Geri + Bryce’s Elegant Gold Foil Wedding Invitations

Happy Monday everyone! I’m back from Alt Summit and feeling ready to take on the world, so let’s start with some beautiful wedding invitations! I always know it’s going to be a good week when I start with a custom design from Samantha and Whitney of Gus & Ruby Letterpress. Created for a wedding in a small town in Vermont, these invitations feature elegant gold foil, classic navy, vintage imagery, and map details – with absolutely stunning results!

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From Samantha and WhitneyThis custom suite was designed for a fabulous New York couple who were getting married at the stunning Woodstock Inn in Woodstock, Vermont. The bride and groom wanted the invitation suite to get their guests – coming from all over – excited about a trip to the gorgeous green hills of Vermont and quaint town of Woodstock while still speaking to their chic sense of style.

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A flat-printed folio featuring a vintage map of the Woodstock area was wrapped around the invitation panel and secured with gold threaded twine and a foil-stamped die-cut tag. The fun “See you in Vermont!” wording and location-specific wrap right away set the tone for this rustic-elegant destination wedding.

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Inside the wrap, an invitation featuring gorgeous gold foil and elegant navy typography and some blind printed pattern for texture gave a fun twist on a classic layout – perfect for the couple’s vision of marrying the old-world charm of Vermont with their informed and stylish aesthetic.

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The invitations and reply postcards featured a mix of classic serif fonts and a whimsical, romantic script. Each invitation was printed on double-thick 220# cotton paper. As always, all the pieces were lovingly letterpress printed by hand on our antique press.

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Reply postcards featured a flat printed vintage postcard image of a covered bridge in Woodstock, Vermont duplexed together with a letterpress printed backside. A small brunch card featured a full flood of blind-printed pattern that gave the piece incredible texture and visual interest.

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A custom envelope liner featuring another vintage Vermont image added an additional element of interest and our dear friend, Jenna, of Love, Jenna Calligraphy added her incredible hand-calligraphy on the envelope shown in the photos, too!

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Thanks so much Sam and Whit!

Design and Letterpress Printing: Gus & Ruby Letterpress

Calligraphy: Love, Jenna Calligraphy

Gus & Ruby Letterpress is a member of the Designer Rolodex – check out more of their beautiful work right here or visit the real invi­ta­tions gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

Photo Credits: Brea McDonald Photography for Gus & Ruby Letterpress

Chris + Erin’s Adventure-Inspired Baby Shower Invitations

Parenthood is definitely an adventure, so I’m loving the theme behind these adventure baby shower invitations from Brynne at Harken Press! Brynne incorporated the nursery color palette – coral and navy – along with playful aqua envelopes. Sweet, simple, and delightfully whimsical!

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From BrynneErin and Chris’s baby shower invitation was inspired by the unpredictable journey to parenthood and their love of simple and whimsical style. “It’s an adventure” has been the ongoing motto for this expecting couple. They knew they wanted to work it into the invitations. The hot air balloon was the perfect image for the exciting ups and downs of life. 

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Navy and coral ink with aqua envelopes were a fun way to bring in colors from the nursery. The invitations are letterpress printed on pearl white Lettra cotton paper.

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Thanks Brynne!

Design: Harken Press

Letterpress Printing: Quality Letterpress

Photo Credits: Harken Press

Danna + Hillary’s Classic Floral Wedding Invitations

These wedding invitations from Dara at Rafftruck Designs are the perfect mix of classic sophistication and feminine floral! The invitations combine a neutral color palette, elegant typography, and floral details in the envelope liner and rsvp card. Dara even created a badge with Danna and Hillary’s initials to use on everything from coasters to thank you cards. So pretty!

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From DaraI was thrilled to design and print this suite for Danna and Hillary’s autumn wedding in Brooklyn. They shared with me a beautiful floral mood board which acted as the inspiration behind the design.

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Danna and Hillary both new what they wanted from the start – a minimalist design with a feminine touch. To accommodate their requests, a neutral color palette and romantic rose envelope liner were used to complement the elegant typography. A badge featuring the couple’s initials (which we also used on their digital save the date) was featured throughout the suite and on coasters for the reception. We also created a rubber stamp with the design to seal the envelopes.

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All the pieces, from invitations to seating cards to thank you cards, were letterpress printed on 100% cotton paper. The invitation itself was printed on extra thick 220 lb paper to give it that little something extra! In the end, it was the perfect combination of simple and sweet.

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Thanks Dara!

Design + Letterpress Printing: Rafftruck Designs

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

Photo Credits: Rafftruck Designs

Sarah + Winston’s Navy, Gold, and Coral Letterpress Wedding Invitations

Navy and gold is such a classic color combination – but add coral and it instantly becomes modern! Jenny C Design created these invitations for a wedding at an historic casino-turned-museum in upstate New York. The invitations feature details inspired by the museum’s architecture along with bright pops of coral. Jenny even incorporated some sophisticated casino-inspired details into the day-of wedding stationery!

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From JennySarah and Winston’s wedding took place in Saratoga Springs, New York. They both lived in NYC, and about 95% of their guests would be from out of town. They really wanted their wedding invitations to evoke the feeling of their venue – the Historic Canfield Casino – and what fun the entire wedding weekend would be for everyone!

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Sarah and Winston were inspired by the history and architecture of the Canfield Casino (once a casino, now the city’s preeminent event space and historical museum). The border on the letterpress invitation and certain design elements throughout the suite are reminiscent of the those architectural details.

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The envelope liner and coral edging adds a perfect pop of color! Mini information cards about the rest of the weekend were placed in a fun navy stripe and coral envelope.

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We continued the casino inspired theme, in an elegant way, into their day-of stationery items. Sarah and Winston’s ceremony program was shaped liked a deck of cards. On the back was a custom playing card design, with their monogram and design elements from the invitation incorporated into it. Their escort cards were shaped and designed to look like poker chips, displayed with dice glued on the back of each card so they would stand.

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Photo Credit: Tracey Buyce Photography

Thanks Jenny!

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

Photo Credits: Elario Photography, except where noted

Jessica + Jake’s Modern Winter Wedding Invitations

These soft and ethereal wedding invitations come to us from Megan at Ruby the Fox. Megan created these modern invitations for her cousin’s winter wedding in Chicago. A classic black and white color palette paired with kraft paper, soft peach details, and a few whimsical design elements complemented the industrial wedding venue while allowing the bride and groom’s personalities to shine through.

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From MeganWhen Jessica, who happens to be my beautiful cousin, came to me to design a custom suite for her December 2013 wedding, I was incredibly flattered and beyond excited! Both she and her now husband, Jake, have fabulous eclectic taste and really wanted their personalities to come through in their paper goods. Planning a winter wedding in Chicago, they kept things soft, fresh and modern to play off their industrial venue.

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The suite featured a blind debossed pattern on thick 220lb stock with painted edges as well as multiple elements incorporating kraft paper, hand-stamped belly bands, and a whimsical accommodations insert! We also included Jessy and Jake’s love for old records, and carried a circular record image throughout from response cards to cocktail napkins!

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Thanks Megan!

Design: Ruby the Fox

Letterpress Printing: Steracle Press

Ruby the Fox is a member of the Designer Rolodex – you can see more of their beautiful work right here or visit the real invi­ta­tions gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

Photo Credits: Mary Kate McKenna Photography