Friday, September 21, 2012

Invitation Reveal

Yesterday I told you all about the process of getting to print our wedding invitations.. and today, I'm here to show them to you!!! WOO!

I knew I wanted our invitations done in calligraphy but by the time I ordered it was just getting too late, but luckily, Palm Papers offered a faux calligraphy printed while the invitations were being printed. YAY! And it looks AWESOME! Since they were being printed instead of hand done I knew I wanted to add something special to the envelopes: Vintage Stamps!!!

I got carried away on the vintage stamp train, and thus searched while the invitations were being printed and found a local gal, Samantha, who actually sold vintage stamps and allowed me to go pick them out myself. I found her via Etsy and I was SO elated to use the stamps! 

Here is our envelope reveal...

And what my table looked like because I had to hand paste the stamps on the envelopes.. all 5 stamps on 100 envelopes..

I think the faux calligraphy came out great!! I really loved it!! It came out so nice and clean (minus me protecting some family members below). It was clean and cohesive for the inner envelopes and I couldn't have been more happy with how it turned out! I also loved the gray envelopes too!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the envelopes and the stamps! I had 4 different variations!

So NOW ladies and gents we can get to the invitation itself!! Like I said I had the invitations done in letter press, along with the RSVP card and a reception insert card. Lauren took my Uncle's design and applied it to the RSVP and insert to make everything flow and I loved how it turned out. I used white paper with the gray letter press because I prefer white over an ercu color to make it more modern and sleek. (I apologize in advance all these photos were taken with my iPhone so they don't really do any of these pictures justice but I'm sure Meredith will take beautiful pictures for us to keep forever!) Without further ado...

HOORAY! What do you guys think?! I was so excited about them and I'm so excited to share them with you!! It's weird because this makes it totally "official" and with get our marriage license this week it's definitely approaching fast. It just still doesn't seem real! But I DO love calling mom every night to ask who RSVP'd because she's receiving them all so that we could be more traditional with the invitations. :) THANKS MOM!

Let me know what you guys think and HAPPY WEEKEND!


  1. Beautiful! I love that you used vintage stamps. The faux calligraphy looks AWESOME and sounds like a great idea, since I am currently only halfway through handwriting all of our invites...definitely keep kicking myself on that one.

    1. How did your invites turn out?! Can't wait to hear more details!

  2. They look awesome!! I love the vintage stamps and the grey envelopes to match the letterpress. :)

  3. I found your blog via Grey Likes Weddings, and I agree, the "faux calligraphy" is fabulous! Congratulations!

  4. I love how these turned out! You can't even tell it is faux calligraphy! Superb job! :)

    Summer of Grey Likes Weddings

    1. Thanks Summer! I know you have an amazing eye for style so I trust your judgement! ;)