We L.O.V.E. these spectacular letterpress wedding invitations that our pals at Gus & Ruby Letterpress in Portsmouth, New Hampshire submitted to us to print. As a play on our Anthology design (by Lindsy Aragona) a custom LOVE design was submitted and is repeated throughout this set letting us know what the couple is really all about! Letterpress printed in amethyst and chartreuse inks on our 1-ply ivory paper the invitation makes a statement in our no. 10 size! The mixture of contemporary typography mixed with letterpress is the perfect marriage for these modern invitations.
inks: amethyst + chartreuse | fonts: impression + sans capital | paper: 1-ply ivory | invite size: no. 10 |
Hey letterpress fans – Happy Birthday indeed! Nothing celebrates another year passing better than a party invite like this customization, courtesy of the lovely ladies at Social Graces in Nashville. When planning her mother’s 70th birthday party, Gretchen wanted an invitation reminiscent of retro Broadway movie tickets. Social Graces altered Jessica Tierney’s Popular Country design to take maximum advantage of the beautiful Norah script by combining it with the Bennington and Popular fonts.
Espresso was the perfect ink to pull off the “old-timey” feel, and the corner rounding embellishment solidified the desired effect of bringing us back to simpler, carefree days of youth.
Madelyn, we hope your 70th year is as beautiful as this invitation!
ink: espresso | fonts: popular + norah + impression + bennington | paper: 1-ply ivory | invite size: a-6 | corner rounding |
This design won an honorable mention in our Bella Figura design competition for the first half of 2011. This twice-a-year competition recognizes outstanding and inspired design submitted by our beloved dealers.
Today’s favorite is shared by Bella Figura designer Jessica Tierney…
One of my favorite unique wedding ideas is the use of typography! Not only beautiful typography on your stationery, but also oversized, interesting type used as decorative elements throughout the celebration. I love weddings where couples incorporate large, graphic typography – especially cute sayings or phrases that have a personal meaning to the couple. It’s a wonderful, personal touch that not only looks visually stunning but is also a reflection of the bride and groom’s personalities sure to make a lasting impression on your guests!
(Photo credits: Love + KN + & + Chicago + E.E. Cummings quote + XO + I’ll see you at home + Let’s make lemonade + Ace + Celebrate.)