Delicate vellum with a hand painted magnolia branch illustration. Pillowy handmade paper and envelopes with wax seals. Romantic calligraphy letterpress printed with care. Every single detail sings in these romantic calligraphy wedding invitations on handmade paper by Aileen of Plume Calligraphy. Take a look below – you’ll see what I mean!
From Aileen: This invitation suite is a full calligraphy design featuring large looping descenders and elegant flourishes. This modern, yet romantic calligraphy style is complimented beautifully by Pressed Paper Co‘s soft, naturally deckled handmade paper. Adding transparent vellum in the form of envelopes and floral illustrated overlays creates contrast between the organic nature of the handmade paper and the clean modern appeal of vellum.
I originally hand painted the Magnolia illustration on vellum for a styled shoot and found that it’s become one of our most popular details couples add to their suite design. We’ve been able to produce this pieces for clients with the help of Sibylle of Hubbub Paper Co., who letterpress printed the illustration in white ink on vellum. Once printed each piece is hand painted to show slightly transparent white brush strokes. The vellum takes on a slightly ruffled effect when painted, which we love as it adds depth and shadow especially when styling for flat lay photographs.
White wax seals featuring our Magnolia design help to add a fresh aesthetic while keeping the overall scheme neutral to emphasize the textures and design elements.
Styling this suite on a dark, moody background gives it organic flair and highlights the transparency of the vellum, the contrasting white details and the deckled edges of the handmade paper. We love creating designs that are mainly neutral and can be altered by the choice of background. Especially when designing for styled shoots, we find that giving the design elements simple, tone on tone schemes helps to allow the photographer or stylist the flexibility to work within their overall color scheme.
This design is now available through our Semi-Custom Collection as the Winsome Suite! We absolutely love the romantic look of a fully handwritten invitation suite and we wanted to offer this option to our semi-custom couples! We can’t wait to see all the ways this suite will be personalized by our clients!
Thanks so much Aileen!
Design and Calligraphy: Plume Calligraphy
Paper: Pressed Paper
Wax Seals: Artisaire
Printing: Hubbub Paper Co.
Plume Calligraphy is one of the talented, hand selected members of the Oh So Beautiful Paper Designer Rolodex – you can see more from Plume Calligraphy right here! Or visit our wedding invitations archive for more custom wedding invitation ideas!
Photo Credits: Plume Calligraphy