I love that wedding invitations can not only give you the details of the big event, but they can also tell a little love story. These invitations map out the journey that each couple took towards love…

The paper airplanes throughout the wedding symbolize Christina
(who designed and letterpressed the invitations) and William’s 7-year
long distance relationship and love letters flying back and forth.

Found on Etsy

Found on Minted

Designed by: The groom himself, Matt Dorfman

Designed by: Beacon Lane

Created by: Something Blue



I love it when couples incorporate their love of travel into their wedding invitations. Check out these clever and creative destination invites and save the dates…

Created by: Momental Designs

Created by:  Nicole Parker King

Created by: Diane Faye

Created by: Ceci New York

Created by: Digby and Rose

Created by: Dick and Jane Letterpress Co.

Created by: Smokeproof Press




I’m a big fan of keeping everything nice and neat. That’s why I LOVE belly bands! “What’s that?” you might ask. Well, it’s a wrap (typically made of paper or ribbon) that goes around your invitations to keep everything held together. I design these a lot for my brides. Plus, it can act as a nice little piece of flair. Check out some of my previous invites that feature the illusive belly band…

And here are a few others that I’ve found and loved…

Designed by: Scott Peiffer

Design and Letterpress Printing: Gus & Ruby Letterpress

Designed by: Melinda and Dave of Lion in the Sun

Designed by: Melissa and Amy from Atheneum Creative

Designed by: Molly Jacques



One of my favorite wedding trends is including an illustration of the bride and groom on the invitations. It really doesn’t get more personalized than that! Check out these adorable invitations featuring the happy couples!

Designed by: Josh Wangrud
Custom illustration by: Merilee of Tuesday Mourning

Designed by: Sara from Stinkerpants
Hand lettering: Lettergirl

Designed by: Valentina from CUTandPASTE

Designed by: Anna from Rifle Paper Co.

Designed by: Kathleen



A lot of couples are going back to nature with their wedding invitations. Incorporating an earthy element has become a fashionable trend. Check out these fabulous wedding invitations I found on Oh So Beautiful Paper.

Designed By: Amy of Saint Gertrude Design and Letterpress
Photos By: Structured Pieces 

Created and Photographed By: Christine and Ian

 Created By: Fourth Year Studio
Photos By: Chris Melander

Designed By: Alicia at Akimbo
Photos By: Akimbo 

Created By: Michael Casebolt of Casebolt Design + Illustration
Printed By:  Mama’s Sauce 
Photos By: Michael Casebolt 



Each year I see a major trend in wedding colors. You can see for yourself in the My Creations tab on my site. Here are a handful of my favorite trending color combos…




One of my favorite wedding stationery trends is the incorporation of fabric and sewing. Thanks to Ms. Messmer’s Home Economics class (circa 1995), I love sewing! So of course, I’m going to thoroughly enjoy this creative combination. I was lucky enough to utilize my skills with a wedding I did last year (thanks Beth). We incorporated the fabric from the bridesmaid dresses into the closure that wrapped around each invitation.

Here are a few other samples that I found on one of my favorite blogs, Oh So Beautiful Paper

Photo by: Weddings by Sasha Gulish,
Ceremony Program by: The Detailed Event via Martha Stewart Weddings

Cross Stitch Cards by: Leobella Boutique

Ceremony Program by: papercraft

Photo by: Sarah Vaughan Photography via Wedding Obsession

Photo by: Julie Mikos, Menu by: Mira Aster via Style Me Pretty



I’ve noticed so many couples choosing to incorporate grey into their color schemes. This may sound drab and dark, but it’s quite the contrary! Check out some of these stunning grey infused wedding invites!

Designed By: Molly at Paisley Quill
Photo By: Paisley Quill

Designed By: Sarah from Studio SloMo
Photos By: Studio SloMo

 Designed By: Aaron Leshtz
 Photo By: Aaron Young Photography

Designed By: Jackie at 42 Pressed
Photo By: 42 Pressed 

Designed By: Courtney from Sideshow Press
 Photos By: Sideshow Press

Designed By: Wiley Valentine
Photo By: Wiley Valentine 

Design and Concept: Kate Gabriel
Letterpress Printing: Evolutionary Press
Photo Credits: Kate Gabriel | Wit + Delight



Another happy Friday to everyone! Hope this cheerful little post puts you in great spirits for the weekend!

Love. Love. Love this trend! Nothing says summer fun like pinwheels. I’ve been dying to do these for a wedding. So…if you’re in the market for these fun and whimsical decorations, please…LET ME KNOW!!! Here are a few samples I found on Oh So Beautiful Paper. Enjoy! 

Photo by: Sewell Photography via Style Me Pretty (left),
Photo by: Three Photographers, Boutonniere by: Twirlie Whirlies via Ruffled (right)

Photo by: Hyer Images via Delightfully Engaged

Escort Cards by: Rule42 (left), Table Number by: Rule42 (right)

Photo by: Marianne Wilson Photography via Wedding Chicks (left),
Escort Cards by: Lisa Leonard Designs via Kitchen Belleicious (right)

Photo by Elyse Hall Photography via Style Me Pretty

Favors by Estefi Machado for Dotcoms for Moms



1. Passion to Personalize

This year’s weddings are all about paying attention to the details and giving your wedding memorable touches to reflect your passion, personality and style. Personalize your wedding stationery with signature colors, fun fonts, playful patterns and unique wording to set the tone.

2. Pretty Pockets

Oh so pretty and oh so practical. It’s no wonder that Pocket folds are a favorite Invitation type. Ideal for modern brides and destination weddings, Pockets are the perfect choice for keeping all of your wedding info neat and organized. Fill your pockets with Enclosure and RSVP Cards and then seal with love.

3. Captivating Colors

Bold and tropical colors are the hottest hues for 2011, with Pantone’s warm honeysuckle pink as a featured favorite. Gray is the new black and the preferred neutral. Color trends are fun, but it is really all about your favorite colors. Personalize your wedding stationery and give it the color burst that you love with any combination you want.

4. Modern Monogram

From custom-designed wedding logos to a gorgeous showcasing of the bride and groom’s initials, modern monograms are an artful trend in wedding stationery. Beautify and set your Save the Dates and Invitations apart with a monogram. Carry the design to your Favors and Thank Yous for a look that’s well rounded and uniquely yours.

5. Vintage Charm

A vintage look and feel is one of the most popular wedding trends today. From attire to décor, integrate the charm of a different era into your modern wedding. Since your wedding stationery is the first glimpse that guests will see, define your style and set the mood with classic patterns, distinctive fonts and retro-inspired elements.

6. Simple Sophistication

Combining simplicity with elegance, couples with this wedding style will be drawn to designs that have an effortless and understated quality to them. Personalize your Save the Dates and Wedding Invitation ensemble with script fonts and muted colors to reflect your uncomplicated yet elegant style.

7. Lovely Layers

Easily translate this look to your wedding stationery by layering your Invitations with sheer Vellum Bands, decorative Seals and colorful Envelope Liners. Wrap your wedding stationery with lovely layers and invite your guests to discover the beauty that lies underneath.

8. Thoughtful Themes

Creating continuity throughout your entire wedding has never been easier – than with a wedding theme. From beach wedding themes that feature seaside motifs to the fairytale feel of a royal wedding, a prominent theme will keep a wedding look consistent, from beginning to end.

9. Cultural Chic

Modern couples are embracing their culture and finding ways to sprinkle unique elements from their heritage and background across their wedding. Make a stylish statement with your Invitations, Programs, Favors and Thank Yous using distinguishing designs, unique wording and custom colors.

10. Eco-Friendly

Making less of a carbon footprint is only growing in popularity as a lifestyle trend. Eco-conscious couples appreciate chic and earth-friendly wedding invitation alternatives like 100% post-consumer fiber, Green Seal Certified Linen paper and the 100% cotton paper of our Letterpress Invitations.

Every invitation shown was created by TEN:THIRTEEN design. Photos taken by Brand Photodesign and Jennifer Driscoll Photography. Information found on MagnetStreet Weddings.