Jessica + Joe’s Modern Butterfly Wedding Invitations

Who knew butterflies could be so modern? Rachel from Robinson Press created this wedding invitation suite for a couple who were married this past summer. Rachel kept the suite simple with two main pieces – the invitation and RSVP card – and incorporated the couple’s romantic color palette of pink, plum, and gold. So pretty!

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From RachelJess and Joe wanted their invitations to embody the essence of summer, so we created this bright and playful butterfly design based on a Viennese Art Nouveau pattern and used a romantic color palette to add richness and depth.

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This is a three-color, two piece, wedding invitation suite, plus a custom monogrammed notecard. It is letterpress printed on 100% cotton paper in a natural white heavyweight stock. The envelopes are plum and metallic gold.

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Thanks Rachel!

Robinson Press is a member of the Designer Rolodex – you can see more of their beautiful work right here or visit the real invi­ta­tions gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

Photo Credits: Robinson Press

Caroline’s Strawberry Storybook Baby Announcements

Happy Monday everyone! I’m thrilled to start the week with these darling baby announcements! I’ve known Kathryn from Snippet & Ink since before I even started OSBP, and we’ve often bonded over our shared love of beautiful paper. When Kathryn welcomed her daughter Caroline last spring, she turned to the talented Cynthia Warren to create a storybook birth announcement – with stunning results!

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From KathrynSince Caroline was due in early June, I thought it would be fun to incorporate something seasonal and sweet like strawberries. I also love some of Cynthia’s storybook lettering. But really, along with about five images for inspiration, that was all the direction I gave her – Cynthia is so incredibly talented, and has such a unique style, I wanted to let her work her magic without me micromanaging things.

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From CynthiaWith her baby girl arriving in late Spring/early Summer, Kathryn wanted strawberries to be part of the design. She also wanted my hand-lettering style to be reminiscent of vintage children’s books. With such a sweet color palette we thought it would be great to tie the announcements and Caroline’s photograph into little bundles with red and white twine. The envelopes were addressed in the perfect grass green ink by the fabulous calligrapher and artist, Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls. Maybelle’s charming style added such elegance and whimsy.

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From Kathryn: Maybelle’s whimsical calligraphy was an obvious choice (she also did the day-of calligraphy for our wedding and I absolutely love working with her), and we went with grassy green ink to play off the strawberry leaves in the announcement.

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Something you can’t see in these images is that once the stamps were cancelled, the butterfly on the front of the envelope was almost perfectly perched on the end of the cancellation mark. I loved this little detail that Cynthia put in!

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Thanks so much Kathryn!

Design and Letterpress Printing: Cynthia Warren

Calligraphy: Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls

Photo Credits: Christina McNeill

Rose + Mike’s Woodland Wedding Invitations

Created by designer Frances Close for a cabin wedding in Michigan, these invitations feature woodland elements inspired by the wedding’s natural setting. Frances also incorporated a vintage feel to the illustrations to evoke the idea of a field guide that guests might find at the cabin!

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From FrancesRose and Mike decided to get married at a family cabin in the Manistee National Forest in Michigan. The wedding took place outside, and the invitations picked up on the natural surroundings by incorporating wilderness elements. The vintage feel to the images was intentional, as they were meant to look like something you might find in an old book that would be sitting at the cabin. Along with the spot illustrations on the main invitations and a woodland scene in the background of the map, we also lined the envelopes with a vintage butterfly pattern.

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Thanks Frances!

Check out the Designer Rolodex for more tal­ented wed­ding invi­ta­tion design­ers and the real invi­ta­tions gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

Photo Credits: Frances Close

Krista + Josh’s Whimsical Woodland Wedding Invitations

High school sweethearts Krista and Josh love nature, so it made total sense for Krista to draw her inspiration from the great outdoors while designing the invitations for her wedding last summer. Krista incorporated a tree, clouds, and a whimsical script font into the design, which was enclosed in a woodgrain pocket folder. Ironically, Krista and Josh had to cancel their southern New Jersey reception at the last minute due to the derecho that pummeled the East Coast last summer – you’ll definitely want to click the link below for the incredible story!

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From KristaMy husband Josh and I love the great outdoors. We camp. We hike. We got engaged on a mountain. We basically grew up in the woods, in the same small square-mile town in New Jersey: Tree City USA aka Wenonah. So naturally, the first thing that came to mind was: a tree. Little did we know that our reception would be cancelled due to a power outage from downed trees of a high wind derecho storm the night before, but that’s a whole other story.

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I started with the tree and then incorporated the butterflies, hearts, clouds, and little frog prince… and a lot of color. Next came the very important part of finding a hand-script font to match, which in the end, really made our little fairytale-land come to life. Once the actual invitation design was complete, I was able to carry the look and feel to the rest of the suite: the directions, accommodations, reception and reply cards, and envelopes.

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I knew from the start that I would use a natural white linen card stock, since it’s my favorite paper and has that rustic vibe. But then, I had my O-M-G moment when I found the most perfect pocket fold card stock – textured woodgrain! The final touch was tying it off with a natural green raffia ribbon and a pink paper butterfly.

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Beautiful! Thanks Krista!

Invitation Design: Kake Stationery

Script Font: Bookeyed Suzanne

Check out the Designer Rolodex for more tal­ented wed­ding invi­ta­tion design­ers and the real invi­ta­tions gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

Photo Credits: Kake Stationery

{happy weekend!}

What a week! In fact, it has been quite a busy summer – and between moving to a new house, trying to get settled, chasing after an energetic baby, and running a business I’ve felt like I haven’t had a moment to catch my breath in months. So I’m starting a new tradition for Oh So Beautiful Paper and taking a break the final week of August to enjoy these last few days of summer. We’ll be back with new posts on Tuesday, September 3 after Labor Day weekend! But in the meantime…

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…a few links for your weekend:

This week on Oh So Beautiful Paper:

Check back soon for a very special cocktail post! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend – and I’ll see you back here in September! xoxo