Happy Monday everyone! Let’s start this week off with something ridiculously pretty, shall we? These wedding invitations come to us from Lauren Chism Fine Papers and were created for the wedding of Lauren’s sister. The invitations combine classic calligraphy and a beautiful lace-inspired blind letterpress impression with a modern pop of metallic gold foil. Hello gorgeous!
From Lauren: When my baby sister, Carley got engaged, I began scheming right way about her wedding invitations. She really gave me free reign to design whatever I wanted, but I wanted to stay true to her wedding style. Carley and John were having a traditional church ceremony, so I wanted her invitations to be current in design, but classic in papers and printing.
With her metallic color scheme, I knew foil would be the perfect wow factor. Carley chose a gorgeous lace wedding dress, so I brought that element into the paper with a blind letterpress impression. The gold and lace ended up being the perfect combination and really set the tone perfectly for her big day.
I also wanted to have a little bit of an unexpected element, so I chose Arturo Stone Grey for the RSVP envelopes and tied the gray in with the envelope calligraphy.
I love the gold and gray combination! And then, of course, no regular font would do, so I sought the amazing talents of Courtnie Johnson of Poppy Pedals to give them a true one-of-a-kind feel. I know Courtnie through Minted and have always admired her work. Her style is chic, with a little touch of whimsy in her letter swirls. As you can see, she is so so talented – we are certainly going to see more of her in the future!
This suite ended up being one of my favorites to date. It was a labor of love, and a real collaboration. The soft feel of the gray and lace, stunning gold foil, and charming calligraphy – I don’t know if it gets any better than that!
Design: Lauren Chism Fine Papers
Calligraphy : Courtnie Johnson of Poppy Pedals
Letterpress Printing : Czar Press
Photo Credits: Perez Photography
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