Best of 2012: Metallic Wedding Invitations

The metallic trend has been going strong for a couple of years now, and if anything it was an even bigger trend in 2012! Metallics from silver to copper were everywhere at the 2012 National Stationery Show, where designers incorporated metallic foil in everything from greeting cards to wedding invitations. I’m particularly fond of gold foil, so today I thought I’d round up a few of my favorite gold wedding invitations from 2012!

Navy Gold Foil Calligraphy Wedding Invitations Plurabelle Calligraphy Kate Allen2 550x366 Best of 2012: Metallic Wedding Invitations

Kate + Deni’s Navy and Gold Calligraphy Wedding Invitations

Ombre Gold Foil Nautical Wedding Invitations Carina Skrobecki Design5 550x365 Best of 2012: Metallic Wedding Invitations

Amy + Kenn’s Ombre and Gold Foil Nautical Wedding Invitations

Pink Gold Foil Confetti Wedding Invitations Coral Pheasant7 550x365 Best of 2012: Metallic Wedding Invitations

Megan + Mike’s Whimsical Pink and Gold Confetti Wedding Invitations

Purple Gold Foil Indian Wedding Invitations Rashi Birla4 550x338 Best of 2012: Metallic Wedding Invitations

Anjali + Suchit’s Purple and Gold Foil Hindu Wedding Invitations

p.s. Lots of ideas for incorporating silver and gold into your wedding stationery right here!

Photo Credits (from top to bottom): Plurabelle Calligraphy, Carina Skrobecki DesignCoral PheasantRashi Birla

Best of 2012: Beth + Michael’s Chevron Stripe Save the Dates

These gorgeous save the dates were one of my earliest features in 2012 (January 4 to be exact!), but they’ve been a favorite all year long. Created by Sarah at August Blume and featuring beautiful lettering from Feast Calligraphy, I love the mix of the modern chevron stripe with the playful fold-out layout and Mississippi-shaped peek-a-boo window. Too cute!

Chevron Stripe Calligraphy Wedding Save the Dates August Blume2 550x366 Best of 2012: Beth + Michaels Chevron Stripe Save the Dates

Chevron Stripe Calligraphy Wedding Save the Dates August Blume3 550x375 Best of 2012: Beth + Michaels Chevron Stripe Save the Dates

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heck out the Designer Rolodex for more tal­ented wed­ding invi­ta­tion design­ers and the save the date gallery for more beau­ti­ful cus­tom save the dates!

Photo Credits: August Blume

Best of 2012: Silhouette + Bow Tie Birthday Party Invitations

I’m already looking forward to Sophie’s first birthday party, if for no other reason than the opportunity for seriously cute party invitations! When designer Emily Ley celebrated her son’s first birthday she turned to her friend Amber from Pitbulls and Posies to create these incredibly adorable silhouette and bow tie invitations. Isn’t that just the best combination for a little boy?

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Boy First Birthday Party Invitations Silhouettes 550x366 Best of 2012: Silhouette + Bow Tie Birthday Party Invitations

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Photo Credits: Emily Ley

Best of 2012: Nick + Lindsey’s Creative Rehearsal Dinner Invitations

Nick and Lindsay’s creative wedding rehearsal dinner invitation (created by multi-talented photographer Brooke Courtney) was easily the most popular post of 2012 – and for good reason! From the sweet “Best day ever” packaging to the cute and totally useful “call anyone but the bride” list of phone numbers, I wish I had thought to do something similar for my own wedding guests!

Creative Wedding Rehearsal Dinner Invitations2 550x366 Best of 2012: Nick + Lindseys Creative Rehearsal Dinner Invitations

Creative Wedding Rehearsal Dinner Invitations14 550x366 Best of 2012: Nick + Lindseys Creative Rehearsal Dinner Invitations

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Photo Credits: Brooke Courtney

Best of 2012: Nature-Inspired Laser Cut Wedding Invitations

The laser cut technique is such a great way to add dimension and texture to a wedding invitation suite, and Georgie + Dave’s nature-inspired invitations by Amy of Saint Gertrude Design and Letterpress are a perfect example. The tree silhouette is beautiful as a stand alone piece, and is even more beautiful when combined with letterpress printed pieces!

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Laser Cut Tree Wedding Invitations 550x409 Best of 2012: Nature Inspired Laser Cut Wedding Invitations

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