There’s a little bit of awesome in every nook and cranny of these old-fashioned, southern style hitchin’ letterpress wedding invites, designed by Austin, Texas design firm, PTARMAK, for John and Nancy’s big day. Every piece in the suite is imbued with old-fashioned southern charm, and the typography and ornate illustrative elements are simply stunning.
Love the tied finger graphic on the RSVP cards and the letterpressed return envelopes, too!
image source: PTARMAK
Today I’m completely crushing on these sweet, pink and gold bridal shower invitations that Kathleen from Twig & Thistle designed for her youngest sister’s shower. The shower was lingerie-themed, and Kathleen wanted the invites to reflect and celebrate the girly tone of the party, so she chose a palette of pink, white, and gold. I’m swooning over the lovely, modern letterpress invitations and loving the mini pink envelope that was attached to the card. This oh so sweet detail held event details, which where printed on an accordion fold insert.
image source: Twig & Thistle
Ah, swoon! Wiley Valentine created these ultra elegant letterpress wedding invitations, featured this week on Style Me Pretty, for the Tennessee wedding of Lauren & Paschal, organic farmers who wanted to infuse their invitations with an earthy, farm feel without being overt or over the top about it.
Wiley Valentine did a beautiful job of incorporating farm imagery – carrots, a wheel barrow, lettuce, watering cans, and garden tools can be found in the pieces in this wedding suite – with sophisticated type and upscale, calligraphic swashes. They worked with Tennessee retailer, Social Graces, on this custom project. See more details from this gorgeous wedding suite over at Style Me Pretty.
image source: Wiley Valentine/Style Me Pretty
I’ve been poring over the portfolio of Minneapolis-based letterpress studio, Lunalux, and they’ve created so many gorgeous, custom letterpress wedding invites that it’s been pretty tough for me to whittle down my list of favorites. I do have to say that my absolute favorite invitations have to be these train-themed, black and white letterpress invites that they designed for Taylor & TJ, whose wedding reception was held at the Minnesota Transportation Museum’s Jackson Street Roundhouse.
The invites were inspired by vintage train ephemera and photos of early 1900s steam locomotives, and the result is absolutely stunning.
And I would be remiss if I didn’t share at least a few more of the gorgeous, custom letterpress wedding suites that Lunalux has designed and printed:
image source: Lunalux
These handmade felt flower invitations are so clever and undeniably cute, don’t you think? I love felt flowers so, naturally, I was instantly drawn to these cuties, and if you think these are sweet, then you need to head over to The Violet Hours because the invites are just the tip of the iceberg in a sea of lovely felt flowers for an adorable birthday girl. – via Hip Hip Hooray!
Thanks to Stephanie for sharing these beautiful blue letterpress invitations that she designed for her wedding this past Memorial Day weekend. Stephanie and David’s wedding was held on the beach in Ocean City, and the reception was at the Ocean City Yacht Club. The couple wanted their invitations to reflect their wedding’s nautical beach location in a more subtle, sophisticated way. I love how Stephanie used different shades of blue and an elegant, undulating script font, both of which lend the wedding suite a nautical feel without the need for any of the nautical icons often found in ocean-themed invites.
Other highlights from this gorgeous letterpress suite include fun, typographic envelope liners – an exciting surprise for the invitees, embossed navy envelopes (love!), and blue edge painted letterpress invitations that are pure eye candy. Letterpress printing was done by Boxcar Press, but much of the suite was a do-it-yourself labor of love for Stephanie, who was inspired to open a freelance wedding invitation design studio after finishing her own invitation project.
photo credit: Alyssa Andrew Photography
Featuring the black and white typographic invitations and black and white patterned invitations a couple of weeks ago started me on a black, white, and grey kick, and these beautiful, modern black, white, and grey invites by Brandon Moller are some of the sleekest I’ve seen. Brandon created this wedding suite for a friend’s wedding, and it includes letterpress printed invitations, reply cards, gorgeous grey envelopes, and a poem card featuring Habitation by Margaret Atwood.
image source: Brandon Moller
Rebekah from Wild Ink Press created these custom, tractor-themed letterpress birthday invitations for her son Cameron, who just turned three. As Rebekah says, “if it has wheels and an engine, Cameron probably loves it,” so I’m sure he was as over the moon about his tractor-themed party as I am about these John Deere green and yellow invitations. The 3.5″ x 5″ invites were printed onto 100% recycled stock, and they were mailed in kraft (paper bag) envelopes. What perfect invitations for a tractor-loving little guy!
Psst … if you love these invitations, then you’ll want to check in during the upcoming weeks at Wild Ink Press’ shop, where a fill-in version of these invitations, as well as cute sailboat and train invites, will be available soon.
And I love that Rebekah created matching tractor thank you cards. They’re super cute!
photos by Eikon Photography; images from Wild Ink Press
The new Precious Collection from Adelaide, Australia based Akimbo is pretty in pink and extremely versatile. The collection features a number of letterpress printed pieces (digital printing available, as well), including beautiful photo birth announcements (shown above), invitation cards and envelopes, RSVPs, thank you notes, calling cards, notelets, and an oh so sweet save the date banner. I’m also loving the whimsical script face used in many of the pieces in the collection.
Additional pieces from the Precious Collection:
image source: Akimbo
I’m completely taken with these custom letterpress wedding invitations by The Aerialist Press. The wedding suite was the result of a creative partnership between the talented peeps at Aerialist Press, Colleen (the bride-to-be), and Mary (the mother of the bride-to-be). The wedding was held at the World’s Fair Pavilion in Forest Park, Missouri, and Colleen and Jeff wanted a decidedly vintage look for a wedding with much vintage flair. The navy blue and golden yellow color palette makes such a bold statement, and I love all of the vintage elements and the combination of typefaces that they chose for this design. Plus, the vintage postcard inspired RSVP card is simply divine!
The aforementioned divine letterpress RSVP:
image source: Aerialist Press