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Currently Coveting: Large Calligraphy Inspired Designs

One of the things we love most about stationery design is that it’s always changing, each wedding season bringing new trends and fresh ideas to incorporate into your invitations. We especially love the idea of taking a classic element, such as calligraphy, and adding a new twist to it, making it feel fun and unexpected. One of these little twists we have been head over heels in love with is featuring the names in large calligraphy or a calligraphy inspired font, creating a huge statement! It’s your big day so why shouldn’t your names be the highlight of the invitation design?

(photos above courtesy of Bella Figura)
(photo above courtesy of Dauphine)
(photo above courtesy of MaeMae Paperie)
(photo above courtesy of Smock)
(photo above courtesy of Studio R)

Winter Wedding Invitation Inspiration

Happy December everyone! We swear it was just yesterday that we were raking leaves in the backyard and now we’re listening to holiday tunes while making our December to-do lists. This time of year is for getting together with friends and family and celebrating the joy of the season. All of the warm cozy feelings of the holidays have us dreaming up fun and festive winter inspired invitation designs, perfect for any wedding this time of year!

We love the idea of using beautiful foil colors to highlight seasonal motifs like stars and snowflakes, providing tons of sparkle and warmth to a wintery design.

(designs above from Bella Figura)

Using neutral colors (think metallics, grays, and taupes!) and playing around with calligraphy or gorgeous script fonts can really set the tone for the big day. Don’t be afraid to add in some pattern and flourishes to create even more visual interest!

(photos above courtesy of Smock)

 (photos above courtesy of Bella Figura)

Taking cues from nature is never a bad idea and we love how these whimsical trees add an element of fun to this design.

(photo above courtesy of Alee & Press)

  Using a crisp color palette and bold fonts can really make a statement!

(photo above courtesy of MaeMae Paperie) 

We love the idea of adding some pizzazz to your stationery, setting the mood for the vibrant celebration to come! Feel free to also break away from a neutral color palette and have some fun!

(photo above courtesy of Fig. 2 Designs)

A blind printed pattern of snow will really soften the design and create the gentle, peaceful feeling of winter.

(photo above courtesy of Printerette Press)

We all decorate our homes with various trimmings this time of year so why not add textural embellishments like belly bands to your design? We love a gorgeous laser cut pattern or a cloth band, adding loads of warmth to a classic design.

 (photo above courtesy of Studio R)

Designer Spotlight: MaeMae Paperie

I have been wanting to write this post for weeks now and I’ve just finally had the time to give it the attention that it deserves. Paper hounds, I am so SO very excited to introduce to you all one of our newest albums of invitations: MaeMae Paperie!!

MaeMae Paperie is the brainchild of the incredibly talented Megan Gonzalez. Whitney and I have been huge fans of Megan’s work for some time now. We’ve been following her blog and oohing and aaahing over her custom designs and were just GIDDY when she finally announced that she’d be putting out an album. Dream come true!! 

A little background about the name & logo: MaeMae means “little sister” in Chinese and has been Megan’s nickname for years and years (given to her lovingly by her little brothers).  And, the pony in her logo is a nod to her childhood stuffed toy and bestie (see below for evidence). Ponies + adorable nickname + stellar design = obvi I’m in love. Really, she had me at the pony.

(Hi baby Megan!  Hi today-Megan! You guys are adorbs! So is your pony!)

The collection that Megan has put together in this album is truly incredible.  Her sense of pattern, color, typesetting and whimsy combine to create pure magic and I’ve been spending lots of free moments just pouring over her designs.  Customizing is definitely a passion of hers and you can tell; each suite is designed to encourage mixing and matching and customizing the package to create your perfect vision. I really dig that she offers fun embellishments, too, like custom rubber stamps so you can DIY envelopes and wax seals.  And that’s on top of all the incredible colors, fonts, patterns and illustrations that you can mix and match to craft the pieces. All suites are available in flat or letterpress printing and you can even add some foil stamping magic for that extra shine!

Did I mention that she’s offering a promotion, too?  Woo hoo!!  Check it:

You really have to see this album in person to understand its total genius, but here’s a bit of eye candy to hold you over until you get your tail into the shop.

Pretty amazing, right?  We think so!  Call or email us for an appointment to come see the pretty for yourself.