Vigilante Paper

February 12th, 2013

Vigilante Paper’s wedding invites will immediately speak to couples who are looking for anything but the traditional wedding invitation suite. These not-your-run-of-the-mill invitations will catch your eye with their bold, rich color and hand drawn illustrations, and they are sure to attract brides and grooms who are looking for awesome, outside the traditional box invites for their wedding celebrations.

Kaleidoscope Wedding Invitations

Kaleidoscope

Fireworks Wedding Invitations

Fireworks

Snowy Woods Wedding Invitations

Snowy Woods

Feathers Wedding Invitations

Feathers

Victorian Balloon Wedding Invitations

Victorian Balloon

image source: Vigilante Paper

 

Alissyn + Bryan’s Elegant Gold Lace Wedding Invitations

February 11th, 2013

Elegant Gold Lace Letterpress Wedding Invitations

Today’s ultra elegant invitation crush comes to us from Kimberly at Paper Krush, who created this lovely gold and lace-infused letterpress wedding suite for Alissyn & Bryan’s romantic celebration. The gorgeous invitation suite features beautiful script typography, shimmery gold edge painting, and hints of blind debossed lace that feature throughout the suite. The cherry on top of this sophisticated wedding suite is the gold snakeskin envelope liner, which adds an unexpected edge to the romantic design.

Letterpress printing by MK Printer.

Elegant Gold & Lace Wedding Invites

Kimberly from Paper Krush shares:

Being a gal from Manhattan who appreciates a little sparkle and quality paper, Alissyn was hoping to set the tone for a sophisticated and romantic evening with gold and touches of lace. Rather than utilizing actual physical lace, I decided to include it right in the design by using a blind impression throughout the suite.

The 220lb Crane Lettra is complimented by edge painting, and the suite is finished with shimmer bakers twine. In the brides words, “It’s like a little present!” Many times, the presentation can mean just as much as the design itself. I was very specific with how I placed each piece before tying the bow. Metallic ink and added gold touches, such as the snakeskin envelope liner, make an impression without going over the top.

Classic Gold and White Wedding Suite
Elegant Script Typography
Gold Foil Edging Wedding Invitations
Elegant Gold Foil Edge Painting
image source: Paper Krush
 

Stylish Save the Date Magnets

February 6th, 2013

As someone who has received her share of less than stylish, shall we say, save the date magnets, I am SO happy to see several purveyors of fantastic save the dates and wedding invitations introducing magnets that feature some of the same awesome designs as their save the date cards. Bring on the stylish save the date magnet revolution, I say!

Here’s a peek at some of the new magnets that you’ll find at Love vs. Design, Hello! Lucky, and Minted:

Stylish Save the Date Magnets

1, 3, 5 Big Day, Visit Boston, and Cut Paper save the date magnets  | Hello! Lucky

2, 4 Secret Crush and Heart to Heart save the date magnets | Love vs. Design

6, 7, 8 Chalkboard, Up and Away, and Coconut Plantation save the date magnets | Minted

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Diana + James’ Dreamy Photo Wedding Invitations

February 5th, 2013

Dreamy Photo Wedding Invitations

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I LOVE it when creatives design their own wedding invites! This beautiful wedding invitation suite popped up in my inbox recently, and it was crush at first sight. Featuring photos by Jose Villa and design by James Prunean (aka, the groom), the suite has such a dreamy, romantic look and is perfect for Diana and James’ upcoming California wedding celebration.

Dreamy Photo Wedding Invitations

The couple, James (a stationery designer) and Diana (a film photographer), met on Twitter when he followed her and complimented her on a feature she had on a wedding blog. James was instantly drawn to Diana’s talent. It took a little time, but Diana eventually responded and thanked him, he followed up with a direct message, and the rest is history. Seeing as James is from Ontario, Canada and Diana is from California, the couple didn’t know where they should have their wedding. The bride wanted something close to her, and the groom wanted something close to him, but they both settled on a destination wedding in Los Gatos, California.

Photo Wedding Invites

James shares about the design process:

As a stationery designer myself, I didn’t know how I would ever settle on anything for my own invitations. How would I ever design something that I would be happy with? I find that designing for myself has always been the hardest challenge. I wanted to design something that speaks to both our talents, photography and design.

I rarely see photography being used properly with invitation design but felt like I couldn’t go wrong with the engagement photos we had done by Jose Villa, and he allowed us to use a few other of his images to really set the tone for the wedding. I feel so blessed to have been able to work with such a talented photographer. I flew up to California in October, and he shot the photos for us. It was a beautiful experience, and we wanted to share it with our family and friends.

We printed the suite on a textured felt paper, which gave the invitation a wonderful canvas feel. We used natural unbleached paper, which softened the printing and added the perfect dreamy effect we wanted, and the cover shot of us is a keepsake piece for our family and friends. We finished off the invitations with some raffia and a round tag saying “We are getting married in California”, which answered the big question that both of our families had.

Typography Photo Wedding Invites
Information Card Wedding Suite
Typographic Reply Card
Raffia + Tag Wedding Suite
photo credits : Diana Marie Photography / OOXX Invitations / Jose Villa (in suite photos)
 

Geometric Wedding Invitations

February 4th, 2013

Triangles and diamonds and polygons – oh, yeah! Straightforward geometric shapes bring a fresh, modern feel to all that they embellish, and this white hot stationery trend is one that I’ve been watching with delight. I love what designers are doing with simple angles and shapes, and modern-minded brides and grooms-to-be will want to check out this crushtastic geometric invitation eye candy:

Geometric Wedding Invitations

Above, clockwise from top : Botanical Paperworks (plantable paper), Stacey Hill, Simple Te Design for Minted, Tara Hogan for Bella Figura, elli, and Love vs. Design

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Whimsical Save the Dates by The First Snow

January 29th, 2013

These totally crush-worthy save the dates from The First Snow are so sweet and romantic. I love the whimsical feel that the hand-lettering and illustration bring to the designs, which feature everything from a hot air balloon ride for two to beautiful florals and scalloped hearts.

Check out all of the designs available from The First Snow in their shop, and have a look at some of the eye candy from their collection below:

Whimsical Save the Dates from The First Snow

Hand Lettered Save the Date Cards

Photo Save the Date Cards by The First Snow

image source : The First Snow

 

Wedding + Save the Date Rubber Stamps

January 28th, 2013

Rubber stamps bring a handmade touch to any piece of paper they touch, and they’re a simple way to add beautiful details to wedding invitations, save the dates, and especially envelopes, where they really shine. You can go small and add a small flourish or heart to the flap of your envelopes, or you can go big and create do-it-yourself invitations and save the dates with custom stamps featuring gorgeous calligraphy and type. The versatility of a rubber stamp gives you so much freedom and flexibility that the possibilities are practically endless!

Check out this selection of some of my favorites:

Wedding + Save the Date Rubber Stamps

1,10 Ladyfingers Letterpress 2 Allie Ruth 3,6 Paper Source 4 Paperfinger 5,7,8 Fawnsberg 9 Angelique Ink

images from their respective sources

 

Papela Wedding Invitations

January 22nd, 2013

Papela Wedding Invitations

Today’s invitation crush comes to us from Papela, whose gorgeous wedding invitations I’ve been ogling for days. Papela has their collective finger on the pulse of what’s hot in the world of wedding stationery, and their team of talented designers has created a beautiful wedding invite collection that incorporates on trend themes like chalkboards, nautical elements, and vintage-inspired typography in such an elegant, modern way.

Below, you can take in bunches of eye candy from Papela’s wedding collection, and be sure to check out their entire collection right here.

Modern Wedding Invitations by Papela

Papela Wedding Invitations

image source : Papela

 

Confetti Wedding Invitations

January 21st, 2013

The mere mention of confetti can create visions of festive fetes dancing in our heads. Be it a simple splash or a gleeful gob, these pretty little dots bring a lighthearted detail to all that they touch. So, if you’re looking for wedding invitations with a cheerful disposition and a celebratory appeal, check out these six stylish invite designs:

Confetti Wedding Invitations

Row 1 : Under the Stars | Bethany Anderson for Minted and Sprinkled | Love vs. Design

Row 2 : Gold Confetti | Paper Source and Joie de Vivre | Kamal for Bella Figura

Row 3 : The Pointillist | Moglea for Minted and Confetti | Cheer Up Press

images from their respective sources

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Wedding Invitation Color Trend : Mint Green

January 15th, 2013

It’s fresh, it’s soft, and it’s one of the hottest color trends in stationery. Mint green pairs perfectly with neutrals like bold black, charcoal gray, and warm brown in so many different invitation styles. The versatile hue can be combined with elegant script and ornate ornament for an ultra upscale look, but it’s equally at home when paired with sleek, mid-century style typography and pattern. Check out these lovely (and minty) invitations to see just how cool, both literally and figuratively, mint green can be.

Mint Green Wedding Invitations

Above, clockwise from top left : Hamilton Suite by Dauphine Press; Notable wedding invitations by Wondercloud Design for Minted; Chevron & Calligraphy bridal shower invites by Cheer Up Press; Symbolic Circles wedding invites by Pear Tree Greetings; Anemone Stripes Suite by Mequeni; Viva Las Marriage wedding invitations by Candice Leigh for Minted; Somerset Suite by Palm Papers; Gingham & Type wedding invitations by Cheer Up Press; Pinwheels wedding invites by Jill Means for Minted; Mint Stripe save the date by Jill Means for Brightside Prints

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