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Darjeeling: Ethereal Beauty

Inspired by intricate mosaic tile murals and tranquil stained glass windows, the whimsical artwork of the Darjeeling wedding invitation suite is an ode to bespoke craftsmanship. Letterpress printed on repurposed 100% cotton rag paper, we chose a calming color palette of pale neutrals to emphasize the soothing disposition. With it’s delicate yet captivating artwork, our Darjeeling invitation suite is the essence of ethereal boho chic. This elegant bohemian letterpress invitation is also wonderfully suited for Bat Mitzvah invitations, shower invitations or custom party invitations for a romantic feel.

Scroll down for a peek at the inspiration behind this unique invitation suite, or for the complete inspiration board visit us on Pinterest.

Darjeeling Bohemian Letterpress Invitation

 

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Billboard – the BIG debut

Not your average wedding invitation, the 2012 How International Merit Award winning Billboard invitation suite is a quirky wedding invitation design that will make a BIG impact (literally). This playful one-of-a-kind design depicts tongue-and-cheek copy, vibrant colors, a plethora of lively typefaces, and dynamic typesetting that is perfect for your unconventional event. The smart, cheeky invitation is playfully oversized (well, “Jumbo” actually), and each collateral piece is equally clever and fun in its own right. Your guests will have a great time discovering and savoring the witticisms unique to each piece! The Billboard invitation suite is also a perfect option for Bar Mitzvah invitations, Bat Mitzvah invitations, or for custom party invitations with a fun and funky vibe.

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Elum – Winner of 3 How International Design Awards

We proudly announce that Elum is the winner of three How International Design Awards including an Outstanding Achievement Award in Invitation Design for Elum’s own art director, Amy Kreft Green’s stunning letterpress wedding invitation suite. For her October 2012 wedding to Frank Green, Amy designed her wedding stationery as a series of vintage inspired books. The Save the Date (which is Volume 1 in the book series) is a custom designed & illustrated letterpress mini-book which tucks safely into a tiny letterpress pocket with a die-cut window showcasing the cover that reads “And so our story begins.” The Invitation (Volume 2) is a larger more complex book incorporating layers of original textile patterns and hand-drawn florals (paying homage to the romantic lavender farm where the wedding took place) all deeply letterpressed into luxurious soft cotton paper. The Ceremony Program (Volume 3) and Menu (Volume 4) were also tailor-made and completed the unique book series. We fell in love with the little details Amy incorporated such as the “library card” inspired Reply shown below and bookmarks mimicking antique book spines that detailed the wedding weekend events for their guests.

Elum also received Merit Awards for our Sweet Shoppe letterpress wedding invitation suite, inspired by vintage candy packaging and old-fashioned ice cream parlors; and our Billboard letterpress wedding invitation suite which pairs clever wording and type pairings with fun vibrant colors in a playfully over-sized dimension (well pretty darn big actually) that we lovingly call “Jumbo.” We feel like proud parents over here and are so honored to receive this recognition.

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Alchemy – great chemistry is all it takes

Letterpress Edge Painting

“If you’re in love and there’s that chemistry, that’s what it’s all about.”
-Sanaa Lathan

The Alchemy invitation suite from our brand new Elum Couture Volume 3 album embodies elegance with an uncluttered sophisticated aesthetic. The neutral textural background, reminiscent of patterns from the Deco era, is quiet in nature and creates a unique juxtaposition when paired with the surprise pops of color used throughout. The brightly colored Edge Painting elevates the Alchemy design to a level that we believe to be, simply stated, stunning. The Alchemy wedding invitation is also extremely well suited for a sophisticated Bar Mitzvah invitation, Bat Mitzvah invitations, or for custom party invitations with a clean ultra modern vibe.

Learn more about edge painting and other special finishes Here.

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Letterpress Edge Painting Inspiration

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SYNTHESIS invitation inspiration

Synthesis is a modern letterpress wedding invitation that is cool and clean in composition with a look that will wow your guests with what’s to come. This ultra modern letterpress wedding invitation fuses geometry and perspective together to create an illusion of depth through the use of color and pattern. The effect is both masculine in its form and feminine in its color wash, a perfect choice for the couple looking for something a little different and unexpected in a wedding invitation.

THIS ULTRA MODERN LETTERPRESS WEDDING INVITATION FUSES GEOMETRY AND PERSPECTIVE TOGETHER TO CREATE AN ILLUSION OF DEPTH THROUGH THE USE OF COLOR AND PATTERN

Letterpress printed in 2 colors on 100% cotton rag paper, this design can be customized to suit your own color preferences and may be paired with optional Envelopments® enclosures and envelopes available in a wide array of colors and finishes. The Synthesis wedding invitation would also be a wonderful choice for Bar Mitzvah invitations, Bat Mitzvah invitations, or for custom party invitations with an uncluttered modern flair. Take a look below at the inspiration behind this contemporary invitation suite, and come back again for more mood boards coming soon from our new Umi 2 album!

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FRENCH QUARTER invitation inspiration

A classic black and white invitation is a look that will never go out of style! Our French Quarter is an extravagant letterpress wedding invitation that is a celebration of the architectural distinction of the Vieux Carre. With its graceful wrought iron balconies, lacy galleries and hidden courtyards ideal for a fancy fete, the New Orleans French Quarter is the perfect inspiration for a simply sublime invitation. As a classic black and white invitation using clever thoughtful font pairings, the French Quarter design is a triumph of texture and movement.

WITH ITS GRACEFUL WROUGHT IRON BALCONIES, LACY GALLERIES AND HIDDEN COURTYARDS IDEAL FOR A FANCY FETE, THE NEW ORLEANS FRENCH QUARTER IS THE PERFECT INSPIRATION FOR A SIMPLY SUBLIME INVITATION.

Letterpress printed in 1 color on 100% cotton rag paper, this marvelous invitation design can be customized to fit your personal ink and paper color preference. The optional Envelopments® enclosures and envelopes are available in a wide assortment of colors and finishes. The French Quarter wedding invitation suite would also be wonderfully suited for shower invitations, Bat Mitzvah invitations, or custom party invitations with lavish decorative flair. Take a peek below at the inspiration behind this lavish invitation suite, and come back again for more mood boards coming soon from our new Umi 2 album!

 

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ARCHIVA invitation inspiration

The ‘Archiva‘ wedding invitation suite from our Elum Couture Vol. 2 album celebrates lasting love with a save the date timeline and a style influenced by artifacts from a bygone era. Clean and simple typography mixed with vintage postage stamp artwork give a nod to years gone by. This classic design is ideal for the couple hosting a modern event infused with the unique character of antique touches and personal homemade accents.

Letterpress printed in 3 soothing ink colors on double thick Tree Free Bamboo Ivory paper, this invitation is all about the little details, such as the delicate texture of the translucent Onion Skin enclosure that houses the invitation and emphasizes the momentous affair. Take a look below at the inspiration behind this timeless design, and check back again for more mood boards coming soon from our custom wedding invitation albums!

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entry #9: our SHORELINE invitation inspiration

The ‘Shoreline‘ wedding invitation suite from our new Umi 2 album is the perfect invitation for a beach chic affair. We were inspired by sun-washed French ticking textiles and the traditional Nantucket basket weave that pay homage to coastal New England living. We chose to letterpress print this design in a timeless combination of ‘Navy Blue’ and ‘Stone’ gray inks on crisp, white 100% cotton rag paper. The nautical sea life icons create a classic beachy feel, while the simplistic organic nature of the artwork gives this invitation a modern touch. Take a peek below at the inspiration behind this charming invitation suite, and come back again for more mood boards coming soon from our new Umi 2 album!

 

1. Nantucket basket, photo by The Jason Groupp via Style Me Pretty

2. Beach bride, photo by Kaylee Eylander Photography via Jenny Cookies

3. White hydrangea bouquet, photo by Lisa Rigby Photography via Style Me Pretty

4. Shoreline letterpress wedding invitation, elum

5. Nantucket Golf Club, photo by The Jason Groupp via Style Me Pretty

6. Vintage French ticking, loodylady via ebay

7. Ribbon cake, photo by The Jason Groupp via Style Me Pretty

8. Blueberry lemonade cocktail, photo by Tim Halberg via Santa Barbara Chic

9. Driftwood hurricane lantern, Anthropologie

10. Shoreline letterpress wedding invitation, elum

11. Ring box, photo by Jessica Antola for Martha Stewart Weddings

12. Starfish mirror, Art Fire

13. Bride and groom shoes, photo by Kaylee Eylander Photography via Jenny Cookies

14. Lobster bake, photo by Kana Okada for Elle Decor

15. Seersucker suit, photo by Jessica Smith Photography via Style Me Pretty

16. DIY napkins, photo by Jessica Antola for Martha Stewart Weddings

17. Blue hydrangeas, Fresh Home & Garden

18. Gray flower girl dress, J.Crew

19. Clam basket, Frugal Farmhouse Design

20. Beach reception, photo by Kate Headley via Style Me Pretty

21. Lemonade, photo by Lisa Rigby Photography via Style Me Pretty

22. Beach reception seating, photo by Studio 28 Photo via Style Me Pretty

23. Prudence Island lighthouse at Sandy Point, photo via Alexey Sergeev

24. S’mores favor boxes, photo by VUE Photography via The Knot

25. Vanguard Cape Ann Chair, Coastal Living Collection, Rue La La

26. Flip flop basket, photo by Shannon Lee Images via Style Me Pretty

27. Antique French ticking, loodylady via ebay

28. Shoreline letterpress wedding invitation, elum

29. Anchor ring bearer pillow, photo by Katy Carrier Events via Style Me Pretty

30. Sailboat pulley, by Let Ideas Compete via flickr

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invitation inspiration – RESTORATION

The Restoration wedding invitation from our Elum Couture Vol. 2 album is a reflection of the revival of vintage and organic elements within an urban setting. This 3 color letterpress wedding invitation utilizes distressed typography that, when paired with subtle floral elements and a rustic textured background, exudes a shabby and (ultra) chic quality that is perfect for the hip couple looking for an invitation with a unique customized feel. Take a look below at the inspiration behind this modern trend-setting design, and check back again for more moods boards coming soon from our custom wedding invitation albums!

invitation inspiration - restoration

 

 

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