Vintage Inspired Gold and White Laser Cut Wedding Invitation Suite for a formal beach wedding

Vintage Inspired Gold and White Laser Cut Wedding Invitation Suite for a formal beach wedding

This stunning wedding invitation suite comes to us from stationery designer Melissa Nini of Cupcake Graphics, based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania! Here’s Melissa to tell us more:

The creative direction of this wedding invitation suite was derived from vintage ideas that the bride had in mind, along with the architecture and décor of her wedding venue, The Breakers in West Palm Beach, FL. She wanted to tie in blue watercolors to represent the ocean along with gold foil accents to compliment the elegance of the venue.

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This glamorous Art Deco wedding invitation suite comes to us from Melissa of Cupcake Graphics, based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania! Here’s Melissa to tell us more:

The inspiration behind our invitations began with our wedding theme: The Great Gatsby. Why The Great Gatsby, you ask? Well, a little background about my fiancé: he has an old soul. It is one of the qualities I love most about him.  He loves tradition and values the company of those much older than him.  He’d rather listen to the classics than today’s top 20. His idea of an enjoyable evening is going out for a nice dinner with great wine, an espresso and maybe a card game or two. He loves cigars, scotch, getting dressed up, meeting new people and good conversation. People are drawn to him because of his welcoming smile and aura. I’ve always said he was born in the wrong decade–hence, the reason for our 1920s-inspired wedding.

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Great Gatsby Inspired Save the Date by Cupcake Graphics (2)

This glamorous save the date card comes to us from Melissa of Cupcake Graphics, based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania! Here’s Melissa to tell us more:

A save the date designed for the WOW factor. There is just something about the 1920’s time frame that I simply cannot get enough of. I have so much fun designing when old hollywood and art deco elements are the inspiration behind the stationery. This Save the Date screams Great Gatsby and is sure to make an impression on the receiver.

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Meet a Wedding Stationer in Philadelphia, PA: Thomas-Printers Invitations (11)

Today’s wedding stationer interview is with letterpress printer and co-founder of Ladies of Letterpress, Kseniya Thomas of Thomas-Printers Invitations, based in Carlisle, PA. Enjoy!

How did you get started doing wedding invitations?

After graduating from college, I had a fellowship to study and work in Germany for a year. A friend and I happened to go to Mainz one weekend—that’s where the Gutenberg Museum has a working letterpress-print shop. A few weeks later, I wrote and asked if they accepted interns, and they did, so I moved to Mainz. I worked there for six months, and learned how to set type and print from guys who had spent their whole careers in print shops as pressmen, stonemen, or compositors before offset printing edged them out. It was great: the shop has hundreds of cases of type, and I could print whatever I wanted. I once printed a birth announcement for a princess, which was neat. I had no idea at the time that I had found my calling in life; even after I returned to the U.S., and realized that letterpress was happening here, I still only knew the basics of the history of printing and the craft of letterpress—and I knew nothing about running a small business. That was 12 years ago; I’ve been in business for eight years now.

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