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Custom venue-inspired wedding invitations and save the dates

It’s always fun to see the finishing touches that our clients make when it comes to their wedding invitations and save the dates. For Chelsea and JohnMichael’s May wedding at The Hempstead House, we worked with Jill from Jilly P Invitations & Gifts to create a set of custom, venue-inspired wedding invitations and save the dates. Jill shared some background with us on the inspiration for this suite – we’ll let her take it from here! 

Whenever I work with a customer, my goal is to always make their dreams become a reality. For this invitation, the bride wanted a drawing of the castle where the event was being held. So as to hint at the incredible night ahead, we first used a hand drawn image of the castle on the save the date. As we continued the process, we then included the castle design on the direction card in the pocketfold invitation, and to tie it all together, we designed a beautiful stamp incorporating the castle. In finalizing the entire package, we added a wax seal on the back of the envelope with the bride and groom’s initials as a perfect finishing touch for what will be the most magical night of their lives.

Custom pocketfold wedding invitations with matching monogram wax seal from Smock

Custom save the dates from Smock with matching custom postage stamps

Custom save the dates from Smock with matching custom postage stamps

Custom pocketfold monogrammed wedding invitations with matching monogram postage stamp

Custom foil, letterpress and digitally printed wedding invitation suite and save the dates from Smock

letterpress ink: jute |  foil: tawny matte | digital inks: jute + espresso | fonts: smock plaza + wallis | paper: 1-ply white  bamboo | sizes: S-8 folio + S-6 + S-5 | folio interior + exterior: sinclair pattern in jute | envelope liners: metallic camel design: custom library featuring submitted artwork | customization #:35310 + 35404 | Jilly P Invitations & Gifts

Black and Gold Art Deco Wedding Invitations

Anna and Peter customized our Emory design for their LA wedding at the Cicada Club – an art deco venue with vintage 1920’s flair. They chose a classic color palette of black letterpress with gold matte foil stamped accents for their invitations and incorporated an art deco patterned border on their reply cards to keep with the theme. They complemented the set with a striped patterned envelope liner, printed in black ink on metallic gold leaf paper for a subtle yet glamorous finishing touch. 

Black and gold art deco wedding invitations from Smock

Black and gold art deco wedding invitations from Smock

Black and gold art deco wedding invitations from Smock

letterpress ink color: black | foil color: gold matte |  fonts: Smock Plaza + Inigo | paper: 1-ply ivory bamboo | size: S-8 + S-5 | envelope liner: Seneca stripes pattern in black on metallic gold leaf paper | customization #34568 | William Ernest Brown

Romantic garden inspired custom wedding invitations

These elegant custom wedding invitations feature a unique combination of both blind embossed and blind debossed florals, making for a beautifully textured design. Inside the invitation envelopes, colorful florals and greenery were bursting right off the envelope liners, which featured lovely pastels in shades of blues, greens, and purples. Letterpress printing in wisteria ink was used for the text throughout the suite, accented by a sweet script font to highlight names and key details. 

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letterpress inks: wisteria + blind deboss | blind embossing | fonts + design: Nublia & Graham, custom | paper: 1-ply + 2-ply ivory bamboo | size: S-8 + S-6 + S-5 | envelope liner: custom submitted artwork | customization #34393 | Lion in the Sun

Double-sided bilingual wedding invitations

We worked with Debbie at RSVP Today to create Georgia and Matthew’s double-sided bilingual wedding invitations for their summer wedding in Crete. The couple chose our ultra-thick 3-ply paper for their double-sided invitations, which featured an elegant monogram flanked by our balsam wreath cartouche. Our exclusive Plaza calligraphy font was used on the English side of the invitations, as well as the monogram and the welcome, reply, and rehearsal dinner cards. Both sides of the invitations featured copper shine foil and sage green letterpress ink; the English side showcased the text in foil while the Greek side featured letterpress, and the design elements were printed in the opposite color for a mirrored effect. 

Double-sided bilingual invitations from Smock Double-sided bilingual invitation suite from Smock Double-sided bilingual invitations from Smock Double-sided bilingual invitations from Smock with copper foil + light green letterpress

letterpress ink: sage | foil color: copper shine | fonts + design: plaza, cooper + minion pro; Dawson design | paper: 1-ply + 3-ply ivory bamboo | size: S-8 + S-5 + S-5SQ | customization #32893 | RSVP Today

Gold and navy invitations with custom sleeves

Gold and navy is one of our favorite classic color pairings – and this Keira suite showcased it beautifully. Ryann and and Andrew opted to flip the orientation on the original design to create a vertical invitation, allowing for a more traditional layout for their text. Ruby, one of our exclusive calligraphy fonts (created just us by Molly Jacques) was used throughout the design, giving it a hand-calligraphed feel. A letterpress and foil stamped invitation sleeve contained each piece, which surely made an impression on every guest who received this stunning set! 

Custom gold + navy wedding invitations and sleeves from SmockCustom gold + navy wedding invitations and sleeves from Smock Custom gold + navy wedding invitations and sleeves from Smock 

letterpress ink: navy| foil color: gold matte | fonts + design: Smock Ruby + Greenaway, Keira | paper: 2-ply white | size: S-8 for sleeve + S-5 | sleeve: letterpress printed gosford sleeve | customization #28686 |The Write Touch 

Modern gold wedding invitations with watercolor accents

Amanda and Eric chose our Ellory design for their April wedding in Texas, opting for a gold color palette with pastel blue and green watercolor accents. We worked with our friends at Needle in a Haystack to create the set, which included a cute weekend festivities card and a response card in addition to the gold foil stamped invitations. An ocean-inspired watercolor envelope liner introduced a third color and complemented the mint green watercolor accents on each insert card beautifully. 

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letterpress ink: gold | foil color: gold matte | digital ink color: mint | fonts + design: lavish, timber + greenway, Ellory design | paper: 1-ply white | size: S-8 + S-5 + S-6 | envelope liner: watercolor 3 in mint, seamist and pool | customization #31973 | Needle in a Haystack 

Rustic Lodge-Inspired Letterpress Wedding Invitations

Katie and Grant worked with our friends at Union Street Papery to create their rustic lodge-inspired wedding invitations. Using our Cimarron design as a starting point, the couple customized the invitation to make it their own by incorporating a pine tree monogram along with a custom buffalo check patterned envelope liner. They used olive ink throughout the suite to keep everything cohesive. One of our favorite details from this set was the petite, double-sided website card that said “See you at the top!” on one side, and on the other, listed the website along with information regarding the chairlift ride to the celebration.  

Rustic letterpress wedding invitations from Smock Rustic letterpress wedding invitations from Smock Rustic letterpress wedding invitations from Smock

letterpress ink: olive | digital ink: olive | fonts + design: sutton + harrison + woodville, Cimarron design | paper: 1-ply + 2-ply white bamboo | size: S-8 + S-6 + S-5 +S-3 | envelope liner: custom supplied artwork | customization #33438 | Union Street Papery

Smock featured by Weddings in Houston Magazine

The new issue of Weddings in Houston magazine is available today, and their stationery picks are a must-see! They highlighted six different invitation trends, including colorful florals, jewel tones, watercolors, vintage romance, art deco details, and modern metallics. Our Ashbourne invitation suite (with its pink vintage rose patterned envelope liners) was included with the florals, while our Vista suite was showcased in the collection of watercolor designs. Ingalls, a monogrammed suite with letterpress and foil details, was featured alongside a feminine selection of vintage invitations, and our modern Bloomsbury design was matched up with other modern foil stamped designs. Many thanks to Weddings in Houston for the feature! 

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Rustic green + gold Greely wedding invitations

Kelly and Corbett chose our Greely design for their spring wedding invitations. We worked with our friends at Paper Place to customize the suite, which included a gold matte foil stamped invitation and letterpress insert cards printed in rich vine ink. The modern-meets-rustic look of the fonts and motifs on the invitation mirrors the style of Brazos Hall in Austin – a modern new event space with rustic architectural elements like exposed brick and wood beams. We were checking out the #BrazosHall hashtag and spotted a peek of Kelly and Corbett’s ceremony space on Instagram – don’t their invitations match the space perfectly?! 

Rustic green + gold wedding invitations from Smock Rustic green wedding invitations from Smock

foil color: gold matte | letterpress ink color: vine | fonts + design: festus + sargent, Greely design | paper: 1-ply + 2-ply white bamboo | sizes: S-8 + S-6 + S-5 | customization #31788 | Paper Place 

Elegant gold calligraphy wedding invitations with foil envelope liners

We worked with the team at Houston Invitation Service to create Katherine and Stewart’s elegant gold calligraphy wedding invitations for their March celebration. The entire suite — invitations, die-cut reception cards, and reply cards — was printed in gold matte foil, along with the patterned backing on the reception cards and inner envelope liners. All of the design elements combined for a perfectly polished look for this black tie wedding at The Hobby Center in Houston! 

Custom gold foil wedding invitations with hand calligraphy from Smock Gold foil wedding invitations from Smock Gold foil stamped reception card from Smock with patterned backing

foil color: gold matte | fonts + design: lazlo + supplied calligraphy, custom design | paper: 1-ply + 2-ply white bamboo | sizes: S-8 + S-5SQ + S-5 | die-cut: Belmont style | back pattern + envelope liner: amble pattern in gold matte foil | customization #30696 | Houston Invitation Service 

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