These gorgeous industrial glam wedding invitations from designer Liz Blumeyer combine beautiful vintage-inspired flourishes with modern details. The overall design was inspired by her wedding venue and her grandmother’s wedding dress from the 1950s (which Liz wore down the aisle!), with a classic ivory and black color palette and antique gold envelopes. I’m also loving the hand painted pink watercolor wash on the save the dates and invitation card. Such a subtle and beautiful detail!
From Liz: Our wedding stationery suite was inspired by our venue, The Guild KC – an industrial glam space featuring an enormous 1930s chandelier. Like the venue, the suite evokes a dramatic, moody feeling with a hint of vintage charm. The border on the invitation card was a nod to the ’30s, but since my dress was my grandmother’s from the 1950s we didn’t want an overwhelming Art Deco style in any of our printed pieces. We opted for a classic look without a defining influence from any particular era.
Our color palette was primarily black, ivory, and antique gold with small touches of orchid pink and emerald. The majority of the suite was letterpress printed on ivory paper in black ink. The response and website enclosures were letterpress printed on black paper in metallic gold ink. I was wary of adding too much color, so I opted for blind printed embellishments on the enclosure pieces to add a subtle texture without adding too much visual weight. I wanted an organic detail to balance the largely structured look of the suite, so I hand painted a soft pink watercolor wash on each invitation and save the date card before printing.
The pieces were tied together with a length of emerald embroidery floss before being inserted into the envelopes. We had a custom wax seal stamp made with our monogram, which we used as an embellishment on the envelopes as well as the ceremony programs.
Design: Liz Blumeyer
Letterpress Printing: PaperSnaps
Photo Credits: Liz Blumeyer