Weekly Wrap #34 : Red, White, and Cool

Weekly Wrap

Red, White, and Blue Weaved Ribbon Gift


If you haven’t seen the Wizard of Oz inspired children’s party that’s been the talk of the entertaining blogs recently, then your eyes are in for a treat. One Charming Party created the concept, which was photographed by Nicole Hill Gerulat, and every last detail is so much fun. My favorite — though the Toto frosted cookies came close — is this beautiful favor package. The colors are so vibrant, and I love the weaved ribbons in varied widths, coupled with the patterned paper “a” tag. So much loveliness in one little package.

Happy weekend, all! I have lots of good things in store for you next week, including an awesome giveaway and a paper craft that I hope you’ll really dig. Catch you Monday!

photos by Nicole Hill Gerulat; concept by One Charming Party

JP + Kiera’s Dreamy Typographic Wedding Suite

What happens when two talented graphic designers, who also happen to be the bride and groom to be, decide to DIY their entire wedding suite, printing included, themselves? Pink and gold letterpress wedding invitation and save the date perfection, that’s what happens.


JP + Kiera Letterpress Wedding Invitations


JP and Kiera met when they were both attending the Parsons School of Design so, when it came time to create the paper elements for their wedding, they saw it fitting that they would create everything themselves. After window shopping dozens of fonts, researching wedding blogs for ideas and inspiration, and making a trip to a flower warehouse and photographing elements and colors that they loved, their concept was a lock.


JP + Kiera Letterpress Save the Dates


The couple took a letterpress class at a local Brooklyn shop and printed their save the dates themselves in mid-January. The biggest challenge, they said, was in cutting the cards and lining the envelopes!


JP + Kiera Letterpress Wedding Invitations


The wedding invitations were a further extension of the save the dates, and the design process was truly a collaboration, with JP setting the type and Kiera, who is also a talented illustrator, drawing the flourished letter extensions. During the process, the two said that they learned just how much they were meant for one another — don’t you just love creative projects that bring you closer to your partner? Best wishes, JP and Kiera!

You can check out many more photos of the gorgeously dreamy letterpress save the date cards and wedding invitations on Flickr, but here’s a little more pink and gold eye candy before you go:


JP + Kiera Letterpress Wedding Invitations

JP + Kiera Letterpress Wedding Invitations

JP + Kiera Letterpress Wedding Invitations

images from Jean-Pierre Gary and Kiera Ormut-Fleishman

Wedding Invitations from Meant to be Sent

Meant to be Sent Nautical Wedding Invitations


If you’re signed up for my Paper Goodies newsletter, then you’ll recognize these fun green and navy nautical wedding invitations by Meant to be Sent, which I sneak peeked in the newsletter last week. As promised, I have much, much more wedding invitation eye candy for you today from Meant to be Sent, including more shots of these nautical pretties, which feature rope closures and green and white striped envelope liners (love!).


Meant to be Sent Nautical Wedding Invitations


I’m also loving these letterpress, accordion fold wedding invites, featuring a more subdued blue and green palette, silhouette accents, and great typography. These have a cool, Art Deco kind of vibe.


Meant to be Sent Letterpress Wedding Invitations

Meant to be Sent Letterpress Wedding Invitations

Meant to be Sent Letterpress Wedding Invitations


And, of course, I would be remiss if I didn’t include this lovely, peacock-inspired wedding suite, which features vibrant teal ribbon and real peacock feather accents and is printed on gold metallic cardstock for an extra lush touch.


Meant to be Sent Peacock Wedding Invitations

Check out Meant to be Sent’s entire custom wedding invitation portfolio.

photos of the nautical and letterpress invitations by Melissa Hayes; peacock invitation photo by Melany Hallgren