Calligraphy-Inspired Wedding Invitations

Calligraphy is a huge wedding design trend featured on dreamy wedding Instagram feeds and Pinterest boards right now. We love using this romantic element for many of our own wedding invitations by working with some absolutely stunning types.

You can get this style on your wedding stationery without the DIY calligraphy skills; the team at Art Paper Scissors can help you coordinate the right elements for a handwritten-inspired invitation suite perfect for your theme. Scroll below for some swoonworthy styles featuring gorgeous handwritten-inspired types!

Burgundy and blush are the perfect colors for this bold calligraphy-inspired style. Captured by Idalia Photography.

Gorgeous handwritten-inspired type set the tone for a stunning Asbury Park celebration.

Rustic elements of fall foliage and calligraphy-inspired type are perfect for a winery wedding.

A rustic woodgrain enclosure holds a sweet invitation with beautiful handwritten elements.

Looking for the perfect wedding invitations? Contact the APS team and we'll help bring your vision to life.

Modern Elegant Letterpress

Wedding season has turned us into quite the busy bees but we love it because we get to meet so many special couples like Anne and Michael. They wed on August 15th at the Ashford Estate, a sophisticated country estate surrounded by acres of preserved farmlands complete with fountains, waterfalls, a floating gazebo, stone ruins, garden arbors and sprawling views. The grounds are truly breathtaking, making it a magical place to get married.

To fit this stunning venue, the couple went with a palette of a rich navy blue, lavender and white. This is one of those invitations we wish you could actually touch because there are so many details that would be better appreciated when felt. Of the first detail is the 2-color letterpress in the navy and lavender. The silhouette trees and the diamond-studded border created so much texture and provided a perfect contrast to the soft navy lace belly-band wrapped around the center of the invitation.

Enclosed in the back pocket was a lavender and white cymbidium orchid “Details and Accommodations” booklet which created a gorgeous feminine border to the bright white letterpress RSVP card in navy text.

This suite turned out to be one of season’s favorites so far! –Anne and Michael, thank you for the opportunity to work with you. We know that you’re wedding day will be remarkable! XOXO

Nautical Inforgraphic Invitation

More often than not APS works directly with the bride throughout the design process but this time however, we had the pleasure of working mostly with the bride’s mother Cheryl – more affectionately known as the MOB But this was not the first time we worked together. Just a few months ago, APS helped her with her other daughter’s reception material and now she is marrying off her second daughter, Courtney. Can you imagine marrying off two daughters in one year and helping plan both?!  This MOB is not only absolutely lovely, but a saint in our book!

The couple is set to marry May 9th at the Annapolis Marriott Waterfront. The venue overlooks the Chesapeake Bay so they wanted to have a maritime feel to the invitations but them be more fun than formal by incorporating modern type treatments and graphical touches.

The invitation was enclosed in a navy sleeve enclosure. A double belly band of a gray-blue cotton tic weave fabric and navy and white striped bakers twine was wrapped around the enclosure and finished with a silver anchor charm.

The invitation design once pulled out of the sleeve had an infographic feel with bold type treatments and distinctively modern graphics in a palette of navy, gray and black.

Tucked and stacked in the back of the enclosure was the navy and white striped “Details” booklet, RSVP card and envelope. Here’s another example of a stacked invitation style.

The RSVP was designed almost as a mini infographic with “Ready to Dance the Night Away” and “Sorry have to Sit This One Out” as reply options. A light, almost periwinkle blue was incorporated in the RSVP to create a little contrast to the invitation.

Thank you to the MOB for being such a pleasure to work with and to the daughters for allowing APS to be a part of both of your days! XOXO