In addition to photographing the ten new suites, we also photographed a few favorite designs. Gazette is one of them! Designed with destination weddings in mind, this invitation suite features a vintage map which changes depending on the couple’s wedding location, some bold typography, a compass pattern, and a simple, modern feel. You can see more photos of this suite in the shop.
Thanks to Wedding Lovely for featuring this invitation today!
Design by Hello Tenfold
Photos by Lissa Gotwals
Styling by Michelle Smith
Gold wedding invitations are so in right now, and for good reason — the combination of cotton paper and gold foil is gorgeous. It doesn’t have to break the budget, either. Here are tips for using gold in your wedding invitations and keeping it affordable:
• Opt for gold only on the invitation
This is a popular solution for couples who want gold but need to keep stationery costs down. Your save the date, reply card, details card, and envelopes could be printed in either letterpress or flat printing, in a complementing color — try lavender, blush pink, emerald green, or French blue. Gold paired with neutrals is also beautiful — a pale grey or taupe, for example! Florentine is a design with gold foil on the invitation, but black letterpress and flat printing for the other cards.
• Stick with just the gold
Choose a design that will look beautiful in only gold, like the options above. A design that has only gold foil will be less expensive than a gold-plus-peach design, or a flat printed (multi-color) design with gold foil. Contrary to popular belief, it will not reduce the invitation cost to have “just a little” gold, like names only. But it does reduce the cost to choose only gold.
• Have fewer cards in the envelope
It’s less traditional, but putting reply information, with a link to your website or email address, directly on the invitation itself reduces the need for a reply card and saves money.
• Choose matte gold over foil
Foil is beautiful. But you can get a gold look without choosing foil, like this design. A matte gold color can be achieved with letterpress or flat printing, which makes it cheaper than metallic gold foil.
• Use gold somewhere other than the invitation
Opt for gold foil printed on the invitation band or envelope liner, rather than the invitation, and get the metallic pop for less. Even more budget-friendly, pick a gold paper, like Stardream (they also make gold envelopes) or a handmade paper with gold, and cut the sheets down for DIY envelope liners or DIY invitation bands.
Pictured above: Gatsby / Chloe / Nora from the Hello Tenfold wedding invitation collection
Top image: design by Hello Tenfold, photo by Jenn & Derrek Sullivan of Flora + Fauna
Middle image: design and photo by Hello Tenfold
Bottom image: design by Hello Tenfold, photo by Lissa Gotwals and styling by Michelle Smith
Parker is a bright and summery wedding invitation suite, that I imagine would be perfect for a picnic wedding. This new set features a modern plaid pattern, blue twine, a wax seal, and a unique circle shaped save the date. Simple and fresh!
Thanks to The Paper Chronicles for featuring the Parker suite! You can see some matching wedding inspiration right here.
Design : Hello Tenfold
Photography : Lissa Gotwals
Styling : Michelle Smith
My initial ideas for Hello Tenfold’s new wedding invitation collection were very textile-inspired, and started with a lot of pattern designs. I struggled over which patterns to keep, which patterns weren’t quite ready, and several times I ditched all of my ideas and started from scratch. I started with about 20 that I made quickly and excitedly (don’t you love when that happens?!) but many of them got the ax somewhere along the way. Miles features one of the patterns that I made at the very beginning and decided to keep. This invitation suite has a rustic, 1950s, mid-century feel to it, with lots of yellow, and finished with a gold foil hang tag and ivory cotton ribbon. Check out some inspiration for a vintage rustic inspired wedding right here.
Thanks to Paper Crave for featuring this wedding invitation suite!
Design : Hello Tenfold
Photography : Lissa Gotwals & Hello Tenfold
Styling : Michelle Smith
Envelope Calligraphy : Layers of Loveliness
Clara might qualify as the “prettiest” of the new collection — unabashedly feminine, but I wanted it to feel modern, too. For this suite I chose pinks, taupes, browns, and golds. I had fun creating the initial pattern for the suite, which ended up being the background for the save the date. I created a simpler version of that pattern for complimenting envelope liners, thank you cards, a booklet wedding program, details card, rsvp card, table number. I also used elements of that initial pattern to make a delicate border for the invitation and menu. One of the reasons I love designing wedding stationery is that it’s always a fun challenge to take an idea and carry it through to 10-15 cards, trying to make each unique but cohesive.
Check out some Clara wedding inspiration right here.
Thanks to Oh So Beautiful Paper for featuring Clara yesterday!!
Design: Hello Tenfold
Photos: Lissa Gotwals
Styling: Michelle Smith
Envelope Calligraphy: Layers of Loveliness
Flowers: Serendipity Designs