Rachel + Peter’s Gold Foil and Calligraphy Wedding Invitations

Now that the holiday season is behind us – it’s time to get back to wedding invitations! I’m so excited to share this beautiful gold foil and calligraphy wedding invitation from Sally of la Happy as our first wedding invitation of 2015. Enjoy!


From Sally: Peter and Rachel were a wonderful couple to work with. Rachel has such a fun personality and from the minute we started working together we were on the same page with the look and feel for her wedding stationery: hand lettering, kraft paper with white lettering, bits of kelly green, light pink and gold foil!


We started off by designing their save the date cards. We paired gold foil calligraphy brush lettering with an adorable, digitally-printed photo of the couple (just look at those pink hearts!). The reverse side of the card reads, “The Future is Looking Bright!” with custom illustrations of his and her sunglasses. The wedding was held at a beach town in North Carolina, so we wanted to give gusts a beachy, fun vibe with the save the dates. We also created the couple’s monogram – to use across all of their paper goods – which we stamped on the outside of all of the kraft paper envelopes.



The invitation set was created in a color scheme of light gray, kraft, light pink, and cream. The entire set was printed digitally and with gold foil… with a little letterpress thrown in! The invitation was designed with a clean, modern typeface and custom calligraphy (no calligraphy fonts here!) and then gold foil stamped onto light pink card stock. We wanted the invitations to be fun and a little bit modern.



The invitation sets were tied together with adorable black and white twine. Strung around the twine were custom, letterpress-printed tags (printed in a beautiful, rich, black ink) with the bride and groom’s monogram. The sets were then mailed in light-gray envelopes lined in a peachy/pink envelope liner. The return addresses on the outer envelopes were gold-foil-stamped (which was such a great combo against the gray!). I then calligraphed the guests addresses in black ink.



The response cards were double-sided and printed on a soft, cream card stock. The cards incorporated a little southern feel with the wording. The response cards were digitally printed and then we added some gold foil details such as a gold heart with the word “yes!” in calligraphy. The response envelopes were a beautiful light kelly/moss green. They were white matte foil stamped with the return address and then we used custom postage for the return postage.



Rachel and Peter’s wedding invitations also included one of my favorite combos: kraft paper with white matte foil stamping. The information cards were a mix of modern typefaces and custom calligraphy. I love the way they look paired with all of the other colors!


Thanks so much Sally!

Design + Calligraphy: la Happy

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Photo Credits: Katie Parra Photography

Lindsay + Ryan’s Modern Boho Wedding Invitations

Happy Monday everyone! I’m so excited to start the week off with this bright and colorful wedding invitation suite from Melissa at Atheneum Creative! In addition to all the wonderful pops of color, I’m loving all the fun details in this suite – from hand lettered hang tags to custom illustrations!


From MelissaI loved this wedding! The color, the illustration, the type, everything! Lindsay and Ryan had a boho style wedding and the sky was the limit on the amount of fun and color for the whole day!


We knew were were going to incorporate a lot of hand drawn elements, a lot of illustration and tons of color – so for the save the date we started with an illustration of the couple that really represented their style and personality.


We had fun with the invitation wording and also brought in the love of the couple’s favorite movie — UP.



We incorporated a block with Lindsay and Ryan’s hand lettered names on the envelopes and hang tags. A pair of birds (which came from matching tattoos on the bride and groom) also represented the couple through all the wedding stationery. We took tons of elements from the save the date and invitation to create a lot of the day of materials like napkins and stir sticks.





Melissa was also kind enough to send over the ceremony programs that she created for Lindsay and Ryan’s wedding – so we’ll be seeing those in a separate post coming up soon!

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

Elizabeth + Janelle’s Modern Mint and Gray Wedding Invitations

This wedding took place in a hardware store turned restaurant – how cool is that?! When designing the invitations, Kim at Bright Room Studio wanted to play off the industrial vibe of the wedding venue, combining charcoal gray with a pop of mint and incorporating an illustrated version of the restaurant’s vintage sign into the RSVP. So fun!


From KimElizabeth and Janelle were such a fun couple! They wanted their wedding weekend to be all about showing their friends and family their favorite spots around their West Hollywood neighborhood, so we made the invitation the first introduction to the area.


The invitation featured an illustrated streetscape where their wedding took place. They got married in a restaurant that was formerly a hardware store, so we played up the graphic and industrial lines of the shops and then letterpress printed the design with a modern and vibrant pop of mint.


The RSVP featured a sign that matched the venue’s vintage hardware sign out front, plus some fantastic tongue-in-cheek language for the accept/decline. Since it was all about the neighborhood, the map was important, so we made it graphic and modern with fun symbols representing the weekend’s events. The suite was all brought together by the unique envelope liner – a floral pattern inspired by the wallpaper in the wedding venue!




Thanks Kim!

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

Adam + Afra’s Secret Society Library Wedding Invitations

Oooh – a secret society wedding at the Boston Public Library sounds like fun, don’t you think? Blake and Irene at Sparkvites created the invitations for this mysterious wedding, incorporating a custom envelope liner and wax seal detail – the perfect touch for a library wedding!


From Blake and Irene: We worked on this secret society themed wedding invitation featuring an enclosure and custom wax seal. The invitation is letterpress printed, and accompanying cards are digital along with the custom envelope liner. We also did the custom addressing on this invitation suite.








Thanks Blake and Irene!

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Photo Credits: Sparkvites

Lesley + Brian’s Street Map Wedding Invitations

These modern wedding invitations are the result of a fun collaboration between Kseniya of Thomas-Printers and Mike from Anticipate Invitations – and happen to feature my home town of Washington, DC! With the wedding location as the primary inspiration, the design features a street map background behind the main text and hand lettering for the bride and groom’s names. Beautiful!


From Kseniya and Mike: The inspiration behind Lesley and Brian’s letterpress wedding invitation was a street map of the wedding’s location in Washington, DC. Dupont Circle was chosen as the central focus and the abstract lines of the streets were printed blind (without ink) behind the main text on Crane’s Lettra 220# in Bright White. The couple’s names were hand lettered and printed in a punchy orange ink to compliment the warm gray; the rehearsal dinner card and response card followed suit.







Thanks Kseniya and Mike!

Design: Michael Musser of Anticipate Invitations

Letterpress Printing: Kseniya Thomas of Thomas-Printers

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Photo Credits: Michael Musser