Margaret + Brian’s Elegant Formal Wedding Invitations

Classic black and white is the perfect combination for a formal wedding invitation suite – and even more so when the entire wedding will be black and white! Anne Kostecki designed the invitations to complement the sophisticated opera house wedding venue, with scroll details and an elegant script font. The invitations were letterpress printed on thick cotton paper and paired with black envelopes and a fun striped envelope liner!

Elegant and Formal Black + White Letterpress Wedding Invitations by Anne Kostecki via Oh So Beautiful Paper (4)

From Anne: Margaret and Brian are based in Washington, D.C. but will be married in Margaret’s hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. They wanted an elegant invitation suite that reflects the formality of their venue: the Peabody Opera House in St. Louis. They were drawn to thick, luxurious paper and rich black ink for their black and white wedding.

Elegant and Formal Black + White Letterpress Wedding Invitations by Anne Kostecki via Oh So Beautiful Paper (5)

Elegant and Formal Black + White Letterpress Wedding Invitations by Anne Kostecki via Oh So Beautiful Paper (3)

I designed a simple scrolled frame and chose an engraved typeface paired with a script for their names. We incorporated dinner option illustrations into her RSVP card.

Elegant and Formal Black + White Letterpress Wedding Invitations by Anne Kostecki via Oh So Beautiful Paper (2)

We printed on Crane Lettra paper in Pearl White with black ink. The wonderful Gilah Press + Design printed the invitations. The envelopes were black matte Euro flap with white calligraphy ink. We also had a matching striped envelope liner for a surprising pop of pattern.

Elegant and Formal Black + White Letterpress Wedding Invitations by Anne Kostecki via Oh So Beautiful Paper (1)

Thanks Anne!

Design: Anne Kostecki

Letterpress Printing: Gilah Press

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

Photo Credits: Anne Kostecki

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