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Wedding Paper Divas and Marchesa Team Up to Release New Bridal Stationery

Now every bride can afford to have a piece of Marchesa on her wedding day.

By Irina Grechko

Just on the heels of last week’s New York Bridal Fashion week, celeb-favorite couture and bridal designer Marchesa and bride-beloved stationers Wedding Paper Divas have teamed up to release a new bridal paper collection. The über-feminine stationery line includes eight designs featuring details such as intricate lace, vibrant watercolor illustrations, and fanciful floral patterns—motifs familiar to fans of Marchesa’s bridal and designer runways.

“When it comes to creating gowns, we’re always driven by the fabrics, accents, and embellishments we love—and we let our favorite pieces from our bridal and runway collections guide the design process for the Wedding Paper Divas stationery collection,” said Marchesa cofounders Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig in a press release. “We experimented with modern touches and darker color palettes in our recent designs and carried this aesthetic over to the invitations, as well. We think the designs translate beautifully onto the printed page, and we’re so excited to make our mark in the stationery world.” In addition to invitations, the suites will feature save-the-date cards, response cards, enclosure cards, and thank-you cards, all offered in a variety of paper options and trims. View and shop the full collection online.

Wedding Invitations and Stationery

New Wedding Stationery Collaboration: Kelly Wearstler and Paperless Post

Inspired by textures and neutrals, these invitations are made for a modern bride.

By Jordan Muto

Your wedding may have just gotten a little more chic with the help of Kelly Weartsler’s eye for bold graphics. The interior-and-fashion designer and all-around style goddess recently collaborated with the popular online invitation site Paperless Post to create 50 unique invitations, which can be sent via e-mail or snail mail. Using her eclectic-luxe design aesthetic, Wearstler’s invitations are inspired by textured materials and neutral shades such as white and gold. Looking for that perfect save-the-date, engagement-party, or wedding invitation with just the right amount of flair? The search might be over. Take a look through the slideshow for our favorites, then shop the collection online.

Wedding Invitations and Stationery

Designer Claire Pettibone Launches Bridal Stationery Line

Available exclusively at Wedding Paper Divas, these paper goods were made for fairy-tale nuptials.

By Irina Grechko

In a match made in heaven, bridal designer Claire Pettibone, known for her ethereal wedding gowns, got hitched to stationery retailer Wedding Paper Divas to release a line of romantic paper goods. Inspired by a variety of elements, including opulent Dutch floral paintings, family heirlooms, and 100,000 rose petals scattered on Pettibone’s previous runway shows, the collection boasts flower- and nature-inspired designs ideal for rustic nuptials and vineyard celebrations.

In addition to the invitations, the suite features save-the-date, escort, and table cards, programs, menus, and more, all with customizable fonts and layouts. Scroll down for photos, and shop the entire collection online.

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Wedding News

Dream Team: Sugar Paper Teams Up With J.Crew for a New Line of Wedding Stationery

Think playful prints and whimsical typography.

By Irina Grechko

Prep-perfect apparel brand J.Crew has become a beloved, reasonably priced option for brides looking to ramp up their off-the-rack style quotient on their big day. Now the brand has branched out into other wedding-related products, such as its sweet new collaboration with one of our favorite stationers, Los Angeles-based Sugar Paper.

The 13-piece wedding stationery collection boasts everything from scalloped-edge coasters, playful place cards, and adorable gift tags to cute cards, thank-you notes, and even a wedding-planning book. The items feature a soft color palette and luxe finishes such as gold lettering and prints; prices range from $6.75 for a single card to $62 for the wedding binder. See (and shop) the entire collection online.

Wedding Invitations and Stationery

Anchors Aweigh: Beach Wedding Invitations (Photos)

Check out 12 of our favorite designs made for a seaside wedding.

By Irina Grechko

Set the tone for your beachside nuptials with fun nautical invitations. The beach-inspired stationery will reinforce the theme of your wedding and get your guests excited for the sun, sand, and ocean breeze. Explore the gallery for 12 of our favorite picks, from preppy anchor prints to whimsical beach illustrations.

Wedding Invitations and Stationery

New on the Scene: Laura Hooper Calligraphy (Photos)

A high-profile California stationery and calligraphy pro relocates to DC.

By Irina Grechko
All photographs courtesy of Laura Hooper Calligraphy.

We’ve loved Laura Hooper Calligraphy and her whimsical stationery for quite some time, but we love her even more now that she’s joined the local vendor pool. The über-creative designer moved to Washington last month and is now creating her invitations, place cards, menus, and more right in our own backyard, all the better for couples to get to know her talents.

Notable items include heart-shaped drink stirrers, sand-dollar place cards, and fabric totes. Couples with travel-themed weddings should also take note of the vintage-esque compass place cards, adorable boarding-pass wedding invitations, and hand-drawn maps that can be used as save-the-date cards, table numbers, or wine labels. All of Hooper’s work can be customized.

Hooper’s celebrity client list is a veritable who’s who of Hollywood (Tom Cruise, Jennifer Lopez, and Reese Witherspoon, to name-drop a few), so rest assured her work is solid. While she’s still in search of a brick-and-mortar space, she is taking appointments via e-mail at hello@lhcalligraphy.com, and purchases can be made on Etsy. See samples of her work below.

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Wedding Invitations and Stationery

New Business Alert: Jolly Edition Stationery (Photos)

Add a whimsical touch to your wedding day with one-of-a-kind invitations and portraits.

By Irina Grechko
A sample of Jolly Edition's designs. All photographs courtesy of Tom Hart and Laura Shema.

What better way to announce the celebration of your relationship than with stationery as unique as your love story? By way of England and New York, Tom Hart and Laura Shema—the husband-and-wife team that is Jolly Edition—have recently settled in Baltimore, which is great news for local couples seeking custom invitations, RSVP cards, and save-the-date announcements. All of Jolly Edition’s work is entirely sketched and painted by hand, allowing for truly personalized, beautiful wedding stationery.

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Wedding Invitations and Stationery

Wedding Collaboration: Oscar de la Renta for Paperless Post

Own a piece from the iconic designer for as little as 25 cents.

By Irina Grechko
All photographs courtesy of Starworks Group.

Brides-to-be, take note: You can now incorporate Oscar de la Renta’s bridal collection into your big day. Our favorite stationery e-tailer, Paperless Post, has teamed up with the master couturier for a stylish wedding collaboration. Inspired by Oscar de la Renta’s ready-to-wear and bridal collections, and the designer’s home in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, the 50-piece collection features both electronic and paper save-the-date cards, thank-you notes, and wedding invitations, priced from $0.25 to $3.50 each.

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Invitations and Stationery

Haute Papier Launches a Stationery Subscription Service

Paper products get a chic redux with Haute Box.

By Irina Grechko

As if we needed another reason to love Haute Papier, the Arlington-based custom stationery shop has launched a newly curated subscription service. For $80 per year (or $20 for a one-time shipment), Haute Papier will send you four goodie boxes—one every three months—with an assortment of its best-selling and newly launched writing utensils, notebooks, coasters, various greeting cards, and letterpress trinkets.

We got a peek at the first Haute Box and it featured a handful of whimsical birthday and thank-you cards, heart-print coasters, a miniature notepad and notebook, and two gold-print pencils. Think inside the box and buy a single package or a subscription for a year—we think it’s a great gift for a bride-to-be.

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