Elizabeth + John’s Classic Calligraphy Wedding Invitations

I’m having one of those days where I just keep repeating the phrase “Serenity Now” over and over and over, so I’m in dire need of something classic and undeniably pretty to help me get through the day.  Erin from Arboreal sent over these beautiful and classic wedding invitations that she created for the Tennessee wedding of recent clients Elizabeth (aka Biz) and JP.  Erin incorporated calligraphy by Barbara Thomas and simple design elements to create these elegant invitations.

From Erin: To set the tone of the wedding, Biz and JP asked me to create a simple and classic invitation with hand written calligraphy.  The wedding suite was letterpress printed in charcoal ink on textured ivory paper with rounded edges and finished with a matching lined envelope.

Erin also sent over a couple of images from Biz and JP’s wedding, courtesy of Justin Wright Photography – so gorgeous!  You can see a few more images over on Erin’s blog right here.

Congratulations Biz and JP!

Design: Arboreal

Calligraphy: Calligraphy by Barbara

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Photo Credits: Invitation images by Arboreal, wedding images by Justin Wright Photography

{happy weekend!}

Happy Friday everyone – and happy first day of Fall!  But seriously, how is it almost the end of September already?  Time is seriously starting to fly!  Do you all have interesting plans for this weekend?  My agenda this weekend is happily low key; hanging out with friends, a few fun errands, and a movie with the husband.  My favorite kind of weekend.  But in the meantime…

…a few links for your weekend:

This week on Oh So Beautiful Paper:

A big welcome to the newest Designer Rolodex members!

That’s it for me this week!  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and I’ll see you back here on Monday! xoxo

Photo Credit: The Swerve and the Static by Cinnamon, via Design is Mine

Camille + Andrew’s Red Chevron and Linen Wedding Invitations

I thought I would help kick off the last day of the week with something bright and bold – and these red chevron stripe wedding invitations from Nathalie at 120 Water Street definitely fit the bill!  Nathalie mixed the bold red pattern with a linen belly band and stitched verse card to bring texture into the playful and modern invitation suite.

From NathalieThis invitation suite was inspired by the bride’s love of color, pattern, and texture.  When she first contacted me, she hadn’t picked her color palette but knew she wanted something bold and non-traditional.  I sent her a few playful combinations of different colors and patterns, and she quickly picked mustard and red.

We digitally printed the invitations, then created a pretty belly band with linen to add texture.  When we settled on the chevron pattern we decided it would be fun to zigzag sew the Louis Armstrong verse card to the belly band.  I think the linen does a great job of slightly softening the pattern without overpowering it!

Thanks Nathalie!

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Photo Credits: 120 Water Street

Kristen + Loren’s Modern Diagram Letterpress Wedding Invitations

It was love at first sight when I spotted Kristen and Loren’s wedding invitations over at Rise & Shine Paper.  Designed by the groom, the invitations feature cute diagrams and letterpress overprinting – all within a super clean and modern horizontal layout.   Stunning!

You can chck out more photos over at Rise & Shine Paper!

Concept & Design: Loren Klein

Letterpress Printing: Rise & Shine Paper

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Photo Credits: Rise & Shine Paper

Floral & Pattern Notecards from Happy Cactus Designs

I love a pretty pattern, and today I’m completely smitten with these beautiful patterned cards from Happy Cactus Designs.  Brannon at Happy Cactus draws her inspiration from flora and fauna, traditional Indian textiles, and Batik block prints, incorporating those influences into colorful and unique cards featuring Brannon’s hand drawn illustrations.

Thanks Brannon!

Photo Credits: Happy Cactus Designs