12 Awe-inspiring & Artful Wedding Invitations

12 Awe-inspiring & Artful Wedding Invitations

We are so excited to be sharing today’s post from DWS Digital Marketing Manager, Alex Cordoba, who scoured the net to bring you her top 12 awe-inspiring and artful wedding invitations.  We think she did a great job and created a list which is both varied and all-encompassing.  She set out to find a little something for everyone and we here at DWS think she succeeded at doing just that.  Oh, and we’re also incredibly eager to share this post with others because we absolutely love all things pretty and there is so much pretty in the images below.  So for all you future brides or wedding invitation aficionados, enjoy, and stay tuned for Peggy’s (DWS founder and principal stylist) list next…

1. I’m a sucker for color so this one was a must!  Also, it’s absolutely ideal for a garden or outdoors wedding of any kind.  Heck, I even think it’d work for those of you dreaming of a tropical destination ‘paradiso’ wedding.  It’s incredibly artistic and beautiful to look at.  Your guests are going to be wow’ed when they open this one!  (Wedding Invitation by Hello Gem)

garden wedding invites


2. I had to share this one because it’s a totally unique and creative spin on nautical, one that doesn’t scream nautical, which I prefer.  It’s feminine while the heavy presence of blue doesn’t forget the bride’s other half. It’s pretty.  It’s classic.  I love it!  (Wedding Invitation by  Tranquillina)

nautical wedding invitations


3. I fell in love with this one at first sight, which was photographed by fine art wedding photographer, KT Merry.  I would choose this wedding invitation for the couple whose wedding colors are black & white or who are having a classic black tie or traditional wedding.  But in all honesty, this wedding invitation is super versatile.  It’s clean.  It’s classic.  It just works!  (Wedding Invitation by Lazaro Press)

classic black and white wedding invitations


4. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I LOVE color and this is great color!  Even better, it’s water color!  From the soft shades of color to the exquisite artistry of the calligraphy, these invitations are simply breathtaking.  I am often blown away these days by all the vision and incredible artistic talent in the wedding industry these days and these invitations are just another reminder of all the greatness going on in front and behind the scenes.  (Wedding Invitation by Gemma Milly)

watercolor wedding invites


5. I couldn’t resist another fabulous watercolor.  Different colors but just as pretty!  (Wedding Invitation by Goodheart Design)

watercolor wedding invites


6. Being a destination wedding design + planning studio I had at least one wedding invitation that screams ‘Come to the Water!’ and this one makes me excited to put my feet in the sand and jump right in!  It features really wonderful calligraphy and the printmaking is quite superb.  Also, if you look at this invitation long enough, it’s incredibly calming, just like the sea.  (Wedding Invitation by Lavender & Honey)

blue wedding invitations


7. The most versatile and chic wedding invitation on the list goes to beautiful #7.  It’s fun and tasteful and can accompany almost any wedding theme.  It’s artful simplicity is very close to perfection.  (Wedding Invitation by Sweet Invitations)

chic wedding invitations


8. Had to throw a rustic one into the bunch.  This is a wondeful invitation for the couples who lean towards the natural, the sweet, and the pretty.  (Wedding Invitation by Designed With Amore)



9. I mean come on, this one is absolute magic!  I don’t care where the wedding is or how far I’d have to travel, the couple that chooses this as their wedding invitation, is a couple I want to know.  It truly is a piece of art.  Love!  (Wedding Invitation by Shannon Kirsten Illustration)

sea-inspired wedding invitations


10. This one’s for all you bohemian couples out there.  Frayed edges? Check!  Incredible calligraphy? Check!  Earth tone coloring? Check!  (Wedding Invitations by Kristara)

bohemian wedding invitations


11. Sign, stamp, deliver these bad boys because they’re just that cool.  (Wedding Invitations by Device Creative Collaboration)

bohemian wedding invites


12. Last but not least, a vintage wedding invitation for all you vintage loving people.  I thought these were a really accessible option because you use your own image, the invitation is front and back, and if you take a look at the company behind the invitation, Nostalgic Imprints, they have a pretty large selection of different wedding invitation styles.  Pretty much can’t go wrong here.  (Wedding Invitation by Nostalgic Imprints)

vintage wedding invitations



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The Perfect Wedding Reception Table

The Perfect Wedding Reception Table

Every once in a while all that’s needed to make one’s wedding day complete is the perfect wedding reception table, good food, and the right people.  Well today we’re here to share one of our favorite tables at one of our favorite venues where the motto was ‘sometimes less is more’, all around, and we think it completely delivered, thanks to the incredibly talented team of vendors: Flowers by J&J, Eventfully Yours, Michael on guitar, and to add icing on the cake, when Care Photography is behind the lens, well let’s just say everything about this sweet day was pretty much perfect in our eyes, and I’d bet our bride and groom would agree.  To our beautiful couple, cheers! and thank you again for letting us be a part of such an intimate, elegant and memorable day.

From the Planner: This couple was such a delight to work with and this being the second marriage for both the bride and the groom, they were completely at ease, open-minded and willing to take the risk of letting us, their design team, do all the necessary hand-picking of everything decor related so they could focus their attention on the wine.  So while the bride and groom were in charge of selecting the perfect wine to pair with each course to satisfy their guests palettes, we were in charge of creating the perfect wedding reception table, from the selection of the flowers to the right lighting to designing a tablescape that truly reflected what was at the heart of this wedding- family, friends, laughter, and memorable conversation.  To give the table both an elegant dinner party feel and facilitate flow of conversation we opted for tall clear vases and cascading florals so all guests could see each others faces yet all the while still be in awe of the artistry and natural beauty surrounding them.  For lighting, we mixed and matched three different chandeliers and spread lanterns across the table so again guests would be encouraged to stay and linger and converse as long as they desired in an intimate and inviting space.  This wedding reception table was so much fun to design and it was even more fun because of the incredible team working alongside us.  It was truly a magical experience!

Photography: Care Photography | Coordination and Event Design: Destination Wedding Studio | Floral Design: Flowers by J&J | Chair Rentals: Eventfully Yours Rentals‘ | Chandelier and Accessory Rentals: Inspired Rentals | Music: DJ Innovations | Venue: Hawks Cay Resort


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