Carley + John’s Gold Foil and Calligraphy Wedding Invitations

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!

Gold Foil, Calligraphy, and Letterpress Wedding Invitations by Lauren Chism Fine Papers via Oh So Beautiful Paper (10)

From LaurenWhen 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.

Gold Foil, Calligraphy, and Letterpress Wedding Invitations by Lauren Chism Fine Papers via Oh So Beautiful Paper (4)

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.

Gold Foil, Calligraphy, and Letterpress Wedding Invitations by Lauren Chism Fine Papers via Oh So Beautiful Paper (8)

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.

Gold Foil, Calligraphy, and Letterpress Wedding Invitations by Lauren Chism Fine Papers via Oh So Beautiful Paper (6)

Gold Foil, Calligraphy, and Letterpress Wedding Invitations by Lauren Chism Fine Papers via Oh So Beautiful Paper (5)

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!

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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!

Gold Foil, Calligraphy, and Letterpress Wedding Invitations by Lauren Chism Fine Papers via Oh So Beautiful Paper (3)

Thanks Lauren!

Design: Lauren Chism Fine Papers

Calligraphy : Courtnie Johnson of Poppy Pedals

Letterpress Printing : Czar Press

Lauren Chism Fine Papers is a member of the Designer Rolodex – you can check out more of Lauren’s work right here or visit the real invi­ta­tions gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

Photo Credits: Perez Photography

  1. Starting my morning off with gold foil AND letterpress? I am a happy girl! I love this classic suite. Absolutely gorgeous down to the last detail.

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