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Letter Perfect

Set the tone right with classic letterpress invitations

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  • PRESSED TO PERFECTION: CALLIGRA-FREE
    Whimsical, flowing letterpress charcoal script on 100 percent recycled cotton stock, from St. Paul–based Dick and Jane Letterpress Co.
    dickandjaneletterpress.com
  • PRESSED TO PERFECTION: SAVE THE DATE, SAVE THE TAB
    Letterpress save-the-date coaster with purple script on 100 percent recycled pulp stock. Also from Dick and Jane Letterpress Co.
  • PRESSED TO PERFECTION: OH L'AMOUR
    Though they married in Minneapolis, this couple wanted to incorporate elements of France, where they met studying abroad. Outer envelope with watercolor image liner, dark navy letterpress script on cotton stock.
    Amy Zaroff Events + Design, amyzaroff.com
  • PRESSED TO PERFECTION: ROLLER COASTER
    Letterpress save-the-date coaster with gold calligraphy script.
    Calligraphy by Queen Quills, queenquills.com; Letterpress by Paperista, paperista.com
  • PRESSED TO PERFECTION: COUNTRY CLUB TWIST
    Striped outer envelope, funky navy letterpress script with cream circle accents on cream cotton stock.
    Also from Paperista
  • PRESSED TO PERFECTION: FABRIC IN BLOOM
    Fabric accents are this season’s latest invitation trend, from fabric envelope liners to this delicate fabric flower. Letterpress black script with gray dot background on white cotton stock.
    Also from Paperista
  • PRESSED TO PERFECTION: SWEET SUITE
    Paperista’s pièce de résistance: cream inner envelope with silver paper liner, dark blue letterpress script on cream cotton stock, RSVP card in ivory muslin bag. Note the sweet use of violet-and-white bakery string around the invite and metallic pink paillettes (aka confetti).
    Also from Paperista
  • CREATIVE COLORING: ART FOR LIFE
    Another trend we’ve spotted: stationers and artists teaming up to create a lasting souvenir of your celebration. Mara-Mi offers hand-painted watercolor designs for your invitation suite—and the walls of your new home. Original hand-painted watercolor flowers, with brown Kraft envelope.
    mara-mi.com
  • CREATIVE COLORING: EXTRA! EXTRA!
    The New York Times–themed save-the-dates, rolled and tied with twine, with cardboard mailing tubes and custom labels.
    Amy Zaroff Events + Design, amyzaroff.com
  • CREATIVE COLORING: I ❤ MINNESOTA
    Red, white, and blue Minnesota-themed save-the-date postcards.
    Paper Rock Scissor,
  • CREATIVE COLORING: BIG-DAY BLIZZARD
  • CREATIVE COLORING: NOW BOARDING
    Pink letterpress boarding pass invite on 100 percent recycled cotton stock. Note the fun tear-off date “stub.”
    Dick and Jane Letterpress Co., dickandjaneletterpress.com
  • PUSHING THE ENVELOPE: KEYED UP
    Don’t love blue? Try purple, a color fit for a queen. Paper Rock Scissor plays up the Old World trend with a black-and-white key envelope liner and metallic purple invite with gold envelope.
    paperrockscissor.com
  • PUSHING THE ENVELOPE: BACK TO NATURE
    Subtle hand-painted watercolor leaf design (framed original watercolor available), with brown Kraft envelope.
    Mara-Mi, mara-mi.com
  • PUSHING THE ENVELOPE: LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL
    Set the tone for your destination wedding, be it in Nassau or New Orleans. Purple-and-mint-green letterpress on 100 percent recycled cotton stock.
    Dick and Jane Letterpress Co., dickandjaneletterpress.com

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