Are you planning a modern wedding? Do you prefer an elegant and clean design for your invitations? If so, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve been oohing and aahing over minimalist wedding invitations lately: a simple white or kraft background, black type, clean lines, and just a splash of color. Minimalist style invites fit in beautifully with a modern wedding theme. Take a look at five of our favorites from Splash of Silver. Their invitations are also available in a digital format so you can even print them yourself (saving you money and time). Check out the list and tell us: which invite is your favorite?
Hello, lovelies! It’s Friday, you’re ready to party, and we’ve found just the thing for your bar! This wedding cocktails sign and napkins are the cutest thing we’ve seen in a long time for reception bars. So cute, in fact, you’ll want to re-use it in your own bar at home. We spotted them over at Laura Hooper Calligraphy, the pro when it comes to calligraphy everything. (P.S. She’ll even teach you how to do calligraphy!) The sign is hand-lettered and measures 8″ x 10″. Take a peek!
Wedding Cocktails Sign + Napkins
We’re continuing the Classic Weddings Week with this handmade-a-day find! If you’re looking for traditional style wedding invitations that have pretty calligraphy, a color palette that complements everything, and are custom-made just for you, look no further! This beautiful invitation by Mospens Studio fits the bill perfectly. It features stylish letterpress printing, a calligraphy inspired font, pearl white card stock, and pearl white matte finish envelopes as the finishing touch. These invitations are printed in the USA, custom-made for your big day. Take a look!
Black and White Wedding Invitations
This invitation is called Miss Nickels and is an original design by Mospens Studio. Take a look:
Check out that letterpress detail! It’s stunning:
TIP: This invitation allows custom colors, so feel free to pick complementing shades of your palette if you prefer! Check out the entire color palette of colors available right here.
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Isn’t it lovely? We think so! If you love this black and white color palette, you’ll find tons of inspiration here.
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These rustic square wedding invitations feature a calligraphy font for a modern touch, while the kraft paper envelopes and linen textured card stock contribute to a rustically elegant look. This invitation suite is today’s #HANDMADEADAY find and it is handmade by the lovely Ponto Mountain Paper.
Rustic Square Wedding Invitations
For more on this invitation and to see others like it, check out their shop.
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Looking for wedding chair signs for your big day? You’ve come to the right place! This is a HUGE roundup of decorative handmade chair signs we know you’ll love. But don’t let the fun stop there: subscribe + stay in the loop!
Move over, boring chairs: it’s time for fun, totally creative wedding chair signs to take center stage! It’s Monday and we know you need a serious kick in the you-know-what for inspiration. You’ve been lazying around watching Netflix all weekend, no? Well it’s time to get serious and start crossing more to-do’s from your list. Today we’re talking about bride and groom chair signs and unique chair sign ideas. Today’s round up of (count ’em!) forty-two amazing ideas are sure to get those creative juices flowing. Ready to get started? Let’s go!
Wedding Chair Signs
1. These gold bride and groom chair signs for mod couples
2. These signs in Italian
It means, “To Have” and “To Hold”
3. These geometric beauties
4. These chair signs made from your silhouettes
5. These chair signs will get that song stuck in your head (in a good way)
6. These chair signs are personalized with your new name
7. Or this monogram can tie you two together, literally
8. This wood chair sign set is adorable
9. These script-y signs
10. These chair signs with engraving
11. These embroidery hoops are so cute, you should attached to a ribbon and hang on chairs
12. And these!
13. Or this!
14. These Gatsby inspired chair signs
15. This reclaimed wood sign is perfect for rustic-loving couples
16. These wood signs
17. These signs in gold
18. These chair signs for the nautical couple
19. These rustic-inspired chair signs with burlap and wood
20. These I love her, I love him chair signs
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Brides: have you wondered how to calligraph? Would you like to tackle do-it-yourself projects with pretty writing, but your penmanship could use a little work? Today’s feature is for you! I was talking to a friend recently about the lost art of letter writing. Email and text messages have stripped away some of the heartfelt, personal snail mail letters that used to fill mailboxes with happiness (and, snail mail is pretty much one of the greatest things ever). One of the things I’ve always wanted to learn is how to do calligraphy, known as “the art of making beautiful handwriting”. For weddings, you can use calligraphy on your invitations, wedding programs, menus, escort cards, place cards, signage… there are so many places for pretty penmanship! Read on to find out how you can learn how to calligraph in your hometown with a workshop or at home with an awesome new starter kit…
How to Calligraphy
Have you seen some of the lovely calligraphy work by Laura Hooper Calligraphy? We’ve shared some of our favorites in the past, but today we’re sharing something new. Laura is a professional calligrapher and she has embarked on a new adventure: sharing how to calligraph with other enthusiasts. She teaches calligraphy workshops in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, New York City and Austin. If you live in one of these areas, you can sign up for a workshop near you!
This looks more like a fun calligraphy party than your average class, don’t you think? :)
If you don’t live near a workshop (or you’d rather learn at home), Laura also offers a take-home starter kit so you can learn how to calligraph at your own pace.
The calligraphy starter kit comes with everything you need to learn classic copperplate and other more modern fonts. Kits include an oblique pen holder, nibs, black ink, white ink, personalized journal for doodling, vellum tracing paper, gridline practice sheets, three alphabets and instructional tips and techniques by Laura, and one signature Laura Hooper Calligraphy print for practice tracing.
Ready to learn?
Head over to Laura Hooper Calligraphy to find out more!
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Hi, brides! If you’re looking for unique, totally gorgeous wedding invitations, we have a special feature for you today! You may remember when we talked about theses lovely seating chart for wedding guests a few months back from The Seating Chart Boutique. The designer behind those seating charts, Christine Caputo, has launched a wedding invitation shop called Elegance on Paper. Christine’s invitations feature damask prints, calligraphy, and our personal favorite: ribbon corner wedding invitations. Read on to see this unique design for your wedding and, might we add, Christine is giving away a HUGE, totally-amazing invitation package to one lucky Emmaline Bride reader. This is one not to be missed! Read on to find out more…
Ribbon Corner Wedding Invitations
The ribbon corner wedding invitations are a favorite of ours from the collection. We’ve never seen a style quite like this before and it can be customized in any color palette to suit your style. Plus, you can pick from other upgrades like shimmer cardstock, pocket cards, belly bands, insert cards, and more! Here’s a sneak peek at a few styles…
Ribbon Corner Wedding Invitations: Giveaway!
Want to win an entire suite of ribbon corner wedding invitations? You’re in luck! Between 2/6-2/12/14 (11:59pm EST), enter for a chance to win one hundred wedding invitations by Elegance on Paper! Includes the following:
o 100 ribbon corner wedding invitations (flat)
o RSVP set
o return addressing for mailing
o RSVP envelopes
o FREE font customization
o FREE shipping (U.S. only)
o choose from any of their 12 designs customized to your color scheme
Upgrades available for an extra charge.
Use entry form below to enter. No purchase necessary. Prize value: $835. No cash value. Winner may claim prize for up to 2 years. Winner must respond to winning email within 72 hours of giveaway end time. Winner announced on this post on 2/13/14. Winner must have completed proper entry form methods or entries will be voided. Good luck!
Hello, loves! Today we’re talking about wedding calligraphy – the fanciful art of writing – which can be applied across your entire wedding spectrum. Hiring a wedding calligrapher may sound like a luxury request, but it can be affordable AND make a world of a difference in the overall look and quality of your wedding. I am a self-proclaimed handwriting nerd, which all began when my mom saw my hurried handwriting in 3rd grade, sat me down at her desk, and taught me to write more legibly. Ever since, I’ve developed a knack for pretty writing, calligraphy, and design, realizing that taking a little extra time and patience really does go a long way. If you need someone to give you a helping hand and turn your wedding stationery into works of art, we’re here to help! We’ve located the top twelve wedding calligraphy ideas by handmade artisans who are skilled in the craft and ready to create a personalized suite for your big day. Read on to be inspired…
Wedding Calligraphy Ideas
1. Hand-Addressed Envelopes
My favorite use of wedding calligraphy will always be personalized invitations. Guests take notice instantly – and invitations set the tons of your entire event.
2. Personalized Save the Dates
Why not go the extra mile and add wedding calligraphy stickers and addressed save the date envelopes? This is such a pretty style.
3. Place Cards for Guests
Calligraphy place cards contribute to a chic tablescape.
4. Favor Tags with Flourish
Add instant style to your wedding favors with hang tags featuring hand-calligraphy.
5. Wedding Calligraphy Address Stamp
Save time with a return address stamp, specially made just for you!
6. Wedding Escort Cards
Show guests where to be seated with a stylish escort card frame featuring pretty wedding calligraphy cards.
7. Cocktails Here Sign
Make your cocktails area pop with this sweet ‘cocktails here’ sign.
8. Tented Table Numbers
Similarly to place cards, tented table numbers contribute to a pretty tablescape. This is one of my favorite table numbers to date!
9. Bridesmaid Wedding Calligraphy Mugs
Give the head table a little something extra: just add custom mugs!
10. Wedding Napkins with Flair
The bride and groom can use custom ‘bon appetite’ wedding calligraphy napkins – and reuse after the big day in their love nest.
11. Wedding Menu
Make a statement with a gorgeous wedding menu sign that displays your food with flourish.
12. ‘Just Married’ with Personalization
Ride in style with a ‘Just Married’ calligraphy sign you’ll love to save as a keepsake.
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