Charles + Sara’s Travel-Inspired Calligraphy Wedding Invitations

From the beautiful calligraphy by Molly Jacques to the wonderful vintage map envelope liners, this gorgeous suite from Ruby the Fox is a wedding invitation after my own heart! The overall design was inspired by the destination wedding location – Rome! – and letterpress printed on thick cotton paper in a classic blue and white color palette. Just stunning!

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From MeganWhen this sweet-as-can-be couple came to me wanting a custom wedding suite for their June 2013 wedding in Rome, I knew it would be a fun project! They were hoping for something classic, yet modern, and something that reflected their love of travel. We opted to keep the design clean and simple, focusing on type and layout.

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I reached out to amazing calligrapher/illustrator Molly Jacques to do the hand lettering for the suite which came out even better than we could have hoped! The gorgeous calligraphy was letterpress printed onto double-thick pearl white cotton paper in navy and sky blue inks. Molly also hand lettered the outer envelopes which I lined with a hand-cut vintage map of Italy.

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On the details/information card, we incorporated an image of a Fiat the couple had taken on their last trip to Rome, which turned out to be such a sweet personal touch. The entire suite was tied together with twine in an “airmail” color scheme!

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Thanks Megan!

Design: Ruby the Fox

Calligraphy: Molly Jacques

Letterpress Printing: Steracle Press

Ruby the Fox is a member of the Designer Rolodex – you can see more of their beautiful work right here or visit the real invi­ta­tions gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

Photo Credits: Ruby the Fox

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