Rachel + Jason’s Modern Nature-Inspired Wedding Invitations

These wedding invitations from Sarah at Studio SloMo offer a more modern approach to a nature-inspired design. Created for a wedding at the Wildflower Center in Texas, the bride and groom wanted to bring in a nature-inspired feel without any floral motifs. Sarah included simple leaf designs letterpress printed in shades of green. So pretty!

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From Sarah: Rachel and Jason were married at the Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas: they wanted something natural and modern, but not floral. They planned to use lots of bright florals at the wedding and chose to complement that with more subtle neutrals and greens for the invitations.

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The letterpress wedding invitation suite includes a square invitation, RSVP, double belly band, envelope liners and thank you notes. The envelope liners were printed on a shimmer paper, which added a nice touch of elegance. Since they wanted to include their wedding website in the suite, but not on the invitation or RSVP, we thought it would be a nice idea to add a belly band directing guest where to find more detailed information. The result helped to literally tie the suite together!

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Lastly, we chose to give a nod to the Wildflower Center with the blind embossed flowers lining the side of their thank you cards.

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Thanks Sarah!

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

Photo Credits: Studio SloMo

Haley + Miller’s Informal Calligraphy Wedding Invitations

A calligraphy-based wedding invitation doesn’t have to feel formal – just look at these invitations from Alex of Goodheart Design! With a delicate calligraphy script and simple gray and white color palette, these beautiful wedding invitations are decidedly simple and low key. So beautiful!

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From Alex: Hayley wanted an all hand-lettered invitation suite that was simple with a touch of rustic flair. Nothing flashy or detailed: just simple and neutral. The inspiration started from unique one-by-one hand lettered invitations, leading us to this delicate calligraphy based design.

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Each invitation suite was letterpress printed by Czar Press on white cotton Lettra paper with gray ink. Each invitation was delivered with a calligraphy addressed kraft paper envelope.

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Thanks Alex!

Design: Goodheart Design

Letterpress Printing: Czar Press

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

Photos Credits: Goodheart Design

Susan + Beth’s Laser Cut Wood Veneer Wedding Invitations

I’m a big fan of laser cut details in a wedding invitation suite – and these modern invitations from Emily and Dianna of Fourth Year Studio are no exception. Emily and Dianna paired paper and laser cut text with thin walnut wood veneer, which in turn could be rolled into a scroll! Such a cool idea!

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From Emily and Dianna: Beth and Susan came to us in search of a modern wedding invitation set to compliment their unique relationship. They have been together for many years and are now able to get married. It was a true celebration of their love and we were thrilled for the opportunity to help spread the word with their friends and family.

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A laser cut scroll style invitation was backed with a walnut veneer. Along the top we stitched a line with green thread to provide a spot for a dowel to pass through so it could be flattened and hung. The scroll was rolled and tied with a tag before it was all packaged inside kraft box with a matching label.

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The RSVP card was letterpress printed in green with a simple linked rings design. We laser cut walnut veneer for lining the RSVP envelope. A wooden laser etched coaster invited guests to both the rehearsal dinner and the morning after brunch.

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Thanks Emily and Dianna!

Design + Letterpress Printing: Fourth Year Studio

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

Photos Credits: Julie Roberts

Kate + Cleon’s Romantic Rose Gold Foil Wedding Invitations

Aaaah, rose gold – even in the smallest of doses, this beautiful metallic makes my heart go pitter patter. Combine rose gold foil with stunning calligraphy in a beautiful wedding invitation suite from Samantha and Whitney of Gus & Ruby Letterpress? Absolute perfection!

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From Samantha and Whitney: This custom suite was designed for a sweet couple who were married by the sea in Blue Hill, Maine. The bride and groom wanted the invitation suite to reflect the romantic, textural, and elegant design that they had in mind for their fête.

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Each invitation was triple mounted on a variety of colored stocks in a neutral palette to give a dramatic layering effect and a luxurious weight to the piece. The invitation and insert pieces all featured classic typesetting letterpress printed in a warm grey ink and beautiful custom calligraphy done by Kelle McCarter of Designs Girl foil stamped in a romantic rose gold foil.

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A reply postcard featured a vintage topographical map of the venue location, further highlighting the lovely destination. All pieces were then wrapped in a hand-stitched, textural linen band with a layered, foil-stamped tag and coils of super-fine paper thread.

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A soft-pink cotton envelope liner foil stamped with Kate and Cleon’s names added yet another pop of color and shine. The pieces were lovingly letterpress printed by hand on our antique press on beautiful, textural, super thick 100% cotton paper.

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Day of pieces included programs printed on double-thick cotton featuring rose-gold foil edging, a welcome bag note showcasing a custom map detailing fun area activities for guests, favor tags, custom koozies, and so much more!

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Thanks so much Sam and Whit!

Design and Letterpress Printing: Gus & Ruby Letterpress

Calligraphy: Kelle McCarter of Designs Girl

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

Watercolor + Gold Foil Edged Letterpress Business Cards

I’m so unbelievably excited to share a very special project with all of you today – my brand new business cards! After launching the new design back in March, it was definitely time to update my business cards. I’ve always been impressed by the amazing custom work from Samantha and Whitney of Gus & Ruby Letterpress, so I immediately turned to them for help translating the beautiful new logo (by Liz from Linda & Harriett) into an equally beautiful business card. When it comes to my own personal projects, my approach is always to pick a designer whose work I absolutely love and then just let them run with it –and Samantha and Whitney completely knocked it out of the park! I couldn’t be more thrilled with the way they turned out!

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From Samantha and Whitney: We took strong inspiration from the watercolor logo designed for Oh So Beautiful Paper by Linda & Harriett. We wanted the card to complement the logo without feeling visually overwhelming or too busy.

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Because we can’t achieve the exact same look as watercolor with letterpress printing, we had to be creative as to how we showcased that tonal variation. We opted to print using three different shades of pink to give an ombre/gradient effect and then added a wash of color along the bottom for a pop of interest.

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We brainstormed various ways to add the pop of color (from dip dying using vegetable and fruit dyes to pigment dyes), but ultimately decided that actually watercoloring each card by hand was the way to go. We spent hours testing different watercolor mixes and saturations to come up with the perfect palette of paints.

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Every card was individually painted with a wash of watercolor on each side prior to being trimmed down, so each card is unique and has a slightly different look/color scheme due to the variation in concentration of the wash.

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All pieces were lovingly printed by hand in our Dover, New Hampshire studio and are printed on thick, 220# 100% cotton. As the final finishing touch, Smock foil edged the cards in metallic gold shine foil!

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I hope you love these business cards as much as I do!

Design / Letterpress Printing and Watercolor: Gus & Ruby Letterpress

Foil Edging: Smock

Logo Design: Linda & Harriett

Smock and Gus & Ruby Letterpress are members of the Designer Rolodex – you can see more beautiful work from Smock right here and more wonderful custom work from Gus & Ruby Letterpress here!

Photo Credits: Nole Garey for Oh So Beautiful Paper