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Happy day-after-Thanksgiving to all our US-based readers! As we speak, several members of my family are out running through stores — while I’m home here in my pajamas on my computer. I think I got the better deal, right?

Several of our lovely WeddingLovely vendors have deals going on over the next few days, and you can shop with me online with them! Check them all out below:

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A Brief History of Letterpress Wedding Invitations (5)

Today’s guest post comes from Christa of Christa Alexandra Designs, a Vermont based stationery company that specializes in the design of high quality wedding invitations and day-of-materials. Her pride and joy is her 1918 antique letterpress that she prints many of her ready-made and custom designed invitations on. Enjoy!

Did you know…wedding invitations all started with a town crier? Before printing presses, a gentleman would walk through the streets and loudly announce the wedding – traditionally, anyone within earshot became part of the celebration. Thankfully wedding invitations have changed a lot, and we are able to send beautiful mail to our carefully curated guest lists – not all those in earshot!

Of all the invitations sent and received, one of the most gorgeous and recognizable is a letterpress invitation. Running a finger over the deep impression and cotton paper, you can literally feel each part of the printed design…but what goes into this letterpress invitation?

Read the full post after the cut!

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Invitations by Dawn (6)

For your fall wedding, now is the perfect time to search for your wedding invitations, and Invitations by Dawn is here with a great new collection! It might be tempted to be inspired by the wonderful spring and summer weather we have right now, but it’s a great idea to set the theme for your autumn wedding using your invitation design. We love rich autumn colors, nature, fall leaves, and rustic themes for our autumn weddings, and these invitations definitely fit the bill!

Invitations by Dawn has shared with us their collection of beautiful invitations and we are excited to share with you these stunning designs that are sure to fit any couple’s style:

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Holiday Design Card Roundup: Simple & Traditional

We’ve rounded up our fav quirky designs, and now it’s time for the opposite — lovely simple, traditional cards! There’s no harm in wanting a simple and traditional holiday card design — these designers have married simple with gorgeous, creating cards that any family would love.

See all the gorgeous card designs after the cut…

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