I am utterly and completely crushing on all of these wonderfully adorable children’s party invitations from Rifle Paper Co. Anna Bond’s fun and whimsical illustrations are absolutely perfect for the invitations, which have themes ranging from detective/spy to circus to cowboy. Each design is available with fill-in lines or as an imprintable that you can run through your printer. These invites are just so much fun that I can’t help but smile when I look at them.
image source: Rifle Paper Co.
These custom letterpress moving announcements by Wiley Valentine have got to be the most elegant moving announcements that I’ve ever seen! The custom design is based on the Youthful Sophisticate design from their Soirée collection, and the announcement was made for The Write Invite in Dallax, Texas, one of Wiley Valentine’s retailers. I absolutely love the palette of midnight blue and beet, and the beet backer adds wonderful depth and contrast. Matching letterpressed envelopes are the icing on the cake.
image source: Wiley Valentine
I’m loving these ultra elegant wedding invitations from Campbell Raw Press, which feature beautiful letterpress details and Japanese silkscreened paper (aka, chiyogami or yuzen) accents. The papers provide a wonderful pop of color that balances perfectly with the sophisticated letterpress pieces. The invitations are available in three styles: Fitzgerald, Collins, and Strand, with a choice of four chiyogami designs within each suite.
Fitzgerald invitations with Apricot Mums chiyogami paper
Collins invitations with Autumn Garden chiyogami paper
Strand invitations with Blue Mums chiyogami paper
image source: Campbell Raw Press
Oh, my goodness. How incredibly darling are these custom letterpress birth announcements by INK + WIT? The baby deer with polka dot booties is too adorable for words, and I love the little tree frog, which was a special request from the parents. Letterpress printed by Boxcar Press.
images from INK + WIT
I have a severe weakness for yellow and grey color palettes right now, and that’s what initially caught my eye about these beautiful custom wedding invitations by Dapper Paper, which were originally created for a Bilbo Baggins’ inspired wedding that was featured back in June on Ruffled. You can check out more photos from the wedding on Ruffled, but over here it’s all about me crushing on these grey and yellow lovelies, which have a wonderfully organic, natural feel. I love the hand drawn banner graphic and the earthy bouquet that tie together all of the pieces in the suite.
images from Dapper Paper
Did you hear that? The sound of my jaw hitting the floor as soon as I spotted these oh so unique wedding invitations over at Hi-Fi Weddings? Yeah, they rock, don’t they? These beauties were created by photographer Jodi Miller and her husband-to-be for their own wedding, and I can’t get over how stunning the combination of burlap and cameos is. Who knew that burlap could look so chic?
The couple created these custom invitations completely from scratch, and the handmade feel and elements that they used echo the tone and theme of their upcoming wedding. The lovely cameo accents were purchased from Etsy seller PoppyLovesParis, and envelopes from Paper Source were altered to become insert pockets, which held the invitations, RSVP cards, direction maps, and a DVD with a super cool stop-motion video invitation that the couple created themselves. You can watch the video here; it’s amazing and so cute!
image source: Jodi Miller Photography
I have to admit that I crush on pretty much anything that Anna Bond creates, but earlier this year, when I first spotted these amazingly unique custom embroidered wedding invitations that she made for Avi and Kate, they just about took my breath away. Anna hand embroidered all of the original pieces of this stunning invitation suite and scanned the originals to create pieces that could be sent out to the couple’s invited guests. Amazing!
image source: Anna Bond / Rifle Paper
Bunting and pennant elements are so popular right now for weddings, birthday parties, and pretty much any other occasion that you can imagine. Sara from Event Lucky was onto something when she suggested using this adorable Pennant Letter Kit by Briones + Co. to create fun party invitations that can be transformed into a custom decorative banner. Ask your guests to bring their invite with them to the party, and you can all take part in crafting cute bunting to decorate the walls. The kit even comes with twine, so you’ll have everything that you need to create!
image source: Briones + Co.
This is one of the most beautiful Art Nouveau inspired wedding invitation suites that I’ve seen. Jeremy & Kathleen, who created this custom suite for Samantha and Robert, used stylized, organic pattern and type to perfectly capture the period feel, and the earthy color palette creates a lovely, romantic tone that really gives the invitation suite a modern touch. Antique gold envelopes add a bit of sparkle, but in a soft and subtle way that meshes wonderfully with the rest of the pieces.
And you must have a look at the rest of Jeremy & Kathleen’s portfolio, which includes stunning wedding invitations like these beauties that they created for their own wedding. Vellum paper, silhouettes, gorgeous typography … swoon:
images from Jeremy & Kathleen
Elum is another fantastic letterpress printer who has recently come out with a wedding invitation collection aimed at brides and grooms to be who are looking for top notch quality and beautifully designed invitations at more affordable prices. Their affordable letterpress wedding invitation collection, called Umi, is filled with wedding invitation ensembles that can be either letterpress printed or flat printed, and they’ve teamed up with Envelopments to offer a wide selection of liners, envelopes, and enclosures that can be custom letterpress printed by Elum.
Have a look at some of the lovely eye candy from the Umi collection, and see the entire line at Elum. Love, love, love these designs!
image source: Elum