4 the Love, Part 2: Standout Invitations from the Last Year

Welcome back to our 4 the Love series, featuring invitations from the last year that represent some of our very favorite trends and decadent details. This next one is a true masterpiece, fit for a wedding in the Columbus Museum of Art. And, like a fine painting is stunning from afar and full of delightful secrets up close. Let’s take a look, shall we?

At first view, you’re likely struck by the shine and light of the copper foil. (For the record, we still get happily distracted by it.) After you’ve blinked a couple times, take a minute to enjoy the artful mix three different fonts: a modern sans serif, a stately serif for the couples’ names, and a playful wire-thin script. This juxtaposition seems to pay homage to the diversity of art within the museum: Rodin, Juan Gris, and Columbus artist Aminah Robinson in font form.

By incorporating all three fonts from the invitation on the accessory pieces, a modern and polished design is created

The canvas is a luxurious ultra thick cotton stock ideal for letterpress and foil stamping. It also boasts an all over blind press wood grain pattern. (Blind press is just like letterpress, but without the ink. A custom plate is still necessary for any text, pattern, or motif you’d like to incorporate.) While so much of invitation design is for the eye, this stock and pressed pattern is a treat to touch.

Go ahead and touch the art, we won't tell

Oftentimes the frames of famous paintings are pieces of art themselves. This invitation has its own fabulous frame: a glinting copper edge. The presentation is even more regal when you catch a glimpse of the envelope liner in all its floral foil glory. The pattern adds a little softness to the suite, while the foil keeps it modern and sleek.

 

Proof: you can never have too much copper foil

If you’ve read any of our other posts, you know how much we love consistency: a suite that extends into the “day of” accessories really floats our boat. And when wood grain and copper are involved, we’re even happier. Because foil stamping is quite labor-intensive, it will be more expensive than digital printing, or even letterpress. In many instances, digital can be done more quickly, too, making it a great option for “day of” pieces, which often include those last minute details.

A faint wood grain pattern reappears on the front and back covers of this artful program

We love how the couple used the program to shared meaningful details about their ceremony with their guests, including the significance of the song Edelweiss, played for the bride's entrance

 

We'll have one of everything on the menu, and the menu itself, please!

In addition to being a favorite design from the last year, this invitation is an excellent example of the collaborative work we love to do. Because the bride was planning from afar, we worked with her mom, and wedding planner Adrianne Ramstack of Adrianne Elizabeth Events. When it came time to design the table numbers, floral and event designer Steven Cox of Steven Cox Flowers added the perfect touches. It really does take a village!

Custom die cut table numbers layered over woodgrain and petite copper place cards have us swooning

Last but not least, we recommend ordering your thank you notes at the same time as your wedding invitations. You're going to need them, so why wait?

Keeping the design consistent with your invitations will be a happy reminder to you and your guests of that wonderful day you shared

Congratulations and thank you to the new Mr. and Mrs. from one happy stationer. We wish you all the best.

Our next post will feature an invitation unlike any you’ve ever seen. It'll be scary good.

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