Lola’s Bachelorette Weekend Getaway Invitations

A weekend lounging by the pool with cocktails and pedicures sounds pretty awesome right about now. Nicole from Umama designed these fun invitations and itinerary for a bachelorette weekend escape – with plenty of playful imagery and bright pops of color. So fun!

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From NicoleFor Lola’s bachelorette weekend, the ladies spent a weekend in Virginia Beach. When I asked Lola how she envisioned her weekend, she wanted something classic, but fun! Something to capture beachside + bikinis + martinis. She planned for a weekend dolled up in bikinis by the sea.

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We opted for a color palette of black and white in stripes and dots, with a mix of blush, cherry red, and teal all digitally print on 80 lb Solar White Dutch Felt. We paired the invitation with some oversized informational confetti, as well as the weekend’s itinerary of events – including kickoff cocktails and poolside pedis. Not to mention coordinating bikinis and cherry red lipstick for each of the besties, a gift from the bride-to-be. This is sure to make a weekend of classic, clean fun – well, maybe!

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Thanks Nicole!

Photo Credits: Umama

Whimsical Watercolor and Calligraphy Wedding Invitations

Not only is calligraphy a beautiful art form – but you can do some really cool things with it! I’m loving this invitation suite from calligrapher Ashley Bush featuring a dreamy watercolor wash over text created with masking fluid. Such a fun idea!

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From AshleyThe inspiration behind this wedding invitation suite was whimsical, candy-colored, and dreamy. I knew instantly that I wanted to do a masked brush-lettering style, with a watercolor wash over top. I let that design element guide the rest of the suite. 

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Thanks Ashley!

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Photo Credits: 1 – 4 Ashley Bush / 5 Emily Millay Photography / 6 – 7 Bronwnyn Duffield

Modern Black and White Rehearsal Dinner Invitations

I’m loving these chic monochromatic wedding rehearsal dinner invitations from Becca of Suite Paperie ! The invitation combines modern typography – digitally printed in white ink on black paper! – with a vintage-inspired envelope liner. So fun!

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From BeccaDigitally printed in white ink on black card stock and paired with a crisp white envelope with a deco black on black liner, this rehearsal dinner invitation screams modern, bold and fun.

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Thanks Becca!

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Photo Credits: Lindsay Nathanson

Quick Pick: The Marrying Type

Weddings are such a wonderful big celebration – but the actual marriage certificate is kind of a bummer, no? Luckily for us, the talented folks at Lucky Luxe and Old Try decided to do something about that by teaming up to create a beautifully composed letterpress marriage certificate called The Marrying Type!

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The certificate uses old wood type for the headlines and vintage furniture for the borders – all printed by hand (of course) on cotton paper. Erin from Lucky Luxe even designed fifty state seals that she will hand stamp on the certificates in any color! The certificate can also be calligraphed and framed.

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Perfect for the wedding day – or to celebrate the first or second year (the paper and cotton anniversaries) of marriage! Available for purchase right here from Lucky Luxe.

Mina + Ian’s Modern Wood Veneer Wedding Invitations

These wedding invitations are part natural rustic beauty and part bold modern design. Created by Mina and Ian of Birdwalk Press for their own wedding, the suite reflects both Mina’s upbringing in the Northwest and Ian’s love of cinema. Such a great combination of influences!

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From Mina and Ian: As wedding suite designers and letterpress printers, we didn’t take our own wedding invitations lightly. In fact, it was quite the challenge to develop a suite that we were both happy with – we were our most difficult clients yet! Here’s what resulted from months of design revisions and printing tests.

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The suite was conceived and printed by yours truly (Mina & Ian Johnson of Birdwalk Press). We wanted to design a bold, modern feeling invitation that incorporated elements of Mina’s Northwest upbringing and Ian’s passion for cinema and typography. The suite features bold, structured design elements as well as light, organic forms to give a balanced feel reflective of our wedding’s aesthetic. It was all printed on our first press: a treadle-powered 200 year old Old Style Gordon restored and recovered from a chicken coop.

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The star of our suite is the invitation itself: letterpress printed on real maple wood veneer, each invitation was completely unique with its own grain pattern and unique texture. The title font is Futura, one of filmmaker Wes Anderson’s go-to fonts for his films (remember the yellow titles in Life Aquatic?). Three of the four paper pieces are printed with incredibly light green fern silhouettes, incorporating that lush Northwest rainforest feel. We printed these inserts on 220# fluorescent white Crane’s Lettra.

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The whole suite was wrapped in jute twine with a printed maple tag, and sealed in a charcoal gray mailing box from Design Aglow.

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Thanks (and congrats!) Mina and Ian!

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Photo Credits: Lockie Photography