Ashley + Jeff’s Modern Chic Neon Pink Wedding Invitations

These weddings invitations are the result of a fantastic collaboration – designed by the bride (and featuring her own calligraphy!) and letterpress printed by Alia and Jason of Darling Press. Ashley wanted her wedding invitations to reflect both her love of paper (yay!) and her modern chic wedding style. The design features a blind impression pattern inspired by the texture on Ashley’s wedding dress and pops of neon pink. Love!

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From Ashley: I wanted our invitations to be really unique and really us. I love paper, typography, letterpress, and everything that goes along with it. I wanted to set a tone through the paper that we could carry throughout the rest of the wedding plans: sophisticated, chic, modern, and clean. Our wedding will take place in an art gallery in DC, and our tables will be Pantone colors instead of numbers – hence my interest in getting very specific ink colors.

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The blind impression pattern is inspired by the embellishment on my wedding dress. I was using a font for the calligraphy at first, but then I took a calligraphy class from Michele Fritz of Meant to be Calligraphy here in DC, and she convinced me to replace that font with my own writing.

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When it came time to print the invitation suite, Alia and Jason of Darling Press to letterpress printed the design on 236# Savoy Bright white paper with neon pink edge painting.

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Thanks Alia and Jason!

Design: Ashley Frazier

Letterpress Printing: Darling Press

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Photo Credits: Darling Press

Quick Pick: Moglea Spring Collection

Now that it really feels like Spring, I just want to surround myself with color – I’m so happy to see green, yellow, pink, and purple returning to our neighborhood! I’m a huge fan of the painterly style and whimsical hand lettering of Meg from Moglea. Meg just released a bunch of new cards from her spring collection, and I’m loving all the gorgeous color – from hand painted patterns to bright edge painting (on die cut cards no less!). I can’t wait to see more at the National Stationery Show in just a few weeks!

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Lots more in the Moglea etsy shop!

Photo Credits: Moglea

Lauren’s Ikat Baby Shower Invitations

Happy Monday everyone! I thought I’d shake things up a bit and start the week with these adorable baby shower invitations from Alaina at Cheer Up Press. Created for a good friend, the invitations feature a sophisticated ikat pattern and a color palette inspired by the nursery. The invitations were letterpress printed in mint and navy blue, then paired with blush pink envelopes. So cute!

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From AlainaI was commissioned by a good friend to design and print her baby shower invitation. I was inspired by the color palette she chose for her nursery: mint and blush with navy blue accents. Overall we didn’t want the style of the invitation to scream “baby” like so many baby shower invitations do, but rather put off a more sophisticated vibe that definitely reflects my Lauren’s tastes.

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We landed on a pretty simple design with an ikat background and added a trendy bow at the top. I pulled in the blush color on the envelope and digitally printed the words “It’s a girl”on the front in navy blue.

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Thanks Alaina!

Photo Credits: Cheer Up Press

Kate + Alex’s Elegant Rustic Wedding Invitations

Happy Monday everyone! After a beautiful spring weekend, I’m ready to start the week with these hand lettered wedding invitations from Arley-Rose and Morgan of Ladyfingers Letterpress! With a classic navy and gold color palette, these invitations combine elegant gold foil with rustic kraft paper and whimsical hand lettering. Gorgeous!

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From Arley-Rose and MorganKate and Alex’s wedding will be held at the historic Presidio Chapel in San Francisco, and they wanted to capture the sophistication and elegance of their wedding while giving their guests something to hold onto and cherish forever. We had been working with Kate and Alex since their save the dates, which we letterpress printed onto kraft CD sleeves and then lovingly stuffed with CDs filled with their favorite jams!

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For their gold and navy color scheme, we hot foil stamped gold foil onto a soft navy paper. The rest of their suite was letterpress printed in navy onto kraft paper, 110lb Crane Lettra paper, and shimmer gold paper. Their suite was wrapped in the kraft paper belly band and housed in a shimmer gold-lined kraft paper envelope.

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The phrase, “True Love is the Greatest Adventure,” graces the top of their invitation, reminding their loved ones that the best is yet to come!

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Thank you so much ladies!

Ladyfingers 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: Ladyfingers Letterpress

Gold Foil Hand Lettered Wedding Invitations

Happy Monday everyone! Before I head off for a few days in the sun, I just had to share these gorgeous wedding invitations from Arley-Rose and Morgan of Ladyfingers Letterpress! Created for a wedding in the Dominican Republic, these invitations feature Arley-Rose’s signature hand lettering in stunning metallic gold foil, a beautiful rainbow roll sunset, architectural laser cut details, and a pop of bright neon edge painting. Love, love, love!

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From Arley-Rose and MorganIt didn’t take long for Michelle and Geoff to knock us off our feet and inspire us to make some of our most favorite invitations we’ve ever made! Influenced by their correspondence through adorable hand-written cards, genuinely sweet emails, and giddy phone calls filled with excitement and pure joy, we put our heads together to come up with some invitations fit for some of the sweetest clients we’ve ever had!

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Since their wedding is going to be held in the Dominican Republic, they wanted an invitation suite that reflected the excitement and love they have for each other, while relaying the modern simplicity of their beautiful ocean-side venue. 

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Their hand-lettered invitations were hot foil stamped in bright gold foil onto thick, 220lb cotton Crane Lettra paper. On the backside of the invitation, a drawing of the sunset from the Casa Kimball infinity pool was rendered as a dual-split letterpress rainbow roll. Hot pink edge painting was applied to the edge of each piece, giving just the perfect amount of pop for each invitation!

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The design for their enclosure mimics a pattern found in one of the architectural features at the venue. The pattern was then laser cut out of a Shimmer Ice paper and assembled with a pocket in the back to hold the RSVP card and envelope.

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Their bright gold outer envelope is lined with a soft blue paper that was letterpress printed with a serene ocean design, and a letterpress return address. In the end, we were sad to see these invitations leave our studio, but happy to know that they were going to a good home. Sure enough, every time we come across the extras that we made here in the studio, we think of Michelle and Geoff and are reminded how fortunate we are to be able to make beautiful things for wonderful people!

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Thank you so much ladies!

Ladyfingers 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: Ladyfingers Letterpress