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
I am completely crushing on this beautiful letterpress wedding invitation suite from Jupiter and Juno. The undeniably romantic invites feature shimmery metallic blush ink on kraft stock for a look that’s a little bit rustic and so very lovely.
This invitation suite was designed by Jupiter and Juno’s staff designer, Jessi, for a client who was having a wedding with a rustic theme and pink accents. Metallic pink envelopes echo the metallic blush ink on the invitation pieces and create depth, interest, and a subtle yet eye-catching shimmer in the finished suite. The client also provided a beautiful floral pattern that she had selected for invitation liners. Invitations were printed on 270 gsm Stonehenge Kraft paper, and all printing was done in house on Jupiter and Juno’s 1950s Heidelberg Windmill Blackball press. The finished suite was tied with adorable pink and white baker’s twine to complete the look.
The suite has been dubbed ADELE and is now available for purchase in the Jupiter and Juno shop. Lucky brides and grooms who are interested in this suite can find a great discount offer that’s going on right now (for a limited time), too!
image source: Jupiter and Juno
If you’re a maid of honor who’s on the hunt for a stylin’ shower invite for an upcoming shindig to celebrate your favorite bride, then you’ll want to check out these lovely, modern bridal shower invitations from Wedding Paper Divas. This selection features some pretty darn awesome typography and hand-lettering, and the styles available cover every hot stationery trend going on right now. Here, have a look, and be sure to head over to Wedding Paper Divas to see more wonderful invites.
image source: Wedding Paper Divas
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Up Up Creative’s newest wedding invitation designs have got it going on big time! From gorgeous geometrics to record albums, folksy florals, and vivid watercolor styles, the new crew of designs is fresh, modern, and saturated with beautiful color. There’s even a very cool elopement announcement among the new invites, which is great for couples who are looking for a stylish way to pop the news to family and friends.
All wedding invitation designs are available as printable files, and Up Up also offers a number of printing options, as well as a wide variety of ink color choices.
Change of Status (Elopement)
image source: Up Up Creative