Amber and J.P. customized our ever popular Joie de Vivre wedding invitation design by switching to a rectangular layout. Maybelle’s spirited hand calligraphy and Forest Green shine foil stamping add a playful and merry feel to their December wedding.
letterpress ink: pewter | foil stamping: forest shine | font: sans capitals | paper: bella cotton 1-ply white | hand calligraphy accents: belle style | envelope: bella cotton white | envelope liner: haverford pattern in vine | customization #19950 | Union Street Papery
Our Celeste wedding invitation design gets a rollicking makeover for Sarah and Matthew’s summertime wedding. Elegant hand calligraphy and metallic opal envelopes balance the bold Purple Shine foil for an invite that is both festive and formal.
letterpress ink: garden | foil stamping: purple shine | font: streamline | paper: bella cotton 1-ply + 2-ply ivory | foil edging: purple shine | hand calligraphy accents: spencerian style | envelope: metallic opal | envelope liner: classic color pattern in regalia | customization #16942
Ellie Snow imagined a formal destination wedding with simple yet exotic touches when she created her Analina invitation design for our 2014 collection. Playful yet worldly, the Analina design is bursting with romance, and calligraphy accents from Sarah Hanna up the elegance factor on this pretty invitation design. Check out Ellie’s Analina Pinterest board to see even more inspiration for this new design! And be sure to shop all of Ellie’s invitations – you can save up to 20% on all of her designs this month (learn more!)!
We can’t think of a more graceful way to say thank you than with a social note featuring hand calligraphy from one of our exceedingly talented calligraphy artists. For wedding correspondence and beyond, these personalized thank you cards can be a lovely gift to the bride and groom.
We were so excited when Kate Ignatowski reached out to us about working together on a modern, New Orleans inspired shoot. The inspiration started with the venue — a hip new spot called 501 Union in Brooklyn. Kate envisioned a wedding with a New Orleans styled vibe with lots of candle-light and Spanish moss to go with the modern, refined elements of the space. We created a custom version of our Good Show invitation suite in black and camel inks, which included invitations with lined envelopes, save the dates, menus and place cards to match her mood board. Calligrapher Patricia Mumau hand calligraphed the place cards and a Cognac tasting menu for the shoot, and even addressed the envelopes in her amazing new Murdock hand! The shoot was featured today on Ruffled, so be sure to check it out to see even more gorgeous images. Many thanks to Kate for inviting us to be a part of this amazing collaboration!
Shoot Location: Brooklyn, NY / Photographer: Kate Ignatowski / Floral Design + Concept: Mimosa Florals / Venue: 501 Union (kara @ 501union.com) / Wedding Dress: Jillian Fellers / Hair: Andy Tseng / Makeup: Anny Chow / Wedding Cakes: Momofuku Milk Bar / Rentals: Patina Vintage Rentals / Assorted Decanters + Glasses: Anthropologie & West Elm / Invitation Suite: Bella Figura / Calligraphy: Primele Creative Studio / Couple: Emilia and Wil Schobeiri
This elegant rendition of our Birch wedding invitation design proves that woodgrain patterning can easily transition from rustic to urbane with some sophisticated design alterations. Using the Birch reception card as inspiration, Allison and Gabriel made the most of the woodgrain pattern by letterpress printing it with no ink – leaving behind a subtle yet striking backdrop for the lovely hand calligraphy of Debi Zeinert.
letterpress ink: umber | blind deboss | font: impression | paper: bella cotton 2-ply white | hand calligraphy: copperplate style | customization #14916 | Creative Touch
Blind deboss back patterning on this customization of the Ellipse design adds subtle texture, perfect for an elegant African safari themed wedding. The hand drawn design elements bring in a soft bohemian look that are kept from feeling too wild when paired with Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls‘ unique hand calligraphy.
ellipse customization = letterpress ink: espresso + blind deboss | font: sans capitals | paper: white | invite size: f-8 | liner: diego pattern in desert + olive | hand calligraphy accents: belle style | original design by Courtney Jentzen| customized by in-house designer Jessica Tierney
Courtney and Noah created this lovely custom wedding invitation design by incorporating some of our favorite customizations – a romantic pattern, blind deboss printing and the stunning hand calligraphy of Sarah Hanna. Our European Formal pattern is printed on the front of the invitation without ink, making a beautiful but barely-there background for Sarah’s gorgeous Victoria style calligraphy.
letterpress ink: prussian blue | blind deboss | font: nysa | paper: bella cotton 2-ply ivory | edge painting: prussian blue | hand calligraphy: victoria style | customization #15982 | The Dandelion Patch
This customization of the A Bientot design is still inspired by the City of Love, but with a more refined and formal approach. Delicate floral accents inspired by freshly picked wildflowers and vintage french toile compliment this formal design with elegant hand calligraphy accents by Nicole Black. So whether you’re having an romantic destination wedding in Paris or a formal affair in your hometown, this design is the perfect choice!
a bientot customization = letterpress ink: prussian blue | foil stamping: gold shine | font: jubilant | paper: white | invite size: f-8 | liner: juniper pattern in prussian blue + cornflower + powder blue + atlantic | hand calligraphy accents: rook style | original design by Jessica Tierney | customized by in-house designer Jessica Tierney
Photo credits: Corbin Gurkin
Save the dates are a helpful resource for your guests and a great way to set the tone for your upcoming wedding. With 325+ designs (and counting!) we have something for everyone – and if you don’t see something that is perfect for your wedding, we can work with you until you’ve found it. With hundreds of designs and limitless combinations of ink colors and embellishments, we thought it might be helpful to show some ideas and options fit for any budget – from conservative to wildly extravagant.
We can’t get enough of the dazzle and flash of foil stamping – but truth be told, the look and feel of letterpress printing on our luxurious cotton paper is hands down our favorite. Just one color – dark or light, pale or bright – can be perfect for your save the dates. In addition to being more budget friendly than multiple ink colors and foil stamping, choosing one letterpress ink gives you a bit more flexibility if you haven’t settled on a color palette for the wedding.
To further personalize your save the dates and make them truly unique to you, consider adding hand calligraphy from one of our insanely talented calligraphers. We have lots of styles available from the traditional to the whimsical to every style in between. Contact them to address your envelopes in the coordinating calligraphy style for the ultimate presentation.
With over 60 letterpress inks and nearly 20 metallic foil colors, the options to customize your save the dates in your wedding colors are virtually endless. Print in two letterpress colors, two foil colors, or opt for one of each – our letterpress inks and foil colors pair perfectly together.
Love letterpress printing and/or foil stamping but having trouble working it into your budget? Try downsizing your save the date to our petite A5 size (the size of a standard reply card). What it lacks in size it more than makes up for in sheer sweetness. There are no rules when it comes to save the dates, so don’t let the smaller size fool you – these can be just as formal and just as traditional as their larger counterparts.
For the ultimate splurge in save the dates, you can’t go wrong with foil stamping, letterpress printing and diecut shapes. Combining two or more of our printing options and embellishments will wow your guests and set the tone for your ultra modern or over the top, glamorous wedding.