Carley + John’s Gold Foil and Calligraphy Wedding Invitations

Happy Monday everyone! Let’s start this week off with something ridiculously pretty, shall we? These wedding invitations come to us from Lauren Chism Fine Papers and were created for the wedding of Lauren’s sister. The invitations combine classic calligraphy and a beautiful lace-inspired blind letterpress impression with a modern pop of metallic gold foil. Hello gorgeous!

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From LaurenWhen my baby sister, Carley got engaged, I began scheming right way about her wedding invitations. She really gave me free reign to design whatever I wanted, but I wanted to stay true to her wedding style. Carley and John were having a traditional church ceremony, so I wanted her invitations to be current in design, but classic in papers and printing.

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With her metallic color scheme, I knew foil would be the perfect wow factor. Carley chose a gorgeous lace wedding dress, so I brought that element into the paper with a blind letterpress impression. The gold and lace ended up being the perfect combination and really set the tone perfectly for her big day.

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I also wanted to have a little bit of an unexpected element, so I chose Arturo Stone Grey for the RSVP envelopes and tied the gray in with the envelope calligraphy.

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I love the gold and gray combination! And then, of course, no regular font would do, so I sought the amazing talents of Courtnie Johnson of Poppy Pedals to give them a true one-of-a-kind feel. I know Courtnie through Minted and have always admired her work. Her style is chic, with a little touch of whimsy in her letter swirls. As you can see, she is so so talented – we are certainly going to see more of her in the future!

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This suite ended up being one of my favorites to date. It was a labor of love, and a real collaboration. The soft feel of the gray and lace, stunning gold foil, and charming calligraphy – I don’t know if it gets any better than that!

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Thanks Lauren!

Design: Lauren Chism Fine Papers

Calligraphy : Courtnie Johnson of Poppy Pedals

Letterpress Printing : Czar Press

Lauren Chism Fine Papers is a member of the Designer Rolodex – you can check out more of Lauren’s work right here or visit the real invi­ta­tions gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

Photo Credits: Perez Photography

Charles + Merrill’s Ombre Letterpress Wedding Invitations

Any stationery aficionado will appreciate the technique and skill behind these stunning wedding invitations: the result of a collaboration between Kseniya of Thomas Printers and bride (and designer!) Merrill Lyons. A lovely ombre split fountain effect, bright edge painting, a tight letterpress registration, and a lot of beautiful detail packed into a bright and modern invitation suite. So pretty!

 Charles + Merrills Ombre Letterpress Wedding Invitations

From KseniyaCharles and Merrill’s wedding invitation suite features some of our favorite printing processes: tight registration, split fountain on the back of the invitation, edge painting, envelope liners with custom pattern, and perforated reply postcards.

 Charles + Merrills Ombre Letterpress Wedding Invitations

Merrill designed the suite (the groom is a designer, too) – note the custom monogram that appears on several of the pieces, and the cute critters on the envelope liner. We selected papers from a variety of mills to make sure everything was perfect and matched in a complementary way. The invitation is printed on super thick 4pt museum board, the reply card is on Lettra, and the colored papers are from Paper Source and Paper Presentation. A great package for a great event!

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 Charles + Merrills Ombre Letterpress Wedding Invitations

 Charles + Merrills Ombre Letterpress Wedding Invitations

Thanks Kseniya!

Design: Merrill Lyons

Letterpress Printing: Thomas Printers

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

Photo Credits: Thomas Printers

*Thomas Printers is a sponsor of Oh So Beautiful Paper

Kate + Conor’s Travel-Inspired Letterpress Wedding Invitations

Happy Monday everyone! You already know that I have a major case of wanderlust, so these travel-inspired wedding invitations from designer Sarah Drake are a sight for sore eyes! Created for a wedding in Door County, Wisconsin, the invitations and day-of stationery feature everything from silhouettes and a custom crest to beautiful map envelope liners to a lace pattern that matches the bride’s wedding dress. Stunning!

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From SarahEverything about working with Kate and Conor was a dream, from creating their custom crest and silhouettes to deciding on the perfect slate blue and gray to complement their venue’s color palette.

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We sourced a vintage marine map of northern Wisconsin to line the envelopes, and created our own map of Egg Harbor for the letterpress invitation suite. The finishing touch was the whimsical calligraphy by Stacey Shapiro.

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We also created paper products for the reception, including custom cocktail napkins, flag escort cards, menus, and ceremony programs.

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Thanks Sarah!

Design: Sarah Drake

Letterpress Printing: Rohner Letterpress

Calligraphy: Stacey Shapiro

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

Photo Credits: Julia Franzosa

Margaret + Brian’s Elegant Formal Wedding Invitations

Classic black and white is the perfect combination for a formal wedding invitation suite – and even more so when the entire wedding will be black and white! Anne Kostecki designed the invitations to complement the sophisticated opera house wedding venue, with scroll details and an elegant script font. The invitations were letterpress printed on thick cotton paper and paired with black envelopes and a fun striped envelope liner!

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From Anne: Margaret and Brian are based in Washington, D.C. but will be married in Margaret’s hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. They wanted an elegant invitation suite that reflects the formality of their venue: the Peabody Opera House in St. Louis. They were drawn to thick, luxurious paper and rich black ink for their black and white wedding.

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I designed a simple scrolled frame and chose an engraved typeface paired with a script for their names. We incorporated dinner option illustrations into her RSVP card.

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We printed on Crane Lettra paper in Pearl White with black ink. The wonderful Gilah Press + Design printed the invitations. The envelopes were black matte Euro flap with white calligraphy ink. We also had a matching striped envelope liner for a surprising pop of pattern.

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Thanks Anne!

Design: Anne Kostecki

Letterpress Printing: Gilah Press

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

Photo Credits: Anne Kostecki

Quick Pick: Dahlia Press

These personalized letterpress note cards from Dahlia Press have completely stolen my heart. I’m instantly more cheerful just looking at them, much less sending or receiving one. And such a great gift idea – because everyone should have personalized stationery of their very own!

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Personalized Letterpress Stationery Dahlia Press Quick Pick: Dahlia Press

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Lots more over at Dahlia Press!

Photo Credits: Dahlia Press