There are few things we love more than thoughtfully designed stationery, which is why Oh So Beautiful Paper is one of our go-to blogs for inspiration. Well today they’ve come to us with a round-up of favorite wedding invitations…
Hi everyone! I’m Nole from Oh So Beautiful Paper, and I’m thrilled to be guest blogging while Kathryn enjoys some time with her sweet little girl. Today I get to talk about one of my most favorite things – wedding invitations!
You might be surprised to hear that my favorite invitations don’t involve a specific trend, color, style, or even printing method. Instead, I find myself drawn to invitations that practically burst with the personality of the couple, which can be anything from a classic engraved text on white paper to a full-color illustrated design. And today I thought I’d share a few favorites with you!
Courtney was inspired by her love of music and her adopted home town of Brooklyn. This inspiration is reflected in every single aspect of her wedding invitations, from the Brooklyn Bridge illustration to the mini-record RSVP card. I also love the playful wording of the invitation suite – so perfect for a couple with a dry and quirky sense of humor!
Original Post: Courtney + Paul’s Brooklyn-Inspired Wedding Invitations / Invitation Design and Photo Credits: Swiss Cottage Designs / Calligraphy: Love, Jenna Calligraphy
Incorporating your personality into your wedding invitations doesn’t necessarily mean an over-the-top design. These sweet and simple gingham invitations are perfect for an informal summer picnic wedding. I also love that the design is perfectly suited for the printing method. The gingham pattern is achieved by a letterpress technique called overprinting, in which one color is printed directly over another to achieve a completely new third color.
Original Post: Audrey + Erik’s Casual Gingham Wedding Invitations / Invitation Design, Printing, and Photo Credits: Studio SloMo
Metallic foil is such a wonderful way to incorporate a bit of sparkle and glamour into a wedding invitation! I love that metallic foils can look totally modern, like the gold foil calligraphy and polka dots in the top row above, or completely retro, like the Art Deco-inspired design in the bottom row.
Top Row: Kate + Deni’s Navy and Gold Foil Calligraphy Wedding Invitations / Design: Kate Allen / Calligraphy and Photo Credit: Plurabelle / Letterpress Printing: Amy Thompson of Paper Boat Studios / Gold Foil Printing: Shamrock Raisdletter
Bottom Row: Blakely + Matthew’s Art Deco-Inspired Wedding Invitations / Invitation Design: Carina Skrobecki Design and Lizzy Showman / Printing by Nikko Media / Photo Credits: Carina Skrobecki
I absolutely love the romantic simplicity of this black and white invitation design. With an illustrated garland and sweet silhouettes as the primary motifs and a couple of well-chosen typefaces, this design still conveys the joy of a couple in love. You just can’t go wrong with classic black and white.
Original Post: Ana + Pedro’s Sweet and Simple Wedding Invitations / Design and Photo Credits: Brancoprata
Check back in a bit for a few more of my favorite wedding invitations!
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