So Inviting

Whether you and your fiancé are summer chic in red, or classically black-and-white, or into sealife or scrolls, these local vendors have the perfect invitation suites to take you from showers to luncheons to the wedding day and beyond – don’t forget the thank-you notes.





This “Enchanting Suite” from the Emily Post Wedding Style Collection features a laser-cut vine design and embossed, framed edges, shown here printed in thermography style with “Faith” font in “Cornflower” with “Metallic Cornflower” envelope liner at Old.New.Blue, 6117 Magazine St., 655-0863, A square invitation by William Arthur on Bristol-weight paper with an ecru peal band outline shown with charcoal ink shown with coordinating response card and envelopes with matching pearl liners at GEM Printing Co., 1904 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 831-1762,

A save-the-date by Alexa Pultizer features thermography printing in indigo; the suite also features an invitation and correspondence cards with matte thermography in indigo at Alexa Pulitzer LLC, 2925 Esplanade Ave., 945-4843, This save-the-date with fuchsia pink edge painting matches the Bella Figura letterpress suite shown on Bella Letterpress cotton in traditional script with Prussian blue and fuchsia shine foil stamping at The Stationer, 3632 Magazine St., 895-4668,

A custom-made twist on the classic invitation by Lauren Alsop features black folders used in place of inner envelopes and custom stickers with a fleur-de-lis icon to hold the folders closed, as well as matching reply cards and envelopes with black inner folders addressed in white at Lauren Alsop, 812-4003. This custom-designed invitation features a vibrant brocade border complemented by turquoise text elements, a crème brulée-colored linen envelopment with a special pocket to hold response card with matching envelope as well as a custom stamp that continues the motif and a return-address-with-seal sticker at The Party Basket, 734 Nashville Ave., 891-0045,

This custom fleur-de-lis with monogram engraved in gold ink is printed on Crane’s six-ply Royalty stock, featuring calligraphed names by Maria Helena Hoksch at Scriptura, 5423 Magazine St., 897-1555; 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., No. 137, Metairie, 219-1113; A gold-edged ecru heavy cardstock with navy printing in navy envelope with navy satin ribbon closure at Abbey Printing 429 Wall Blvd., No. 10, Gretna, 392-7774,

Categories: Bridal/Weddings, NOB – PrintFeature