Natalia + Chris’s Wedding Announcement Postcards

These miiiiiight just be the prettiest wedding announcements I’ve ever seen. After their super intimate wedding, Natalia of Papel & Co. and her husband Chris decided to share the happy news with far away family and loved ones. Natalia combined a beautiful wedding photo with gold foil calligraphy to create these casual and celebratory wedding announcement postcards!

Wedding Announcement Postcards by Papel & Co / Oh So Beautiful Paper

From NataliaMy husband and I decided to have a really small wedding. We had 13 total guests and we got married on Valentine’s Day. Because a lot of the people we love were not at the wedding, we decided to make a little something for them – wedding announcement postcards.

Wedding Announcement Postcards by Papel & Co / Oh So Beautiful Paper

These postcards were digitally printed and foil pressed by Wynwood Letterpress in Miami. The beautiful picture was taken by Dillon Photography. I designed the card and addressed the envelopes. Most of my family lives in Colombia and my husband’s family lives here in the U.S., so we decided to have one version in Spanish and one in English.

Wedding Announcement Postcards by Papel & Co / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Thanks Natalia!

Design and Calligraphy: Papel & Co.

Printing: Wynwood Letterpress

Wedding Photo: Dillon Photo

Photo Credits: Papel & Co.

Calligraphy Inspiration: Letter Love Studio

I love the amount of detail in calligraphy. Look carefully at any word, any letter, and you can see how the details of each part work together to create a spectacular whole. One little curve or swash and something can be completely transformed. I thought sharing the work of Amy Arriola of Letter Love Studio would be fitting as Amy is all about the details, and her work is a shining example of that. – Julie

Letter Love Studio Calligraphy / Wedding Calligraphers and Calligraphy Inspiration / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Letter Love Studio Calligraphy / Wedding Calligraphers and Calligraphy Inspiration / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Letter Love Studio Calligraphy / Wedding Calligraphers and Calligraphy Inspiration / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Letter Love Studio Calligraphy / Wedding Calligraphers and Calligraphy Inspiration / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Letter Love Studio Calligraphy / Wedding Calligraphers and Calligraphy Inspiration / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Letter Love Studio Calligraphy / Wedding Calligraphers and Calligraphy Inspiration / Oh So Beautiful Paper

To see more of Amy’s beautiful calligraphy, be sure follow along on her Instagram feed.

Photo credits: 1, 4 Megan Robinson Photography; 2, 3 l+r, 6 l+r Sarah Carpenter Photography; 5 Amy Arriola

Calligraphy Inspiration: Taryn Eklund Ink

It’s always inspiring to see calligraphy and hand lettering beyond the page, and I’ve found that one of the best places to see it in action is in the details of a wedding. I stumbled across Taryn Eklund Ink while looking for something eye-catching and found her beautiful work on some charming bottle place cards. They were like tiny messages in a bottle; so utterly romantic. Her portfolio proves to be just as lovely, filled to the brim with gorgeous calligraphed wedding details. – Julie

Calligraphy Inspiration: Taryn Eklund Ink via Oh So Beautiful Paper

Calligraphy Inspiration: Taryn Eklund Ink via Oh So Beautiful Paper

Calligraphy Inspiration: Taryn Eklund Ink via Oh So Beautiful Paper

 

Calligraphy Inspiration: Taryn Eklund Ink via Oh So Beautiful Paper

Calligraphy Inspiration: Taryn Eklund Ink via Oh So Beautiful Paper

 

Calligraphy Inspiration: Taryn Eklund Ink via Oh So Beautiful Paper

She’s definitely one to follow as I’m sure we’ll see much more amazing work from her in the future. Find her on her blog, Instagram and Facebook.

Photo credits: 1 Rachel Havel; 2 right, 6 right Shalynne Imaging Photography; 3 Taryn Eklund; 2 left, 4 l+r Carrie King; 5 Jessica Burke; 6 left Shannon Von Eschen Photography

Calligraphy Inspiration: Bohemian Ink

Today I’m happy to be sharing the work of Bohemian Ink of North Carolina. Jessica Gatlyn’s work caught my eye immediately, with its wild and energetic lines. Jessica specializes in modern calligraphy, but there’s something about the aesthetic of her work that has me picturing the romances of Jane Austen novels. I’m sure I’m not alone on that one. Take a look at her work and see for yourself! – Julie
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For more from Bohemian Ink, visit Jessica’s website and Instagram. You can also find Jessica and her husband over at Riverfolk Films creating film, motion graphics, and design.

Photo credits: 1, 3 left Forged in the North; 2, 5 Anna Naphtali; 3 right, 4 Almond Leaf Studios; 6 left Brian Schindler, right Corbin Gurkin Photography

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!

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

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