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Elegant Ombre Bat Mitzvah Invitations

These elegant ombre Bat Mitzvah invitations are a must have if you’re looking for a wow-worthy invitation design. Our Amira customization features digital printing and a cool ombre effect, with gold matte foil stamping and a vibrant patterned envelope liner in varying shades of orange to match. We’d bring in fun golden touches — like a glittery golden photobooth backdrop and cake pop tassels — and lots of colorful pink & orange decor to an Amira-inspired party.

Ombre + gold foil Amira Bat Mitzvah invitations + party ideas from Smock

Photo credits: Cake, cake pops + flowers / Gold backdrop  

Color-blocked Bat Mitzvah Invitations + Party Ideas

Our Peyton Bat Mitzvah invitations are all about making a statement. These bold, color-blocked invites feature a vibrant ocean folio with hot pink stripes and silver matte foil stamping. For a Peyton-inspired party, we’d tie in the cute star motif from the invitations with starry paper garland and other decorative elements (like paper poms and straws!) and colorful macarons to match.

Peyton Bat Mitzvah invitations + party ideas from Smock

Photo credits: Stars / Poms / Straws / Macarons 

Roxbury B’not Mitzvah Invitations + Festive Party Ideas

For our Roxbury B’not Mitzvah invitations, we picture a vibrant celebration filled with lots of color and style. This invitation suite features a variety of our patterns in sea mist and papaya inks, so for a Roxbury-styled party we’d have colorful candy, fun fizzy drinks and a cute photobooth backdrop with colors and patterns to play off the invitations.

Roxbury B'not Mitzvah letterpress + foil stamped invitations from Smock

Photo credits: Drinks / Table / Backdrop 

Elegant Bat Mitzvah Invitations + Party Ideas for Finley

Our new Finley Bat Mitzvah invitations are equal parts feminine, elegant, and youthful. Printed in our violet + gossamer inks on our new, ultra thick 3-ply paper and accented with tawny matte foil, these square invitations call for a celebration filled with pretty floral decor and the sweetest of treats.

Elegant + feminine Finley Bat Mitzvah invitations + party inspiration from Smock

Photo credits: Chair / TartsCake / Poms 

Glittering Gold Bat Mitzvah Inspiration + Dots Bat Mitzvah Invitation Suite

Our festive new Dots Bat Mitzvah invitation suite has party written all over it! Big, playful dots surround the invitations and other suite pieces, while gold matte foil makes this design shine. For a Dots-styled celebration, we picture lots of fun gold accents — like striped gold straws and glittery golden donuts!

Dots Bat Mitzvah party inspiration + letterpress and foil stamped invitations from Smock

Photo credits: Straws / Ornaments / Glittery donuts / Cake table

Amira Bat Mitzvah Party Inspiration

We’re really excited about the launch of our new Mitzvah designs, so to celebrate their debut we’re going to be sharing some fun posts with party ideas and inspiration for these new invitations! Today’s inspiration features Amira, a sophisticated Bat Mitzvah invitation featuring purple shine foil stamping and our exclusive Ruby calligraphy font by Molly Jacques. The suite also features a foil stamped photo save the date! For Amira we’re picturing a Bat Mitzvah celebration with lush purple centerpieces, sweet sips in fancy purple glassware, and festive metallic decor.

Purple Bat Mitzvah Party Inspiration from Smock

Photo credits: Floral ombre centerpieces + cocktails | Confetti System Pinatas 

The inspiration behind Stella – an exclusive calligraphy font from Smock

Here at Smock, we’ve developed six exclusive calligraphy fonts based on the actual penmanship of master calligraphers. New for the 2013 wedding season are two brand new calligraphy fonts: the Smock Stella and the Smock Plaza. Last week, we gave a behind-the-scenes look at Sarah Hanna’s inspiration for the Smock Plaza, and today we’re sharing Kelle Ann McCarter’s inspiration for the Smock Stella font.

How did you develop the Stella Hand for Smock?
I spend much time developing new styles of calligraphy and experimenting with different types of calligraphy nibs. I normally think of a character or personality and then try to translate it to the lettering. In “Stella”, I envisioned the French American stage and movie actress Claudette Colbert. I wanted her to be strong, quirky, independent, playful- perhaps with a touch of mysterious contradiction; one who has self-possession and is comfortable in any setting; understated without excessive flourish.

Kelle McCarter creates a swirly and fun calligraphy font for smock

The inspiration behind Stella:
I purchased some vintage straight pins and the packaging design in which they were enclosed showed a lovely lettering- dainty and spritely. I was smitten with the movement and simplicity of the strokes. I knew I wanted to create something in this vein which is different from my other calligraphy styles.

Stella is inspired by vintage details, and Claudette Colbert

(sources from left to right: decor | Claudette Colbert | clutch and jewels | dress | cake )

What kind of weddings do you picture this font used for?
Since “Stella” was conceived to be a well-rounded lady, she can be used in any wedding – from modern to vintage to formal. For example, in the current issue of Brides Magazine, “Stella” in foil stamping is shown as a perfect pairing for a black-tie soiree.

Stella by Kelle McCarter is a calligraphy font with personality

Visit a Smock dealer today to see the Smock Stella font (and all of our other fonts) in person and get started on your next custom order!

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