It was crush at first sight when these lovely woodland baby shower invitations for baby Berlyn by Moira Design Studio popped up in my inbox recently. The whimsical floral illustrations and hand-lettering create a look that’s light and sweet, and the hand stamped wood invitations make my invitation-loving heart go pitter pat.
Jessi from Moira Design Studio shares about this wonderfully unique project:
The shower theme was woodland, organic, and natural, so we wanted to keep the invitation along those same lines. I really wanted to incorporate wood, so we started with a custom rubber stamp that we hand lettered and illustrated and used that to stamp on wood. There were two additional inserts – the first with her registry information on it, and the second was a bookplate to put inside the book that each guest was asked to bring in lieu of a card.
Each of the additional pieces feature hand illustrated work and are printed front and back on lovely thick cotton letterpress paper. The suite was wrapped in matching printed vellum, bound together with an open weave burlap, tied again with moss green satin ribbon, and topped with a miniature (I love anything that comes in mini!) clothespin and a little matching sign that read “please join us”. The entire suite was tucked into a brown kraft box and sealed with a wrap around label. A darling suite for a darling mom-to-be!
image source : Moira Design Studio
lettering : Moira Ink
If you’re looking for elegant, typography-focused wedding invitations that are just the right blend of modern and classic style, then I think that you’re really going to enjoy Foglio Press’ new Ready To Order wedding invitation collection. The new collection features an array of beautiful wedding suites that incorporate details like the sweet scalloped die cutting shown above, as well as envelope printing, backing layers, envelope liners, and many custom color options.
Foglio Press recognizes that not every couple is interested in a completely custom wedding stationery experience, and the goal of their Ready To Order collection is to offer original designs with many personalization options and without the price tag or longer turnaround time of a completely custom design. Basic suites start at $5.25, and pieces are printed on luxe 130# cover weight paper for an elegant, upscale look.
Hazelhurst Wedding Invitation
Harriett Save the Date
In Print Wedding Invitation
Laurel Wedding Invitation
image source: Foglio Press
Today’s invitation crush comes to us courtesy of AlleRuth Design, an Indiana-based paper goods and letterpress studio that recently released their lovely 2013 wedding invitation collection. Styles in this beautiful collection are a wonderful mix of modern motifs and timeless classics, including the totally on trend geometric Kara suite (above), as well as the whimsical and romantic Roberta (below, top left), a mix of original calligraphy and wonderful floral pattern. The sophisticated Milady (below, bottom left), a sleek typographic wedding suite, is perfect for modern type-loving couples, while Berkeley (below, bottom right) suite features wonderful watercolor florals and charming details that give the pieces a handmade feel.
Check out all of the wedding suites in the AllieRuth collection right here.
image source: AllieRuth Design
I’m starting off the week on a completely crush-worthy note with Fine Day Press’ new Watercolor Wedding Collection, which includes eight beautiful, textured watercolor styles that range from the swash-y, dynamic Brushstroke (above) to ombre to pretty petals and blooms. Each design in the collection features fantastic typography, and the invites are printed on thick 100% cotton cardstock for a look that’s luxe and so very modern.
image source: Fine Day Press
A well-placed laser cut detail can completely transform any invitation, and I am totally crushing on these ultra modern wedding invites by Luscious Verde, which feature an awesome laser cut pebble pattern that takes the entire suite to another level. The pebble-y belly band adds depth and texture to this lovely typographic suite, and the pebble pattern is echoed against a soft, watercolor background in the gorgeous patterned envelope liners for a look that is a little bit nature and so very modern.
image source: Luscious Verde
In the past, I’ve often gushed about the fantastic feel and texture of letterpress, but engraved wedding invitations have an equally distinct and incredible texture, with raised lettering and design that just beckons to be touched. Crane & Co. has brought the classic printing technique into the 21st century with their beautiful, hand engraved wedding invitation designs, which feature playful, modern typography and motifs, as well as classic elegance with a modern twist. Oh, I so wish that I could reach through the computer screen and run my fingers over these gorgeous invites!
image source: Crane & Co.
I love it when a designer can incorporate what could easily be an over-the-top theme in a way that’s both understated and playful, and that’s just what the ladies over at Vellum & Vogue have done with these clever, softball-themed save the date cards, which feature a surprisingly delicate design.
Alana and Krystal from Vellum & Vogue share:
Robert & Katie met playing on a co-ed softball team. As a nod to the game that brought them together, they decided on a softball theme for their engagement shoot, complete with jerseys featuring their wedding date. For their save the date cards, we wanted to create a design that complimented the photo they selected while incorporating hints of a rustic theme to match their wedding decor. We used a soft gray color palette accented by a crosshatch texture and delicate frame. We also created custom, wrap-around address labels that matched the storm gray envelopes they chose. Overall, we loved how the design kept the fun, playful feel of their engagement photo, which was shot by JAC Photography.
image source: Vellum & Vogue
engagement photo credit : JAC Photography
Chevron is a smokin’ hot wedding invitation trend right now, and I’m crushing on this bold take on the classic chevron pattern by Smitten on Paper. The rich, navy blue and ivory suite features sleek typography throughout, and the pieces in the suite are well complimented by chevron-lined kraft envelopes, which add a nice contrast the deep navy blue. These invites would be a fantastic choice for any design-minded couple looking for a wedding suite that’s a little bit preppy or subtly nautical.
image source: Smitten on Paper
Today’s invitation crush, designed by the bride, designer Anne Kostecki, instantly evokes the feeling of a crisp, autumn night and features washes of watercolor, as well as silver, hand painted stars and rustic script that perfectly echoes the organic angles of the leafless, autumn trees that appear in pieces throughout the suite.
Geran and I are both native Missourians with a love for the season of autumn, which also happens to be what my last name means in German. We wanted to have a rustic, nature-inspired theme for our wedding and started by thinking of our favorite colors (his is brown, mine is blue). We decided to incorporate autumn trees and a starry night sky as design elements. The trees would represent his down-to-earth, practical personality; and the stars would represent my slightly out there, creative personality. The palette consisted of a dark mahogany brown, cobalt blue, ivory, and touches of silver.
I am a watercolor painter and wanted to incorporate that somehow into my letterpress suite, so I spoke with Jessica at Gilah Press + Design, and she came up with the idea of offset printing a watercolor wash on the invitations first. I also wanted a silver metallic finish to the stars, so I blind embossed the dots for the stars and hand painted them afterward with silver ink. I love having complete creative control, so I decided to do all of the invitation calligraphy and the envelope calligraphy myself.
image source : Anne Kostecki
printing : Gilah Press + Design and Anne Kostecki
There’s just something about a little shimmer and shine that brings magic to a wedding invitation design, and it was crush at first sight when I spotted these gorgeous new gold and silver foil stamped wedding invitations from Hello! Lucky. The new invite suites, which range in style from Art Deco-inspired to sweet and starry, feature oodles of wonderful foil stamped goodness:
image source: Hello! Lucky
photo credit : Edyta Szyszlo Photography