There is nothing like the textural beauty of letterpress and, when it takes its ultimate form with an intricate blind deboss impression, the result is stunning. The ornate, floral pattern of Gournay, all in white, is regal with classic hand calligraphy in elegant black.
We love seeing what inspires the designers who help create our collection of letterpress wedding invitations. “Elegance in simplicity. That is the inspiration for Colette. Elegant calligraphy with a pointed pen sweeps across the width of its edges with languid tails and lower case lettering. It embodies the drama and femininity of its namesake – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette, the famous modern French writer whose romantically fervent novels reflected her own impassioned life.”
A befitting setting for Colette includes textural elements extracted from nature. Feathers, nests, branches, and woven textures are a striking juxtaposition to sparkling lights, shiny metallics and gold leaf and make a beautiful artisan presentation.”
With Valentine’s Day just a few days away, we can’t help but be inspired by all the love that’s in the air (but we’re suckers for all things heart shaped, pink and sparkly anyways)! That’s what makes our Urbanic save the date the perfect design for a heart themed wedding, bridal shower or birthday party. In love with these ideas? Check out our heart-filled Pinterest board for more of our favorite ways to incorporate a little bit of love into your next special occasion!
1. The groomsmen in your wedding party will look incredibly dapper in these dashing houndstooth bow-ties. 2. Set the tone for your houndstooth-inspired wedding day with our chic Ashton letterpress invitation design. 3. Infuse your signature pattern throughout the reception by including comfy houndstooth chairs or pillows in your lounge area. 4. If a houndstooth wedding dress sounds like just a bit too much of your favorite pattern, these houndstooth pumps are a great way to subtly add the look to your wedding day wardrobe. 5. Use houndstooth-patterned washi tape on DIY wedding craft projects. 6. Hosting a brunch the morning after? Carry the houndstooth look all the way through your wedding weekend with a sophisticated houndstooth top, like this one on Gossip Girl’s Blair Waldorf.
Want to see even more of Darcy’s inspiration? Check out her Ashton Pinterest board today!
Our Byzantine suite by Ellie Snow is the September design of the month, and we can’t get enough of this design! Ellie shared her inspiration behind the design with us — you can see even more inspiration + ideas from Ellie on this special Byzantine Pinterest board! And don’t forget – you can save up to 20% on everything in the Byzantine suite when you order this month!
Check out these customizations of our Neo Luna letterpress invitations (the February design of the month – on sale for up to 20% off!). Our designers reimagined this design to show just how customizable it is — make it formal (or modern! or vintage!), change the size, the colors, the fonts, and more.
Take a look at the entire Neo Luna suite for more inspiration. If you’re still needing ideas, our talented design team can help you with a free design consultation after you’ve placed your order! (Find out more about what we can do for you).
Did you know that our Boardwalk design is the design of the month? In honor of this amazing promotion (think 10% off your total when you order any of our Boardwalk pieces!) we are dishing out some sweet chevron inspiration for our Bella brides. Think pastel pinks, gray accents and that charming chevron pattern that we can’t get enough of! From bouquets, to cakes, and even some fun accessories we have all the bases covered for you to plan the rest of your wedding details.
We were thrilled when Lisa from Happily Ever After Weddings and Pam Cooley asked us to be a part of “Bride Inspired” — a series featuring gorgeous decor, stunning dresses, delicate florals and letterpress wedding invitations from yours truly! Each shoot featured a different wedding style. Ready to be inspired?
Romantic Vintage: Our Claddagh design paired perfectly with the romantic florals, dainty wedding cake and texturized gown used in this shoot.
Modern Glamour: Our Carlyle design was so fitting for this shoot. In a modern twist on the traditional black and white wedding, this shoot featured an edgy black wedding dress and metallic gold accents to heighten the dramatic yet timeless style.
Rustic Elegance: Fresh fruit, muted earthtones, and recycled wood were the ingredients for this beautiful autumn affair. Our Dolce design added a whimsical touch to this rustic setting.
Vendors: Pam Cooley Photography - Adore Bridal - Heaven on Earth Floral Studio - The Loft Bridal Hair & Make-up - Duchess Bridal by CCLovely&Lace - Forward Motion Productions - That’s a Cake?! - Gemstone Confections
We were thrilled to work with event planner Shawna Marie for this amazing inspiration shoot (which is overflowing with gold and glamour) that was recently featured on Style Me Pretty! This dazzling save the date session served as a preview for the couple’s upcoming gold, black and white wedding soiree, and our Glamorous Blooms design set the perfect tone. A stunning starburst mirror, cute cupcakes and glittery glassware matched the style of the invitation perfectly and set the tone for an ultra-glamorous save the date party. Head on over to Style Me Pretty to see even more photos from the shoot!
Photography: Jonathan Ivy Lifestyle Photography / Design: Event Styling by Shawna Marie / Bride’s Dress: BCBG / Accessories: Dillard’s / Hair + Makeup: Anna Nguyen of Prevoir Studio / Groom’s Suit: Armani Exchange
Remember the Pinterest contest we held back in February? Well today, we’re excited to share the designs that the contest inspired! The first, A Bientot, is a romantic design with Parisian flair and was design by Jessica Tierney. A Bientot was inspired by the carefully curated images of our Pinterest contest winner’s Dream Wedding board. Lovely photos of delicate vintage china, french macaroons, elegant lace and sophisticated florals all tied together with soft shades of pink, peach, cream and lavish metallic accents of copper and gold. It wasn’t hard to start designing a suite based on these awe-inspiring images! Tierney instantly pictured an elegant Parisian inspired soirée complete with vintage plates stacked high with Ladurée macaroons, lush florals in feminine shades, and soft candlelight illuminating golden accents. The A Bientot suite is perfect for the couple looking to evoke a feeling of chic sophistication and classic charm on their special day!
Photo credits, from left to right: Row 1: Bella Figura, Jose Villa via The Wedding Chicks | Row 2: Martha Stewart Weddings, Vintage Plate Rental, Musee Des Spontan | Row 3: Eric Kelley Photography, Martha Stewart Weddings | Row 4: Rensche Mari via Southern Weddings | Row 5: Bella Figura, Jessica Janae Photography via Bridal Musings
Gilded Romance – our second Pinterest inspired design — was designed by Sarah Walroth and is simply overflowing with shimmering foil goodness! The design features silver shine and purple shine foil stamping, and the fuchsia shine foil edging brings in a third color. Debi Zeinert’s Revolution hand calligraphy accents brought an elegant, flourished look to the invitation, which is filled with vibrant, confetti-styled bursts of foil shine. Sarah loved the celebratory twist to an otherwise reserved and elegant Pinterest board — the colors, sparkle, and textures carried throughout the board gave it a very cohesive, directed look. And everything on the board — from the makeup to the shoes to the cake — made it easy to create an invitation inspired by the gorgeous event! In particular, Sarah was inspired by the calligraphy, the sparkle and light throughout, and of course the gorgeous, deep plum dress. The Gilded Romance suite is perfect for the couple looking for a rich, glamorous design overflowing with romance and just a hint of formality.
Photo credits, from left to right: Row 1: Plum dress, 100 Layer Cake | Row 2: Southern Weddings | Row 3: Bella Figura, Style Me Pretty | Row 4: Martha Stewart Weddings | Row 5: Elizabeth Anne Designs, Bella Figura
Stay tuned — we’ll be announcing a brand new Pinterest contest on Monday and you’ll have the chance to inspire a design for our 2013 collection – plus you could win an amazing prize!!