Rachel + Peter’s Gold Foil and Calligraphy Wedding Invitations

Now that the holiday season is behind us – it’s time to get back to wedding invitations! I’m so excited to share this beautiful gold foil and calligraphy wedding invitation from Sally of la Happy as our first wedding invitation of 2015. Enjoy!

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From Sally: Peter and Rachel were a wonderful couple to work with. Rachel has such a fun personality and from the minute we started working together we were on the same page with the look and feel for her wedding stationery: hand lettering, kraft paper with white lettering, bits of kelly green, light pink and gold foil!

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We started off by designing their save the date cards. We paired gold foil calligraphy brush lettering with an adorable, digitally-printed photo of the couple (just look at those pink hearts!). The reverse side of the card reads, “The Future is Looking Bright!” with custom illustrations of his and her sunglasses. The wedding was held at a beach town in North Carolina, so we wanted to give gusts a beachy, fun vibe with the save the dates. We also created the couple’s monogram – to use across all of their paper goods – which we stamped on the outside of all of the kraft paper envelopes.

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The invitation set was created in a color scheme of light gray, kraft, light pink, and cream. The entire set was printed digitally and with gold foil… with a little letterpress thrown in! The invitation was designed with a clean, modern typeface and custom calligraphy (no calligraphy fonts here!) and then gold foil stamped onto light pink card stock. We wanted the invitations to be fun and a little bit modern.

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The invitation sets were tied together with adorable black and white twine. Strung around the twine were custom, letterpress-printed tags (printed in a beautiful, rich, black ink) with the bride and groom’s monogram. The sets were then mailed in light-gray envelopes lined in a peachy/pink envelope liner. The return addresses on the outer envelopes were gold-foil-stamped (which was such a great combo against the gray!). I then calligraphed the guests addresses in black ink.

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The response cards were double-sided and printed on a soft, cream card stock. The cards incorporated a little southern feel with the wording. The response cards were digitally printed and then we added some gold foil details such as a gold heart with the word “yes!” in calligraphy. The response envelopes were a beautiful light kelly/moss green. They were white matte foil stamped with the return address and then we used custom postage for the return postage.

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Rachel and Peter’s wedding invitations also included one of my favorite combos: kraft paper with white matte foil stamping. The information cards were a mix of modern typefaces and custom calligraphy. I love the way they look paired with all of the other colors!

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Thanks so much Sally!

Design + Calligraphy: la Happy

la Happy is a member of the Designer Rolodex – check out more of Sally’s beautiful work right here or visit the real invi­ta­tions gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

Photo Credits: Katie Parra Photography

Megan + Nick’s Calligraphy and Floral Wedding Announcements

Sally from la Happy created these gorgeous invitations for a destination wedding in France, along with equally beautiful announcements for those unable to attend the destination celebration. The suite combines Sally’s modern calligraphy with clean and simple text and a floral envelope liner for a hint of romance. Subtle stitched details and vintage postage were the perfect finishing touches. Love!

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From Sally: Megan and Nick wanted the invitations and announcements for their July 5th destination wedding in France to have a clean, modern look with a hint of color. The invitations and announcements combine clean modern text, vintage typewriter type, and my custom modern calligraphy. We also added a vintage floral illustration to add a soft feel to the invitation suite. It was the perfect way to set the tone for a sweet, laid-back celebration of love!

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The invitations and announcements were letterpress printed in charcoal gray ink on soft, bright white, extra thick cotton paper. The invitations and announcements were individually stitched with white and pink thread. The response cards were also letterpress printed onto soft, cotton paper with custom modern calligraphy, paired with a vintage typewriter font. The response envelopes were letterpress printed with the return address and paired with vintage postage.

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The cotton envelopes were lined with a vintage floral pattern I created. The envelopes were calligraphed in a matching charcoal gray with a modern calligraphy style. We used vintage postage, including a stamp featuring the French flag as an ode to where the couple was married. Finally, the return addresses on the outer envelopes were letterpress printed in a blind imprint (no ink!) into the soft cotton paper.

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Thanks Sally!

Design + Calligraphy: la Happy

Letterpress Printing: Ilfant Letterpress

la Happy is a member of the Designer Rolodex – check out more of Sally’s beautiful work right here or visit the real invi­ta­tions gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

Photo Credits: la Happy

Molly + Jeff’s Rustic Calligraphy Wedding Invitations

Fall may be just around the corner, but I couldn’t resist sharing these sweet summer wedding invitations from Sally of la Happy. Inspired by the farmette wedding venue, Sally created these invitations using her whimsical custom calligraphy and vintage farm motifs, all in shades of mint green and brown. Kraft envelopes and vintage postage are the perfect finishing touch!

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From Sally: This invitation suite was designed for an adorable vintage farm wedding at Lyons Farmette in Lyons Colorado. The design was inspired by the vintage sweetness of the farmette wedding venue, but we also wanted a feminine and somewhat fancy feel to invitations.

Rustic Calligraphy Wedding Invitations by la Happy via Oh So Beautiful Paper

Rustic Calligraphy Wedding Invitations by la Happy via Oh So Beautiful Paper

The invitation suite features my calligraphy, vintage engravings of a lamb, an adorable typewriter typeface for the mad lib rsvp card, and a sweet green twine to tie it all together. The set includes a calligraphy invitation, response card, custom illustrated map, and coordinating envelopes. The outer kraft paper envelope has a custom arrow envelope liner with calligraphy addressing in sepia ink and vintage stamps. The invitation set was digitally printed on white cotton paper.

Rustic Calligraphy Wedding Invitations by la Happy via Oh So Beautiful Paper

Rustic Calligraphy Wedding Invitations by la Happy via Oh So Beautiful Paper

Thanks Sally!

la Happy is a member of the Designer Rolodex – check out more of Sally’s beautiful work right here or visit the real invi­ta­tions gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

Photo Credits: la Happy

Natasha’s Travel-Inspired Virginia Moving Announcements

My friend Natasha and her family recently relocated from Hong Kong to Charlottesville, Virginia. When she sent over her moving announcements I was seriously impressed by how cute they are… and a little ashamed that I haven’t gotten my act together enough to send out my own moving announcements five months after moving. Sigh. Natasha worked with Hailey from Snow and Ivy to create these fun Virginia-inspired announcements, with an adorable photo of their son Francis on the reverse side. So sweet!

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Thanks Natasha!

Invitations: Snow and Ivy (also a Minted designer)

Calligraphy: la Happy

la Happy is a member of the Designer Rolodex – check out more of Sally’s beautiful calligraphy and wedding invitations right here!

Photo Credits: Charlie Juliet Photography