Danielle and Christopher worked with our friends at Marissa Allie Designs to concept these custom illustrated wedding invitations for their recent celebration. Our inhouse illustrator Brenda Fox made their vision a reality, creating the wreath and branch motifs and drawing their venue from a provided photo. Debi Zeinert‘s hand calligraphy highlighted important text and a custom monogram foil stamped over a digital flood of color added a touch of unexpected elegance to the back of the invitation. Thanks to Marissa for these lovely photos!
letterpress ink: pewter | digital ink [back]: pewter | foil stamping: tawny matte | hand calligraphy: copperplate | paper: bella cotton1-ply ivory + bella smooth cotton 1-ply ivory | foil edging: tawny matte | envelope: bella cotton ivory pointed flap | liner: custom liner in pewter | Marissa Allie Designs| customization #31953
Images by Marissa Allie Designs
Earlier this spring we had a blast meeting with New York brides at the Big Fake Wedding! The Big Fake Wedding is a bridal show alternative complete with an emotional vow renewal ceremony, light bites and a dance-party reception. “Wedding guests” are brides- and grooms-to-be who get to truly experience the wedding vendors in action – fun, right?! We customized our Art Paint design by Mariel Mirra for the occasion, and created a colorful, digitally printed suite with gold foil stamped accents to coordinate with the vibrant color palette used for the entire event. Here’s a peek – be sure to visit Ruffled and Black Sheep Bride to see more images from the event!
PHOTOGRAPHY: 13 ONE PHOTOGRAPHY, AUTHENTIC PHOTO, OLLI STUDIO (shown) | FLORAL + EVENT DESIGN, CEREMONY BACKDROP, TABLE 1: YOU’RE THE BOSS! WEDDINGS + EVENTS | FLORAL + EVENT DESIGN, PERSONAL FLOWERS, TABLES 4, 6, 8: WYLD | FLORAL + EVENT DESIGN, REGISTRATION TABLE, TABLES 3, 7, 11: CAMPBELL EVENTS | FLORAL + EVENT DESIGN, SWEETHEART TABLE, TABLES 5, 9: LVR EVENTS | DAY-OF COORDINATION, TABLE 2 + 10: DEE WEDDINGS | VENUE: SUNSET TERRACE AT CHELSEA PIERS | WEDDING DRESS: PAISLEY BRIDAL | BRIDAL ACCESSORIES: UNTAMED BRIDAL | JEWELRY: COSH NYC | HAIR: PINNED & PROPER | MAKEUP: BEST FACE FORWARD MAKEUP STUDIO | BRIDESMAIDS + GROOMSMEN ACCESSORIES: SYMRIK | MENSWEAR: THE GROOMSMAN SUIT | CATERING: NEUMAN’S KITCHEN | DESSERT BAR: SWEET PISTACHIO PATISSERIE | CAKE SHOOTERS: GOT CAKE! CAKE BAR | DOUGHNUTS: KEYHOLE DOUGHNUTS | DJ + EMCEE: SCRATCH WEDDINGS | BAND: SILVER ARROW BAND | CIRQUE PERFORMANCE: CIRQUE CENTRAL | CUSTOM LOVE SONGS: MELODYWED | RENTALS: PARTY RENTAL LTD. | LIGHTING: UNIVERSAL LIGHT AND SOUND | WEDDING FLATS: TALARIA FLATS | GIFTS + FAVORS: JEFAIS CLUB WEDDING FAVORS | HELICOPTER: WINGS AIR HELICOPTERS | HOTEL: THE WASHINGTON JEFFERSON HOTEL | REGISTRY: HEARTFUL.LY | SPA: SHIMMER MED SPA | INVITATIONS + PROGRAMS: BELLA FIGURA | PAPER ACCENTS: PINEAPPLE STREET DESIGNS | PHOTO BOOTH: PHOTOBOOTH CREATIVE | VIDEOGRAPHY: YAMEAN STUDIOS FILMS | NATIONAL SPARKLING WINE SPONSOR: FERRARI SPARKLING WINE | SPONSORING PARTNER: WEDDINGWIRE
We printed these gold foil calligraphy invitations for Emily and Alexander’s winter wedding in Delray Beach, Florida. They worked with our friends at Nota Bene to customize our Eleanor design, choosing gold matte foil to highlight Elizabeth Hardin’s calligraphy and accenting with a palette of cerulean and papaya inks on the vintage envelope liners.
foil stamping: gold matte | paper: bella smooth cotton 2-ply + 1-ply | edge painting: papaya | envelope: bella cotton white | liners: vintage world map in papaya (save the date) and cerulean (invitation) | Nota Bene | customization #28476 + #29277
Jennifer and Joel worked with our friends at The Papery of Philadelphia to create these modern typography wedding invitations. The couple chose our Irving design and made a few small changes that had major impact – like a foil stamped border and festive dots on the reception card. The black letterpress and tawny matte foil palette was contemporary but elegant, paralleling their venue Front & Palmer.
letterpress ink: black | foil stamping: tawny matte | font: didot | paper: bella cotton white 1-ply + 2-ply | The Papery of Philadelphia | customization #29556
Using a romantic color palette and one of the cartouches from our collection, Catherine and Stephen created these enchanting floral wedding invitations for their August wedding. Kelle McCarter’s hand calligraphy accented the suite while prussian blue and whisper letterpress inks were highlighted by gold matte foil and earthy vine edge paint.
letterpress inks: prussian blue + whisper | foil stamping: gold matte | font: zephyr | hand calligraphy: maura style | paper: bella cotton white 2-ply + 1-ply | edge painting: vine | Elizabeth Grace | customization #27242
Mary and Elizabeth chose our Leigha Spring design for their elegant wedding invitations. They made a few small but significant changes – like switching up the orientation of the design, centering the formal text and printing in a monochromatic palette of charcoal and pale gray inks. The overall effect is refined and classic from the invitation through to the reply, reception and events cards.
letterpress inks: charcoal + pale gray | fonts: danube + impression | paper: bella cotton ivory 1-ply + 2-ply | Elizabeth Grace | customization #26748
Jade and Alexander chose our Modern Fete letterpress wedding invitations for their fourth of July celebration. They submitted custom artwork of the San Francisco skyline inviting their guests to join them to watch the fireworks.
letterpress ink: yolk | foil stamping: silver matte | font: alouette | paper: bella cotton 1-ply white | customization #: 17570 | Union Street Papery
Theresa and Eric went for a more classic, less Parisian feel on their customization of our A Bientot wedding invitation design. The sweet stripes and floral motif were removed and the frame was altered to allow for a more formal, traditional layout. The Augustine Damask envelope liner pattern ups the romance and pairs perfectly with the motif.
letterpress ink: prussian blue | foil stamping: gold matte | fonts: jubilant + grace | paper: bella cotton 1-ply + 2-ply ivory | foil edging: gold matte | envelope: bella cotton ivory | envelope liner: augustine damask pattern in prussian blue ink | customization #17497 | Judy Paulen Designs
We can’t get enough of Kelle McCarter’s inspiration for her her whimsical Cascade invitation suite. Created from modern, hand drawn free form blooms, Cascade is designed to be a celebratory piece with delicate calligraphy accents and effervescent flower petals cascading across the invitation. Check out more of Kelle’s inspiration on Pinterest, and be sure to shop all of her designs (they’re on sale through March 31, 2014!).
Images, from top: Cascade customization | cascading peonies | blush gown | cake