Today I’m practically bursting with joy – our friends and longtime DIY contributors Bailey and Emma of Antiquaria just launched their brand new collection of greeting cards and notebooks! And if that wasn’t enough, they’re also making the jump into wholesale with a collection that includes both the new greeting cards and their beautiful patterned paper! The new collection is absolutely stunning, with beautiful illustrations, whimsical lettering and calligraphy, and lots of metallic foil. Today I’d love to share a few favorites from the new collection!
I’m loving these tropical and vintage-inspired designs!
These cards are inspired by vintage handkerchiefs!
You can check out the full collection over at Antiquaria right here! Congrats Bailey and Emma!
Today we move from the French countryside to the mountains of California! These wedding invitations from Jessie and Jen of Shipwright & Co. were created for a wedding just outside of Joshua Tree National Park and feature one of my favorite details: constellations! The invitations also feature tons of hand lettering, illustrated details, and a vivid teal and coral color palette. So pretty!
From Jessie and Jen: This wedding suite features a desert night sky with the couple’s astrological sign constellations (Virgo and Pisces) prominently glowing above the boulders at their actual wedding venue. The invitation, RSVP, and map are inspired by their wedding location just outside of Joshua Tree National Park. Most of the text is hand lettered except the text in teal on the invitation, which is a font I made from my handwriting.
Each piece of the suite was custom designed to reflect the couple’s style, romance, and humor. They wanted to kindly ask their friends and family with children to leave their little ones behind, hence the kid wrapped in a snake. The text on the RSVP read, “We love your kids but so does the desert wildlife. Please leave them at home.” The invitation and RSVP are letterpress printed in vivid teal, coral-rose, and warm gray. The map is conventionally printed in full color on matching pearl white paper.
Thanks Jessie & Jen!
Check out the Designer Rolodex for more talented wedding invitation designers and the real invitations gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!
Photo Credits: Shipwright & Co.
I’m a big fan of always having a stack of pretty stationery – whether personalized with your name or just with a fun “hello” in the corner – on hand for sending a quick note. These personalized letterpress note cards (you can also choose your ink and envelope colors!) from Erin Wallace definitely fit the bill!
Love the fruit motif – you can choose your favorite, from pomegranates to cherries to pineapples!
p.s. How great is this colorful letterpress fruit print? I’m kind of obsessed…
More over in Erin’s shop right here!
Sigh… a wedding in the French countryside? Yes please! Melissa from Atheneum Creative sent over the beautiful bilingual invitations that she created for this rustic French wedding. Melissa rose to the bilingual challenge by incorporating different printing methods within the nature-inspired color palette. Such a gorgeous invitation suite!
From Melissa: Margaux and Fuad’s wedding took place in France earlier this summer. The gorgeous wedding location featured lush surroundings combined with rustic history. Located on the grounds is a very unique pigeon house that was just begging to be used as a design element for the wedding… which gave us our wedding logo. It’s always so much fun to start the wedding process with a logo or monogram that really has a story and gives the guest a little glimpse of what’s to come.
Our challenge was to incorporate both French and English languages as the invitations were mailed in France and the US. We decided to duplex all the cards and switch the colors – with green letterpress printing on white paper on one side and white foil printing on green paper on the other side. This gave us the look we wanted on either side of the invitation.
The color palette spoke more to the wedding venue with small touches – like the kraft paper reply envelope – that added just enough of the rustic interior to balance the invitation suite.
Design: Atheneum Creative
Calligraphy: Jessica Albers
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
Happy Friday everyone! And holy moly – how is it mid-August already?!?! I’m less than two months away from my late September due date with this baby, and time seems to be flying by faster and faster each day. I hope to have a couple of baby update posts for you all next week – even though this is our second child, and therefore seems way less overwhelming than the first time around, I could use your advice on a few things! But in the meantime…
One of my favorite details from our frozen cocktail party! // Photo by Sweet Root Village
…a few links for your weekend!
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I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and I’ll see you back here next week! xoxo