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Paper with Passion

These romantic invitations break the rules, with bold designs and moody hues.
By: 
Natalie Hall

{1} New Classics (top left)
The deep red and pale pink blooms in this Paper Envy suite radiate romance, but it’s the details that make it shine—literally. Designer Debbie Pape uses rose-gold foil for the couple’s names and the card’s beveled edges, adding a little extra glitz. The relaxed font complements the dreamy florals, for an elegant, modern suite.

{2} Secret Garden (top right)
“In a sea of light and airy wedding designs, this dark and romantic invitation offers a boldly refreshing option,” says Deb Hackbarth of Paperwhites. Here, she uses a whimsical typeface, reminiscent of handwritten love letters exchanged between sweethearts. The plum tones and classic bouquet show off a flair for the dramatic.

{3} Art of Romance (bottom left)
Heather Raffel of Sugar River Stationers designed this sophisticated suite based on a still life by Dutch painter Cornelis van Spaendonck; incorporating art into the design is a hallmark of her work. Off-center gold text adds intrigue, while the response card features a paper Raffel has long dreamt of using, with a deep blue that stirs memories of the ocean.

{4} Green with Awe (bottom right)
The theme: Luxe garden party. Haley Mueller and Emilee Robenhorst, owners of Mint & Lovely, created a clean design that lies in the understated details: Textured stock, a blind-embossed ampersand and a statement black envelope combine for a modern, approachable suite. No need for floral overload—an elegant greenery motif tells the tale of the outdoor wedding to come.