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

Citrus-Inspired Letterpress Overprinting Wedding Invitations

These invitations and bright, summery, and undeniably lovely.  The invitations were letterpress printed by Sara and Brad of Constellation & Co. for their design intern Sarah Paulhus.  The main invitation incorporates a letterpress technique known as overprinting – where two different ink colors are layered during the printing process to produce a new color – to create the heart design in the main invitation.  Sarah selected pretty citrus-inspired colors of pink, orange, and yellow for the entire suite.  Beautiful!


From Sara of Constellation & Co.Our summer intern Sarah Paulhus did the design for this fun invitation suite under our art direction, and then we produced them at the end of the internship for her portfolio.



Sarah described her inspiration this way: “My summer wedding concept was inspired by citrus!  Grapefruit, oranges, lemons – they all remind me of summer afternoons.  I wanted to take advantage of the letterpress process and add a vintage-y feel to the theme, which comes off in the paper choices and ink.  Overall, I want the design to be clean and fresh, breezy, but also warm and inviting.”  We think she did a great job – not bad for her first wedding invite!



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Photo Credits: Constellation & Co.

{happy weekend!}

Happy Friday everyone!  Did you have a good week?  Fall is definitely in the air this weekend, but I’m actually looking forward to the new season – spring and fall are my two favorite seasons in DC!  This weekend I’m looking forward to the Design Sponge book party in Georgetown, a neighborhood festival near my Capitol Hill ‘hood, and some antiquing with my husband and in-laws, who are visiting again this weekend.  But in the meantime…

Photo Credit: Marla and Shane Photographers via Urban Grace Interiors

…a few links for your weekend!

This week on Oh So Beautiful Paper:

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

Sarah + Michael’s Vintage-Inspired Wedding Invitations

Alexandra from The Aerialist Press sent over these elegant vintage-inspired wedding invitations, and they seemed like the perfect way to help end the week!  Alexandra was inspired by the concept of the 1902s Great Gatsby era and wanted to give her clients a design that is classic yet a little bit playful.

From AlexandraThis invitation suite was inspired by the novel The Great Gatsby and the era in which Fitzgerald’s story took place. The couple really wanted a suite that was simultaneously classic and vintage with a playful edge.

I like to think of the ’20s in Long Island as sort of decadent, theatrical and elegant with a twist.  When creating the suite we really wanted to capture that feeling as well as the wildness of Jay Gatsby’s parties as detailed so sharply in the book and his abiding infatuation and love for Daisy.  The bellyband ended up being our favorite part and really finished off the whole look.

The suite was printed on 110lb Pearl White Crane Lettra paper, the inks are metallic silver and black and we used the Engravers Shaded, Burgues, and Mrs. Eaves fonts (I can’t resist listing these since I’m a not-so-shy type nerd).  The envelope liner stock was sourced from Papermojo.

Thanks Alexandra!

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Photo Credits: The Aerialist Press