Wedding Invitation Inspiration

Today, I thought I’d share some of my current favorite wedding invitations + save the dates I’ve seen in the past few weeks. There are so many creative designers out there creating really unique invitations for couples – and there are also lots of studios that have amazing collections that can be customized to your liking.

The first group are from MaeMae paperiee in Los Angeles. This collection is called Jasper and is from their 2010 Collection. The best part about it is that everything can be customized to your choice of colors and even minimal design adjustments are allowed. Pieces can be printed flat or letterpressed. So great for couples that want custom invites, but maybe don’t have the budget for them.

Below is a customized Bridal Shower invitation MaeMae created for a backyard bridal shower in San Diego. I love the muted colors and nest illustration.

Next up is a favorite illustrator of mine whose work I’ve featured a bunch of times here on Green Wedding Shoes, Anna Bond of Rifle Paper Co. From Anna, Chris & Alison were married at a national park in Ohio and their invitation set was inspired by their location as well as their love of gig & vintage WPA posters. The main invitation was a fold out poster and we also created a vintage park guide inspired booklet that included a note from the couple, wedding information, a map, and a tear away RSVP postcard on the last page. The booklet was printed and then bound with stitched red thread. So much love and detail put into this!

Below is a Bahamas letterpress invite designed by the talented groom, Scott Peiffer, and printed at Studio on Fire. I love the uniqueness of each card. So many different textures and graphics – you can tell a lot of thought and love went into this.

And last, but not least, some amazing illustration work by Anne Benjamin of Mok Duk. Somewhere between Chicago & Pittsburgh, two paths crossed. This first letterpressed invite celebrates the couple’s memorable past and their bright future to come.

This second screen printed invitation incorporates the couple’s love for biking and the outdoors as well as the Arts & Crafts aesthetic of the lodge and amphitheater where the wedding took place.

If you need more inspiration, be sure to check out any of the above sites – lots more beauties in their shops and blogs. Remember, the invite is the first thing your guests will see about your wedding. It helps sets the tone and formality of your wedding and prepares your guests for what’s to come, so get creative!

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  1. I am so inspired by these! I had the pleasure of recently working with MaeMae Paperiee and was so impressed with her design and creativity! Love this new collection!

  2. I love that last one! I mean I love them all but thats my favorite :)

  3. LOVE all of them! What an amazing collection.

  4. wow – i'm a printmaker and would someday like to print my own invitations…but maybe i'll have them do it instead :)

  5. I have been struggling to come up with an invitation style and design – thanks so much for the inspiration!

  6. love them all! i am really liking the bird/nest theme that is going around right now!

  7. i'm gasping over the first one in yellow! so incredibly gorgeous. thanks for posting it!

  8. What a great collection of invites. I think I loved them all! I wish I was a great illustrator so I too could make such great things!

  9. I love the last one because of how well colors are combine plus the bike makes it a bonus…

  10. I love all the designs especially the embossed ones with the mixture of sky blue and light maroon colors.I think it's the 4th one from the top.Great designs!!!

  11. The MaeMae Paperiee collections are to die for! Love the personality of the yellow ones and am in awe over every detail of the birdsnest beauties! Thanks for the inspiration!

  12. These are nice wedding inspirations. I like the yellow invitation very much! Thanks for sharing.

  13. Wow what a collection! Lovely work here.

  14. Thanks for posting these! Who designed the last one? If it's Arts and Crafts there isn't a link for it. Please provide! Thanks again!

  15. Laurice – The last two invites were designed by Anne Benjamin of Mok Duk. You can see more of her work here: Thanks!

  16. I blogged about the invitations from Mae Mae's Paperie a couple days ago in my blog,
    She makes gorgeous invitations, and I love the option to print them yourself—it makes beauty afforadable!!!!

  17. These are beautiful & so unique! I love the use of color – especially the yellow!

  18. These wedding invitations are so innovative especially the yellow one!

  19. Ah, beautifully crafted stationery makes me tingly inside :)

  20. Love, love, love all of these! It's so exciting to see couples really put their own personalities into their invites.

  21. I love the invitations for the destination wedding! They're so bright and are so characteristic of the wedding location. The personalization in all of the invitations is fantastic!

  22. I love all of these invitations so much! Have you ever seen any stuff from Copper Willow? They have very classic looking invites. They're having an event next week you should check out if you're free! I think you'd love it.


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