Yelena & Chris’ Modern Parisian Wedding Invitations

Yelena & Chris' Modern Parisian Wedding Inivtations | Atelier Isabey

Yelena & Chris’ gorgeous wedding suite, created by Atelier Isabey, is the perfect blend of classic, Parisian glamour and chic, contemporary style. Featuring luxe letterpress invitations, printed in gold and black, a coat of arms designed just for the couple, and a seriously stylish booklet containing wedding details and information, this suite is the pinnacle of sophistication and luxury.

Yelena & Chris' Modern Parisian Wedding Inivtations | Atelier Isabey

Atelier Isabey shares details about this beautiful project:

Weddings don’t get any more romantic and glamorous than in Paris, so we wanted to set the tone with an invitation that captured a truly classic Parisian feel in a fresh, updated way. We tried to stay away from anything too kitschy or cliché and focused on making the suite feel French and Parisian with understated references to the city of lights and with elegant photography and graphics. Yelena, the bride, was originally from Russia and loved all things luxurious and ornate. Chris, on the other hand, had a more modern and minimalist, Philippe Starck aesthetic. We merged their individual styles right in the middle and accentuated the design with a multitude of luxe print methods, details, and finishings.

The invitation card is printed in gold foil and black letterpress on ultra thick stock with gilded edges. It is paired with a booklet (also with gilded edges) which outlines the itinerary, information, and details, all designed in a contemporary editorial style with bold typography and crisp photography. Both of these pieces slide into a stark white sleeve accented with a sculpture embossed coat of arms designed specially for them. To finish the entire look we designed a custom gusseted envelope with a thick spine and contoured flap to house the contents within.

Embossed Coat of Arms | Atelier Isabey

Gold and Black Letterpress Wedding Invitations | Atelier Isabey

Yelena & Chris' Modern Parisian Wedding Inivtations | Atelier Isabey

Yelena & Chris' Modern Parisian Wedding Inivtations | Atelier Isabey

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Whimsical, Book-Themed Baby Shower Invitations


Whimsical, Book-Themed Baby Shower Invitations | Design House of Moira

I’m a sucker for a book-themed invitation, and these custom baby shower invitations by Moira Design Studio are so very sweet. The book-themed invites feature whimsical hand lettering and hand drawn illustrations, along with colorful touches of watercolor that bring color and depth to this darling ensemble.

Jessica from Moira Design shares:

What better way to set the tone for a book-themed baby shower than by sending the invitations in a book! I knew I wanted to include illustrations and artwork, as well as hand lettering, and I also knew I wanted to think of an interesting method of shipping.

I ordered an antique set of children’s classics from eBay (the same set my mom has as a little girl), and I tucked the invitation sets into the books, wrapped them in brown paper, and into the post they went. The suites themselves included the invitation, reply card, a bookplate, and a request to have the guests bring their favorite book to start baby Claire’s library. I also included a bookmark so people knew to open the book when they got it in the mail.

Whimsical, Book-Themed Baby Shower Invitations | Design House of Moira

Whimsical, Book-Themed Baby Shower Invitations | Design House of Moira

images from Moira Design Studio

2014 Calendars, Part 1

It’s calendar season (yay!) and, over the next few weeks, I’ll be rounding up my favorite calendars from across the style spectrum, starting with this bunch of sweet, illustrated designs. I say this every year, but I really DO wish that I had room on my walls for, say, 25 or so calendars because there are just so many great designs.

Cute, Illustrated 2014 Calendars as seen on

1. Foxes in Love Mini Desk Calendar | Paper Sparrow 2. Oversized Wall Calendar | One Canoe Two 3. Paris Perpetual Calendar | Pei Design 4. Owls Wall Calendar | The Fox and The Teacup 5. Whale Wall Calendar | Gingiber 6. Dream Big Wall Calendar | Pintachan for 1973 7. Mini Wall Calendar | JooJoo 8. Die-Cut Owl Desktop Calendar | Night Owl Paper Goods

images from their respective sources