Press

Foundry (Dressed) Letterpress Wedding Invitations (detail) | Tweedle Press

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Mike + Jen’s Music-Themed Rehearsal Dinner Invitations

Music-Themed Rehearsal Dinner Invitations | Anne Kostecki

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.

Modern, Music-Themed Rehearsal Party Invites | Anne Kostecki

Modern, Music-Themed Rehearsal Party Invites | Anne Kostecki

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Gold Art Deco Wedding Invitations

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.

Gold Art Deco Wedding Invitations as seen on

Above, clockwise from top : Catherine + Blake | Page Stationery; Deco | Elizabeth and David Mandel for Bella Figura; Deco Grand | Kleinfeld Paper; Glitzy Deco | elli; Gatsby in Foil | Hello Tenfold

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