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Jennifer + Brandon (Custom Letterpress Wedding Invitations)

Jennifer + Brandon are getting married at The Oldest House Gardens, a beautiful venue nestled in the historical town of St. Augustine, Florida. The bride and groom wished to incorporate the old Florida charm and elegance into their custom letterpress wedding invitations.  To achieve this, we hand-drew the historic home and displayed the artistic rendering on the invite. To add more of an elegant-vintage touch, we pressed the entire suite in gold ink and mounted the invitation on a gold pearlescent leaf pocket. To bring in a bit more of the Old Florida style, we added a magnolia-patterned envelope liner and paired the invitation with an opal pearlescent outer envelope. We absolutely love the finished product, and we hope you love it, too! :)

Congrats Jennifer + Brandon!!!


Ashlee + James (Custom Letterpress Wedding Invitations)

We had the pleasure of working with Ashlee + James on creating their custom letterpress wedding invitations! Ashlee came to us wanting a formal and elegant design. To achieve this, we created a very classy motif and blind-pressed it (the method of press printing with no ink) around the border of the invitation. To add a clean look to the invitation suite, we pressed the wording on a fluorescent white paper stock using navy and gray inks. We then wrapped the entire suite in a pink bellyband and adorned both the bellyband and the fluorescent white envelope with an original monogram design that formed the final detail of this beautiful and classy invitation suite. Congratulations, Ashlee + James! May you have a long and blessed marriage!


The “Abigail” Design (Affordable Letterpress Wedding Invitations)

Kimberly + Christopher chose the “Abigail” design from our Letterpress Design Bar Collection (selecting from our Design Bar gives our brides the option of obtaining affordable letterpress wedding invitations while having the flexibility to personalize their invites).

This beautiful invite was the perfect fit for this bride and groom’s 1920s/Gatsby-themed wedding. To incorporate the glitz and glamor elements ever present in the ‘20s, we gold-foiled part of the invitation and pressed the rest using a black ink.  For more vintage details, we printed the letterpress invite on a natural-colored paper.  To customize the suite further, the reception card was printed in a coral paper stock, and as a finishing touch we added gold envelope liners to the opal/pearlescent envelopes.

We love everything about this wedding invitation suite! Kimberly + Christopher did a fantastic job customizing the “Abigail” Letterpress design to fit their wedding style and colors.




Rene-Marie + Jason (Custom Letterpress Wedding Invitations)

Rene-Marie + Jason wanted a classy, elegant design with a glitz-and-glam twist. To blend these elements, we pressed the wedding invitations with gold ink (to mirror Rene-Marie’s theme color) on natural-colored paper and layered the invite with a gold-glitter backing. To finish the design, we paired the invitation suite with a quartz-colored pearlescent envelope. We love how the elegance of gold letterpress and the shimmer of glitter paper fused together to add glamour and grace to these beautiful custom letterpress wedding invitations.



Custom Letterpress Wedding Invitations: Katey + Thomas

Katey + Thomas came to us wanting to make their wedding invitations unique and personal. They wanted a design that would display a sweet and romantic feel while keeping the tone formal.  To accomplish this, we hand-drew and watercolored pink orchids and letterpressed the invitation suite with navy ink.  For the finishing touch, we added navy and silver paper layers to further incorporate the couple’s wedding colors.

The pink watercolor orchids, combined with the traditional letterpress printing style, definitely gave a delicate and elegant appeal to these beautiful custom letterpress wedding invitations.


The Monogram Design (Affordable Letterpress Wedding Invitations)


Rachel + Eric fell in love with The Monogram Suite, a design from our affordable letterpress wedding invitations collection found in our Design Bar. Rachel wanted to personalize the design to fit her wedding colors, and shechose to go with one-color letterpress using silver ink on a thick, soft white paper. To add more of the wedding color details, we edge painted the invite with a coral-colored ink.  For the final touch, we enclosed the letterpress suite in a soft white envelope embellished it with a coral-colored envelope liner.

I love how Rachel + Eric customized the design to make it their own while keeping it affordable!

The affordable designs and the freedom to customize the invitations are just two of the perks that our brides love when choosing a design from our Design Bar Collection :)



Custom Designed Letterpress Wedding Invitations: Tori & Patrick

We enjoyed creating these custom designed letterpress wedding invitations for Tori & Patrick. The couple is getting married at The Lange Farm located just minutes outside of Tampa, Florida. This beautiful place features elegant plantation-style architecture, and Tory’s wish was to showcase the timeless, elegant charm of the farm on their wedding invitation suite. To accomplish this, we incorporated an antique-style motif for the invite, and created a hand-drawn oak tree on the RSVP. We used the letterpress printing technique to accentuate the vintage-elegant charm: the entire wedding invitation suite was pressed in a beautiful silver ink. For the final touch, we wrapped the invitation with white lace and a Tiffany-blue ribbon, and we enclosed the complete invitation suite with Tiffany-blue envelopes.


Custom Wedding Invitations: Jessica + Christopher

We really enjoyed creating Jessica + Christopher’s custom wedding invitations! This bride and groom were inspired by the colorful patterns created by kaleidoscopes, and their wish was to display a blend of that whimsical feel with a formal-elegant style. To achieve this look, we created a kaleidoscopic pattern for the envelope liners and accommodations cards. We then white-foiled the invitations on black paper stock, and we used the letterpress method with black ink on a white paper stock for the rest of the suite. By using timeless colors like black and white, we were able to give the suite an elegant and sophisticated appeal. We absolutely love the finished product, and we hope you love it, too! :)




Custom Letterpress Wedding Invitations: Kim + Kyle

We are so excited to show you these custom letterpress wedding invitations, specially designed for our couple Kimberly + Kyle!  The bride and groom will be having a garden-style wedding at the historic Town Manor Bed and Breakfast, and their wish was to incorporate a fresh, botanical feel to their wedding invitations. Throughout the entire suite, we created a motif displaying our hand-drawn hydrangeas. These flowers added the perfect touch and gave the invitation that vintage-garden charm.

For a more personal touch, we created a hand drawing of the Gazebo were Kim + Kyle will be professing their love for each other, and we used watercolor on the hand drawing for the finishing details. To bring out an elegant feel, we pressed the entire invitation suite using sage and purple ink and edge-painted the invites and RSVP with a darker purple. Then we wrapped the suite with a sage-color bellyband…and voila! Below is the beautiful result!

We loved the organic look of this elegant garden invitation so much that we decided to make it available on our Affordable Design Bar (coming soon)!



Save the Date Letterpress Invitations: Brittany & Matthew

Brittany and Matthew will be tying the knot in Arizona’s ruggedly beautiful Paradise Valley. Brittany will be incorporating the unique southwestern hallmarks of the rustic landscape into her wedding décor, and she wanted to display those theme elements with grace and elegance on her Save-the-Date invitations.  She mentioned cacti and succulents as part of her wedding decor, so we hand-drew and watercolored a cactus to add a soft and ethereal feel to her Save-the-Dates. The wording was displayed in a sand-colored ink, and we used the Letterpress printing style to deepen that touch of elegance that would so easily blend with the rustic elements of the design.  For the finishing touch, we carried over the same design onto the outer envelopes.

We absolutely love how Brittany and Matthew’s Save-the-Date captures the style of their Arizona wedding and we can’t wait to design their wedding invitations!

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