Nautical Navy and Gold Foil Wedding Invitations

Nautical aesthetics are so timeless and these nautical navy and gold foil wedding invitations, inspired by Cape Cod, are no exception! Laura of Paper & Honey designed this invitation suite with a simple, yet bold, color palette to complement the bride’s oceanside nuptials. Can’t you just smell the salty ocean air?!

Nautical Navy and Gold Foil Wedding Invitations by Paper & Honey

From Laura: Working on Megan and Gavin’s Cape Cod-inspired suite was a complete joy. With the current trends leaning towards lots of blush, greenery, and light, feminine details, it was so much fun to break out of that a bit and play with rich colored paper for an oceanside soiree.

Nautical Navy and Gold Foil Wedding Invitations by Paper & Honey

Together with her wedding planner, Cape Cod Celebrations, Megan described her wedding as a “romantic beach wedding with a touch of prep.” The perfect event to close out the summer! We worked with a color palette of deep navy, crisp whites, and the loveliest gold. The invitation and information card were stamped with white and gold foils, the RSVP card was letterpress printed and gold foil stamped. All pieces were delivered to guests in an envelope crisp with hand calligraphed addresses, gold envelope liners, and vintage postage stamps.

Nautical Navy and Gold Foil Wedding Invitations by Paper & Honey

Nautical Navy and Gold Foil Wedding Invitations by Paper & Honey

As an accountant living in Chicago, Megan loves to mix the preppy and traditional with modern new trends. She is a huge fan of bold, beautiful calligraphy, and wanted to scrap traditional wording etiquette in favor of a large and in charge hand lettered “Megan & Gavin.” We took this element and used it in the invitation and custom address rubber stamp, and even throughout their reception stationery via menus and wooden welcome signage.

Nautical Navy and Gold Foil Wedding Invitations by Paper & Honey

Nautical Navy and Gold Foil Wedding Invitations by Paper & Honey

While their wedding was held in historic Cape Cod, Megan didn’t want her suite to get too kitschy and nautical. We kept it simple with the color palette and use of bold stripes on several cards, as well as a navy and white striped ribbon to hold everything together. We were able to have some fun with the lobster bake rehearsal dinner invitation by including the littlest gold foil lobster! This tiny crustacean detail brought some amusement for an otherwise gorgeously preppy suite, and it just might be my favorite part of Megan and Gavin’s wedding invitation. 

Nautical Navy and Gold Foil Wedding Invitations by Paper & Honey

Nautical Navy and Gold Foil Wedding Invitations by Paper & Honey

Nautical Navy and Gold Foil Wedding Invitations by Paper & Honey

Nautical Navy and Gold Foil Wedding Invitations by Paper & Honey

Thanks Laura!

Design: Paper & Honey

Printing: Czar Press

Check out the Designer Rolodex for more tal­ented wed­ding invi­ta­tion design­ers and the real invi­ta­tions gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

Photo Credits: Andrea Pesce

Modern Gemstone Copper Foil Wedding Invitations

Happy Tuesday everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful and restful three day weekend! Also, just in case you missed it on Friday, all of the vintage glassware over in Liquorary’s shop is 20% off through midnight tonight with the code LABOR20 – it’s a great time to stock up on some gorgeous vintage glasses! Anyway, we’re starting this new week with some beautiful and modern gemstone copper foil wedding invitations from And Here We Are. Navy blue and copper foil is one of my all-time favorite color combinations, and when you add in deep plums, slate gray, and other neutral tones you have a seriously gorgeous and sophisticated color palette!

Modern Gemstone Copper Foil Wedding Invitations by And Here We Are

From Meghan: We had so much fun working with Negin and Dan on their gorgeous Los Angeles wedding. Our theme was “modern chic” and the wedding color palette included deep plums, slate gray, navy/dark blue, and soft neutrals with copper accents. For their wedding invitations, we spun off of our watercolor gem wedding invitation suite with a different lettering style, updated color scheme and copper foil stamping.

Modern Gemstone Copper Foil Wedding Invitations by And Here We Are

Modern Gemstone Copper Foil Wedding Invitations by And Here We Are

When an interior designer and an architect get together, you know you’re in for a beautiful and well-planned event; but we hit the jackpot with this couple’s killer sense of humor. We got to insert all kinds of fun little drawings into their wedding paper like a tiny illustration of Lionel Richie, a pile of doughnuts, and the priest from The Princess Bride.

Modern Gemstone Copper Foil Wedding Invitations by And Here We Are

We then extended the styles through the day-of paper, including table numbers, dinner menus, a seating chart for the wedding reception, place cards, and wedding reception signage.

Modern Gemstone Copper Foil Wedding Invitations by And Here We Are

Modern Gemstone Copper Foil Wedding Invitations by And Here We Are

Modern Gemstone Copper Foil Wedding Invitations by And Here We Are

Modern Gemstone Copper Foil Wedding Invitations by And Here We Are

Modern Gemstone Copper Foil Wedding Invitations by And Here We Are

Thanks Meghan!

Invitation Design: And Here We Are

And Here We Are is a member of the Designer Rolodex – see more of their beautiful work here or visit the real invi­ta­tions gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

Photo Credits: This Rad Love

Friday Happy Hour: White Wine Sangria

After a punishing August, I’m ready for September. September in DC is when we leave behind the swampy humidity and sweltering heat of summer and, very briefly, move into the most perfect weather DC ever gets. Warm but not hot, dry, breezy, cool at night. Perfect for Sangria, a summer-to-fall drink that I can never get enough of. When Nole proposed we spend a month on Sangria, I was sold pretty quickly. We’ve made some pretty traditional Sangrias before, like this stone fruit and red wine Sangria. So, this time, we went a little outside my normal comfort zone to try out a white wine Sangria recipe, one flavored with some  south-of-the-border ingredients that give this one a nice kick. Andrew

White Wine Sangria Recipe / Liquorary for Oh So Beautiful Paper

White Wine Sangria Recipe

  • 1 750 ml bottle Spanish White Wine
  • 8 oz Silver Tequila
  • 4 oz Lime Juice
  • 4 oz Ginger Syrup
  • 2 oz Pineapple Syrup
  • Watermelon
  • Nectarines
  • Mango

Combine the wine, Tequila, lime juice, ginger syrup, and pineapple syrup in a pitcher. Add diced watermelon, nectarines, and mango to taste, about a cup each but more if that floats your boat. Let everything sit overnight so the flavors meld together. Serve over ice and garnish with fresh mango and watermelon. Enjoy!

White Wine Sangria Recipe / Liquorary for Oh So Beautiful Paper

White Wine Sangria Recipe / Liquorary for Oh So Beautiful Paper

We used a silver Tequila to fortify our Sangria, in place of the traditional brandy, which lends this Sangria an earthy, vegetal quality that you don’t usually find in Sangria. The wine and the Tequila play off each other in interesting ways; Nole said she tasted rosemary, which we definitely didn’t add.

White Wine Sangria Recipe / Liquorary for Oh So Beautiful Paper

The Sangria is a bit tart, from the lime, with some funky interplay between the ginger and pineapple syrups. Tequila, ginger, and pineapple are a trio that do some wonderful things together; cocktails with the three of them can evoke candied fruit, as in a fruitcake, and are perfect for the winter holidays (not a time of year when most people think of Tequila). It’s a bit drier and tarter than we’re used to in our Sangrias, but it passes muster with Nole, and she has a notorious sweet tooth, so we’re probably in a good place here.

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Glassware by Liquorary – and all of our vintage glassware is 20% off through midnight Tuesday, September 6 with the code LABOR20 – it’s a great time to stock up on some gorgeous vintage glasses!

Photo Credits: Nole Garey for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Happy Weekend!

Happy Friday everyone! Are you ready for the long Labor Day weekend? I know I am! Also, on Monday, I turn 35. I don’t get as excited about my own birthdays anymore these days, since my two girls have birthdays only 7 and 11 days later, respectively, so I’m usually focused on celebrating them. But 35 kind of feels like a big one. I’m looking forward to a quiet celebration with my family and soaking up these last few summer days (although I seriously cannot wait for the cooler weather to arrive!). But in the meantime…

Plume Calligraphy / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Image by Plume Calligraphy via the #dailydoseofpaper feed on Instagram

…a few links for your weekend!

This week on Oh So Beautiful Paper:

That’s it for us this week! We’ll be back later this afternoon with this week’s cocktail recipe (and a brand new cocktail theme for September!) – so definitely check back for that. I hope you have a wonderful and restful long weekend, and I’ll see you back here on Tuesday! xoxo

 

September Desktop Downloads!

Aaaaahhhh…. September. Such a wonderful month, isn’t it? And the beginning of a whole new season! Back to school and the promise of fall weather are enough to make September one of my favorite months of the year. But it’s also a big birthday month in my family, with my birthday and both of my girls’ birthdays falling in the first half of the month. Here are two beautiful new back-to-school-inspired illustrated wallpapers from The Good Twin to help celebrate the new month!

September Desktop Downloads: Back to School Backpack Illustrated Wallpaper by The Good Twin for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Desktop | iPhone

September Desktop Downloads: September Illustrated Wallpaper by The Good Twin for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Desktop | iPhone

For personal use only. All illustrations by The Good Twin for Oh So Beautiful Paper

If you’re a designer or illustrator interested in contributing your own designs to this column, please email your design to submissions(at)ohsobeautifulpaper.com with the subject line “desktop downloads.” If it’s a good fit I’ll add it to the post for the following month!