Wedding Invitations – Spark Letterpress

One of my favorite things about the stationery community in general, and the letterpress community in particular, is that nearly all of the best design studios are family-run businesses – whether a single-person studio or a full family affair.  Such is the case with Spark, founded in 2005 by husband and wife team Jim and Valerie and which also included, until her recent move to Germany, Valerie’s self-described “organized sister” Diedre.  I had the pleasure of finally meeting both Valerie and Diedre at the NSS this past May, and so excited to be featuring their wedding invitation collection today!

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Based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and armed with a bevy of presses, the Spark wedding collection includes a broad range of modern wedding invitation designs, all beautifully crafted with incredible attention to detail.  Jim and Valerie include “1980s fashion trends, the music of Neil Diamond, Moroccan tapestries, the bold look of Kohler and all things Disney” among their design influences (awesome).

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Spark Wedding Invitations Tying the Knot 500x329 Wedding Invitations   Spark Letterpress

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Spark Wedding Invitations Top Secret Memo 500x365 Wedding Invitations   Spark Letterpress
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Spark Wedding Invitations Navigation Teal Yellow 500x360 Wedding Invitations   Spark Letterpress

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Spark Wedding Invitations Pink Flower 500x349 Wedding Invitations   Spark Letterpress

Spark Wedding Invitations Pink Floral 500x335 Wedding Invitations   Spark Letterpress
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Spark Wedding Invitations Passport Map 500x335 Wedding Invitations   Spark Letterpress

Spark Wedding Invitations Passport Map Suite 500x330 Wedding Invitations   Spark Letterpress
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Spark Wedding Invitations Yellow Gray Pocketfold 500x293 Wedding Invitations   Spark Letterpress

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This is really just a small snippet of the full Spark wedding portfolio – so head on over to the Spark website to check out the rest of the collection!

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

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*Spark is a sponsor on Oh So Beautiful Paper, but this is not a sponsored post; please click here for my editorial policy.

Romantic Pink + Gray Wedding Invitations

When I first saw these utterly romantic wedding invitations from Parrott Design Studio, the first element to jump out at me was the gorgeous blush pink and slate gray color palette (my favorite color combination, as you may have noticed from my blog design).  But as I looked closer, I noticed the beautiful blind deboss pattern and calligraphy details:

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Sarah said the bride wanted something delicate and romantic to fit with a vintage-inspired wedding style.  I love the way the blind deboss pattern resembles vintage lace!

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Sarah commissioned Grace Edmands to calligraph the bride and groom’s names, wedding venue, and rsvp card – so lovely!

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Such a beautiful and romantic, yet totally classic, wedding invitation!  You can check out a few more photos and a bit more about the inspiration behind the design over on Sarah’s blog right here!

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Rock n’ Roll Save the Dates

I love it when couples use their save the dates and wedding invitations to express a bit of personality, and these save the dates are no exception!  Designed by Wiley Valentine and printed by Czar Press, these letterpress save the dates reflect the couple’s shared love of music – particularly rock n’ roll!

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The design features kraft paper cd jackets, with a quote from Led Zepplin printed at the bottom of the cd jacket enclosure.

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Wiley Valentine also incorporated unique font choices – printed in cool dark red and black inks – for a more rock n’ roll vibe.

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I love that the save the dates manage to reflect both the formal nature of the upcoming wedding and the couple’s fun personality by using non-traditional materials and typography.  So cool!  Thanks Rachelle!

If you have save the dates that you’d like to share, I’d love to see them!  Just check out my submission guidelines or shoot me an e-mail with photos!

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*Wiley Valentine and Czar Press are sponsors on Oh So Beautiful Paper; for my editorial policies, please click here.

Chevron Stripe Calling Cards

I came across these adorable chevron stripe calling cards from Sweetbeaker last week, and I can’t stop thinking about them!  The playful stripes are just so sweet:

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Karly also offers this fun banner design in a horizontal layout:

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Cute, right?  Check out these and other designs right here!

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Envelopments Giveaway Winner!

Happy Monday everyone!  Before I get to anything else, I wanted to announce the lucky winner of the Roll-o-Deck giveaway from Envelopments!  With over 350 entries (wow!) and so many amazing ideas, I wish I could give all of you a Roll-o-Deck!  I turned to random.org to select the lucky number, and the winner is…

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Sarah said that she would use the Roll-o-Deck to help organizer her movie and music collection – what a great idea!  A huge “Congratulations!” to Sarah — and big thanks to both every one who entered the contest and to Envelopments for sponsoring this giveaway!

Also, Kristen from Paper Crave is also offering the chance to win a Roll-o-Deck and her contest ends tomorrow (August 10), so click here to enter for another chance to win!