Blue Ribbon Worthy Wedding Invitation

by on January 20, 2016

The elegance of letterpress and a touch of personal style create a blue ribbon worthy wedding invitation.

This save-the-date and invitation suite were created for a client who was looking a traditional letterpress wedding invitation with just a little twist. Inspiration came from the groom’s family’s line of work — a facet of the horse racing industry. They wanted to reference that style in a subtle and beautiful way.

wedding letterpress invitation

Custom-designed letterpress wedding invitation with an equestrian touch

A branded look

I love creating a personal logo for each couple. It sets the tone for the event and can be used across all materials — invitation package, menu, program, even the cake. I started by creating a logo using their initials and two horseshoes coming together. I also found inspiration in a quilted horse blanket during my research.


The luxurious texture of quilting was the perfect touch to unify the design with a deboss on the flaps of the envelopes, as well as the back side of the invitation, save-the-date, and RSVP card.

A winning touch — blue ribbon worthy wedding invitation

We used navy blue and metallic silver ink to go with the colors of the wedding. An image of a Scottish thistle was debossed on the front of the invitation to reference the bride’s side of the family.

Blue Ribbon Worthy Wedding Invitation

The thick blue ribbon was cut to look like a first-place award and functioned to help pull the invitation set out of the envelope

The invitation components slide out of the inner envelope with a pull on the wide satin blue ribbon.

On the RSVP card, I created a tear-off card that has the event’s URL on it for future reference.


A tiny, yet noticeable, horse-racing touch on the custom stamps.

Lastly, I designed two custom stamps – one for the outer envelopes and one for the RSVP envelopes. Both reference the horse racing theme and the event colors.

Design your own blue ribbon worthy wedding invitation! Call Scott at 626-676-5342 or send a note about your project.

Formal without being stuffy, lace and silver define a traditional, yet relaxed look.

This silver and lace letterpress wedding invitation is all about being subtle. The client was looking for a formal feeling, without an overly formal or too traditional look.

I always love finding out what inspires a couple because it makes the invitation personal and completely unique.

Inspired By Lace

For clients Simone and Scottie, inspiration came from their interest in using the color silver, lace and ornate floral patterns. The bride also loved the pearls and silver motifs on her wedding dress. I was inspired by the relaxed elegance of their venue, the historic Four Seasons Biltmore Hotel in Santa Barbara, CA.

silver and lace letterpress wedding invite

So here’s where we landed; a silver tone-on-tone invitation with a matching RSVP card and outer envelope. Since it’s hard to see the glimmery tones from the metallic ink, you’ll have to trust me that it carried a tiny sparkle to welcome each guest.


The very intricate lace pattern was printed in the background using a transparent ink base with just a touch of silver metallic ink added. That was overprinted with a solid hit of metallic silver ink on Crane’s Lettra 220# cover stock in pearl white.

To finish the project, the corners of the panel cards were rounded with a .25” die and the RSVP cards was perforated to create a small separate card with the couples wedding URL.

Project Details for Lace Letterpress Wedding Invitation

  • Paper:  Crane’s Lettra 220# cover with matching A7 envelopes
  • Ink:  Metallic silver and metallic silver tint
  • Finishing: .25” die rounded corners and RSVP card perforation

Contact Scott to create your letterpress wedding invite that reflects you. 626-676-5288

Your brand identity is built right in. Use your initials!

Design a logo or identity with your initials. It’s an excellent way to personalize your business materials. This is especially true for those whose names are included their business name!

Using your initials creates a clean look and reflects the personality of you or your business.

Initial impressions we’ve created for business use

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Initial impressions for personal use

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Initial impressions for the entertainment industry

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Single initial design

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Single initial and very personal thumbprint impression


Contact Scott to design a personalized logo to make your great initial impression. 626-676-5288

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