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You found a venue you love—now get your guests as excited as you are, with stationery that suits its style. We chose five lovely wedding locations and asked a few of our favorite stationers and graphic designers to dream up designs to match—each capturing the essence of the place and setting the tone for an unforgettable day. After all, if you've chosen to host your wedding in a specific locale because you and your husband-to-be fell in love with the setting, why wouldn't you play it up in your paper products?
From garden backdrops, like the Cheekwood Estate & Garden in Nashville, to woodsy wedding venues, like the Vista House at Mount Spokane State Park in Washington, there's an invitation suite out there for every type of wedding location. And if you're hosting a wedding in the islands, at a modern space, or out West, you're in luck too: Our stationers dreamed up suites perfect for your style, too. Find your favorite look here!
There's nothing so glam as an old-school garden party, and this sophisticated suite, created for a wedding at the Cheekwood Estate & Garden, in Nashville, foretells just such a fête. A fern motif evokes the estate's lush grounds without skewing overly feminine or floral, while the black-and-cream card and calligraphy are pure elegance.
The Details: Ladyfingers Letterpress "Fernwood" suite, price upon request, ladyfingersletterpress.com.
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Rum drinks, white-sand beaches, reggae music—we're getting warmer just thinking about a tropical soirée at Jamaica's iconic GoldenEye, once home to James Bond scribe Ian Fleming. Taking a color cue from the hotel's décor and vibrant native foliage, this flat-printed suite was illustrated with local vegetation and fruit. The playful concept extended to the reception menu, a Caribbean feast.
The Details: Happy Menocal Studio custom suite, price upon request, happymenocal.com.
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Into the Woods
Adventure awaits attendees of this rustic celebration held at the Vista House at Mount Spokane State Park, in Washington. This suite is a modern ode to the great outdoors, including a custom field guide filled with information about the weekend's activities and a map to the reception site, ensuring that visitors can unplug and leave their phones behind. Recycled-kraft-paper envelopes posted with vintage stamps of American trees round out the wilderness-inspired suite.
The Details: Evermore Paper Co. "Elements" suite, price upon request, evermorepaperco.com.
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One of the beautiful things about marrying in a city is that architectural marvels abound. If your venue is one such gem, look to its decorative details for inspiration. Classic Beaux-Arts features (tiled floors, black-and-white marble, symmetry) from the Art Institute of Chicago provided a framework for this handsome invitation. And like the museum—which includes the Modern Wing—the suite also incorporates of-the-moment methods, like flat printing, for the best of both old and new.
The Details: Yuling Designs variation of the Lincoln Signature Collection, $2,871 for 100 flat-printed copies, yulingdesigns.com.
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We're drawing a line in the sand: A glittering gold line, that is. Inspired by desert-chic resort Amangiri, in Utah's canyonlands, this contemporary invitation incorporates the sienna, rust, and taupe hues of the arid landscape and the sunny glint of copper foil. Debossed shapes bring to mind the distinctive layers of desert rocks, while the simple font suits Amangiri's clean architectural lines.
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