Rustic Market-Inspired Fabric Wedding Invitations

I’m completely smitten with the idea of fabric wedding invitations, whether printed on vintage handkerchiefs or swatches of linen or muslin. But vintage-inspired miniature grain sacks? Such a great idea! Inspired by farmer’s markets, these fabric invitations from Erin at Lucky Luxe are paired with letterpress printed enclosure cards – all tucked perfectly into the invitation itself!


From ErinWe recently finished up my favorite invitation suite of all time — it’s called Market. From the rolling hills of California to the lavender fields of Provence, Market is the quintessential wedding invitation for an elegant rustic wedding in the countryside. Inspired by French grain sacks and fresh picked farmer’s market herbs, enclosure cards tuck inside our 100% cotton miniature grain sack invitations which are handprinted and available with or without vintage red stripes.







Thanks Erin!

Lucky Luxe 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

Chelsea + Nick’s Hand Drawn Gingham Save the Dates

Happy Monday everyone! I spent most of this weekend dreaming of summer picnics and BBQs, so it’s only fitting that we start the week with save the dates for a country theme summer wedding! Rachel from Robinson Press created the entire design by hand, with hand lettering on the front and a hand drawn gingham pattern on the back. So fun!


From RachelThese letterpress save the dates were created for an outdoor wedding in Vermont with a country theme. The entire save the date is hand drawn in an intentionally naive way, including a hand drawn gingham pattern. Chelsea and Nicholas spend as many weekends as possible in Vermont, they love it there, and they wanted their friends and family to experience their favorite spot.


The save the dates are letterpress printed on white Reich Savoy extra heavyweight stock, enclosed with Jute envelopes from Mohawk Paper. They are printed on both sides, with the gingham pattern on the back.




Thanks Rachel!

Check out the Designer Rolodex for more tal­ented wed­ding invi­ta­tion design­ers and the save the date gallery for more beau­ti­ful cus­tom save the dates!

Photo Credits: Robinson Press

Chelsea + John’s Colorful Passport Wedding Invitations

Brittany from Two if By Sea Studios is primarily a pattern surface designer (her designs have been used on products at Jo-Ann Fabrics and Target!), but Brittany was thrilled to take on a fun stationery project when her little sister got engaged! Brittany created these passport-style invitations for her younger sister’s destination wedding in Jamaica. I love the vibrant color palette of aqua, turquoise, and red for a tropical beach wedding!


From BrittanyChelsea and John chose a vibrant palette of aqua, turquoise, and lipstick red for their destination wedding in Jamaica. They wanted to inspire their friends and family to make the trek from all over the country, while also evoking the party atmosphere that they were envisioning for their casual beach wedding. A twist on the idea of the passport and airline ticket wedding suite, the modern typography, and a simple color scheme make this grouping of designed elements personal to the bride and groom.




A custom return address stamp was used for both the save the dates and invitations, while a tiny shark logo with their names acts as a playful closing mark on the back of the passport. These small designed details are the elements that the couple hoped would reflect their sometimes silly and beach-oriented lifestyle. On a tight budget for printing and extras, we let the pieces stand alone, simply bright and cheerful.




Thanks Brittany!

Design: Two if by Sea Studios

Custom Rubber Stamp: Stamptitude

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

Photo Credits: Two if by Sea Studios

Brooke + Ryan’s Luggage Tag Save the Dates

Happy Monday everyone! We received our first dose of snow and icy rain yesterday, which made for a very slushy situation here in DC. This is when I start dreaming of a tropical beach vacation. So we’re kicking off the week with these lovely luggage tag save the dates from designer Christine Wisnieski for a destination wedding!


From Christine: Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of designing a custom wedding save the date for Ohio natives, Brooke and Ryan. Inspired by their destination nuptials, we sent their guests a simple and cheery heads-up about the upcoming three day celebration in sunny Savannah with a luggage tag style card.



Bold typography, pops of coral and teal hint to the easy going, low country weekend ahead. Each card was lovingly letterpress printed by Brittyn DeWerth of Type27 on 220# Canaletto Grana Grossa Papers (a new line of Italian papers by Neenah), tied with my favorite cotton ribbon by Angela Liguori, slipped into a kraft paper envelope and then sealed with mailing label. Once guests pencil in the dates on their calendars they can display the colorful tag on their bags.



Thanks Christine!

Design: Christine Wisnieski

Letterpress Printing: Brittyn DeWerth of Type27

Check out the Designer Rolodex for more tal­ented wed­ding invi­ta­tion design­ers and the save the date gallery for more beau­ti­ful cus­tom save the dates!

Photo Credits: Christine Wisnieski

Veterans Day


Photo Credit: Belle & Union via Instagram

We’re observing Veterans Day today, but I’ll be back tomorrow with new posts – including two brand new columns launching this week! In the meantime, our thoughts and support are with all of those who have served our country, including veterans, foreign service officers, civil service offers, and their families.

If you like, you can help support troops deployed overseas through Belle & Union’s Flag boxed note cards. Proceeds go to Operation Write Home, a non-profit organization that helps soldiers keep in touch with loved ones back home.