I was delighted when these oh so sweet letterpress wedding invitations by Nane Press popped up in my inbox. The custom suite was designed for Christina and Jamie’s shabby chic Michigan wedding and features an adorably festive bunting motif that adds a touch of “girly” and sets the tone for a fun celebration to come. A custom tag featuring the couple’s initials adds a personal touch and, along with pink and white twine, literally ties together the entire suite.
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Minted recently introduced a bunch of new baby shower invites, designed by their super talented community of creatives, and there are so many adorable invitations that I thought I’d put together a little roundup. Stay tuned for colorful elephants, happy storks, and oodles of great design!
Above, clockwise from top: Adventurer by Susan Asbill; Baby Elephant by Pistols; Bon Vivant by trbdesign; Slow & Steady by Nocciola Design; Stylish Stork and Funky Baby by chocomocacino; Cloud Nine by Robin Ott Design; Oh Baby by Griffinbell Studio
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Dahlia Press shows us that simple, modern typography can be both sophisticated and fun with these lovely, custom letterpress baby announcements for little Porter. I like how the brackets “hug” the baby’s name and actually look a bit like a baby face with a cute little nose. Clever!
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Night Owl Paper Goods are masters of wood veneer, and the new additions to their splendid wood wedding invitation collection are the perfect compliment for this outside the box material. The 20 new designs in the collection will be available later this month and include plenty of wonderful typography, as well as on trend elements like ombre (check out the Horizon suite below) and always in style floral and botanical motifs.
Each suite is available printed on sustainably-harvested birch wood veneer or FSC certified paper printed to look like birch veneer.
Here’s a peek at some of the pretty new invite designs from the collection:
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This completely crush-worthy letterpress wedding invitation suite was a custom creation by DC + Chicago-based design studio, Ruby the Fox, for Karen + Francesco’s Italian wedding celebration. The gorgeous, duplexed (English + Italian) wedding invitations feature rich, aubergine ink and blind debossed botanical imagery and a magpie motif, which represents the bride’s Chinese heritage and gives the design depth and texture.
Also included in this elegant suite are a letterpress printed information card and a flat printed reply set. Soft pink envelopes compliment the aubergine text on the invitations and give the suite a warm feel, while the typography is a beautiful mix of soft, feminine script and a bold, masculine sans-serif face.
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It was crush at first sight when I spotted these fantastic, vintage poster style wedding invites over at FPO recently. The custom z-fold invitations were created by designer, Daniel Moore, and his very crafty bride, Leslie, and feature a combination of ink stamping, digital printing, and hand trimming, as well as fantastic, vintage-inspired typography and a price tag that won’t make you faint.
Coordinating paper pieces – Mr. & Mrs. chair signs, a thumbprint wedding tree keepsake, and additional signage – as well as lovely, handcrafted paper flowers, serve as the perfect compliments to this eye-catching, diy wedding invitation suite. Head over to FPO to see many more photos from this well-designed wedding celebration.
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Today’s crush (and, boy, is it a cute one) comes to us from Three Little Words, who have been doing much fantastic, custom work recently. These adorable invitations (and coordinating keepsake birth announcement print), custom created for a dear friend, feature folk art-inspired floral elements, charming type, and an oh so cute array of folksy woodland creatures. The sunny palette of reds, oranges, and yellows – with a dash of blue and gray – evokes a warm and cheerful tone, and I just love the custom invitation envelopes, which feature a cutie patootie deer on the front and a folksy bunny on the flap.
Here’s what Emily from Three Little Words has to say about this super sweet project:
This particular suite is really special to me because I designed it for a close childhood friend, Kate, and her husband, George. We actually created their custom wedding suite a couple of years ago, and it’s hard to believe that they already have a little baby! Elinor Claire was born on August 6th at a healthy 9lbs 5oz and is seriously gorgeous and thriving.
The suite was inspired by their nursery color palette, which is light grey with bright tones of salmon pink, tangerine, yellow, and cobalt blue. I also considered the designs and fabric choices that Kate uses when conceiving a theme for her dress brand, Filia, and eventually landed on a floral, folk animal concept. The invitations were flat printed on Crane’s 110# Lettra in Pearl White and paired with multi-colored envelopes from Paper Source, onto which we directly printed coordinating graphics and the addresses. We added a blossom-shaped “registry hang tag” to the back and threaded the ribbon through to embellish the front.
At the shower, Kate and our friend Hannah strung up handmade tissue-paper pom-poms in the same colors, made by the three of us the day before on my parent’s porch in Maine. I gave Kate coordinating Thank You Notes to save her some work later and, after her arrival, created a baby name print for Elinor’s room! A crafty guest also made a lamp inspired by the invitation, so the suite has been carried into the nursery, although Kate’s gorgeous, handmade baby curtains and linens truly are the focal point of the room.
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I am SO crushing on this seriously sweet, summer camp and woodland-inspired letterpress wedding invitation suite by For the Love of Press. Oh, my goodness, where to begin? The completely charming, hand-drawn woodland details, banners, and signs? The equally wonderful, custom wedding map? The cute, hand-stamped muslin bags? There’s so much to enjoy about this wedding suite, and I’m sure that the invited guests did just that when they opened these wonderful wedding invites.
Marissa from For the Love of Press has this to say about this undeniably fun project:
Today’s invitation crush comes to us from Silvia Lana of Iciban, a Verona, Italy-based wedding and party design studio. Silvia created these clever, keepsake wedding invitations using a chalkboard style graphic printed onto a birch wood tablet, and the trompe l’oeil effect of the graphic gives the invitation the appearance of an actual chalkboard. Pretty cool, right? In addition, the couple’s wedding date was laser cut into the birch wood, giving this keepsake piece additional texture and visual interest.
The illustration of happy couple riding on a scooter, which appears on a number of pieces in the suite, was created by the sister of the bride and adds an element of carefree playfulness. Coordinating tags and belly bands were printed on Fedrigoni Constellation Snow stock, which adds another layer of texture to this unique wedding suite.
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Earlier this week, I featured Smitten on Paper’s totally cute, circus-themed party goods over on Paper Crave and, as I was browsing around the Smitten on Paper site and checking out all of the other lovelies that they offer, I spotted their collection of absolutely beautiful, die cut wedding invitations. The lovely designs would look classy no matter the shape of the invite, but the decorative die cut shapes create an ultra elegant feel that’s sure to stand out. Check out more from the collection below, and head over to Smitten on Paper to see all of the wedding and beyond-wedding paper goodies that they offer.
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