Wedding Invitations – Page Stationery

Sue from Page Stationery has a wonderful approach to design – “less is more, God is in the details, and  you can never have enough good, clean, white space.”  Sue has been obsessed with typography, letterpress printing and beautiful paper since her early days as a design student.  Prior to starting Page Stationery in 1999, she was an art director for Martha Stewart Living and Martha Stewart Weddings, and today is based out of Richmond, VA.  She’s here today to share some of the clean and modern designs from her collection of letterpress wedding invitations – including four brand new designs!

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Thanks so much Sue!  You can find more from Page Stationery – including other wedding invitations, holiday cards, and personal stationery – right here!

Looking for a wedding invitation designer?  You can find Page Stationery and lots of other wedding invitation designers in our Designer Rolodex!

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Lena and Derek’s California Wedding Invitations

The second set of real wedding invitations today come to us from Sarah at Foglio Press.  Sarah recently created a beautiful letterpress wedding invitation suite for an upcoming wedding near Half Moon Bay, California.  Sarah went with a modern color palette and clean overall design to complement the beautiful wedding venue.

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From SarahLena’s wedding will be taking place at the beautiful Chateau La Joye near Half Moon Bay, California.  We were looking to create a suite that would incorporate a blend of clean and simple design elements with whimsical details and gorgeous cotton paper.

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We used Crane Lettra in flourescent white, letterpress printed in a fresh and modern color palette of pool blue and warm gray inks.  From there we chose a combination of typefaces and let them come together with a simple and beautiful border.

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The reply postcard and custom map were bundled together with the invitation and tied with citrus-toned twine for a pop of color.  Another shot of cheery color came from the Papaya envelope liners peeking out from sleek gray euro-flap envelopes.

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For the ceremony programs, we decided to go even more whimsical.  Instead of a booklet, we chose a long and skinny accordion format that were fun for guests to open and read but folded nicely into a sweet 4.25″ x 5.5″ package.

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Once again we mixed fun typography with lots of swoops and swirls to draw the eye down each portion of the program.  On the back, we printed the lyrics to Stevie Wonder’s “You Are The Sunshine Of My Life” so that guests would be able to participate in a recessional singalong.

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So pretty!  For more from Sarah and Foglio Press, you can check out her website and etsy shop.  Thanks Sarah!

Looking for more wedding invitation inspiration? Don’t for­get to check out the real invi­ta­tions gallery for even more wed­ding invi­ta­tion inspiration!

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Constance + Russell’s Silhouette Gatefold Wedding Invitations

The first set of real wedding invitations come to us from Tina at Joie Studio, a custom letterpress studio in Los Angeles, California.  Tina recently printed the wedding invitations for actress Constance Zimmer‘s October wedding.  Designed by art director Eliza Kenan, the invitation features a gatefold layout with custom silhouettes and other personal details in a navy blue color palette, as well as a double-sided rsvp postcard:

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Constance and Russell chose to have their daughter host the wedding for the invitation wording – too cute!

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Constance even used vintage stamps on the outer envelopes – do actresses read wedding blogs, too?

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Constance loved the invitations so much, she also had Tina screen print a few vintage handkerchiefs to give to her bridesmaids as gifts.  Aren’t they pretty?

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Too cute!  Thanks so much for sending these over Tina!

Looking for more wedding invitation inspiration? Don’t for­get to check out the real invi­ta­tions gallery for even more wed­ding invi­ta­tion inspiration!

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70th Wedding Anniversary Invitations

Do you remember the 70th wedding anniversary celebration that I linked to in one of my Friday posts a couple weeks ago?   Sarah from Parrott Design Studio helped her grandparents celebrate their 2nd platinum wedding anniversary, and the invitations she created for the party are just as beautiful as I expected.

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I love that Sarah printed the floral images in a blind (no ink) deboss to give the feeling of lace – so timeless and romantic!  Beautiful work Sarah!

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Holiday Calligraphy Stamp

Happy Monday everyone!  I hope you all had a good weekend!  I took this weekend off (well, mostly) for the first time in what feels like months – went out on a date with my husband, walked around our neighborhood, even managed to check out an exhibit at the Folger Library!  But even after a wonderful weekend, I could always use a little something pretty to brighten my Monday morning, and what could be prettier than these square calligraphy address stamps from Primele?

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Patricia from Primele said that she was inspired by the holiday season in Providence, RI, when she would walk past homes with lovely painted doors and beautiful wreaths on the way to her studio.  It’s still a teensy bit early for me to be thinking about holiday cards, but at least I know how I’ll be addressing the envelopes when I’m ready to send them out!  At 4 x 4 inches, these stamps will definitely make a statement on the back of any envelope.  Check them out right here!

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