Today’s featured invitation comes to us from Sunny at Puddle Jumpin’ Cards. She emailed us a little while back to let us know of this block print invitation, and I have been looking forward to seeing her email pop up in my inbox with photos! Well, last week–it did! She also shared a video as well, which is really cool. Check it out at the end of the post. Thanks for sharing it with us, Sunny!
I created a custom hand carved block print for a couple getting married at the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center, located along the stunning Columbia River Gorge. The couple wanted an iconic view of the Gorge, and the look and feel of something natural and handmade, yet elegant. Each invitation is a little different, and each one a piece of art! Custom block prints are a great option for thank you notes as well!
The photos and video are taken by AJ’s Studio (the Art of Joy)
Today’s featured invitation gets me so excited to attend NSS in New York this year! We hope to see many of our WeddingInviteLove vendors there–if you are going to be there, let us know and we’ll make sure to come say “hi!”
Tabibi Design shared this New York themed invite with us and I just had to share it! I love all the little details, I know you will too. Take a look:
David and Janesse are a beautiful, lively couple from the Bronx, NY. Just a number 6 train ride away from the city. Their outgoing personalities allowed me to design something modern and fresh with a twist. I was inspired very much by the location.
Frank Sinatra said it best. I was definitely in a “New York State of Mind.” The NYC skyline was the perfect backdrop for their invitation suite sprinkled with a few elements.
The lovely silhouette of the bridge was a nice compliment to the skyline.
The taxi cab and vendor pretzel were fun additions. A custom monogram by the request of the couple adorned the invitation as well.
The suite showcased a flat, double-sided invitation and response card using their plum and peacock color palette and a playful type treatment. David and Janesse were absolutely enamored of their invitation design. I look forward to attending their wedding in May 2012.
Thanks so much for sharing this invitation with us, Tina! Check out Tabibi on WeddingInviteLove.
Today’s featured invitation from Bloomin’ Invites is quite unique. Not only is this invitation suite beautiful, but it can be planted. That’s right, this invitation can go out of the mailbox and into the ground to create gorgeous blooms. How awesome is that?
Bloomin’ Seed Paper Wedding Invitations are the perfect way to announce your unique, Earth-friendly wedding. Each of our designs feature the richly-textured beauty of our signature paper—handmade with an infusion of wildflower seeds, when planted, the invitations bloom into a vibrant garden of wildflowers to remind people of your special day year after year.
We produce our invitation suites with the most environmentally-friendly methods possible. Each sheet is handcrafted in our solar-powered facilities in Boulder, Colorado from 100% recycled, post-consumer paper and embedded with wildflower seeds. We print our seed paper with natural biodegradable inks that will not compromise the seed’s ability to grow. All of our cardstock is FSC-certified and 100% recycled. Plantable seed paper will make a lasting impression on your guests, and show your commitment to each other and to the planet – let your love grow with Bloomin’ Wedding Invitations.
Thanks for sharing your invitations with us! Our green brides are sure to love this idea!
I have a soft spot for New England weddings, so I was pretty excited to see this invitation set in my mailbox from Sophie at Sweet Zion Paperie. The color palette and nautical design elements are perfect for a Massachusetts wedding! Here’s what Sophie shared with us:
Kate and Patrick were one of the most fun couples I’ve had the pleasure of working with. Their love story had me all tied up in knots – Literally!
The couple met in Boston where Patrick had landed post-graduation and continued to follow his love for sailing and where Kate studied at Berklee School of Music.
After several sailing trips, several bowls of clam chowder, and several family functions, Kate and Patrick decided to tie the proverbial “knot” and become Captain and First Mate.
Of course, one may think of the infamous Popeye when a maritime theme is mentioned, but this couple sailed in the direction of fun, simple, and bright. However, as powerful as spinach was to good ol’ Popeye, I believe the same could be said about what yellows, blues, and greys are doing in the wedding industry right now.
Kate and Patrick hopped on this bandwagon and together we created this really beautiful invitation piece featuring their love for sailing and their spunky color palette, all while wrapped in elegance. Enjoy!
Thanks for sharing this invitation with us, Sophie! Check Sweet Zion out on WeddingInviteLove or head over to her site.
Paper & Silk Press, consists of the design-craft duo: Grace and Crystal. Sound familiar? We’ve showed off their work before! Today we are excited to share a bright, beautiful, bilingual invitation suite. I dare you to try to say that three times fast…
Annie and Moses came to me with a special request for their invitations — they needed the invitations to be bilingual. I took the wedding colors that they had chosen, green and magenta, and created a booklet-style invitation for them.
The booklet format worked well because it gave room for the invitation text to be displayed in two languages, side by side.
In addition to the booklet, I designed a RSVP postcard insert, which allowed the couple to save on reply envelope costs.
The booklet itself was made to fit into a standard letter-sized envelope, which also made it a bit different from the typical 5×7 wedding invitation.
I’d have to say that the cover was my favorite part about making the invitation — I loved the space created and the way the typography sat so elegantly on the page.
Great job ladies! Once again, thank you for sharing it with us! Learn more about Paper & Silk Press on WeddingInviteLove.
Today’s featured invitation comes to us from Megan over at Red Pearl Designs. The beautiful photos were taken by Erich McVey Photography. Megan was so great to share some photos of Lauren (the bride) with us as well. Take it away Megan. :)
Out of all the invitation sets I’ve designed since starting my business, Lauren + Michael’s is one of my absolute favorites! I just love how everything came together and looks so elegant.
The invitation set incorporates satin ribbon, a vintage jeweled broach and was mailed to their guests in a pretty white box with custom address labels, so there was a lot to love about this invitation!
I met with Lauren early this year and discussed ideas for her vintage “old world” wedding theme. Lauren was explaining how her gown was embellished with this beautiful jeweled band, and wanted to play off that for her invitations. Her color scheme was champagne, gold, deep purple with silver accents.
The wedding was photographed by Erich McVey Photography who took some fabulous shots of their invitation set on their wedding day.
2011 has definitely been the year of the mason jar! They’ve been all over the wedding scene, and to be honest…I can’t get enough of them. Today’s featured invitation comes from Tina from WeddingInviteLove’s Tabibi Press. Love, love, love!
I was super thrilled when Lauren contacted me to design her wedding invitation and paper goods. She’s a small business creative and nontraditional…like me. I knew we’d hit it off after our initial consultation. Lauren and John married at Stevenson Ridge in Fredericksburg, VA at a gorgeous bed and breakfast with an amazing view overlooking a pond.
Lauren came to me with a concept in mind. She wanted her reception to be adorned with fresh flowers, mason jars and candles. She loved the idea of having an outdoor ceremony in early Fall. Sunset. Fireflies. Colorful foliage. Can you picture it?
I immediately tossed around a few ideas and sketches. I illustrated the firefly but it was missing something…it was missing a glow. I used the feather and outer glow effect in Photoshop to create the “glow.”
I incorporate the dotted line to create movement and give it a whimsical tone. The design really set off the theme “We are glowing about our big day.”
The final invitation design was incorporated into other paper goods and stationery including the ceremony program, thank you cards, gift tags, escort cards, a signature drink card for the bar and a poster design.
Thank you, Tina for sharing Lauren and John’s stationery! I love how you carried the theme flawlessly throughout all the paper goods. You did a wonderful job, the couple had to be thrilled with your work.
Visit Tabibi Press on WeddingInviteLove or check out more on Tina’s website!
I absolutely love the color combination of this invitation from WeddingInviteLove designer Odd Duck Press! The vintage style illustrations and the selection of typefaces work so well together. I’ll let Jessica, from Odd Duck Press, take it from here!
I was recently contacted by a bride-to-be who had already decided to handle the printing and assembly of her invitations, but wanted help with the design. Of course, I said yes! This was a departure for Odd Duck Press, as all of our previous wedding invitation projects were for custom letterpress work.
As much as I love letterpress, I realize that it is often cost prohibitive, so the idea of offering custom design to couples on a more modest budget was very appealing. DIY meets Haute Couture, if you will.
The couple was planning a rustic, yet whimsical wedding. I created a floral motif based on the paper that would be used as a band around the invitation.
Rendering the flowers in pointillism was a fun way to give the images depth. A variation of the motif appears on each piece. I especially love the cascading effect on the enclosure cards. This was such a fun collaboration!
Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful invitation suite with us!
From the sophisticated patterns and fonts to the shimmery paper, this featured invitation from Blush Paperie is oozing with elegance. Blush Paperie is an online wedding invitation boutique specializing in modern and unique designs. Here’s what Michele, of Blush Paper, told us about this particular design:
When speaking with Roxane about her wedding invitations, I was drawn to the idea of using several graphic imags throughout the suite, but repeating certain elements to tie everything together. Many of the pieces have the bride and groom’s initials and the polka dotted line above a solid line. The romantic script font and modern block font are a perfect combination for this sophisticated and elegant suite.
We used a beautiful ivory metallic card stock, which provided the perfect amount of shimmer.
The response card was printed double sided as a post card, with the bold pattern on one side and an opaque background design on the other.
For the menus, we had several versions printed using the varios background motifs. This design technique was also used with the table numbers.
This featured invitation has me ready for summer! Paper & Silk Press, consists of the design-craft duo: Grace and Crystal. Together they create wedding paper goods like these oh-so-lovely custom invitations created just for an Etsy bride. Here’s what Grace had to say about this custom suite:
I came to work with Elise through a request she posted on Etsy for a custom wedding invitation suite. Her wedding was to be a fun and lighthearted summer wedding, and pinwheels were to be her cupcake toppers at the wedding.
I chose to integrate the different paper patterns she would be using for the actual pinwheels within my pinwheel drawings. I definitely wanted to capture the feeling of a joyous and whimsical day through the colors I chose, the textured paper I picked out, and the typeface I used.
I thought the butterfly would be a fun motif to echo throughout the suite, so I chose a few strategic spots to repeat it, including the envelope. The result was a completely custom and unique invitation suite that Elise could proudly send to all her family and friends!
Thank you for sharing this cheery invitation set with us, Grace! Visit Paper & Silk Press on Wedding Invite Love and see more of their great work.