fun letterpress wedding invitation

There is something about a letterpress wedding invitation. They feel so...important.  When you pull it out of the envelope, the weight and texture of it heralds an important event.  Within letterpress design, there are so many different styles and moods. Here we have a quick little round-up of the perfect invite for your own theme.  The slightly whimsical floral invitation above, works for a number of themes. The muted color palette and flowers would complement a vintage wedding. But the modern attention to font and playful attitude could also be incorporated into a fun, modern event.

An Art Deco-themed wedding is highly and specifically stylized. The invitation below is a perfect example of the perfect typography and borders to highlight such a lush affair.  Keeping the colors simple, with shades of gray draws attention to the finer details of the letterpress illustration.

art deco letterpress wedding invitation
modern letterpress wedding invite

This sharp modern invite above is understated but interesting with the hand-drawn quality to the letters.  For an equally modern wedding, and possibly paired with a bold envelope, this invitation would be ideal!

chevron destination wedding invitation

Destination weddings are often not given enough invitation love. Unless you are eloping and don't have time to order invitations, choose a thoughtfully designed and beautiful invite like the one above. Since the destination is the star, why not showcase it as the background?

A quick tip on how to dress up a traditional invite to fit your theme?  Tie it up or add an extra little element. For a rustic wedding, tie up your suite with a but of twine and an earth-toned monogram.  For a traditional Southern wedding, you could use ombre ribbon. Just include a tiny style "moment" to up the design of your invite.

letterpress wedding invitation wrapped in twine

Each week we focus on one spectacular gallery from our Ideas section. We hope that these galleries inspire you in creating your own unique wedding vision.  This week we have focused on invitations from Pike Street Press in Seattle, WA.