Christina + Trevor’s Rock n’ Roll Wedding Invitations

These wedding invitations from Wiley Valentine bring together the couple’s shared love for rock n’ roll with the wedding’s tropical setting in Key West, Florida.  After designing the wedding save the dates with a mix of red and black inks, Rachelle from Wiley Valentine went with a muted color palette of soft purple and gray, along with fun patterns and mixed typography.

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From Rachelle:  The bride and groom are a really fun couple.  They both really have a passion for music, so they knew that the invitations should reflect that shared passion somehow.  We used song quotes and made the details card reflect a ticket.  We used rock n’ roll inspired typography, and kept the overall vibe light and fun.

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In addition to the main invitation, we also had the opportunity to design a bunch of different pieces, including a bridal shower invitation, engagement party invitation, rehearsal dinner invitation, and save the dates.  It was fun to keep the same style and vibe but be able to get creative so each piece is still different.  The entire wedding suite and accompanying pieces were printed by Czar Press on 100% cotton paper.

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I so rarely get to feature rehearsal dinner invitations, so I was thrilled when Rachelle sent over some images of the invitations they designed for Christina and Trevor’s wedding rehearsal dinner!  Rachelle incorporated some of the same rock n’ roll typography and a fun monogram at the top of the invitation.

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Check back a bit later for some photos of the engagement party invitations and bridal shower invitations!

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Love Letter-Inspired Wedding Invitations

Kate from Ruby & Willow designed these wedding invitations for a bride from North America marrying a New Zealander, and the entire invitation is so incredibly romantic I can barely stand it.  The design was inspired by old fashioned love letters and features the wording from their wedding song on the belly band and tag around the invitation and rsvp postcard.

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I love the way Kate incorporates some texture into the invitation – the strip of fabric and striped twine are a perfect touch!

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Loving those pops of red in an otherwise neutral color palette, not to mention the beautiful vintage postage stamps against a dramatic black envelope!

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So, so gorgeous, and of course incredibly romantic.  Just stunning Kate – thank you so much for sharing these invitations!

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New Giveaway! Custom Letterpress Holiday Cards from Satsuma Press

Happy Monday everyone!  With the holiday season rapidly approaching, I’ve got just the thing for you – a new holiday card giveaway from Satsuma Press!

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Lynn from Satsuma Press just launched a brand new line of gorgeous custom letterpress holiday cards, and she’s offering three lucky winners the chance to win 25 cards each!  Each winner will have the opportunity to personalize the cards with their choice of one of Lynn’s beautiful nature-inspired motifs and up to three lines of custom text.

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So here’s how to enter:  Head on over to the Satsuma Press shop and choose your favorite motif (feather, sprout, wreath, foliage, maple seed pods, eucalyptus) from Lynn’s new holiday collection.  Then come back here and leave a comment with your selected motif!

You’ll have until 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, November 12 to enter – bonne chance!

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{happy weekend!}

Wow, this has been a FULL week – but between the launch of United With Love and a fantastic week here on Oh So Beautiful Paper, it’s been a GREAT week.  But I’m also super excited for the weekend; tonight we’re going up to Baltimore to see Wolf Parade!  Later this weekend I’m planning to swing by the Book Arts Fair at Pyramid Atlantic in Silver Spring and re-tackle the great office clean-out of 2010.  But in the meantime…

{photo by Genevieve Leiper, from Jamie + Chad’s wedding}

…a few links for your weekend!

…and just in case you missed it, a summary of this week’s posts:

And just for this week, a quick round-up of this week’s posts on United With Love:

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.  I’ll be back next week with more calendars, wedding invitations, and a new holiday card giveaway!  See you all back here on Monday!

Circus-Inspired Wedding Invitations

You guys already know that I’m a big fan of the design work by Kathleen Shannon – but these circus-inspired invitations might just be my favorites yet.  I love the bright colors and playful details, from the fun font selections to the wrap-around envelope labels.  Adorbs!

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On a different note, Kathleen recently did one of the most amazing (and brave!) things in the world – she trekked to Mt. Everest!  She’s been sharing the story of her journey to Nepal bit by bit over on her blog, and I’m completely riveted.  She’s just getting started, so read along right here!

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