Ann-Marie’s Modern Hand Lettered Bridal Shower Invitations

These creative invitations from Jaymee at JayAdores Design Co. for her friend’s upcoming bridal shower mix whimsical hand lettering with crisp modern design – and I couldn’t love them more! Working with a “gold and glitz” theme, Jaymee incorporated gold envelopes and a whole lot of sequins for extra sparkle. The perfect invitations for such a happy celebration!

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From JaymeeMy good friend Ann-Marie is getting married in a few weeks, so my fellow bridesmaids and I threw her a shower to celebrate her upcoming nuptials! Once we decided on a gold and glitz theme for the shower, I got to work on creating invitations and paper goods to reflect that aesthetic.

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I hand lettered “Ann-Marie” and “XOXO” using gouache to use on the invitations, the envelope liners, and the coasters. I had so much fun putting all of it together and added in sequins to each envelope for an extra [sparkly] something.

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Thanks Jaymee!

Photo Credits: JayAdores Design Co.

{happy weekend!}

Happy Friday everyone! I’ve been working like crazy the last couple of weeks, so I’m feeling a bit worn out today. When life gets hectic, I find myself craving simplicity – an evening walk to the park, gelato from my favorite spot in Eastern Market, or just a quiet night at home. So right now I’m looking forward to a relaxing weekend (and ignoring the never-ending to do list). But in the meantime…

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…a few links for your weekend!

This week on Oh So Beautiful Paper:

Check back soon for this week’s cocktail! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and I’ll see you back here next week! xoxo

Jillian + Lee’s Travel-Inspired Airmail Wedding Invitations

After many years as a long distance couple, Jillian and Lee worked with designer Christine Loo of Heritage + Joy to create a travel-inspired wedding invitation suite with airmail details. Christine also incorporated Jillian and Lee’s color palette of cream, soft pink, and navy blue and elegant script fonts to complement their castle (!!) wedding venue. So lovely!

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From Christine: Jillian and Lee were married this past May at the beautiful Oheka Castle in Long Island, New York. They decided to go with a travel theme to reflect the nature of their long distance relationship. She is originally from New York, he from the United Kingdom. Over the years, they had travelled many miles to see each other and spend time together, from London to New York to Paris. Lee even proposed on a special trip to St. Lucia!

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Jillian and Lee chose a beautiful color palette for their castle wedding — soft pinks and creams for their flowers, and long navy dresses for the bridesmaids. We worked together to design a wedding invitation suite that was modern, soft, with just a hint of vintage flair to reflect handwritten letters.

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I created different variations of passport stamps that we incorporated into the suite that reflected some of the different locations they had travelled to. The suite was printed on soft white paper and inserted into navy inner envelopes before going into outer envelopes, giving them just the right elegant touch.

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Thanks Christine!

Check out the Designer Rolodex for more tal­ented wed­ding invi­ta­tion design­ers and the real invi­ta­tions gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

Photo Credits: Heritage + Joy

Katy + Dan’s Lakeside Wisconsin Wedding Invitations

Erin from Lucky Luxe Couture Correspondence sent over these lovely invitations for a late summer lakeside wedding in Wisconsin – I love that the couple chose to go with a lighter nautical design rather than something more rustic! The invitation features a gray and light blue color palette with anchor details, compass rose, and patterned border. Classic, simple, and absolutely beautiful.

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From ErinKaty and Dan contacted us a couple months ago with a request for a whimsical invitation for their lakeside Wisconsin wedding. I went crazy with faux bois and pine tree icons, then she decided to go a lighter, sparkling, summery nautical direction and my entire thought process shifted. I envisioned their huge white tent against the blue sky, the lake shimmering in the sun, glass bottle seltzers with colorful striped straws, bridesmaids in smart yellow dresses, and invitations with vintage sea captain whimsy.

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Thanks Erin!

Lucky Luxe Couture Correspondence 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: Lucky Luxe Couture Correspondence

Katie’s Rustic Italian-Inspired Calligraphy Wedding Stationery

You already know about my deep and abiding love for beautiful calligraphy – I’m in constant awe of those with the talent for such beautiful lettering! Photographer and aspiring calligrapher Katie Decker created these gorgeous calligraphy invitations and stationery for her wedding in April, all inspired by her love for all things Italian. The pieces include rehearsal dinner invitations and menus, along with invitations, menus, and place cards for a bridesmaid luncheon. So pretty!

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From KatieMy inspiration came from my love of anything Italian and our planned Italian honeymoon. I chose to go the rustic route and used a transparency paper which wrapped around a lovely deckled edge ivory paper. My lettering was therefore a little on the “rustic” side as well to fit with the theme – meaning it was not by any means perfect, which is what I love so much about hand lettering.

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My mother and I also threw a luncheon in honor of my bridesmaids. The inspiration was a light Southern 1920s feel that stemmed from my wedding theme. I wanted to keep everything casual, but still sophisticated at the same time. We had a light Southern fare (since the wedding was in Savannah) and I really wanted the invitations to reflect the light but elegant feel.

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Thanks Katie!

Photo Credits: Laura Catherine