Circus-Inspired Wedding Invitations

You guys already know that I’m a big fan of the design work by Kathleen Shannon – but these circus-inspired invitations might just be my favorites yet.  I love the bright colors and playful details, from the fun font selections to the wrap-around envelope labels.  Adorbs!

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circus-inspired-creative-wedding-invitations

On a different note, Kathleen recently did one of the most amazing (and brave!) things in the world – she trekked to Mt. Everest!  She’s been sharing the story of her journey to Nepal bit by bit over on her blog, and I’m completely riveted.  She’s just getting started, so read along right here!

{image credits: kathleen shannon}

Modern Birth Announcements for Baby Lucas

For a modern birth announcement design, the announcement that Lisa from Good on Paper created for her baby boy Lucas might just be the cutest ever.  From the stripe edging to the delicate balance of the horizontal format, I love every detail!

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Modern-Baby-Boy-Birth-Announcement

Lisa designed the letterpress announcements (printed by Paper Monkey Press) before Lucas’s birth, leaving a space for a photo when they were ready to be assembled and mailed.  After Lucas was born, Lisa created a sweet (and practical!) wrap-around label with both the photo and all of Lucas’s birth details.

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Modern-Baby-Boy-Birth-Announcement

So lovely!  Thank you so much Lisa!

{image credits: good on paper}

Pink Birth Announcements for Baby Miriam!

You might remember Bonnie’s fantastic “bun in the oven” baby shower invitations from back in April (not to mention the super cute shower!).  Well, baby Miriam arrived back in June, and Bonnie is back to share Miriam’s birth announcements!

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Bonnie paired a pink color palette with illustrated touches for her baby girl’s announcement.  Bonnie said that Miriam came into the world with big eyes and a little circular mouth, just like a little owl!  So of course the owl served as inspiration during the design process.

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Baby-Girl-Pink-Birth-Announcements

Baby-Girl-Pink-Birth-Announcements

Too cute!  Thank you so much for sending these over Bonnie – and congratulations on your beautiful little girl!

{image credits: tenn hens design}

Lovely Love Prints

This “loving you” series from Bespoke Press is so incredibly beautiful – from the interlocking type to the stunning blind impression pattern backgrounds:

So sweet – both are a limited edition of 100 prints, which you can find right here.

{image credits: bespoke press}

Danielle + Rob’s Rustic Chipboard Wedding Invitations

From the brown and blue color palette to the bird-theme details throughout the invitation suite, these wedding invitations totally remind me of fall.  The invitations were designed by Allie of Allie Ruth Design for her good friends Danielle and Rob’s recent wedding.  Since Allie knows the couple so well, she was able to weave personal details throughout the invitation design:

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From Allie: The bride and groom are some of my closest friends, Danielle and Rob. They were married on October 24th in Ormond Beach, Florida.  Danielle has an amazing sense of style – she puts a vintage kind of glamour into every outfit, so it’s only fitting that her wedding have a vintage theme as well.  She also wanted to incorporate birds, since they are such a timeless and quintessential image of love.

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With those two things in mind, I started thinking of materials and processes that would complement her vision.  Chipboard immediately struck me as a perfect medium for letterpress, also lending an earthy feel to the overall collection.  The chipboard invitations, letterpress printed with dark brown ink and block-printed at the top with light blue, serve as the perfect backdrop for the RSVP postcards.

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I chose to work with post cards that are made by Cavallini & Co.  I designed a simple RSVP and printed it onto the back of the post cards. One of the most special little touches in the invitation ensemble was the use of a small collection of vintage postage stamps on each RSVP post card.  The whole suite was finished with a band of kraft paper and blue butcher’s twine.

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I hand-calligraphed every envelope with a brown India ink brush pen and closed them up with some cute Japanese washi tape that I happened to have on hand, as well as little Cavallini & Co. “Bird and Nest” stickers.

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Thank you so much Allie!  Your calligraphy is so pretty – congratulations on a beautiful invitation suite!

Looking for more wedding invitation inspiration?  Check out our real invitations gallery!

{image credits: allie ruth design}