Julie + Bo’s Hand Painted Wedding Invitations

Happy Monday everyone! We’re starting the week with some beautiful wedding invitations from Meghan of And Here We Are! Inspired by the bride’s love of all things ombré, Meghan combined watercolor (hand painted on more than 200 sheets of paper!) and letterpress printing into a seriously gorgeous wedding invitation.

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From MeghanJulie and Bo’s upstate New York wedding had a bohemian, outdoorsy, and slightly vintage vibe with a color scheme of peach and robin’s egg blue. It was really important that their invitations felt unique and hand made, so when Julie showed me her Pinterest board full of ombrés, I knew I just had to try a hand-painted watercolor ombre paper with blue letterpress printed elements.

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I painted over 200 individual pages of extra-thick cotton paper, then letterpress printed and trimmed them to size. The invitation was inspired by a mix of vintage and modern design, with some hand drawn components. Elements like the ribbon motif, the crossed-arrow heart, and 1920s-inspired double lines and angles, along with a mix of script and sans-serif typefaces came together to form the final design.

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I also created a Julie and Bo ‘logomark,’ which we used on the save the dates, programs and wedding website, and also translated into a rubber stamp and wax seal. That artwork was later used on matchbooks, favors and cups at the wedding.

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Thanks Meghan!

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Photo Credits: Julie Holder

Rachel + Nick’s Ombre Letterpress Wedding Invitations

How pretty are these wedding invitations from Lesley at Inclosed Studio? The invitation design was inspired by the bride and groom’s original wedding venue – a peach orchard – with a soft peach ombre on the main invitation and cute peach details throughout the suite. Beautiful!

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From LesleyRachel and Nick got married on a rooftop in downtown Omaha, Nebraska. Their original wedding location at a peach orchard had fallen through and they were hoping to still incorporate peaches into their new city vibe.

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The invitation is letterpress printed on peach ombré paper with hints of peaches and gold throughout. For the finishing touch, their logo was foil stamped in gold on kraft paper tag … love!

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Thanks Lesley and Lauren!

Invitation Design: Inclosed Studio

Envelope Calligraphy: Melissa at The Pretty Paperie

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Photo Credits: Inclosed Studio

Nina’s Colorful Hot Pink + Turquoise Birth Announcements

As a busy working parent, I can totally relate to being behind the curve on sending out important announcements: we still haven’t sent out moving announcements after nearly 7 months in our “new” house! It may have taken these parents a while to send out the announcements for their second daughter, Nina, but they made up for the delay with these beautiful announcements from the team at Noteworthy Paper & Press. I’m loving all the bright pops of color, from the turquoise flourishes to the hot pink envelope liners!

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From Taylor at Noteworthy Paper & PressWe printed these belated birth announcements earlier in the summer for Pam and Tony, who welcomed a second baby girl into their busy lives last October. Both mom and dad work full time, so the announcement took a back seat as they settled into being a family of four. The couple’s only requirement was that the card be bright and fun and they loved the idea of using the current “chalkboard art” trend as inspiration.

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Thanks Taylor!

Photo Credits: Noteworthy Paper & Press

Crystal + Jason’s Red and White Retro Wedding Invitations

I love the versatility of the color red. Dress it up for a classic winter wedding invitation, or down for a picnic-inspired summer wedding. Today we have a set of fun red and black vintage-inspired invitations from Mary at Real Mart. Originally created for the wedding of Real Mart print designer Crystal Dennis, the invitations feature lots of swirls, flourishes, and playful polka dots!

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From MaryCrystal is a print designer here at Real Art. One of our favorites of her designs is the retro invitation suite that she designed for her very own wedding! It has a classic retro theme filled with polka dots, swirls, and curly Qs. It features custom bird and index illustrations, polka dot ribbon and paper, a cute little hang tag, and red envelopes. The invitations were letterpress printed on off-white paper with red and black ink.

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Crystal’s wedding reception was held at America’s Packard Museum, an automotive museum filled with beautiful vintage cars! The reception also featured a rockabilly band for some “Real Retro” entertainment.

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Thanks Mary!

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Photo Credits: Real Mart

Liam’s Colorful Letterpress Birth Announcements

While we’re on the subject of babies, how sweet are these birth announcements from Kimberly of Honizukle for her second son, Liam?! When it came time to design Liam’s announcements, Kimberly knew she wanted to incorporate lions in a yellow, mint, and navy color palette. Add in a sweet polka dot envelope liner, adorable baby photos, and some washi tape, and you have a recipe for seriously cute baby announcements!

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From Kimberly: I can say that three distinct things were on my mind when designing Liam’s announcement. The color yellow, which, for some reason, I’ve always associated with Liam. Lions, which I also associate with Liam because of a little Lion my husband got him even before he was born. Finally, handwritten fonts, which I’ve been obsessing over for some time. I thought there was a recipe in there somewhere for a good design.

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I knew I wanted Liam’s name to be large and yellow and I wanted the lion in his announcement to be this little lion I had designed previously and had a soft spot for. I had recently been printing with a lovely mint color I had mixed and became infatuated with, so I knew that also had to make its way in. Once I put those together I added a bit of navy, polka dots and a few carefully chosen fonts to come up with a sweet design for my sweet, little boy.

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Photos of my boys were included in a wax pouch decorated with yellow and navy polka dot washi tape that matched the polka dot liner I had designed. I opted to use photos of both of the boys as the announcement came from Liam’s older brother John Patrick, better known as Jackie, figuring there can never be too many photos of cute, little boys.

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I had planned to design a label to address the announcements as well but as a mother of two now, I didn’t quite have all the time in the world and so ended up using a lovely stamp I had purchased from Wit & Whistle a couple of months back. It worked perfectly with navy ink and finished off the announcement nicely.

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Thanks Kimberly!

Announcement Design + Printing: Honizukle

Address Stamp: Wit + Whistle

Photo Credits: Honizukle