Wedding Invitations — Smock

Smock Paper recently launched a new invitation design, called Haddington.  Smock is already one of my favorite letterpress studios, being the first print shop in the United States to offer printing on luxury bamboo paper.  Smock also offers a range of invitation design options for every wedding style.  Here are a few of my favorites:

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For more from Smock Paper, check out their wedding portfolio here and their blog here!

{images via Smock Paper}

Calligraphy — Copper Willow Studio

I haven’t featured calligraphy recently, so I jumped at the chance to feature the lovely work below from Jill, the creative force behind the custom letterpress and calligraphy design studio Copper Willow Studio:

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The next two photos aren’t calligraphed, but I love them too much not to include them here:

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I love calligraphy, and the combination of custom calligraphy and letterpress is just about heaven for me.  To see more from the Copper Willow portfolio and learn about their design services and pricing structure, just click here.

{all photos via Copper Willow Studios – thanks Jill!}

Vintage Handkerchief Save the Dates

I love, love, love these beautiful vintage handkerchief Save the Dates, from engaged photographers Luke and Alisha and printed by Lucky Luxe Couture Correspondence:

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So gorgeous.  The groom, Luke, provided said this about the inspiration behind the idea:  Our wedding and style definitely has a bit of a vintage feel to it, vintage with an elegant touch (at least that’s the goal). These old style hankies with our date and info printed of them just totally sum up the vibe perfectly. Each handkerchief is totally different from the rest and I love knowing that each save the date going out is unique to the person receiving it.

I love, love this concept.  Wouldn’t you love to receive something like this in the mail?  I know I would…

{photos from here, found via EAD}

Lindsay + Ryan’s Kraft Paper + Gold Wedding Invitations

I completely fell for these beautiful letterpress wedding invitations and Save the Date from SeeSaw Designs during Angela Hardison‘s guest posts on Black*Eiffel.  The invitations were designed and printed for and by one of SeeSaw’s own designers, Lindsay Tingstrom-Casey:

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Luckily for me, Lindsay was kind enough to both send over a few additional photos of her invitations and share some of the inspiration behind the design.  Let’s start with the initial inspiration.

From Lindsay: We were married at the Phoenix Art Museum, a beautiful modern space.  The building itself focuses on a lot of natural, raw materials, and we wanted to continue that feeling with the invites themselves. Our colors included brown, cream, orange and yellow.

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And now for the invitations!

The contrast between roughness of the natural kraft paper material and the clean crispness of the Lettra was really appealing to us. We knew we wanted the invite to have three pieces, so the chocolate enclosure was a perfect solution.

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The blind deboss on the enclosure’s belly band was totally a happy accident – I had no idea it would be legible without ink, but lo and behold, it worked!

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Lindsay printed both the accommodation enclosure from her invitations and her ceremony programs on thick chipboard:

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A couple detail shots of Lindsay’s Save the Dates:

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Lindsay also carried the design elements from her invitation suite over to her escort cards and table numbers and printed them on similar material to the Save the Dates and accommodation card:

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The letterpress that we used to print my invitations, a Kluge, was a recent addition to Seesaw’s studio.  We already had a C&P when the Kluge came to us, and this was actually the first job we printed on it.  Talk about pressure!  Our prior letterpress experience was limited, but it all worked out for the best.

I hope everyone has enjoyed Lindsay’s invitations as much as I have!  Thanks so much Lindsay, for sharing your beautiful wedding invitations and inspiration with us!

Check out the Designer Rolodex for more tal­ented wed­ding invi­ta­tion design­ers and the real invi­ta­tions gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

{images via Lindsay Tingstrom-Casey and SeeSaw designs}