Happy Monday everyone! It’s always a sign of a good week when we start Monday morning with a gorgeous wedding invitation from Samantha and Whitney of Gus & Ruby Letterpress – especially when that invitation involves laser cut stars and rose gold foil! These rose gold foil night sky wedding invitations were created for a wedding at Camp Waldemar in Texas Hill country. Deep navy blue and rose gold foil is one of my all-time favorite combinations (I think it’s so romantic!), and I’m completely head over heels for the laser cut star details that Samantha and Whitney added to the invitation. So pretty!
From Samantha and Whitney: This custom wedding invitation suite was designed for a sweet couple getting married deep in the heart of Texas. The bride and groom wanted the invitation suite to reflect the camp venue while also paying homage to the big, beautiful Texan sky.
The invitation suite was housed in a full-flood digitally printed folder with an image of the night sky. The folder was foil stamped with a quote about the night sky and tied shut with twine and a Texas-shaped laser-cut wooden hang tag.
We paired whimsical script with a traditional roman font for a mix of romance and fun, while a color palette of navy blue and rose gold set the tone. The type-set invitation was printed on double-thick 100% cotton and features laser cut stars that allow the digitally printed wrap-around folder to peek through.
The reply postcard featured a colorful vintage map of Texas. We also created a 4-panel folded insert card that expanded to give guests lots of details about the wedding weekend.
As always, the pieces were lovingly letterpress printed and foil-stamped by hand on our antique presses on beautiful, textural, super thick 100% cotton paper.
Thanks so much Sam and Whit!
Design and Letterpress Printing: Gus & Ruby Letterpress
Gus & Ruby 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: Brea McDonald Photography for Gus & Ruby Letterpress
It feels strange to be wishing all of you a happy weekend after the tragic events in Nice yesterday. It’s getting harder and harder to find the bright spots between the shadows these days. My heart is with the people of France today. I don’t have many words today – just wishes for more peace and love, less violence and tragedy.
The last two weeks on Oh So Beautiful Paper:
- New June desktop and phone wallpapers!
- Soft modern watercolor wedding invitations
- Learn all about the Business of Stationery at Modern Thrive!
- Behind the Stationery with The Good Twin
- Elegant and rustic wedding invitations with coral details
- More cards for new babies!
- The 2016 National Stationery Show, Part 7 – calligraphy and hand lettering: Shannon Kirsten, laLa Grace, Leen Jean, Imogen Owen, Bundle Design, Printable Wisdom, Sea & Lake, and Ladyfingers Letterpress
- The 2016 National Stationery Show, Part 8: Bella Figura, Smock, Angela Liguori, Albertine Press, Snow & Graham, Egg Press, Hammerpress, and Smudge Ink
- The 2016 National Stationery Show, Part 9 – party supplies and gifts: My Mind’s Eye, Bash Party Goods, American Heirloom, Ban.do, Kate Spade, Inklings, Knot & Bow, Hester & Cook, and Meant to Be Sent + Lake & Loft
- Words on strength from Audrey Hepburn in the fun hand lettering font In Hand – and a favorite quote from Albert Einstein in the quirky script font Crazymond
- Navy and silver HAND PAINTED wedding invitations
My poor husband came down with a bad cold this week, so we’ll be sharing a cocktail recipe on Monday instead of today while he recuperates. It’s going to be a good one! See you back here on Monday. xoxo
Today we’re focusing on one of my favorite categories at the 2016 National Stationery Show: party supplies and gift items! These are seriously some of the happiest booths to visit at the show. We’ll see striped and marbled table runners and placemats from Hester & Cook, patterned paper plates and gift wrap from Bash Party Goods, gorgeous wood cutting boards and cake (and cupcake) stands from American Heirloom, and beautiful ribbon and twine from Knot & Bow. Oh, and ALL THE THINGS from Ban.do! Let’s start with the beautiful world of colorful paper pinwheels from My Mind’s Eye!
I’m seriously in love with this mint, peach, and navy color palette!
My Mind’s Eye
Debut exhibitor Bash Party Goods shares my love of all things hologram!
Bash Party Goods
Love this plaid cutting board pattern!
How gorgeous is this gem-shaped board?
New acrylic drink stirrers!
When you see disco balls, you know you’re in the Ban.do booth!
Love these new folios!
Beautiful color blocked notebooks!
New gift wrap patterns in collaboration with Sandy Falconer
Knot & Bow
The cutest little mini honeycombs!
Absolutely obsessed with these push pins
Cute wood coasters!
Meant to Be Sent / Lake + Loft
Okay – see the table runner above? It’s actually black and white, and you can color the whole thing in!!
Hester & Cook
You can find all the previous recaps from the 2016 National Stationery Show right here!
Beautiful modern calligraphy paired with a fantastic vintage coral velvet ribbon? Yes, please! These elegant rustic coral wedding invitations from Melissa of Atheneum Creative pair elegant letterpress printed calligraphy with a sophisticated gray, white, and coral color palette and rustic wood details throughout the invitation suite. Absolutely gorgeous!
From Melissa: Hadley and Ross planned a rustic wedding in the mountains, but wanted their wedding to be sophisticated and elegant at the same time. We started working on their wedding monogram and their wedding stationery with that concept in mind: rustic, modern, and softly elegant.
The wedding invitation was letterpress printed with gray calligraphy text on white paper, then bound with a vintage velvet coral ribbon and a custom wood tag featuring the wedding monogram. The coral ribbon is absolutely gorgeous when paired with the cherry wood tag! The wedding invitation suite also included an accordion-fold booklet with a wood front and back cover. The booklet listed all of the wedding events and contained a custom map. The wood booklet cover helped provide the rustic feel for the invitation suite. A letterpress printed reception card in coral calligraphy, a formal RSVP card in gray calligraphy, and gray envelopes completed the invitation suite.
We also had lots of fun with their day-of wedding stationery. Napkins and stir sticks in matching colors, ceremony programs, and more! Our favorite detail of all has to be the custom copper cups that were sitting at everyone place setting. The copper just popped right off the table! We also made a custom coffee travel cup for guests to grab for brunch on the go the following morning.
Design: Atheneum Creative
Atheneum Creative is a member of the Designer Rolodex – you can see more of their beautiful work right here!
Photo Credits: Chelsea Davis Photography