Perfect Half Wedding Invitations

These two wedding invitations couldn’t be more different in design and layout, but I love the way the invitation elements work together like pieces in a puzzle.  The first design features a fold-out poster style wedding invitation, which when folded shows the name of the bride on one side and the groom on the other.  When the invitation is opened, the two names come together to form the same heart pattern printed on the clear vellum envelope:

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{monique kneepkens via fpo}

The two halves of this letterpress wedding invitation by Norman’s Printery literally fit together like two puzzle pieces – but the modern geometric shapes in the heart keep the overall design from being overly sweet or feminine.  Plus, you know I’m always a sucker for a crisp blind impression like this one:

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So beautiful!

{image credits: monique kneepkens via FPO; norman’s printery}

Melissa + Jerome’s Argyle and Golf-Inspired Wedding Invitations

After setting the tone through their golf-inspired Save the Dates, Melissa and Jerome set off to create golf-inspired wedding invitations that reflected the elegant tone of their wedding.  Working with Sideshow Press, the result is a beautiful letterpress invitation suite in a modern green, white, and black color palette:

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From MelissaAfter the great response to our golf tee save-the-dates, we wanted to keep the same aesthetic for the invitation design, while evolving to be more subtle and elegant.

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Simplifying the argyle pattern to a quilted pattern still gives us a sense of the diamond argyle with out being too heavy.

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The actual invitation sits on a digitally printed card of a golf course, die cut to hold the invitation in place.  The digital print gave the invitation suite just enough color to offset the whiteness of the letterpress and reinforce the golf aesthetic.

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The invitation, map and reply card are all wrapped with the a diecut bellyband that displays our logo right up front (and adds in a nice amount of color).

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Beautiful!  Thank you so much Melissa!

Letterpress invitations: Sideshow Press

Digital print enclosure: Lake County Press

{image credits: melissa depasquale}

Watercolor Popsicle Cards

Ashley from Fine Day Press was inspired to create these popsicle cards by the early summer heat wave we’ve been having over here on the East Coast.  Each card features a different popsicle, all based on Ashley’s original watercolor paintings done on a hot and sticky afternoon in Brooklyn:

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So perfect for the bbqs and lazy weekends of summer… check them out over at Fine Day Press!

{image credits: fine day press}

Seersucker Wedding Invitations

Nothing epitomizes summer quite like seersucker – once June rolls around it’s seersucker suits, skirts and dresses galore here in DC as Capitol Hill and government staffers try to escape the perennial DC heat and humidity.  So when Kathryn posted a link to these amazing seersucker invitations photographed by Brookelyn Photography, I was instantly smitten with the beautiful seersucker fabric invitation pockets:

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Of course, once I looked past the seersucker I also fell in love with the handwritten text and illustrated line details.  Turns out this couple DIY’d the entire invitation suite – learning how to use a letterpress so they could print their own invitations!  The result is absolutely stunning.  I can’t wait to see Brooke’s photos from their wedding!

{image credits: brookelyn photography}