Wedding Invitations with Color + Pattern from Page Stationery

I’m already a fan of Page Stationery’s letterpress wedding invitations – I love the “simple is better” approach to design.  Page Stationery just released a brand new collection of digitally printed wedding invitations and save the dates, and I’m thrilled to be sharing the first peek at the collection today!  I love the way designer Sue Corral has incorporated new design elements into the collection, from tons of bright color to bold stripes and patterns, all while maintaining her signature “classic with a twist” design style.  Here are a few of my favorite designs.


Congratulations Sue!  You can check out the full collection over at Page Stationery right here!

Photo Credits: Page Stationery

Ali + Damien’s Farm and Americana-Inspired Wedding Invitations

Today we’re going from crisp and modern wedding invitations to a sweet, illustrated wedding invitation suite from designer Laura Macchia.  Laura designed these beautiful invitations for a wedding in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York.  Laura drew inspiration from classic Americana for the color palette, incorporating rustic but elegant details befitting a fall wedding on a farm.

From LauraAli and Damien are getting married at a farm in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of Central New York.  They wanted their wedding suite to incorporate the surrounding landscape of farmland, rolling hills and colorful meadows.  The overall look they were going for was something a little rustic and fun but with an elegant touch.

One of their favorite artists, Sabra Field, was a great source of inspiration for the design of the main invitation.  The Americana color palette paired with the natural white paper adds a nice vintage quality to the entire suite.  Once the couple shared their idea of having apples to hold the table cards, it was easily decided that they would be a great motif for the pattern of the envelope liners.  I then thought it would be fun to print the pattern on the back of the info cards too.

Just beautiful!  Thanks Laura!

Photo Credits: Laura Macchia


Red and White Modern Letterpress Wedding Invitations

Theresa from b.t. elements sent over these beautiful red and white invitations from her brand new letterpress collection.  Theresa chose a minimalist and crisp design for the main invitation while bringing in a unique die cut outer envelope and bold white calligraphy.  Theresa even did the beautiful calligraphy herself – so pretty!

From TheresaI love the beauty of the letterpress printing process and wanted to design an invitation that was clean and simple, working with just the relationship of small and large type.  The crisp design of this invitation was really inspired by the printing method itself.  I’m always inspired by strong bold colors that stand well on their own – red is one of those colors.  It’s bold, striking, and just a timeless color.

At b.t. elements we’re known for our custom pockets and folders, so I added in a very simple back pocket – you always need a place to tuck in those extra enclosures.  And we never overlook the envelope.  Our fancy cut envelopes are new this year and a big hit.  It’s so wonderful to see that envelope come in the mail.

The handwriting on the envelope is my own; I’ve been trying to teach myself calligraphy so I’ll take any practice I can get.  I love the contrast of the white on red.

Lovely!  Thanks Theresa!

Photo Credits: b.t. elements

Watercolor Note Cards from Social Proper

Elizabeth from Social Proper sent me a note introducing me to her brand new stationery collection – and I’m completely smitten.  The collection features Elizabeth’s hand painted designs, printed on textured paper.  The current collection features watercolor illustrations inspired by late summer days.  So sweet!

Thanks Elizabeth!

Photo Credits: Social Proper

Julianne + Philip’s Whimsical Letterpress Wedding Invitations

The folks down at Mama’s Sauce are really on a roll lately!  First they create some seriously cool business cards, and now these awesome wedding invitations.  Nick from Mama’s Sauce came up with the concept of basing the invitation design around an illustration of the couples’ shoes by Itchy Illustration, then incorporated the design into a horizontal tri-fold layout with a sunny yellow wax seal.  Love it!

From NickThe couple wanted their printed materials to be a balance of playful & classic.  When it came time to design the wedding invitations months after our first consultation, Julianne’s love affair with her shoes was still stuck in my mind.  I quickly sketched a scene of the couple standing side by side with a bright popping yellow, highlighting Jewel’s shoes.  Not your typical wedding invitation, but typical isn’t what the couple wanted.

I am especially in love with the tri-fold wrap.  110# Pearl White Lettra Duplexed to French Paper Lemon Drop, we experimented with a type of die cut that allowed the wrap to fold and expose the yellow paper underneath creating a tri-colored edge.  A subtle detail that the most aesthetically sensitive recipients will surely appreciate.  Add a wax seal and the wrap is complete.

A collaboration with our friend & officemate, the talented Brian Boesch of Itchy Illustration, Julianne & Phil’s save the date and wedding suite are amongst our favorites that we’ve designed and printed this year.

Very cool – I love the layered effect with the yellow tri-fold die cut wrap, and of course that wax seal!  Thank you so much Nick!


Concept and Letterpress Printing: Mama’s Sauce
Illustration: Itchy Illustration


Photo Credits: Mama’s Sauce