Here at the Smith House we are truly suckers for wedding invitations. Any day that an invitation arrives in our mailbox is not just a good, but a GREAT day. So today we wanted to look back on three of our all time favorite wedding invitation suites. Hopefully this will give you some great inspiration, and maybe even connected you with the perfect designer, for your own wedding invites!
This gorgeous, bespoke Calligraphy by Isidore Augustine
As if there aren’t a million things to love about Isidore Augustine (previously Lazywood Lane), my favorite thing is actually the way that Nicolette takes an invitation design and carries the feel throughout the entire wedding. Your invitation sets the tone for your wedding before your guests even arrive. So of course you want to carry that feeling throughout the entire event! Nicolette designs table top items like table numbers and menus, labels and cards for guest gifts, and more.
This (literally) out of the box invitation from Nib & Pixel
We love, LOVE, love amazing paper. There is something about picking up a sturdy, textured invitation card that gets us excited. But what about going beyond paper for your invitations? Nib & Pixel is the QUEEN of taking your wedding ideas, the theme of your day, your history as a couple, your favorite things, your family background, etc. and making the absolute most unique wedding invitation out of it. Sometimes that perfect fit is on paper. But sometimes it is something even more unique like this laser-cut Bali-Inspired acrylic invitation. These beauties were mailed inside a beautiful handmade paper box with a watercolor illustration of the venue, The Greenhouse at Driftwood, in the lid.
This Modern + Geometric Invitation Suite by the Bride herself
(and guess what?! You can see this invitation suite + the wedding that it invited us to in the current issue of The Knot Texas Magazine on stands now!)
If you are a graphic designer yourself, you know your invitation suite is going to be out of this world. Lynsey designed the perfect suite for their wedding day. Their inspiration was modern and geometric with clean lines. She knew she wanted calligraphy, but only on the envelopes. This dream was fulfilled by our dear friend at Camel & Birdie. Lynsey also knew she wanted letterpress. The letterpress was gorgeous, and I LOVED having the metal plate from the press to include in her photographs. It is easy to think only in the niche or standard realm of invitation suites, but starting with your design and your goals rather than starting with a templates or Pinterest is an amazing way to create something totally unique.