When it comes to timeless wedding invitations, it really doesn’t get any better than classic black and white with a dose of gorgeous calligraphy. These timeless black and white wedding invitations from Megan of Ruby the Fox feature black letterpress printed text, spot calligraphy from Angelique, Ink, blind impression palm trees and mountains inspired by the Ojai, California wedding location! Add in a couple of modern touches, including black edge painting and colorful botanical envelope liners, and you’ve got one seriously gorgeous invitation suite!
From Megan: This Ojai Valley Inn wedding for Mia and Douglas was an absolute DREAM to work on! I was contacted by Amber Weir Events to create this timeless suite for the most lovely bride. Her vision was super refined, yet organic, and I was honestly smitten with every element of her big day.
We started the design process with a pared down palette of black, white, and pops of red. After the bride had mentioned she wanted her out-of-town guests to really embrace and enjoy the beautiful venue, we decided to incorporate a blind (no ink) letterpress printed silhouette of the mountains and palm trees. This touch pulled in the gorgeous California scenery while still letting the design feel really fresh and clean. It was such a treat to work on a black and white design that was honestly a bit out of my design element (in the very best possible way!).
We utilized stunning modern calligraphy from Angi Phillips of Angelique, Ink for the names of the bride and groom, the addresses, and the venue titles. The rest of the invitation text was done in a classic serif font. Using spot calligraphy is one of my FAVORITE ways to really personalize a design. The cards were letterpress printed on white extra heavy cotton stock and were finished with a bold black edge painting. The letterpress printing was done in black ink and a blind (no ink) impression — really showcasing the impression and letting the process shine!
The crisp white envelopes were lined with a beautiful vintage botanical print, which gave the perfect pop of color and mimicked the flowers used at the ceremony and reception! The bride’s vision came together perfectly and I must say, this is one of my favorite wedding invitations to date.
Design: Ruby the Fox
Printing: Steracle Press
Calligraphy: Angelique, Ink
Styling: Caitlin Kruse
Wedding Planner: Amber Weir Events
Photo Credits: Krista Jones Photography