Texas Ranch Wedding Invitations

This week’s real wedding invitations come to us from Stephanie at Salt + Pepper Press – and they’re inspired by all things Texas!  Stephanie and her husband Robbie were married at Three Points Ranch in the heart of Texas in early May.  From the beginning, Stephanie and Robbie set out to create a true country Texas-style wedding – from a custom cattle brand to cowboy boots!

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From StephanieOur goal was to make our wedding as tastefully Texan as possible.  We wanted to really emphasize that this was going to be a laidback ranch wedding with the whole cowboy feel and we wanted to make sure that feeling was present in the invitations.

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First we created our custom cattle brand, which is actually an S R G – our initials and the first letter of his last name.  In Texas, every ranch has its own brand that they use as their trademark from branding cattle to their logo and identity.  We wanted to create the same kind of brand that stood for us and our wedding.  From there we developed the invitation suite.

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To make sure that we pushed the ranch theme, we backed every invitation with wood veneer and branded it with our custom made cattle brand.  We also made belly bands out of the wood that wrapped around the wedding invitations and branded that as well.

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To take it one step further, we made a poster that reminded our guests of the iconic WANTED poster from the west and that we used instead of a enclosure card with reception information.  We had so much fun creating, printing and assembling the invitations!

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Stephanie also sent over a bunch of photos from her wedding, courtesy of two pair photography, showing how she incorporated elements from the invitations into her Texas ranch wedding!

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{the beautiful ceremony programs}

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{love the kraft paper table runner!}

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{letterpress coasters with the wedding brand}

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So gorgeous – and I absolutely love the papel picado banners!  Thank you so much, Stephanie, for sharing your wedding invitations and beautiful wedding day details!

{image credits: invitation photos by stephanie good, wedding photos by two pair photography}


Wedding Invitations – Spark Letterpress

One of my favorite things about the stationery community in general, and the letterpress community in particular, is that nearly all of the best design studios are family-run businesses – whether a single-person studio or a full family affair.  Such is the case with Spark, founded in 2005 by husband and wife team Jim and Valerie and which also included, until her recent move to Germany, Valerie’s self-described “organized sister” Diedre.  I had the pleasure of finally meeting both Valerie and Diedre at the NSS this past May, and so excited to be featuring their wedding invitation collection today!

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Based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and armed with a bevy of presses, the Spark wedding collection includes a broad range of modern wedding invitation designs, all beautifully crafted with incredible attention to detail.  Jim and Valerie include “1980s fashion trends, the music of Neil Diamond, Moroccan tapestries, the bold look of Kohler and all things Disney” among their design influences (awesome).

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This is really just a small snippet of the full Spark wedding portfolio – so head on over to the Spark website to check out the rest of the collection!

Looking for a wedding invitation designer?  You can find Spark and many others in our Designer Rolodex!

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*Spark is a sponsor on Oh So Beautiful Paper, but this is not a sponsored post; please click here for my editorial policy.

Romantic Pink + Gray Wedding Invitations

When I first saw these utterly romantic wedding invitations from Parrott Design Studio, the first element to jump out at me was the gorgeous blush pink and slate gray color palette (my favorite color combination, as you may have noticed from my blog design).  But as I looked closer, I noticed the beautiful blind deboss pattern and calligraphy details:

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Sarah said the bride wanted something delicate and romantic to fit with a vintage-inspired wedding style.  I love the way the blind deboss pattern resembles vintage lace!

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Sarah commissioned Grace Edmands to calligraph the bride and groom’s names, wedding venue, and rsvp card – so lovely!

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Such a beautiful and romantic, yet totally classic, wedding invitation!  You can check out a few more photos and a bit more about the inspiration behind the design over on Sarah’s blog right here!

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Rock n’ Roll Save the Dates

I love it when couples use their save the dates and wedding invitations to express a bit of personality, and these save the dates are no exception!  Designed by Wiley Valentine and printed by Czar Press, these letterpress save the dates reflect the couple’s shared love of music – particularly rock n’ roll!

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The design features kraft paper cd jackets, with a quote from Led Zepplin printed at the bottom of the cd jacket enclosure.

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Wiley Valentine also incorporated unique font choices – printed in cool dark red and black inks – for a more rock n’ roll vibe.

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I love that the save the dates manage to reflect both the formal nature of the upcoming wedding and the couple’s fun personality by using non-traditional materials and typography.  So cool!  Thanks Rachelle!

If you have save the dates that you’d like to share, I’d love to see them!  Just check out my submission guidelines or shoot me an e-mail with photos!

{image credits: wiley valentine}

*Wiley Valentine and Czar Press are sponsors on Oh So Beautiful Paper; for my editorial policies, please click here.

Chevron Stripe Calling Cards

I came across these adorable chevron stripe calling cards from Sweetbeaker last week, and I can’t stop thinking about them!  The playful stripes are just so sweet:

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Karly also offers this fun banner design in a horizontal layout:

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Cute, right?  Check out these and other designs right here!

{image credits: sweetbeaker}