Autumn’s Hermès-Inspired Baby Announcements

When Melissa from Atheneum Creative was asked to create a birth announcement inspired by the luxury brand Hermès, she was up for the challenge! Melissa drew her inspiration from the brand’s iconic boxes, creating a layered baby announcement tied together with custom ribbon and mailed in kraft paper envelopes to evoke shipping boxes. So cute!


From Melissa: When Autumn’s parents called and asked for Hermès-inspired baby announcements for their daughter we were super excited… I love a new challenge! We based the whole announcement design around the signature Hermès boxes.


The announcement features three separate pieces. First things first, the logo. We re-imagined the classic Hermès logo to be a baby carriage. This first card in the set represents the top of the signature Hermès box. The second card contains Autumn’s birth details and represents the inside bottom of the signature boxes. Of course we had to squeeze a photo “in the box” (between the two cards) as this little angel is a gift her her parents.



The wrap it all up we created a custom ribbon with the baby’s name. The entire suite was mailed in a kraft paper envelope addressed with a whimsical calligraphy style by Jenna Blazevich.



Thanks Melissa!

Design: Atheneum Creative

Calligraphy: Jenna Blazevich

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Photo Credits: Chelsea Davis Photography

Lauren + Jeff’s Lace and Kraft Paper Wedding Invitations

White foil and kraft paper is one of my all time favorite combinations – so classic! Megan from Ruby the Fox dressed up these rustic wedding invitations with beautiful lace details, blush pink letterpress (in addition to the white foil on kraft!), ribbon, and a custom wax seal. So romantic!


From Megan: When Lauren, a friend from college, told me that she was getting married and wanted Ruby the Fox to do her wedding stationery, let’s just say I was a little bit excited! After talking about the vibe for her wedding weekend, there is only one word to sum it up: rustic.



We played with a soft and super feminine palette of blush, white, and kraft, and used lots of lace elements throughout. The wedding invitation suite was foil and letterpress printed on a number of different paper stocks, and we pulled in ribbon, twine, and a custom wax seal to tie it all together!



Thanks Megan!

Design: Ruby the Fox

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Photo Credits: Mary Kate McKenna Photography

Jenny + Miyuki’s Mountain Constellation Wedding Invitations

Today we move from the French countryside to the mountains of California! These wedding invitations from Jessie and Jen of Shipwright & Co. were created for a wedding just outside of Joshua Tree National Park and feature one of my favorite details: constellations! The invitations also feature tons of hand lettering, illustrated details, and a vivid teal and coral color palette. So pretty!


From Jessie and Jen: This wedding suite features a desert night sky with the couple’s astrological sign constellations (Virgo and Pisces) prominently glowing above the boulders at their actual wedding venue. The invitation, RSVP, and map are inspired by their wedding location just outside of Joshua Tree National Park. Most of the text is hand lettered except the text in teal on the invitation, which is a font I made from my handwriting.



Each piece of the suite was custom designed to reflect the couple’s style, romance, and humor. They wanted to kindly ask their friends and family with children to leave their little ones behind, hence the kid wrapped in a snake. The text on the RSVP read, “We love your kids but so does the desert wildlife. Please leave them at home.” The invitation and RSVP are letterpress printed in vivid teal, coral-rose, and warm gray. The map is conventionally printed in full color on matching pearl white paper.




Thanks Jessie & Jen!

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Photo Credits: Shipwright & Co.

Margaux + Fuad’s Rustic French Wedding Invitations

Sigh… a wedding in the French countryside? Yes please! Melissa from Atheneum Creative sent over the beautiful bilingual invitations that she created for this rustic French wedding. Melissa rose to the bilingual challenge by incorporating different printing methods within the nature-inspired color palette. Such a gorgeous invitation suite!


From MelissaMargaux and Fuad’s wedding took place in France earlier this summer. The gorgeous wedding location featured lush surroundings combined with rustic history. Located on the grounds is a very unique pigeon house that was just begging to be used as a design element for the wedding… which gave us our wedding logo. It’s always so much fun to start the wedding process with a logo or monogram that really has a story and gives the guest a little glimpse of what’s to come.


Our challenge was to incorporate both French and English languages as the invitations were mailed in France and the US. We decided to duplex all the cards and switch the colors – with green letterpress printing on white paper on one side and white foil printing on green paper on the other side. This gave us the look we wanted on either side of the invitation.




The color palette spoke more to the wedding venue with small touches – like the kraft paper reply envelope – that added just enough of the rustic interior to balance the invitation suite.





Thanks Melissa!

Design: Atheneum Creative

Calligraphy: Jessica Albers

Atheneum Creative 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: Chelsea Davis Photography

Virginia + Peter’s Low Key Wedding Invitations

Designer Christine Wisnieski created this beautiful and low key wedding invitation suite with an unusual (but awesome) source of inspiration: the bride’s collection of vintage china! The invitation suite features a blush pink and kraft paper color palette with subtle vintage-inspired design details. So lovely!


From Christine: I created a simple and delicate wedding invitation suite in pale blush pink inspired by Virginia’s collection of vintage china and lace wedding gown. Family and friends from all over the country gathered on Cape Cod to enjoy a quaint celebration and beautifully prepared meal at the bride’s family home.



The blush pink and kraft paper includes a letterpress printed invitation, rsvp card, welcome dinner note, and envelope along with day-of stationery pieces like ceremony programs, menus, escort cards, table numbers and favor packaging. Ohio Cherry bitters were thoughtfully crafted by the bride and groom and packaged in amber bottles for guests to take home.






Thanks Christine!

Design: Christine Wisnieski

Letterpress Printing: Type Twenty Seven

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Photo Credits: Christine Wisnieski