As much as I love modern pointed pen calligraphy, there’s just something about bold brush lettering that just stops me dead in my tracks. Brush lettering is romantic and modern all at the same time, and I love the sense of excitement and movement it imparts. And these modern calligraphy fabric wedding invitations are quite the stunner, with calligraphy by Chelsea Petaja, silkscreen and letterpress printing by Smudge Ink, gorgeous blush and white paper (and fabric!) selections, and an overall design by Kathryn Yee of Bash Studio. And with all the wonderful details incorporated into this suite, things just keep getting better and better!
From Sabrina of Smudge Ink: We were thrilled when Kathryn Yee, designer and stylist of Bash Studio, and her fiancée approached us to collaborate on their wedding invitations. Inspired by their love of Sonoma, the couple sought to bring its tucked-away vibe but elegant beauty to the shores of Newport, Rhode Island. In keeping with this vision, their wedding suite and stationery felt natural, romantic, and modern all at the same time.
Having recently launched The Everyday Napkin, Kathryn came up with the idea to silkscreen her invitations on the same 100% white linen that she uses in her new home goods line. With the invitation taking center stage, she wanted to letterpress print the remaining pieces including the reply card, reply envelope, details card, and outer envelope. Immediately, we knew the look and texture of Italian-made Arturo letterpress paper would complement beautifully. Kathryn chose a combination of white and pale blush to contrast with the classic black ink. Weaving Chelsea Petaja’s bold and dreamy hand lettering throughout completed the suite.
From the E.E. Cummings quote on their envelopes to the ever charming brunch card, it was a pleasure to incorporate the beauty of letterpress into Kathryn’s design. We loved how the couple’s fun and sophisticated personality took shape in the day of touches, like the lavender-filled pouches tied with a miniature program. Together with Kathryn and Arielle Doneson Photography, we are excited to share all of the thoughtful details that we adored about this project!
Thanks so much ladies!
Design and Styling: Bash Studio
Printing: Smudge Ink
Calligraphy: Chelsea Petaja
Photo Credits: Arielle Doneson Photography