AllieRuth Wedding 2013

AllieRuth Kara Wedding Invitations

Today’s invitation crush comes to us courtesy of AlleRuth Design, an Indiana-based paper goods and letterpress studio that recently released their lovely 2013 wedding invitation collection. Styles in this beautiful collection are a wonderful mix of modern motifs and timeless classics, including the totally on trend geometric Kara suite (above), as well as the whimsical and romantic Roberta (below, top left), a mix of original calligraphy and wonderful floral pattern. The sophisticated Milady (below, bottom left), a sleek typographic wedding suite, is perfect for modern type-loving couples, while Berkeley (below, bottom right) suite features wonderful watercolor florals and charming details that give the pieces a handmade feel.

Check out all of the wedding suites in the AllieRuth collection right here.

AllieRuth Design Wedding Invitations

image source: AllieRuth Design

Watercolor Wedding Invitations by Fine Day Press

Brushstroke Watercolor Wedding Invitations

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.

Forest Fern Wedding Invitations

Forest Fern

Watercolor Petals Wedding Invitations


Lilac Watercolor Wedding Invitations


Watercolor Rose Bouquet Wedding Invitations

Rose Bouquet

Ombre Watercolor Wedding Invites


image source: Fine Day Press

Laser Cut Pebble Wedding Invitations

Laser Cut Pebble Wedding Invitations | Luscious Verde

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.

Modern Laser Cut Wedding Invitations | Luscious Verde

image source: Luscious Verde

Modern Hand Engraved Wedding Invitations by Crane & Co.

Modern Hand Engraved Wedding Invitations

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!

Hand Engraved Wedding Invites

image source: Crane & Co.

Katie + Robert’s Softball Themed Save the Dates

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

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

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

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

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

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