Lindsay + Ben’s Modern Venn Diagram Wedding Invitations

The concept behind this wedding invitation suite – a venn diagram – is just so completely perfect I can barely stand it.  Lindsay and Ben have been a couple for more than a decade, so when it came time to create their wedding invitations they couldn’t imagine a symbol that would better represent their relationship and upcoming nuptials.  From the bright color palette to the beautiful blind impression and overprinted letterpress elements, I’m loving every single detail from Lindsay and Ben’s invitations.

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From Lindsay:  In February of this year, my fiancé Ben and I enlisted our close friend and Ben’s directing partner Nick Carbonaro to help us create an invitation suite that would capture our modern, upbeat aesthetic. The venn diagram became a way to mark our longtime union (we’ve been together for over ten years) and to celebrate the wonderful overlap that is our life together.  Another friend noted that our invitation color scheme mimics the ziplock seal: fittingly, as we like to keep things fresh (both relationship-wise and design-wise) and we love snacks.

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As our save-the-date postcard and invitation used the same venn diagram design, we wanted to do something a little different for our reply card.  Using a tiny, hand-carved stamp from etsy seller little t jane, we created a California-themed (and happily rhyming) postcard.

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 We also carried the venn diagram into our wedding favors, wrapping small California state notebooks from Field Notes in butcher paper and stamping them with our initials.  And most recently, we used two enormous stamps and primary color inks to make our thank you cards.

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Our good friend Laurie Smithwick of LEAP Design provided wonderful advice and guidance, and Studio on Fire printed the whole suite in gorgeous letterpress.

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Just stunning Lindsay!  And totally pitch perfect from start to finish.  Congratulations!

Photo Credits: Lindsay + Ben

Seasonal Stationery: Father’s Day Cards, Part 2

Now that June is officially here, it’s time for a few more Father’s Day cards!  So just in case you’re still searching for the perfect card for the dads in your life, here are some options to consider!

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Cotton Flower Press

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Tabletop Made

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Starshaped Press

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Sycamore Street Press (left); Impressed Design (right)

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Lettuce Press

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Love Citron

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Red Cap Cards (left); Dude and Chick (right)

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Richie Design

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Ink Petals

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Blackbird Letterpress

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Avie Designs

In case you missed it, you can check out the first installment of Father’s Day Cards right here!

p.s. This card is also really cute for an online-savvy Dad.

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Illustrated Note Cards from Wiley Valentine

How cute are these new greeting cards from Wiley Valentine?  The illustrations came from a collaboration with a recent bride (check out the gorgeous watercolor + chevron invitations here) and I think they’re just adorable.

Check them out over in the Wiley Valentine shop right here!

*Wiley Valentine is a spon­sor of Oh So Beau­ti­ful Paper.  For more on my edi­to­r­ial poli­cies, please click here.

 

Botanical Prints and Hand Lettering from Karolin Schnoor

Artist Karolin Schnoor recently updated her shop with a bunch of beautiful new screen printed cards, post cards, and art prints.  As usual, I’m loving the combination of Karolin’s illustrations, hand lettering, and botanical design elements.  So pretty!

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You might recognize this set of letterpress note cards featuring Karolin’s illustrations and hand lettering – the cards were printed by Bison Bookbinding and Letterpress and made an appearance at the National Stationery Show!

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So beautiful!  You can check out the full selection of prints and note cards in Karolin’s shop right here!

Photo Credits: Karolin Schnoor

Blue + Copper Invitations for a Hindu Jewish Wedding

Pistachio Press recently printed these amazing wedding invitations for a Hindu/Jewish wedding, and I fell in love the minute I saw them.  The invitations were designed by the bride’s sister, seamlessly blending the cultures of the bride and groom into one complete design.  I love the blue and copper color palette and the use of complementary symbols and both hindu and hebrew text to bring the suite together!

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From the bride’s sister, Cheena: Our goal was to capture two religions and both the Indian and Jewish cultures in a single invitation.  Essentially, we wanted the invitation to reflect traditional Indian themes, but allow the Jewish cultures to also be reflected. It was a challenge to incorporate (evenly) two very different cultures, but by using similar symbols like the Hamsa Hand and the Jain Ahimsa hand, we were able to help develop a unified design sensibility.

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I incorporated a Hindi script (a blessing of peace) counter balanced with the Hebrew (a saying about love) as well as the image of the drum (dholak) and peacock feathers, which are traditional for a “Sangeet” invite.  The Shabbat/Shalom prayer as a symbol of the Shabbat service that will take place at the wedding also helped unite the theme.  Since it was hard to find usable Hindi, the text was handwritten and then vectorized so that we could have something to match with the Hebrew saying that we wanted to incorporate.

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I wanted to incorporate a border that has some level of Western culture (the pattern was created from an ornament in the font Brownstone that pays homage to New York City, which has a deep meaning to the bride and groom), but also created a masking of this pattern in a way that made it very eastern and Indian in some ways.  The invitation is a symbol of the unitying of two cultures with this marriage.  It’s almost the first step the bride and groom have taken to do this aside from overall wedding planning.

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So stunning!  A big congratulations to the bride and groom – and you can see more of Cheena’s design work right here and beautiful letterpress work from Pistachio Press right here!

*Pistachio Press is a spon­sor of Oh So Beau­ti­ful Paper.  For more on my editorial poli­cies, please click here.