Jenna + Asa’s Floral Wedding Invitations from Rifle Paper Co.

Back in March, a longtime reader in Australia sent over her beautiful save the dates for her summer garden wedding.  Well, today Jenna and Asa are back with their wedding invitations!  Like the save the dates, the wedding invitations were designed by Rifle Paper Co. and feature Anna’s signature floral illustrations and beautiful hand lettering.  Just perfect for a garden wedding!

The full suite includes the main invitation, an invitation to the welcome dinner and farewell brunch, and RSVP postcard, all tied together with an understated piece of twine.  Jenna commissioned Danielle from Freestyle Calligraphy to address the outer envelopes.

Thanks Jenna!

Photo Credits: Daniel McStay

Mexican Tile-Inspired 50th Wedding Anniversary Party Invitations

A 50th wedding anniversary is most definitely an occasion to be celebrated!  Lizzely from LizzyB Loves had the pleasure of designing her in-law’s 50th anniversary party invitations earlier this summer.  Lizzely drew her inspiration from the traditional tile work surrounding the celebration venue, a 1930s hotel in Mexico, and mid-century modern design.

From Lizelly:  The anniversary celebration will be held in Ensenada, Mexico in a circular ballroom dating back to the 1930s, which used to be a casino and hotel in its prime and later a military fort during WWII.  I took inspiration from the various tile work surrounding the venue and created an assortment of pattern motifs used throughout the invitation suite.

My brother-in-law served as the client for this project, and early on he said that he wanted the tile motifs surrounding the venue to be used in the design.  He also wanted to give the invitations a Mad Men feel, so I came up with a Mad-Mex theme with the use of clean and modern text paired with the Mexican tile designs.

Thanks Lizelly!

Photo Credits: LizzyB Loves

Inspired By: The Night Sky

I’ve been fascinated with astronomy ever since I was a little kid; my Dad and I had a telescope and would spend hours gazing into the night sky trying to see Saturn’s rings or Jupiter’s moons.  So today I thought I would round up a few of my favorite zodiac- and constellation-inspired paper details!

No. 1 Stargazer letterpress prints by Poshta Stationery and Design; No. 2 Zodiac cards by Printerette Press; No. 3 Constellation screen prints from Little Gray Owl Studio; No. 4 Constellation artwork by Nature’s Cubbyhole; No. 5 Print from The Wheatfield; No. 6 Constellation embroidery by Chloe Giordano

And finally, this screen printed constellation poster from designer Scott Benson is just about the coolest thing ever.  It even glows in the dark!

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Melissa + Jordan’s Modern Silhouette Wedding Invitations

When it came time to design his own wedding invitations and save the dates, art director Jordan Eakin was inspired by the union of two family trees.  Jordan partnered with Sarah from Shed Letterpress to create a trifold invitation, with the invitation text mirrored by their silhouettes and a bit of personal family history.  Clean and minimal RSVP and accommodation cards completed the suite, all contained within the trifold and secured with a belly band with a quote from Emily Brontë (and one of my personal favorites!).

From JordanOur wedding package design was influenced by old family trees, books, cameos, antique silhouettes and a lovely pantone swatch.  We designed the invitation to represent our two family trees coming together and added our own cameos and silhouettes as a classic, timeless touch.

The trifold invitation was printed at Shed Letterpress in Durham, NC on 100% cotton, acid-free Rising Museum Barrier paper.

Thanks Jordan!

Concept and Design: Jordan Eakin

Letterpress Printing: Shed Letterpress

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Photo Credits: Jordan Eakin

Brian + Stephanie’s Modern and Vibrant Wedding Invitations

You might remember Brian and Stephanie’s aviation-inspired save the dates from a few months back, and today Brian is back to share their wedding invitations!  Brian wanted the invitation design to be elegant, but still modern and fun with bright pops of color.  Brian incorporated the custom rubber stamp that he made for the save the dates, and I love the ampersands that Brian used throughout the suite!

From BrianI tried to design something classy and – something that fit “us.”  The main invitation piece is a simple A6, one-sided design, that doesn’t stray too far from our save the date concept.  The colors are gray and green, with some black elements included in the piece.  The kraft paper envelope was paired with a black and white checkered envelope liner.

The enclosure is a black tri-fold from Paper Source.  Finished off with some string, round stickers (also Paper Source), and rubber stamps.  The invitations were digitally printed by Mottsy, which offers variable printing data so each individual “info” card (with the map) had one of 6 different designs on the back.

So cool!  Thanks Brian!

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Photo Credits: Brian Hurst | The Quiet Society