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

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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!

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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

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Photo Credits: Mary Kate McKenna Photography

Adelina + Blake’s Citrus and Olive Wedding Invitations

Happy Monday! After weeks of holiday-related posts, I’m so excited to get back to my first stationery love: wedding invitations! First up for the week are these whimsical invitations from Kim at Bright Room Studio – the bright color palette is inspired by citrus and olive trees! The invitation suite was letterpress printed in lemon yellow and olive green, with blind impression elements for added texture. Such a sunny wedding invitation for a cold and dreary winter day!

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From KimAdelina and Blake came to me with a million amazing ideas! They wanted to incorporate their vibrant citrus palette, a rustic yet classic vibe and some fun and unique touches. They got married under a large olive tree and the ceremony site was very special to them, so we used that location as the inspiration for the suite.

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The invitation featured a custom illustration of the actual ceremony spot, including the path and hills, which were blind letterpress printed and the big, beautiful tree that framed the text of the invitation, which was letterpress printed in olive green. We then carried the tree texture onto the RSVP card, which was also blind letterpress printed. The subtle textures were accented with a vibrant lemon color ink for the most important information.

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For a little added texture, we hand-stamped the couple’s website onto a tag that was tied around the suite with twine. It was then topped off with a custom envelope liner that featured the leaf pattern from the olive tree.

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For their big day, we also created a program fan that featured some fun facts about the couple and hand-painted the table numbers on to wood slabs.

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Thanks Kim!

Design: Bright Room Studio

Printing: Mercurio Brothers

Bright Room Studio is a member of the Designer Rolodex  – you can see more of Kim’s beautiful work right here or visit the real invi­ta­tions gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

Photo Credits: Bright Room Studio