The nautical-themed wedding trend shows no signs of slowing, and it’s no surprise. Nautical themes are perfect for weddings by the sea, and there are endless numbers of gorgeous wedding destinations that feature sun, sand, and shore. Nautical themes are incredibly versatile, too. You’ll find everything from sophisticated and preppy to whimsical and modern, anchor and rope motifs to more understated, blind debossed nautical maps, flags, and compass details. And while there are many shades of blue to be found in the palettes of these pretty invites – traditional navy, muted slate, and pale seafoam, to name but a few – you can also find complimentary colors like warm red, kelly green, and sunny yellow.
Here’s a little collection of some of the seriously crave-worthy designs that I’ve spotted recently:
Above, clockwise from top left : Rope Ampersand | Jill Means for Minted; Nautical Compass | Ruff House Art; Nautical | Anthologie Press; Nautical Classic | Sarah Gluchacki for Bella Figura; Simple Knot | Christine Loo for Minted; Calligraphy Anchor & Lighthouse | Grey Snail Press; Harbor Beach | Jessica Tierney for Bella Figura
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Looking for some seriously stylish Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah invitations? Well, then, I think you’re going to be crushing on this new collection from Paper Source. The new Bar and Bat Mitzvah designs feature modern typography and on trend motifs like geometric pattern and vintage playbill and poster-inspired layouts, not to mention eye-catching, vivid color options. Here’s a peek at the new styles:
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If you love letterpress, then get ready to do some ogling because Minted recently launched their first ever collection of letterpress wedding invitations, and it’s absolutely beautiful. The crush-worthy collection includes 29 designs from the Minted wedding collection, now available in gorgeous letterpress form.
Each invite is printed on vintage Heidelberg Windmill presses, and extensive customization choices are available, including 25 font options, 2 -a -er types, and up to 3-color letterpress printing. Mmm … letterpress. Be sure to pop on over to Minted to see all of the designs in the new collection, and here’s a little peek at what you’ll find:
image source : Minted
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Ooh, I love it when creatives collaborate! These completely crush-worthy printable wedding invites are the product of a collaboration between Gaelan of the Canadian wedding blog, Uschi & Kay, and Sam of Have & Hold Design, who have come together to launch the Uschi & Kay shop, a resource for modern, crafty brides and grooms looking for unique products to personalize their wedding.
Their pretty printable wedding suites were created to give budget-conscious couples beautifully designed invitations that they can print at home for a fraction of the cost of traditional wedding invitations. They have five modern designs to choose from, and they plan on regularly adding new designs to their lineup. In addition, they offer bespoke design services and customization options on all of the suites in the Uschi & Kay shop.
Here’s a peek at the invitation goodness that you’ll find there:
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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.
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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.
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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.