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
Today’s lovely, lacy invitation crush comes to us from Margaux Fraise of Harmony Creative Studio, whose concept for her own wedding invites, a modern take on a vintage lace design, was translated beautifully by Shayna from Steel Petal Press, who designed and printed the gorgeous gray and peach letterpress wedding invites. Details like the textural, blind debossed lace designs, vintage postage stamps, unexpected vertical envelope orientation, and playful vintage Los Angeles save the date turned RSVP card make this beautiful suite a true standout.
This beautiful letterpress wedding invitation suite has a romantic, modern aesthetic that makes my invitation-loving heart go pitter pat. Designed by Becky King (the bride), a Boston-based web designer, this project was a labor of love that allowed her to bring into play her background in traditional print. The result is a wedding invitation suite that features wonderful details like the gorgeous, blind debossed lace-like pattern, which brings together vintage inspiration with clean, moderns style, and a warm and inviting coral + gray color palette.
image source: Rebecca King
letterpress printing: Mercurio Brothers
photography: Katie Slater
Blush Design just launched their 2013 wedding invitation collection, and it’s filled to the brim with crush-worthy designs. From the ornate swashes of the Luxe suite to the sophisticated florals of the Vintage Lace suite, this collection has a little something for everyone. Invitations and enclosure cards are digitally printed on luxurious 130# white cotton stock and include a matching white envelope. Letterpress printing is also available, and colors can be customized with any of the options available on Blush’s color chart. Plus, there are coordinating custom rubber stamps!
Find out more about the collection and the story behind each design over on Blush’s blog, and check out this eye candy from the collection:
image source: Blush Design Boutique