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Congratulations on your upcoming wedding, and if you’re just starting your search for the perfect invitation, then I welcome you to the wonderful world of wedding invitations, save the dates, and paper details! I was inspired to create the Wedding Invitation Ideas lookbook because, well, I love invitations, but also because I understand how challenging it can be to find the time during the wedding planning process to juggle all of the different things that you need to do, even if those things — like looking for pretty wedding invitations — can be a lot of fun. The Wedding Invitation Ideas lookbook serves as a quick visual reference and resource for couples at any stage in their wedding invitation search, and I hope that it will become a helpful addition to your collection of wedding inspiration.

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These past few months have been a wild and wonderful wedding invitation adventure for me, and I’m incredibly excited to share over 250 beautiful designs from some of the top wedding invitation designers around. Are you ready for your very own invitation adventure? I know you are!

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TIP : Click on any invitation image in the lookbook to be taken to the designer’s site for more information.

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1} meadow invitation by Hello! Lucky :: $240 for 100 (digital printing) and $641.75 for 100 (letterpress printing), blank envelopes included 2} wistful invitation by Pistachio Press :: $700 for 100 (invitation and rsvp) 3} mosaic invitation by Marsupial Pouches & Papers :: $700 for 100 (full invitation + tear off postcard rsvp) :: photo credit : Mitch Shepherd 4} typewriter invitation by Albertine Press :: $1150 for 100 (four piece suite) :: photo credit : Albertine Press 5} crooked ring invitation by Two Trick Pony :: contact for pricing 6} lauren invitation by Joie Studio :: contact for pricing 7} birds and trees invitation by Golden Rectangle Press :: contact for pricing :: photo credit : Golden Rectangle Press Wedding Invitation Ideas | 9


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1} scallops invitation by Paper Source :: $306 for 100 (digital printing) and $824 for 100 (two color letterpress printing), envelopes included 2} joanne invitation by Leslie Vega Design :: contact for pricing 3} icy and jay invitation by Brown Sugar Design :: contact for pricing 4} hoxton invitation by Tara Hogan for Bella Figura :: starting at $1120 for 100 :: photo credit : Bella Figura 5} cosmopolitan invitation by Real Card Studio :: contact for pricing 6} faux bois suite by Magpie Paper Works :: $950 for 100 7} wedding cake invitation by The Butter by HI(NY) :: $202 for 100 (invitations and envelopes) 8} hollerith invitation by Girl Metro, Inc. :: $1035 for 100 (invitation, envelope, and response postcard) :: photo credit : Silver Tree Photography 9} cypress invitation by Blackbird Letterpress :: contact for pricing 10} paper flowers invitation by Vertallee Letterpress :: contact for pricing

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1} bogey + bacall invitation by The Future Mrs. Darcy :: $500 for 100 2} astrid invitation suite by Mulberry and Moss :: contact for pricing 3} blue/gray fold invitation by kt.kreative :: contact for pricing 4} lily invitation suite by Mulberry and Moss :: contact for pricing

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1} high museum invitation by Praxium Press :: contact for pricing :: photo credit : Whitney Ott 2} jacquie invitation by Coral Pheasant Stationery + Design :: contact for pricing 3} sweet heart invitation by Brown Sugar Design :: $1215 for 100 (one color letterpress invitation, rsvp, and flat-printed envelopes) 4} dalton blue monogrammed invitation by Crane & Co. :: $440 for 100 5} garland invitation by Laura Macchia :: contact for pricing 6} kraft formal invitation by Sarah Gabler :: contact for pricing 7} feather monogram tri-fold invitation by The Occasional Hello :: $525 for 100 14 | Wedding Invitation Ideas


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8} jenny and adam invitation by Little Bit Heart :: contact for pricing 9} santiago invitation by Fine Day Press :: contact for pricing :: photo credit : Cheryl Zibisky 10} pearl strands invitation by Paper Source :: $298 for 100 (digitally printed) and $516 for 100 (one color letterpress), envelopes included Wedding Invitation Ideas | 15


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1} hannah & young invitation by Curious & Co. Creative, with calligraphy by Neither Snow & letterpress printing by Cleanwash Letterpress :: contact for pricing :: photo credit : Curious & Co. Creative 2} chevron invitation by Avie Designs :: $450 for 100 3} window invitation by Avie Designs :: $450 for 100 4} ava invitation by Pinkpolka Wedding Design :: contact for pricing 5} shapes monogram invitation by Ekcetera :: starting at $800 for 100 6} vintage japan leaf print invitation by Imbue You Wedding :: $500 for 100, invitation / rsvp / envelope / address wrap included 16 | Wedding Invitation Ideas

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SWEET & FUN Adorable love birds and hot air balloons. Pink candy stripes and anchors of love. These wedding invitations are just the thing for fun-loving couples who want a little sweetness and whimsy on their special day.

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1} love birds invitation by Thomas-Printers with design by This Paper Ship :: contact for pricing 2} story book invitation by Hello Tenfold :: contact for pricing :: photo credit : Whitney Deal 3} charlotte invitation by Three Little Words :: contact for pricing 4} seersucker invitation by Night Owl Paper Goods ww:: starting at $600 for 100 5} troxel invitation by Anticipate Invitations :: contact for pricing 6} antique floral invitation by Dear Evie :: ÂŁ154 per 100 7} orange wreath invitation by Avie Designs :: $450 per 100 8} perfect pair invitation by Toast to Joie 9} away we go invitation by One Plus One Design + Illustration :: contact for pricing :: photo credit : One Plus One Design + Illustration Wedding Invitation Ideas | 19


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1} big day invitation by Hello! Lucky :: $240 for 100 (digital printing) and $814.75 for 100 (letterpress printing), blank envelopes included 2} heart feather invitation by Night Owl Paper Goods :: starting at $600 for 100 3} glow booklet invitation by The Occasional Hello :: $600 for 100 4} lovebirds invitation by Toast to Joie :: contact for pricing 5} madras invitation by Fine Day Press :: contact for pricing :: photo credit : Cheryl Zibisky

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1} flower patch invitation by Laura Macchia :: contact for pricing 2} lindsey + brian’s invitation by Curious & Co. Creative :: contact for pricing :: photo credit : Curious & Co. Creative 3} jeatt + shane’s invitation by Constellation & Co. :: contact for pricing 4} owl love invitation by Toast to Joie :: contact for pricing 5} laundromat invitation by Akimbo :: contact for pricing 6} polka stripe suite by Erin Jang for Bella Figura :: starting at $1120 for 100 :: photo credit : Bella Figura 7} janet invitation by Parrott Design Studio :: $1125 for 100 (includes invitation, reply card, and printed envelopes) 8} paper heart invitation by Mitchell & Dent :: $432 AUD for 100 (includes invitation and envelopes only) :: photo credit : Angela Higgins 9} visit boston invitation by Lab Partners for Hello! Lucky :: $240 for 100, blank envelopes included 10} sweet home invitation by Akimbo :: contact for pricing

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19th and 20th century vintage ephemera serves as inspiration for wedding invitations that might easily be mistaken for anything from Wild West-era posters to library cards, tickets, and telegrams. Clever, and perfect for couples who covet the romance and mystique of a bygone era.

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1} cable-gram invitation by Royal Steamline :: contact for pricing :: photo credit : Jessica Hill Photography 2} vintage carnival invitation by Two Trick Pony :: contact for pricing 3} archiva invitation by el큰m :: contact for pricing 4} telegram invitation by Greet :: contact for pricing 5} vintage postcard invitation by Golden Rectangle Press :: contact for pricing :: photo credit : Golden Rectangle Press 6} broadside poster invitation by Magpie Paper Works :: $950 for 100 7} avalon invitation by Anemone Letterpress :: $970 for 100 :: photo credit : Anemone Letterpress 8} the library invitation by Marsupial Pouches & Papers :: $900 for the invitation & $250 for the response set 9} abbey + derek invitation by Starshaped Press :: $680-$790, printed envelopes included 10} vintage ticket invitation by Joie Studio :: contact for pricing

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1} two ring circus invitation by Royal Steamline :: contact for pricing :: photo credit : Jessica Hill Photography 2} good old days invitation by Chewing the Cud :: $1375 for 100 :: photo credit : Chewing the Cud 3} anais invitation by Ian Koenig for Bella Figura :: starting at $1120 for 100 :: photo credit : Bella Figura 4} parisian grammar school invitation by J. Bartyn Design for Minted :: starting at $234 for 100

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5} adelaide invitation by Paper Bird Press :: $850 for 100 (letterpress) and $575 for 100 (digital), invitation / save the date/ rsvp / envelopes included :: photo credit : Val Roca 6} opera museum invitation by Lucky Luxe Couture Correspondence :: $533 for 100 7} jennifer invitation by Three Little Words :: contact for pricing 8} jocelyn + holden invitation by Envelopments :: contact for pricing 9} buffet invitation by Thomas Printers with design by Michael Musser :: contact for pricing 10} honeycomb invitation by Greet :: contact for pricing 11} cushion cut invitation by Baumbirdy :: $425 for 100 12} dewey invitation by Akimbo :: contact for pricing 13} vintage postcard invitation by Golden Rectangle Press :: contact for pricing :: photo credit : Golden Rectangle Press Wedding Invitation Ideas | 29


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1} vintage travel destination postcards by Destination : Love :: $125 for 100 (blank or grayscale back) or $150 for 100 (full color back) 2} carnival invitation by Anemone Letterpress :: $770 for 100 :: photo credit : Anemone Letterpress 3} victrola invitation by Ben Whitla for Bella Figura :: starting at $1120 for 100 :: photo credit : Bella Figura 4} nouveau peonies invitation by Hello! Lucky :: $240 for 100, blank envelopes included 5} molly invitation by Lucky Luxe Couture Correspondence :: $533 for 100 (without reply card) and $926 for 100 (with reply card) 6} airmail invitation by Dear Evie :: ÂŁ154 for 100 7} brittany invitation by Coral Pheasant Stationery + Design :: contact for pricing 8} jennifer + aaron invitation by Gourmet Invitations :: $1000 for 100 :: photo credit : Chelsea Nicole Photography 9} elvis + priscilla invitation by The Future Mrs. Darcy :: $500 for 100

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Timeless elegance is on display in this collection of wedding invitations that exude an understated sophistication that will never fail to impress, no matter the time or place.

1} sonali invitation by Leslie Vega Design :: contact for pricing 2} parfait invitation by Real Card Studio :: contact for pricing 3} natalie suite by Parrott Design Studio :: $2000 for 100, custom calligraphy included 4} la fontaine invitation by el큰m :: contact for pricing 5} classic elegance invitation by Sweet Letterpress :: contact for pricing 6} chantilly invitation by Girl Metro, Inc. :: contact for pricing :: photo credit : Girl Metro, Inc. 7} gold beveled script invitation by Crane & Co. :: $573 for 100 8} edisto invitation by 42 Pressed :: $1338 for 100, invitation / rsvp / band / printed envelopes included

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1} boudoir invitation by Lucky Luxe Couture Correspondence :: $533 for 100 2} baroque flourish invitation by CHAUHIE :: $1000 for 100, two color invitation / reply cards / one color envelopes included 3} cherry blossom invitation by Hello Tenfold :: contact for pricing :: photo credit : Whitney Deal 4} measurement invitation by Ellie Snow for Bella Figura :: starting at $1120 for 100 :: photo credit : Bella Figura 5} laura invitation by Invitations by Ajalon :: contact for pricing


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Stunning wedding invitation designs with an elegant flair for couples who are having an ultra upscale affair.

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1} guy invitation by Haute Papier :: contact for pricing 2} vintage luxe invitation by Brown Sugar Design :: $1215 for 100, one color letterpress invitation / rsvp / coordinating flat printed envelopes included 3} accorsi invitation by Anticipate Invitations :: contact for pricing 4} grand cru invitation by Royal Steamline :: contact for pricing :: photo credit : Royal Steamline 5} contemporary paisley invitation by Bride Design :: contact for pricing :: photo credit : Bride Design 6} mantilla invitation by Invitations by Ajalon :: contact for pricing 7} aria invitation by CHAUHIE :: $1000 for 100, two color invitation / reply cards / one color envelopes included 8} chantilly invitation by Lasso’d Moon :: contact for pricing :: photo credit : Lasso’d Moon 9} elyse invitation by Pinkpolka Wedding Design :: contact for pricing

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1} elizabeth + grayson invitation by Envelopments :: contact for pricing 2} jessica’s luxury lace gatefold invitation by Lela New York :: contact for pricing :: photo credit : Lela New York 3} luella invitation by The White Aisle :: contact for pricing :: photo credit : The White Aisle 4} deco invitation by Lucky Luxe Couture Correspondence :: $533 for 100 2

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CURIOUS & CO.’S CLAREMONT COLLECTION

a captivating compilation of ready-to-order letterpress wedding invitations for couples with a sublime sense of style

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hen you’re on the hunt for the perfect invitation, you can easily find yourself feeling overwhelmed by all of the possibilities available to you. This is why I get so excited when I come across an invitation line like Claremont Collection, a letterpress wedding invitation collection from Curious & Company, a full-service design studio with a particular penchant for identity, stationery, web design … and, with the debut of Claremont Collection, weddings, too! When Brooke Forry and her business partners, Terry Baker and Maggie Moore, formed Curious & Company, Brooke was thrilled to take the lead on their stationery pursuits. She quickly channeled her passion for all things stationery, particularly wedding invitations, into action, and the group began work on what would eventually become the Claremont Collection, named after Claremont Road, the street on which Brooke grew up and of which she still has many fond childhood memories. Claremont Collection launched with ten beautiful designs representing a wide range of styles. You’ll find mid-century modern designs alongside those inspired by the dynamic decades (cont’d on page 44)

SHOWN LEFT: Carolina (top), Stella (middle), and Samantha (bottom) letterpress wedding invitations from Curious & Co.’s Claremont Collection.

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of the early 20th century, and each design is presented on the collection’s website in a very clear and straightforward way. Available paper colors, envelope and liner colors, and ink colors are shown beside every invitation, and you can easily download a PDF of the full invitation suite and a pricing grid for future reference, too. Letterpress printing for Claremont Collection is by the amazingly talented Colleen Walsh of Cleanwash Letterpress, who prints all of the invitation suites, as well as invitation and ink swatch samples that can be ordered through the Claremont Collection website. So, no worries and no feeling overwhelmed, because the ladies behind Claremont Collection have you covered! By presenting their growing collection, which will soon include additional invitation designs and save the dates, in a way that’s detailed and informative without being overwhelming, they simplify the process of ordering custom letterpress wedding invitations and leave you to the fun part : deciding which design is the perfect one for your special day.

SHOWN RIGHT : Joni (top), Alexandra (middle), and Veronica (bottom) letterpress wedding invitations from Curious & Co.’s Claremont Collection.

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BROOKE’S TOP 10 TIPS FOR ORDERING LETTERPRESS WEDDING INVITATIONS 1} If you love letterpress but aren’t sure you can afford it, consider a one color design instead of something with two or three colors. A one color design can be just as beautiful and you will still get the beautiful texture of letterpress.

new life together; invest in something that you will be thrilled to look back on years from now, or have framed and on display in your home.

4} Letterpress is an art form. There is a lot of it out there in the world of weddings, but the quality of the printing often varies. Take a look at samples in person before committing – a little extra money sometimes means a much more high quality product and less headaches throughout the process.

9} If ordering items for the day of your wedding (or post-wedding) such as place cards, menus and thank you cards, it is often best to order at the same time as your invitations. This can cut down on additional set-up costs since all items will be able to be printed together.

5} Be sure to have a full invitation suite weighed at the post office before you purchase your postage. Remember that square invitations always require extra postage, regardless of the weight.

10} Never be afraid to ask for something that you want. If you find an invitation design that you love but you don’t see the ink color you’d like, or you were hoping for a square invitation instead of a rectangle, reach out to the designer and see if they can make some modifications just for you. Chances are, they’ll be happy to!

7} If you’re hiring a calligrapher to address your invitations, be sure to check with them 2} Another way to cut costs is to have a ahead of time to see how many extra enveresponse post card, which will save you lopes they require to account for mistakes. money on both a response envelope AND You will want to order these from your depostage! signer up front, as reprinting extras later will always be more expensive. (And have your 3} Always order a few more invitation suites calligrapher address one or two extras for than you think you’ll need. You never know you with your own name and address, to when you might have to add more people to keep and not mail!) your guest list, or send out another invitation when one gets lost in the mail. It’s also nice 8} Ordering your invitations about 3.5-4 to be sure you have a few extra suites to months before your wedding will ensure keep as mementos for yourselves and your plenty of time for design revisions, printing, parents, and printing extras later is always calligraphy/addressing, stuffing and mailing. much more costly than ordering them up It’s best to mail your invitations 6-8 weeks front. before the big day.

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3} the slide invitation by Marsupial Pouches & Papers :: $1000 for 100, rsvp tear off postcard included :: photo credit : Mitch Shepherd 4} debra invitation by Parrott Design Studio :: $1125 for 100, invitation / reply card / printed envelopes included :: photo credit : Li Ward 5} alder engraved invitation by Nic.Roc. Designs :: $2000 for 100 (packaged suite) :: photo credit : Oliver Henry 6} restoration invitation by el큰m :: contact for pricing 7} lovely collage invitation by Dear Lola :: $1350 for 100 (3 color, as shown) 8} stevenson invitation by Haute Papier :: contact for pricing :: photo credit : Snap! Photography 9} golden fern suite by Magpie Paper Works :: $1075 for 100 Wedding Invitation Ideas | 47


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1} poppy invitation by Laura Macchia :: contact for pricing 2} rachel invitation by Parrott Design Studio :: $1425 for 100 (as shown) 3} dutch invitation by Two Trick Pony :: contact for pricing 4} eco simple invitation by Ekcetera :: $600 for 100 5} bloom invitation by Pistachio Press :: $700 for 100, invitation and rsvp included 6} bougainvillea invitation by Laura Hankins for Minted :: starting at $234 for 100 7} finsbury park invitation by Royal Steamline :: contact for pricing :: photo credit : Royal Steamline 8} pink peony invitation by CK Paper Designs :: $139 for 100, envelopes included 9} dogwood invitation by Lasso’d Moon :: $300 for 100 :: photo credit : Lasso’d Moon 10} simone invitation by Parrott Design Studio :: $2200 for 100 (full suite) :: photo credit : Li Ward 11} sheffield invitation by CHAUHIE :: $1000 for 100, invitation / reply card / 1 color envelopes included 12} mod poppies invitation by Akimbo :: contact for pricing 13} french anemone invitation by Anemone Letterpress :: $1200 for 100 :: photo credit : Anemone Letterpress Wedding Invitation Ideas | 49


COLOR LOVE Who doesn’t love a rainbow? Take a ride on the color spectrum with wedding invitations in seven dazzling hues. Yay, color!

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1} charlie invitation by Three Little Words :: contact for pricing 2} brick suite by Angie Allen | Wedding + Event Stationery :: $540 for 100, invitation / wrap / rsvp included 3} seltzer invitation by Two Trick Pony :: contact for pricing 4} karina + jordan invitation by Envelopments :: contact for pricing :: photo credit : Envelopments 5} waves invitation by Paper Source :: starting at $168 for 100 (digital printing) and $587 (letterpress printing) 6} jessica + james invitation by Starshaped Press :: contact for pricing :: photo credit : Starshaped Press 7} espresso invitation by Crane & Co. :: contact for pricing Wedding Invitation Ideas | 51


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1} elaine + manuel invitation by Starshaped Press :: contact for pricing :: photo credit : Starshaped Press 2} ascot invitation by Two Trick Pony :: contact for pricing 3} diagonal script invitation by Paper Source :: starting at $168 for 100 (digital printing) and $392 for 100 (letterpress printing) 4} vintage peacock invitation by Laura Macchia :: contact for pricing 5} lorna invitation by Leslie Vega Design :: contact for pricing 6} brocade invitation by Albertine Press :: $1150 for 100 (four piece suite) :: photo credit : Albertine Press 7} kristen + brendan invitation by Gourmet Invitations :: $1400 for 100 (full suite, not shown) :: photo credit : Chelsea Nicole 8} sarah + edwynn invitation by Envelopments :: contact for pricing : photo credit : Envelopments 8

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1} yocum invitation by Anticipate Invitations :: contact for pricing 2} los angeles invitation by The White Aisle :: contact for pricing :: photo credit : The White Aisle 3} carousel invitation by Blackbird Letterpress :: contact for pricing 4} emily + charles invitation by Envelopments :: contact for pricing :: photo credit : Envelopments 5} cannoli invitation by Real Card Studio :: contact for pricing 6} sarina invitation by Three Little Words :: contact for pricing 7} nichole invitation by Coral Pheasant Stationery + Design :: contact for pricing 8} black with white invitation by Crane & Co. :: contact for pricing 9} vintage wedding suite by Oh So Suite :: contact for pricing 10} megan + joe invitation by Little Bit Heart :: contact for pricing

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1} 10/6 invitation by Royal Steamline :: contact for pricing :: photo credit : Royal Steamline 2} kristen + devin invitation by Little Bit Heart :: contact for pricing 3} morag + john invitation by Gail Kelly Design & Photography :: contact for pricing 4} callahan invitation by Anticipate Invitations :: contact for pricing 5} air mail invitation by Annie Clark for Minted :: starting at $234 for 100 6} emily + elan invitation by Brown Sugar Design :: contact for pricing 56 | Wedding Invitation Ideas

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1} hand-lettered save the dates from The Orange Parrott Collection :: contact for pricing :: photo credit : Li Ward 2} husser save the date by Anticipate Invitations :: contact for pricing 3} tie the knot save the date magnets by The Occasional Hello :: $250 for 100 4} vintage floral save the date by Golden Rectangle Press :: contact for pricing :: photo credit : Golden Rectangle Press 5} striped save the date by Hello Tenfold :: contact for pricing :: photo credit : Whitney Deal 6} taryn save the date by Pinkpolka Wedding Design :: contact for pricing 7} fun & games wordsearch save the date by Tasha Rae Designs :: contact for pricing :: photo credit : Tasha Rae Designs 8} numbers save the date by Ekcetera :: starting at $150 for 100 9} lauren + mark save the date by Starshaped Press :: $285 - $395 (without envelopes) :: photo credit : Starshaped Press

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1} b. hearted save the date by b. wise papers :: $185 for 100 2} julie + seth save the date by Starshaped Press :: $455 - $565 for 100, printed envelopes included :: photo credit : Starshaped Press 3} dc c u there save the date by Kathleen Burlew Creative :: $230 for 100 4} vintage floral save the date bookmark by Golden Rectangle Press :: contact for pricing :: photo credit : Golden Rectangle Press 5} stephanie save the date by Pinkpolka Wedding Design :: contact for pricing 6} black plaid save the date by Sarah Gabler :: contact for pricing :: photo credit : Sarah Gabler

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7} map save the date by Hello Tenfold :: contact for pricing 8} sebastian save the date by Haute Papier :: contact for pricing 9} fun & games spinner save the date by Tasha Rae Designs :: contact for pricing :: photo credit : Tasha Rae Designs 10} peek-aboo save the date by Haute Papier :: contact for pricing 11} urban cowgirl save the date by Sweet Cookie Paper Relics :: $94 for 100 12} honeycomb save the date by greet :: contact for pricing 13} rachael + anthony save the date by Jenn Lane :: contact for pricing :: photo credit : Rachael Nicole Photography

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1} aimee invitation by Haute Papier :: contact for pricing 2} the blog invitation by Marsupial Pouches & Papers :: $700 for 100, tear-off rsvp postcard included :: photo credit : Mitch Shepherd 3} floral handkerchief invitation by Lucky Luxe Couture Correspondence :: $841 for 100 4} maps invitation by Albertine Press :: $1150 for 100 (4 piece suite) :: photo credit : Albertine Press 5} wings papercut invitation by Woodland Papercuts by Naomi Shiek :: contact for pricing


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1} hemingway invitation by Lucky Luxe Couture Correspondence :: $733 for 100 2} new orleans calligraphy suite by Blackbird Letterpress with calligraphy by Betsy Dunlap :: contact for pricing :: photo credit : AK Photography 3} classic lace doilies invitation by PIneapple Press :: $300 for 100 4} magic cube invitation by What’s in the Box Design :: contact for pricing :: photo credit : Rizza San Agustin 5} rose couture invitation by Natoof Design :: contact for pricing :: photo credit : Miriam Bin Natoof 6a} micaline + david invitation - cover and 6b} micaline + david invitation - interior by Constellation & Co. :: contact for pricing 7} richman invitation by Anticipate Invitations :: contact for pricing 8} kate + dom invitation by Starshaped Press :: $875 - $1095, invitations / reply postcards / printed envelopes included :: photo credit : Starshaped Press 9a} breanna + michael invitation - cover and 9b} breanna + michael invitation - interior by Jenn Lane :: contact for pricing :: photo credit : Rachael Nicole Photography Wedding Invitation Ideas | 65


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The romance and style of Paris, the bold color and imagery of the Far East, and a little bit of everything in between. These wedding invitations, inspired by cultures across the globe, are a must see for couples looking to add a bit of international flair to their celebration.

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1} mexican tile invitation by Pisatchio Press :: $700 for 100, invitation and rsvp included 2} ceylon invitation by Fine Day Press :: contact for pricing :: photo credit : Cheryl Zibisky 3} floral garden invitation by Natoof Design :: contact for pricing :: photo credit : Miriam Bin Natoof 4} martini-dragon invitation by Real Card Studio :: contact for pricing :: photo credit : Dana Hunting 5} festival invitation by Brides Fine Wedding Papers :: contact for pricing 6} moroccan suite by Avie Designs :: $450 for 100 7} maya invitation by Three Little Words :: contact for pricing 8} sindhu invitation by Invitations by Ajalon :: contact for pricing 9} paris suite by Marsupial Pouches & Papers :: $1100 for 100, full invitation suite and response set included :: photo credit : Mitch Shepherd


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1} dolce suite by Hammerpress :: contact for pricing 2} cannes invitation by Paisley Quill :: contact for pricing 3} avani invitation by Invitations by Ajalon :: contact for pricing 4} catalina invitation by Oslo Press :: contact for pricing 5} floral tile folder invitation by Imbue You Wedding :: $575 for 100, invitation / rsvp / envelope / address wraps included 6a} persian elegance invitation - exterior and 6b} persian elegance invitation - detail by Nic.Roc. Designs :: $1650 for 100 :: photo credit : Oliver Henry Photography

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1} sassy waves suite by Printable Girl :: $45 (printable files) and $5 $8.50 per set (printed) :: photo credit : Ruby Red Studio 2} heart to heart invitation by Love vs. Design :: $60 (printable file) 3} starlight flowers suite by Printable Girl :: $45 (printable files) and $5 - $8.50 per set (printed) :: photo credit : Ruby Red Studio 4} metropolitan suite by A Printable Press :: see site for pricing 5} clean and classic invitation by Love vs. Design :: $60 (printable file) 6} hot mama suite by Printable Girl :: $45 (printable files) and $5 $8.50 per set (printed) :: photo credit : Ruby Red Studio 7} ribbon twist suite by A Printable Press :: see site for pricing 8} a bunch of love suite by Printable Girl :: $45 (printable files) and $5 - $8.50 per set (printed) :: photo credit : Ruby Red Studio 9} bellflower suite by A Printable Press :: see site for pricing 10} metro blooms suite by Printable Girl :: $45 (printable files) and $5 - $8.50 per set (printed) :: photo credit : Ruby Red Studio Wedding Invitation Ideas | 71


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3} fern invitation by Dear Evie :: ÂŁ154 for 100 4} blossom invitation by Oslo Press Inc. :: contact for pricing 5} flower vine invitation by CK Paper Designs :: $139 for 100, envelopes included 6} vivienne suite by Parrott Design Studio :: $1735 for 100 (as shown) 7} orchid stripe invitation by Hello Tenfold :: contact for pricing :: photo credit :: Whitney Deal 8} coastal maine invitation by Three Little Words :: contact for pricing 9} garden wedding invitation by Hello Tenfold :: contact for pricing :: photo credit : Whitney Deal 10} lavender harvest invitation by Shelley Laband for Hello!Lucky :: $240 for 100, blank envelopes included

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1} vail invitation by Parklife Press :: $1082 for 100, invitation / envelopes / reply cards & envelopes included :: photo credit : Thao D. Tran 2} tahoe invitation by Hello! Lucky :: $240 for 100 (digital printing) and $814.75 for 100 (letterpress printing), blank envelopes included 3} purple autumn invitation by Natoof :: contact for pricing :: photo credit : Miriam Bin Natoof 4} squirrel vows invitation by Night Owl Paper Goods :: contact for pricing 5} january invitation by The White Aisle :: contact for pricing :: photo credit : The White Aisle 6} arbor invitation by Brides Fine Wedding Papers :: contact for pricing 7} evergreens invitation by Sweet Letter Press :: starting at $1075 for 100 (4 piece suite) 8} winter woodland invitation by Magpie Paper Works :: $1250 for 100 Wedding Invitation Ideas | 75


FEATURED VENDORS UNITED STATES A PRINTABLE PRESS url : www.printablepress.com email : info@aprintablepress.com ALBERTINE PRESS 561 Windsor Street, #B203 Somerville, MA 02143 (by appointment only) url : www.albertinepress.com email : albertinepress@gmail.com tel : 617.666.7395 ANEMONE LETTERPRESS url : www.anemoneletterpress.com email : anemone.letterpress@gmail.com tel : 626.200.9693 ANGIE ALLEN EVENT + WEDDING STATIONERY url : www.angieallen.com email : hello@angieallen.com tel : 775.772.1019 ANTICIPATE INVITATIONS url : www.anticipateinvitations.com email : michael@anticipateinvitations.com tel : 717.673.3496 AVIE DESIGNS url : www.aviedesigns.com email : avie.designs@gmail.com tel : 404.376.4713 B. WISE PAPERS url : www.bwisepapers.com email : alston@bwisepapers.com tel : 770.329.9753

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BAUMBIRDY url : www.baumbirdy.com email : baumbirdy@hotmail.com BELLA FIGURA url : www.bellafigura.com email : info@bellafigura.com tel : 866.699.6040 BLACKBIRD LETTERPRESS url : www.blackbirdletterpress.com email : blackbirdletterpress@gmail.com tel : 225.324.1991 BRIDE DESIGN url : www.bridedesign.com email : erin@bridedesign.com tel : 315.247.1578 BRIDES FINE WEDDING PAPERS url : www.bridesfineweddingpapers.com email : customerservice@checkernet.com tel : 508.438.2122 BROWN SUGAR DESIGN url : www.bsdstudio.com email : hello@bsdstudio.com tel : 425.830.3680 CHAUHIE url : www.chauhie.com -orwww.etsy.com/shop/chauhie email : info@chauhie.com CHEWING THE CUD 520 Third Street, No. 200 Oakland, CA 94607 url : www.chewingthecud.com email : hello@chewingthecud.com


CK PAPER DESIGNS url : www.ckpaperdesigns.com email : info@ckpaperdesigns.com tel : 360.223.2278 CLAREMONT COLLECTION url : www.claremontcollection.com email : claremont@curiousandcompany.com CONSTELLATION & CO. url : www.constellationco.com email : hello@constellationco.com tel : 206.414.9817 CORAL PHEASANT url : www.coralpheasant.com email : nichole@coralpheasant.com tel : 651.261.7251 CRANE & CO. url : www.crane.com email : customerservice@crane.com tel : 800.268.2281 CURIOUS & CO. CREATIVE url : www.curiousandcompany.com email : hello@curiousandcompany.com tel : 215.867.9764

EKCETERA 2914 Upper 55th Street Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076 url : www.ekcetera.com email : info@ekcetera.com tel : 651.552.6077 EL的M url : www.elumdesigns.com email : info@elumdesigns.com tel : 858.453.4500 / toll free : 800.536.3586 FINE DAY PRESS url : www.finedaypress.com email : hello@finedaypress.com tel : 718.909.5977 GIRL METRO, INC. url : www.girlmetro.com email : richelle@girlmetro.com tel : 773.878.4475 GOLDEN RECTANGLE PRESS url : www.goldenrectanglepress.com email : design@goldenrectanglepress.com tel : 917.535.1545

DEAR LOLA url : www.dearlolaletterpress.com email : hello@dearlolaletterpress.com

GOURMET INVITATIONS url : www.gourmetinvitations.com email : tifany@gourmetinvitations.com tel : 589.201.3120

DESTINATION : LOVE url : www.etsy.com/shop/destinationlove email : valerie@customprintablesonline.com tel : 919.295.0250

HAMMERPRESS url : www.hammerpress.net email : weddings@hammerpress.net tel : 816.421.1929

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FEATURED VENDORS (CONTINUED) HAUTE PAPIER 1300 35th Street, NW, Suite 1 Washington, DC 20007 url : www.hautepapier.com email : sarah@hautepapier.com tel : 866.740.4222 HELLO TENFOLD url : www.hellotenfold.com email : ellie@hellotenfold.com HELLO! LUCKY 977 Howard Street San Francisco, CA 94103 url : www.hellolucky.com email : info@hellolucky.com tel : 415.355.0008 / toll free : 888.552.3724 IMBUE YOU WEDDING url : www.imbueyou.com/wedding email : ido@imbueyou.com INVITATIONS BY AJALON 2100 Llano Road Santa Rosa, CA 95407 url : www.invitationsbyajalon.com email : invitations@ajalon.com tel : 707.528.0288 JENN LANE url : www.jennlane.com/blog/ email : jenn@jennlane.com tel : 727.501.5208 JOIE STUDIO url : www.joiestudio.com email : info@joiestudio.com tel : 626.628.9697

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KATHLEEN BURLEW CREATIVE url : www.kathleenburlew.com email : kathleen@kathleenburlew.com tel : 732.687.0163 KT.KREATIVE url : www.facebook.com/kt.kreative email : kt.kreative@yahoo.com tel : 563.875.3029 LASSO’D MOON url : www.lmdinvitations.com email : hello@lassodmoon.com tel : 802.247.4724 LAURA MACCHIA url : www.lauramacchia.com email : info@lauramacchia.com tel : 347.835.0259 LELA NEW YORK 192 Lexington Avenue, 2nd Floor New York, NY 10016 (by appointment only) url : www.lelanewyork.com email : info@lelanewyork.com tel : 212.802.1438 LESLIE VEGA DESIGN url : www.leslievegadesign.com email : info@leslievegadesign.com tel : 352.359.5816 LITTLE BIT HEART url : www.littlebitheart.com email : hello@littlebitheart.com tel : 443.336.4451 LOVE VS. DESIGN url : www.lovevsdesign.com email : info@lovevsdesign.com


LUCKY LUXE url : www.lucky-luxe.com email : info@lucky-luxe.com tel : 662.769.3100

OSLO PRESS url : www.oslopress.com email : jen@oslopress.com tel : 785.285.OSLO

MAGPIE PAPER WORKS url : www.magpiepaperworks.com email : jessica@magpiepaperworks.com tel : 618.521.7395

PAISLEY QUILL url : www.paisleyquill.com email : molly@paisleyquill.com tel : 248.953.9518

MARSUPIAL POUCHES & PAPERS url : www.marsupialpapers.com email : info@marsupialpapers.com tel : 425.251.8558

PAPER BIRD PRESS url : www.paperbirdpress.com email : tiphany_giles@yahoo.com tel : 508.380.9853

MINTED url : www.minted.com email : service@minted.com tel : 888.828.6468

PISTACHIO PRESS url : www.pistachiopress.com email : info@pistachiopress.com tel : 585.329.2724

MULBERRY AND MOSS url : www.mulberryandmoss.com email : info@mulberryandmoss.com

PRAXIUM PRESS 533 W Howard Avenue Decatur, GA 30030 (The Atlanta Wedding Loft, a showroom for meetings with brides)

NIC.ROC. DESIGNS 1665 Union Street, Suite D San Diego, CA 92101 url : www.nicrocdesigns.com email : info@nicrocdesigns.com tel : 619.772.0476 NIGHT OWL PAPER GOODS url : www.nightowlpapergoods.com tel : 205.868.1619 OH SO SUITE url : www.ohsosuite.com email : kate@ohsosuite.com tel : 917.687.3689

url : www.praxiumpress.com email : toni@praxiumpress.com tel : 678.860.3175 PRINTABLE GIRL url : www.printablegirl.com email : kmedivitz@yahoo.com tel : 949.478.2194 REAL CARD STUDIO url : www.realcardstudio.com email : invitations@realcardstudio.com ROYAL STEAMLINE url : www.royalsteamline.com email : allaboard@royalsteamline.com

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FEATURED VENDORS (CONTINUED) SARAH GABLER url : www.sarahgabler.com email : sgablerdesigns@gmail.com tel : 630.290.1672 STARSHAPED PRESS 4636 N. Ravenswood #103 Chicago, IL 60640 url : www.starshaped.com email : jenrocks@starshaped.com tel : 773.728.6359 SWEET LETTER PRESS 4593 North Broadway, Suite C-118 Boulder, CO 80304 (by appointment only) url : www.sweetletterpress.com email : elizabeth@sweetletterpress.com tel : 720.379.3232 TASHA RAE DESIGNS url : www.tasharaedesigns.com email : tasha@tasharaedesigns.com tel : 303.881.3388 THE BUTTER BY HI(NY) url : www.thebutternyc.com email : contact@thebutternyc.com THE FUTURE MRS. DARCY url : www.thefuturemrsdarcy.com email : info@thefuturemrsdarcy.com tel : 617.600.8363 THE OCCASIONAL HELLO url : www.etsy.com/shop/theohello email : sandy@theohello.com

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THE WHITE AISLE url : www.whiteaisle.com email : rebecca@whiteaisle.com THOMAS-PRINTERS url : www.thomas-printers.com -orwww.thomas-printers-invitations.com email : kseniya@thomas-printers.com tel : 267.259.0511 THREE LITTLE WORDS url : www.threelittlewordspaper.com email : hello@threelittlewordspaper.com tel : 415.722.8513 TWO TRICK PONY url : www.twotrickpony.com email : pony@twotrickpony.com tel : 617.448.4457 VERTALLEE PRESS url : www.vertallee.com email : hello@vertallee.com WHAT’S IN THE BOX DESIGN url : www.whatsintheboxdesign.com email : info@whatsintheboxdesign.com tel : 415.794.2393

AUSTRALIA AKIMBO url : www.akimbo.com.au email : hello@akimbo.com.au tel : 0439.860.756 (Australia) -or+61.439.860.356 (outside Australia)


MITCHELL & DENT 379 Oxford Street Mount Hawthorn, Western Australia 6016 url : www.mitchellanddent.com.au email : mesdames@mitchellanddent.com.au tel : +61.8.9242.4333

CANADA

UNITED KINGDOM DEAR EVIE url : www.dearevie.co.uk email : hello@dearevie.co.uk GAIL KELLY DESIGN & PHOTOGRAPHY url : www.gailkelly.com email : info@gailkelly.com

GREET DESIGN url : www.greetdesign.com email : alihand@greetdesign.com ONE PLUS ONE DESIGN + ILLUSTRATION url : www.oneplusonedesign.ca email : hello@oneplusonedesign.ca PINKPOLKA WEDDING DESIGN url : www.pinkpolkadesign.com email : info@pinkpolkadesign.com tel : 780.643.0404 / toll free : 888.231.7346

ISRAEL WOODLAND PAPERCUTS BY NAOMI SHIEK url : woodlandpapercuts.storeenvy.com email : naomis.illu@gmail.com

UAE (DUBAI) NATOOF DESIGN url : www.natoof.com email : wedding@natoof.com

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25 INSPIRATIONAL WEDDING WEBSITES A PRACTICAL WEDDING www.apracticalwedding.com

OFFBEAT BRIDE www.offbeatbride.com

BEYOND BEYOND www.beyondbeyond.co.uk

OH SO BEAUTIFUL PAPER www.ohsobeautifulpaper.com

BRENDA’S WEDDING BLOG www.brendasweddingblog.com

ONCE WED www.oncewed.com

BROOKLYN BRIDE www.bklynbrideonline.com

PERFECT BOUND www.perfectboundblog.com

BROKE-ASS BRIDE www.thebrokeassbride.com

POSTCARDS AND PRETTIES postcardsandpretties.blogspot.com

BUDGET SAVVY BRIDE www.thebudgetsavvybride.com

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL BRIDE www.rocknrollbride.com

DIY BRIDE www.diybride.com

RUFFLED www.ruffledblog.com

ELIZABETH ANNE DESIGNS www.elizabethannedesigns.com

SO YOU’RE ENGAYGED www.soyoureengayged.com

GREEN WEDDING SHOES www.greenweddingshoes.com

SNIPPET & INK www.snippetandink.com

HI-FI WEDDINGS www.hifiweddings.com

SWEETEST OCCASION www.thesweetestoccasion.com

INSPIRED BRIDE www.inspiredbride.net

WEDDINGBEE www.weddingbee.com

JUNEBUG WEDDINGS www.junebugweddings.com

WEDDING CHICKS www.weddingchicks.com

KNOTTY BRIDE www.theknottybride.com

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Best wishes on your upcoming wedding, and I hope that the Wedding Invitation Ideas lookbook has helped you find just the right invite for your big day!

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