Jessica + Chris’s Navy and Hot Pink Lace-Inspired Wedding Invitations

Navy and hot pink is such a classic color combination – especially when paired with beautiful lace-inspired details! Jackie from Sincerely, Jackie sent over this elegant invitation suite with modern hot pink edge painting and blind impression lace patterns. So pretty!

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From Jackie: I absolutely love when couples come to me looking for classic, elegant designs with a fun, individual twist. Jessica and Chris wanted their invitations to exude simplicity at first glance, but a bit of fun and whimsy when you look a bit closer. The entire suite is letterpress printed on 220lb double thick bright white Crane’s Lettra cotton paper and feature classic navy blue ink, blind (no ink) lace impressions, and then accented with a perfectly playful pop of hot pink edging. The blind lace impression is my personal favorite detail, which gives a sweet nod to Jessica’s all-lace gown.

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Jess and Chris really wanted their guests to be a part of the invitation experience, so we came up with a unique and fun way for guests to reply. A mad-lib style reply card, allowing the guests to get creative in their responses – guests even got to tell the DJ what to play, or not to play! The reply cards were printed in a slightly larger size, giving plenty of room for guests to fill in the blanks.

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The suite was finished off with an information card pointing guests to the wedding website, and a simple monogram tag and navy blue ribbon tying it all together. The pink edging is such a fun detail when the items are assembled!

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Thanks Jackie!

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Photo Credits: Sincerely, Jackie

Alice’s Hand Painted Rose Gold Foil Birth Announcements

Happy Monday everyone! My family welcomed our second little girl back in September – and today I’m excited to share her birth announcements! I was delighted to work with the amazing Jenna of Mon Voir and Bella Figura to bring my daughter Alice’s announcements to life. I couldn’t be more thrilled with the way they turned out!

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Since Alice is most likely our last baby, I wanted to do something really special for her announcements. I’ve been drawn to the combination of calligraphy and abstract painting for a while now. I came across a couple of painted pieces by Jenna on Instagram and thought she’d be the perfect fit for what I had in mind. I wanted Alice’s announcements to feel colorful and modern and just a little bit romantic.

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We started with the text, which combined Jenna’s calligraphy with a classic serif font. For the wording, I really wanted the announcement to be Sophie introducing her new baby sister – so that’s exactly what we did! We sent the text over to Bella Figura and they printed the announcement on their gorgeous new smooth cotton paper in rose gold shine foil with vibrant pink edge painting.

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Jenna then hand painted each individual announcement using a color palette of pink, peach, yellow, and blue. Jenna and I came up with a general concept of how we wanted the announcements to look, but she made each one completely unique with different color combinations and brush patterns.

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We included a cute photo of Alice taken by the ladies of Sweet Root Village and tied both pieces together with Angela Liguori’s gold metallic line cotton ribbon.

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For the envelopes, we went with a classic kraft paper and one of Bella Figura‘s stunning new foil-printed envelope liners (also in rose gold shine foil). I had originally considered doing a graphic pattern like polka dots or stripes to contrast against the painterly elements, but the minute I saw that floral pattern I knew it was the perfect fit. Jenna addressed the envelopes in white ink in her signature calligraphy style.

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I hope you love Alice’s announcements as much as I do!

Calligraphy and Hand Painting: Jenna Rainey of Mon Voir

Printing, Edge Painting and Envelope Liners: Bella Figura

Metallic Cotton Ribbon: Angela Liguori

Photo Credits: Nole Garey for Oh So Beautiful Paper / Alice’s newborn photo by Sweet Root Village

Ilana + Gregg’s Modern Outdoorsy Wedding Invitations

I featured the outdoors-inspired save the dates of Ilana from Sugar and Type over the summer – and I’m so excited that Ilana is back today with her wedding invitations! Ilana continued the playful outdoor vibe from the save the dates, combining modern design elements with kraft paper envelopes and plaid patterns!

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From IlanaWhen we started planning our wedding, we knew it’d be playful and outdoors, and it was so fun to apply that vision to our invitations and wedding stationery. We wanted the wording to be friendly, casual, and a bit silly. I used kraft paper envelopes with a custom plaid liner to match Gregg and his groomsmen’s shirts.

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We definitely wanted to include a map since our ceremony was in the middle of a park and we didn’t want anyone to get lost! We included an itinerary for our out of town guests, and a list of our favorite places waiting for them in their hotel room when they arrived so they could explore the area! We really wanted a cohesive feel with our save the dates, so we took the one bike from that piece and added a second bike to symbolize our journey together.

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  The fun part was the text messages and phone calls we got asking “should we dress like we’re going to play with puppies in the park, or for a wedding?” We had a great and fun day and I can’t wait to share more pictures from it!

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Thanks Ilana!

Design and Envelope Addressing: Sugar and Type

Letterpress Printing and Edge Painting: Greengirl Press

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Photo Credits: Audra Zaba Photo

Anne + Durand’s Modern Boho Wedding Invitations

These beautiful wedding invitations from Megan at Ruby the Fox are just perfect for the quintessential modern boho bride. Succulent-inspired details? Check! Beautiful calligraphy? Check! A bright pop of colorful edge painting? Check! Totally gorgeous result? Check and check!

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From MeganThis suite was created for a fabulous Los Angeles-based bride for her modern meets boho wedding. She worked with Bash, Please to design her perfect day, and I had the honor of designing her wedding invitations! We started with a fresh palette of mint, coral, kraft, and taupe – and the rest took off from there.

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Playing off her love for calligraphy, clean lines and succulents, we came up with a stunning design that was totally representative of her big day. The suite was letterpress printed on luxe cotton stock, with edges painted in a pop of coral. To top it all off, Angelique, Ink graced us with her calligraphy talents for the couple’s names and the gorgeous envelope calligraphy.

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Thanks Megan!

Design: Ruby the Fox

Calligraphy: Angelique Ink

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Photo Credits: Mary Kate McKenna Photography

Carolyn + Dave’s Traditional Romantic Wedding Invitations

Sarah from Banter & Charm sent over these beautiful traditional wedding invitations that she created for a recent client – I love the subtle gray and white color palette paired with pink edge painting! Sarah decided to keep things simple with a typography-focused design letterpress printed on super thick paper. Always a classic combination!

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From Sarah: A self-proclaimed paper snob, Carolyn was looking for a traditional, yet romantic design on thick, luxurious paper. She shared her inspiration board with me, and after a bit of brainstorming we decided on a classy, typographic design with letterpress printing in gray ink on thick 220# cotton paper. For a subtle pop of color, we added pink edge painting to the invitation and RSVP. The return address and rsvp address were letterpress printed to finish off the invitation suite.

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For Carolyn’s day of stationery, we went with a similar typographic design, and used pink again to add a romantic touch. For the menu and program we went with flat printing to stay within budget and on schedule. The meal choice illustrations made another appearance on the dinner menu to tie everything together.

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Thanks Sarah!

Design: Banter & Charm

Letterpress Printing: Rohner Letterpress

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Photo Credit: Banter & Charm