Today’s crush is not only incredibly beautiful, but it’s quite unique, as well. These gorgeous, Victorian-inspired, die-cut letterpress wedding programs were designed by Chauhie for Mila and William’s mid-winder wedding, and these beauties, along with the coordinating wedding invitation suite, would have any Victorian lady flushing with excitement.
Monika from Chauhie has this to say about the crush-worthy project:
Mila and William were both looking for a unique, keepsake program that had a vintage, Victorian feel to it. The fan was divided into 5 panels, each outlining the different elements of the ceremony, and a personal thank you from the couple was featured on the last panel. I had come up with several custom, decorative die-cuts for Mila and William to choose from. In the end, we chose one of the more clean-lined options. The design blended both beautifully with the shape of the fan, as well as the wedding invitation suite itself. After creating the special die-cut, the fan was letterpress printed on Cranes 100% cotton paper and hand assembled.
image source: Chauhie
I’m more than a bit of a sucker for all things woodgrain so, naturally, I was enamored with this wonderful, woodsy wedding suite by Akimbo the moment that I laid eyes upon it. The “Oberon” suite, inspired by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, was originally commissioned for a shoot for The Lane and is now available from Akimbo for couples looking for an eye-catching wedding invitation for their natural, woodland, or rustic outdoor weddings. Playful typography, a sweet map and, of course, those fabulous wood veneer invitations are the highlights of this completely crush-worthy suite.
image source: Akimbo
Cricket Printing, whose sweet, pink + gray woodgrain wedding invites I featured last year, recently introduced a number of new designs, and I’m completely crushing on the lovely, purple woodgrain invitations above, as well as the new booklet wedding invitation styles and the pretty, ombre “Rachel” and patterned “Jadyn” suites. You can check out Cricket Printing’s entire collection of modern wedding invitations right here.
Starfish Booklet Wedding Invitations
Boston City Skyline Booklet Wedding Invitations
Felicia Booklet Wedding Invitations
image source: Cricket Printing
Edge Painted Engraving Suite
I’ve been a fan of Bryn Chernoff’s, a.k.a. Paperfinger’s, beautiful calligraphy since I first saw her work, and I’m absolutely delighted about the launch of Ligature, her new, ready-made wedding invitation collection. The collection features five suites, each with their own distinct flavor, and all of them oh so lovely. Clients simply choose the design that they would like, and Paperfinger takes it from there, writing the calligraphy and working with printing partners to create gorgeous, letterpress printed or engraved invites. Head on over to Paperfinger and browse the entire collection.
Black on White Suite
Organic Alignment Suite
Split Fountain Suite
Illustrated Arturo Suite
image source: Paperfinger
Today I’ve got my crush on for Jenn Simpson’s beautiful collection of modern wedding invitations. Designs in the collection include fresh, on trend styles like watercolor, confetti, airmail/telegram, and vintage-inspired, with popular motifs that include mason jars, country chic plaid, and pretty stripes and banners. Here’s a peek at some of the invites from this lovely collection:
image source: Jen Simpson Design
Do-it-yourself-ers and couples who would like a custom wedding invitation suite on a non-custom budget, get ready to get jazzed because Invites Ever After offers a variety of super sweet wedding suites that you can customize to your heart’s content!
Each darling design from this cutting edge company has a number of customizable elements (text, illustrations, colors) that can be adjusted via an interactive wizard, giving you control over the look and feel of your invites. And all invitation suites are a la carte, so you can choose to order invitations only, or you can order a full suite that includes everything from the invite to rsvps, save the dates, and custom envelopes.
image source: Invites Ever After
Back in May, I shared a little sneak peek of some of the beautiful new letterpress wedding invitations from Bella Figura, and I’m excited to share that these lovelies are now available to order. Bella Figura’s 2012 mid-year release includes 9 new designs and plenty of swoon-worthy foil stamping, foil edging, and calligraphy. Ready for some eye candy? Here you go:
Refined Newport by Sarah Walroth
Gilded Romance by Sarah Walroth
Simple Charms by Jessica Tierney
Royal Frame by Jessica Tierney
image source: Bella Figura
It was crush at first sight when I spotted Renee & Daniel’s beachy letterpress wedding invites, designed and printed by Ruby’s Tuesday Boutique Letterpress, over on FPO recently. The cool blue suite features fantastic, modern typography and a unique, surf-themed monogram that gives the invitation such a fresh and playful feel. A wave motif carries the beach/ocean theme through to each piece, and a custom printed keepsake handkerchief map (printed by Spoonflower and so adorable!) is the cherry on top of this unforgettable wedding suite.
image source: FPO
The 4th of July is coming up tomorrow, and I’ve been on the hunt for invitations that would be a perfect fit for the quintessential American summertime celebration. Now, “Elegant” and “baseball” are two words that no one expects to see in the same sentence, but they perfectly describe these unique letterpress wedding invitations by Byvik Ink. The unexpected design features a die cut circle on the front that allows the stitched cover of a “baseball” to show through and, when you open it up, a swirl of red, white, and blue vine-y flowers greets you, along with the wedding details. Cleverness!
image source: Byvik Ink
Tina from Tabibi Design sent over these perfectly adorable (and slightly cheeky), balloon-themed baby shower invites that she recently designed for a parents-to-be, Nick and Lisa. Tina lets us in on some of the details about this super fun project:
I was asked to create a bright and fun shower invitation with a modern spin on the traditional baby shower invitation. The client wanted the invitation to appeal to both men and women for the casual, summer party celebration in honor of the parents-to-be, Nick and Lisa. I used the phrase, “She’s about to pop!”, accompanied by a balloon graphic, as the theme for the invitation. I knew a little humor would be appreciated by the happy couple, who are anything but traditional. The invitation was assembled with a satin poppy colored ribbon and custom tag with their registry information.
image source: Tabibi Design