These romantic blush and gray letterpress calligraphy wedding invitations from Laura of Paper & Honey were inspired by the natural elegance of Austin, Texas and the quintessential charm and simplicity of the wedding’s resort venue. The subtle blush and gray color palette is complemented by the gorgeous gold foil and gray letterpress printed text, vintage postage stamps, and timeless calligraphy details! We always love a fun envelope liner and these marbled envelope liners made from handmade paper have us swooning!
From Laura: Working on Ivana and Bob’s invitation suite was a total dream! These two lived on opposite coasts for three years of their relationship to pursue their professional dreams — his of being a surgeon, hers of working for Google — and over the course of their long distance they learned to “love each other to the moon and back.” What an honor it was to help them craft an invitation suite worthy of helping them celebrate finally starting their lives together!
Ivana and Bob married at the Lakeway Resort and Spa. With a wedding held in the rolling hills of Austin, Texas, just overlooking Lake Travis, we knew the paper had to convey the beauty and simplicity of the area. Elongated, sweeping calligraphy paired with a simple serif kept the design timeless and classic with a hint of whimsy. Everything was letterpress printed on delicious cotton paper, and metallic gold foil stamping elevates the invitation and provides a hint of sparkle. Gold foil always says romance to me! The RSVP card is one of my favorite parts — I love the contrast of the light gray paper, and the tiny food icons are too cute.
To wrap everything up, we added a pop of blush (one of Ivana’s wedding colors) through the euro flap envelopes, and an envelope liner made from handmade marbled paper. Handmade paper is the best; each piece is so unique and prettier than the last. Outer envelopes were addressed to guests with romantic calligraphy cohesive with the rest of the suite, and how else could we get them to friends and loved ones but with perfect vintage stamps.
This wedding suite, perfectly simple, romantic, and organic with a hint of playful movement, was such a joy to create! With Ivana’s ideas and the location in mind, it came together easily. I hope it did Lake Travis a bit of justice!
Design: Paper & Honey
Printing: Czar Press
Vintage Postage Stamps: Verde Studio
Photo Credits: Andrea Pesce Photography