Jillian’s Elegant Wedding Invitations

Jillian from GIGI Press first contacted me a year ago as she was getting her studio up and running, and she’s had quite a year since then – including getting married this past March!  When it came to her own wedding invitations, Jillian worked with Passing Notes to create an invitation suite that matches her own design philosophy – simple, modern, yet timeless:

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From Jillian:  I worked with Abbie at Passing Notes on the wedding invitation suite.  She was a delight to work with, and we share a similar design philosophy.  Grace Connell did the calligraphy for the invitations, seating cards, and menus.  Kelly Meyer of Kelly Michelle Weddings was our wedding planner and Elizabeth Messina captured everything on film.

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I wanted everything about the wedding to compliment the beautiful setting at the Montage in Laguna Beach – not overpower or take away.  The colors all reflected what you will find in nature along the Laguna’s gorgeous coastline… many shades of blues, grays, whites.

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To add a warm natural element, we used square pieces of walnut wood, and engraved them with our logo and numbers to serve as our table numbers, to display our parting gifts, and small signs that read “please stay for a midnight snack” at the bars to ask that guests be sure to stick around for In-N-Out cheeseburgers that came out at midnight.

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Gorgeous!  Thanks Jillian – and congratulations!

{all images courtesy of Elizabeth Messina | kiss the groom}

Letterpress Calling Cards

I’m taking a quick break from wedding invitations this morning (not to worry, I have some beautiful real invitations coming up a bit later) to share this beautiful letterpress print from Brandi at Sweet Harvey:

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Brandi kindly sent me one of these prints, which I now have up in my new home office and love it!  Isn’t it perfect for artists and freelancers?  Or even in a child’s bedroom?  Such a sweet print.  Brandi also let me know about some new letterpress calling card designs that she’s offering in the Sweet Harvey shop:

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I’m loving all the bright colors and floral patterns – check it all out in the Sweet Harvey shop!

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Wedding Invitations — Pistachio Press, Part 2

As I mentioned earlier, Pistachio Press recently added two new collections to the existing wedding portfolio, and I’m thrilled to be the first to share them with you!  Rachael has partnered with two amazing artists – Michelle Chassé and calligrapher Grace Edmands – with stunning results.  Scroll down for photos from each collection below, along with a short description of each collection from Pistachio Press.

The Finer Things Collection

Designed by Michelle Chassé, this intimate collection offers stunningly intricate designs inspired by textiles, teas, and sweets: some of the finer things in life!

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The Calligraphy Collection

Pistachio Press and Grace Edmands have teamed up to develop an elegant line of calligraphed invitations.  Choose from several distinct hand lettered styles to be impeccably letterpress printed.

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Sigh… aren’t they beautiful?  Congratulations on the new collections Rachael!

Rachael is generously offering a 20% discount to Oh So Beautiful Paper readers on all Pistachio Press wedding invitation orders placed by September 30th. This discount applies to all three collections, even the new custom Calligraphy Collection – just be sure to mention that you saw them here!

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Wedding Invitations – Pistachio Press

Pistachio Press has been one of my favorite letterpress design studios since I started this ol’ blog back in 2008 (almost two years ago, wohoo!).  Rachael and her husband Jake operate Pistachio Press up in Rochester, New York, where Rachael designs and prints wedding invitations, letterpress stationery, and limited edition art prints.

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I finally had the pleasure of meeting Rachael and Jake in person at this year’s National Stationery Show, and I’m thrilled to be featuring her wedding invitation collection today!  Rachael recently added two new collections to her existing line, which I’ll feature a little bit later.  But first, a few of my favorites from the Pistachio Press Signature Collection!

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I’ll be back just a bit later with the two new Pistachio Press collections!

Looking for a wedding invitation designer?  You can find Pistachio Press and many others in our Designer Rolodex!

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New Giveaway! Envelopments Roll-o-Deck

Hi again!  How about a little giveaway to brighten your Monday afternoon?  The lovely folks at Envelopments are offering one of these fantastic roll-o-decks, made with some of Envelopments favorite brightly colored and patterned card stocks, to one lucky reader!  Yay!

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The roll-o-deck was first introduced by the Envelopments Team as a creative way to capture contact information from the 2010 HOW Design Conference.  Each roll-o-deck (stand not included, fyi) comes with 500 card inserts made from 125 brightly colored and patterned card stocks – from every color in the rainbow! – all custom die cut into the proper shape.  The roll-o-decks can be used as a personalized guest book, to keep your contacts in fashionable order, or even as a designer’s color wheel that enables you to mix and match color stories for new projects.

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So here are the rules: To enter, leave a comment below with an idea of how you would use this roll-o-deck in your home, or at a special event like a wedding or baby shower!  Guest book?  Recipe organizer?  We want to hear your most creative ideas!

You’ll have until 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, August 6 to enter — then we’ll announce a winner next Monday!  Bonne chance!

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