Before they catch a glimpse of your venue, before they awe at the beauty of your dress, your guests will see your invitations. Wedding stationery is like a window into the future. It gives a taste of what’s to come at your wedding and should elicit emotion and excitement from the moment your guests open the envelope. Wedding invitations are much more than just a piece of paper – and that’s why we’re excited to introduce you to Letterpress Made today.
Wedding invitations are an important part of the planning process: not only do they set the visual tone for the wedding, but they need to thoughtfully convey many details to your guests. If you want your stationery to speak to your guests of much more than just the basic info, we suggest that you hire a custom invitation designer, like Julia from Letterpress Made.
Every couple has their own story, and Julia wants to help tell a couple’s story by creating a stationery suite that best represents them. When you work with her, you’re not just hiring a printer. You’re teaming up with a professional design studio to create a custom-designed experience for your guests from the second they receive your invitation. Care and craftsmanship are at the pillars of her work with thoughtful design at the center of everything she does.
Letterpress Made utilizes hand-mixed ink and thick cotton paper stock selected for its quality, and take great pride in creating stationery that will be proudly displayed in the home as a reminder of your event – never looked at merely as a disposable piece of paper. Each invitation has been printed by hand in New Mexico, and is crafted with attention.
Mindful of a wide range of budgets, Lettpress Made loves working with couples to create packages tailored to their needs. Pop over to their newly re-launched site to check out some of their work and get in touch to see what Letterpress Made can do for you and your special event!
We’re always looking for beautiful, unique ideas to share with our brides, and when it comes to your wedding day accessories, we know there are a lot of options to choose from. Enchanted Atelier by Liv Hart has long been one of our favorite wedding day accessory designers, and today we’re excited to share a sneak peek of their glamorous new collection, entitled “The Dreamers.”
From Liv, the designer: “This season I was inspired by the ethereal tone of the painting “Dreamers” by Albert Joseph Moore and the love for styling brides in dreamy artfully designed accessories. I am in love with all of the delicate floral and vine details, statement accessories, and gauzy draped silk tulle veils.”
We know that many of our readers are looking for unique, stylish ideas for their weddings. So, when it comes to wedding invitation trends, we thought we should reach out to one of our favorite companies to share their top picks with you – Minted!
Minted offers an incredible selection of unique wedding designs, sourced from a community of independent artists who each make one-of-a-kind designs. Choosing your wedding invitations at Minted means that you can have end-to-end style, thanks to their combination of both digital and physical products: bring your entire wedding vision to life starting with your wedding website, then send out matching save the dates and invitations. On the wedding day, you can include coordinating programs, place cards, menus and so much more! Each stationery suite is fully customizable until its perfect, and they offer free guest address on matching envelope designs, free table number printing, and free name printing on your place cards!
So, what are some of the most popular wedding invitation trends for 2016 and 2017? Minted has their eye on these styles:
Pantone colors of the year (Rose Quartz and Serenity for 2016)
Retro Ski Party
Through the Looking Glass
New for 2016 from Minted, they now offer a foil-pressed wedding collection with over 150 new designs available in foil-pressed wedding invitations and day-of pieces designed to match back to the invitation.
The wedding cake has always been more than just dessert. It has its origins in various traditions as a symbol of prosperity and good luck, and now, it often serves as a sweet expression of the couple’s gratitude and personality.
The classic white cake, which will never cease to be a favorite (for good reason), has taken on various new forms. Think understated cakes decorated with flowers and fruit. Also, not to be ignored are the painterly creations designed to look like abstract watercolor art.
We love that so many couples choose to diversify their after-dinner offerings. A dessert bar is a perfect way to accommodate multiple tastes. If you like simplicity, you can keep your dessert table cake-centered by selecting different flavors.
Otherwise, you can completely personalize. Go for home baked pies if you have talented bakers in the family, or for an assortment of whichever treats have a special place in your heart.
Keep in mind that dessert displays can sometimes become visually overwhelming. We recommend keeping one element constant throughout; the color palate or the serving ware for example. This will maintain cohesiveness and balance.
Alternately, a passed dessert might be more your style. If so, bite-sized treats such as mini ice cream cones would be a diverting option. Serve them in retrofitted trays for a special touch.
Whatever you choose, your last course doesn’t have to be an afterthought. As a form of art, it can express something important to you and your beloved, whether that is your unique heritage, your creative sensibility or your ideal of confectionary perfection.
Click through the slideshow below for more wedding cake inspiration.