Katie + Robert’s Softball Themed Save the Dates

March 12th, 2013

Softball Themed Save the Date Cards

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.

Playful Baseball Themed Save the Dates

Softball Themed Save the Date Cards by Vellum & Vogue

Custom Wraparound Save the Date Address Labels

image source: Vellum & Vogue
engagement photo credit : JAC Photography

 

Modern Navy Chevron Wedding Invites

March 11th, 2013

Modern Navy Chevron Wedding Invites by Smitten on Paper

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.

Navy & Ivory Chevron Wedding Invitation Suite

Modern Chevron Wedding Invitations

Navy & Ivory RSVP Card

Modern Kraft Invitation Envelopes

Kraft Wedding Envelopes

Chevron Favor Tags

image source: Smitten on Paper

 

Anne + Geran’s Starry Autumn Letterpress Wedding Invitations

March 6th, 2013

Starry Autumn Letterpress Wedding Invitations

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.

Anne shares:

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.

Starry Silver Hand Painted Wedding Invites

Starry Autumn Letterpress Wedding Suite

Autumn Watercolor Letterpress Wedding Invites (Detail)

Starry Autumn Watercolor Wedding Invitations

Starry Autumn Letterpress Wedding Invitation Suite

image source : Anne Kostecki
printing : Gilah Press + Design and Anne Kostecki

 

Gorgeous Gold + Silver Foil Stamped Wedding Invites

March 5th, 2013

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:

Gold & Silver Foil Stamped Wedding Invitations

Gold & Silver Foil Stamped Wedding Invitations

Gold & Silver Foil Stamped Wedding Invitations

image source: Hello! Lucky
photo credit : Edyta Szyszlo Photography

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Modern Lace Letterpress Wedding Invitations

March 4th, 2013

Modern Lace Letterpress Wedding Invitations

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.

Letterpress Lace Wedding Invites

Margaux shares:

When I started designing my own wedding, I had a very clear vision: ‘Modern Vintage’. I had dreams of lace, kraft paper, and vintage elements with a modern twist.

We held our wedding at the electric Smog Shoppe here in our hometown of Los Angeles, but the bulk of our guests are my husband’s large family from Iowa. I wanted to incorporate a vintage Los Angeles postcard with the invitation suite and decided to take what is normally a cute save the date and turn it into the RSVP card. Ginger from Serendipity Beyond Design was able to customize the original colors (blue and orange) in the Los Angeles postcard to our soft color palette of mint green, peach, and grey.

As an event designer, I love to come up with concepts but often a great graphic designer takes my ideas to a whole new level! I sent Shayna from Steel Petal Press a photo of a concept for the main invitation, incorporating a geometric lace pattern, and she was able to turn my vision into beautiful reality with a design that incorporates blind debossed elements. We incorporated the geometric lace theme throughout the wedding, using it as a backdrop for our candy buffet and in other decorative elements.

I had only ever come across one example of people turning the envelope vertically, and I fell in love. It was a perfect way to showcase the vintage stamps I had been collecting since getting engaged.

Vintage Los Angeles Postcard RSVP Cards
Vintage Postage Stamp Wedding Invitation Envelope
image source : Margaux Fraise (Harmony Creative Studio)
letterpress printing & design : Steel Petal Press
vintage postcard : Serendipity Beyond Design
 

Paul & Becky’s Modern Coral + Gray Wedding Invitations

February 27th, 2013

Paul & Becky's Modern Coral + Gray Wedding Invitations

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.

The sweet photo save the dates feature photography by wedding photographer, Katie Slater, as does their lovely wedding website, designed by Becky and developed by Paul, a software engineer.

Warm Coral + Gray Letterpress Wedding Invitations

Modern Blind Debossed Wedding Invitations

Paul & Becky Letterpress Wedding Invitations

image source: Rebecca King
letterpress printing: Mercurio Brothers
photography: Katie Slater

 

Blush 2013 Wedding Collection

February 26th, 2013

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:

Vintage Lace Wedding Invitations | Blush Design Boutique

Vintage Lace

Ethereal Wedding Invitations | Blush Design Boutique

Ethereal

Luxe Wedding Invitations | Blush Design Boutique

Luxe

Delightful Wedding Invitations | Blush Design Boutique

Delightful

image source: Blush Design Boutique

 

Romantic Rustic Wedding Invitations

February 25th, 2013

Romantic Rustic Letterpress Wedding Invitations

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!

Romantic Rustic Letterpress Invites

Metallic Blush Ink + Kraft Stock Wedding Invitations

Pink + White Baker's Twine Wedding Invites

Information & RSVP Kraft Letterpress Cards

image source: Jupiter and Juno

 

Modern Bridal Shower Invitations

February 20th, 2013

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.

Modern Bridal Shower Invitations

Row 1 : Just Love by Stacey Day (left) and Tic Tac Chalk by Petite Alma

Row 2 : Sweet Styling by Petite Alma (left) and Krafty Bride by Petite Alma (right)

Row 3 : Tree Carving by Stacey Day (left) and Cake Charm by Petite Alma (right)

image source: Wedding Paper Divas

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New from Up Up Creative

February 19th, 2013

Abstract Geometry Wedding Invitations | Up Up Creative

Abstract Geometry

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.

Vintage Floral Wedding Invitations | Up Up Creative

Vintage Floral

Record Album Wedding Invitations | Up Up Creative

Record Album

Sentiment Wedding Invitations | Up Up Creative

Sentiment

Watercolor Painting Wedding Invitations | Up Up Creative

Watercolor Painting

Folksy Floral Wedding Invitations | Up Up Creative

Folksy Floral

Change of Status Elopement Announcements | Up Up Creative

Change of Status (Elopement)

image source: Up Up Creative

 
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