07/03

Pop-up Save-the-Date Cards


Summer + Troy came to us loving the idea of having pop-up save-the-date cards to announce their upcoming wedding at the gorgeous Biltmore Estate located in Ashville, NC., and their wish was to incorporate its classy and elegant elements to their paper goods. To create this sophisticated motif, I designed a beautiful monogram and displayed it on the front of the card, and I paired the save-the-date with a white envelope with a gold foil envelope liner as a finishing touch. I love how all of these elements blended so well to give a simple, classy, and unique feel to these pop-up save-the-date cards!

Pop-Up Save-the-Date Cards

Fun Save-the-date card ideas

Pop-Up Save-the-Date cards

 



07/02

Elegant Lace Wedding Invitations


We had the pleasure of working with Amanda + Antonio on their custom letterpress wedding invitations. Her ideal invitations needed to have a simple and sophisticated feel with lots of lace, so we created a design displaying a clean and classy font. To incorporate the lace, we created a pocket-fold using sand pearlescent paper, and wrapped the lace around the pocket and on the outer side of the invitation. To further incorporate the elegant feel we letterpress printed each invitation suite in antique gold ink, and layered each invite using opal pearlescent paper. To finish the design, we added a monogram tag layered (also layered in opal pearlescent paper) and paired each suite with an opal pearlescent envelope. These beautiful elegant lace wedding invitations really exude a romantic and timeless feel, undoubtedly perfect for an elegant soiree!!!

Elegant Lace Wedding Invitations

Letterpress Lace Wedding Invitations

Custom Letterpress Wedding Invitations

Classy Letterpress Wedding Invitations

Vintage Lace Wedding Invitations



07/01

Nautical Letterpress Wedding Invitations


We had the pleasure of working with Ashton Events on Michelle + Gregory’s beautiful letterpress Save the Date and wedding invitations. This couple celebrated their big day at the Carlouel Yacht Club, and their wish was to add a whimsical and vintage design with “beach-y” details without being overly nautical. To bring their vision to life for the Save-the-Dates, we created a design displaying a mixed of vintage and playful fonts and incorporated our hand-drawn vintage octopus to give the design a fun, seaside feel. (We also incorporated a watercolor drawing of the venue.) For the wedding invitations, we created an elegant and modern design with subtle organic elements. The gold foil and letterpress wording printed on cotton paper gave these invites the classy and organic feel they were looking for. To further incorporate more details of the wedding – the vintage octopus and white-washed wood – we duplexed each invite using a wood-grain paper stock and carried the octopus design onto the wax seal displayed on the navy envelopes. We really love how these nautical letterpress wedding invitations and Save-the-Dates feature so many details unique to their wedding style!

Vintage Nautical Save the Date

Vintage Letterpress Save the Date

Custom Save the Date

Personalized Wedding Announcement

Custom Letterpress Save the Date

Nautical Wedding Invitations

Nautical Gold Foiled Invites

Elegant Beach Wedding Invites

Vintage Nautical Wedding Invites



06/25

Elegant Custom Wedding Invitations (Tiffany + Bryan)


We are obsessed with these gorgeous elegant custom wedding invitations! Tiffany + Bryan wanted their invites to reflect the elegance, sophistication, and timelessness of their grand wedding at the beautiful Don Cesar Hotel. To bring their vision to life, we created a clean and simple motif and printed the invite on a large (5.5” x 8.5”), thick cotton paper stock. To accentuate the classy and elegant feel, we created a blind-pressed (press printing with no ink) pearl-dot border design on the invite, and we printed the invite using the letterpress (black) and foil (silver) method. For a sophisticated appeal, we printed the reception cards in silver foil on black paper stock and letterpress printed the response cards in white cotton paper stock. These elegant custom wedding invitations really capture the sophisticated and timeless feel of Tiffany + Bryan’s beautiful wedding

Custom foiled wedding invitations

Letterpress and foiled Save-the-Date

Elegant Letterpress and Foiled Invitations

Elegant custom letterpress invitations

silver and white wedding invitations

black and white wedding invitations



06/18

Old-Hollywood Inspired Wedding Invitations


I am super excited to feature these beautiful oldHollywood inspired wedding invitations we created for Robyn + David! This couple planned to celebrate their big day at Nanina’s In The Park, a stunningly beautiful venue located in New Jersey, and their wish was to incorporate the glamorous and sophisticated elements of 1920s Hollywood fashion into their wedding invitations. To pull in the luxurious and vintage feel of the 20s, I created a design featuring an elegant monogram along with a delicate border showcasing the scroll pattern iconic to the era. To further incorporate the glamorous look, I carried the scroll design onto the rest of the paper goods and incorporated gold foil touches to the invite. For a personal touch, I took the scallop sequin from Robyn’s dress as inspiration and carried the scallop motif into the envelope liners. Finally, each suite was letterpress printed in navy ink and paired with a pearlescent navy envelope. I love how everything came together and beautifully reflect the glitz and glam feel of the old Hollywood lifestyle. Check out the images and tell us what you think!

Old-Hollywood Inspired Wedding Invitations

Old-Hollywood Wedding Ideas

Hollywood Glam weddings

Old-Hollywood custom invitations

Old-Hollywood Letterpress Wedding Invitations



06/01

Kate Spade Inspired Wedding Invitations (Elizabeth + William)


Elizabeth + William celebrated their special day at the Palma Ceia Golf and Country Club, and these beautiful Kate Spade inspired wedding invitations was the perfect way to announce their elegant country club wedding. These beautiful invitations feature a traditional design with a simple border and an elegant font. To incorporate the fun and bold feel unique to Kate Spade, we used a bright green paper stock for the reception card and fuchsia envelopes for the RSVP cards. To finish off the design, we letterpress printed the invites in a thick, large size paper stock and we embellished the outer envelopes by adding a Greek-key design as envelope liners. We just love how these Kate Spade custom invitations truly reflects the elegant feel of Elizabeth + Williams’ beautiful wedding!

Kate Spade Inspired Wedding Invites

Kate Spade themed Wedding Invitations

Bold and classy Kate Spade themed Invites

Kate Spade Inspired Wedding Ideas



05/29

Inside A+P Designs – Affordable Letterpress Print Shop & Invitation Studio


Welcome to our paper and letterpress world!! We are so excited to give you another sneak peak into everyday life here at the studio and show you a few interesting items that we use to make your experience and your wedding invitations special and unique.  Hopefully this will brighten up the start of your new week even more :)

(If you have not seen part I yet, click here to watch the video)

A&P Designs Custom Invitations Tampa Bay FL

A&P Designs Custom Invitations St Petersburg FLAs you can see, our shop is in the glorious Sunshine State (hint, hint: Florida! :)) Our studio is located in beautiful downtown St. Petersburg, a.k.a. Downtown St Pete or the Burg for us locals. We are nestled into one of the remaining old buildings, from the 1920’s, in St. Pete and we are located on the third floor! We absolutely love coming to work and the almost daily experience of the sun shining through our seven huge windows as we work and do what we love: creating art and playing with all things paper!

Custom Wedding Invitations - Tampa Bay Florida

Custom Wedding Invitations - Tampa Bay Florida

Inside A&P Designs - Letterpress Studio

Inside A&P Designs - Letterpress StudioHere at A&P Designs, we try to create a welcoming atmosphere in our shop by displaying a blend of creativity and professionalism.  To accomplish this, we have a mini exhibit in our meeting area of many of our different wedding invitations. That way, each bride gets to see right away the quality and style of our work. I also love to give each bride the opportunity to meet one-on-one. This gives me the chance to learn about each bride’s personality, wedding style, and color palette. Then I use all of these things to create a design that will be unique and specially suited for her. Pat’s beautiful handmade table (above) is where everything starts!

Inside A&P Designs - Letterpress Invitations StudioThis is where I spend most of time. This is my space and the place where I get to play with my ideas and create every design.  Not to mention that this is the area where I communicate with the world by responding to all of the e-mails sent by brides, wedding planners, and everyone else involved in making things happen :)

Inside A&P Designs - Letterpress Invitations Studio

Inside A&P Designs - Wedding Invitations Studio

Inside A&P Designs - Wedding Invitation Studio

Wedding Invitations - Where art meets Paper

Letterpress Printing Shop - Tampa BayThe pictures above gives you an idea of Pat’s playground. He loves to play with paint and colors, so THIS is where everything really comes to life! Every letterpress invite is carefully crafted and printed by Pat. This awesome guy is truly blessed with the ability to work with his hands. There is no task to big for Pat! He can make almost anything a bride wishes to have in her invites. He is in charge of A LOT of things including printing, cutting, and assembling.  Did I mention he does everything manually?!

Affordable Letterpress - Wedding Invitations

lettepress print shop - FloridaAnd last but not least, our faithful printers, Lupe and Lola. Yes, we did give them names, and acquiring these beauties was the beginning of our love for letterpress. Lupe – the bigger press – has been around since 1916,  and Lola – the small press – is from the late 1800s. These girls work like a charm, and this is where Pat prints every invitation, stationery or paper product one piece at a time and every bride, during their appointment with me, gets to see a glimpse of the process involved in making each invite.

custom wedding invitations - where art meets paperI hope you enjoyed getting to know a little bit more about our work! Pat and I would love to have you over to our studio and help make your wedding invitations and paper goods a perfect piece of art!   -A&P

 

Photos by our friends at Kismis Ink Photography and Esther Louise Photography

 

 



05/20

Beach Themed Wedding Invitations (Waves Design)


Check out these beautiful and classy beach themed wedding invitations! Amy + Charles did a fantastic job personalizing our Waves design to fit their wedding style! The couple got married at the Tampa Bay Watch, and their wish was to incorporate a unique “beachy” feel to their invitations. To fit their wedding style, we hand-drew seahorses and incorporated them into the invite and response cards. For a clean and elegant appeal, we added the “swirly” design to the bottom edge of the invite and blind pressed (letterpress printing with no ink) both the seahorse and “swirly” motif. To further customize their invitations, we letterpress printed each invite in navy ink on a thick, pearl-white cotton paper stock. We love when our brides choose a design from our Design Bar Collection: it really gives them endless possibilities to customize their invites while keeping them affordable. We always get excited to see all the unique ways that these designs are transformed to fit every bride’s wedding style!

beach themed wedding invitations

beach wedding invitations

beach inspired wedding invitations

beach themed letterpress invite

beach themed wedding ideas



05/14

Style Me Pretty – Southern Inspired Wedding


We are super excited to see another one of our designs featured in Style Me Pretty!!! We truly enjoyed creating this  invitation for Christine + Nils’ southern-inspired wedding at the Tampa Yacht and Country Club. We love that they have a copy of the map we created for their suite hanging in their home! That is what we strive for: to create a one-of-a-kind keepsake! :)

Botanica Floral Designs, Anna Lucia Events and all the other vendors did a fabulous job at bringing their vision to life!

Click here to read the Style Me Pretty post and the beautiful pictures taken by Best Photography!

Many thanks to Style Me Pretty for including us in this beautiful publication!

Style Me Pretty - Southern Inspired Wedding

Christine+Nils_StyleMePrettyThe map photo was taken by Best Photography



05/14

Bachelorette Party Invitations


Her wedding day is approaching, and it’s time to party and celebrate before her days as a single lady are over! Nothing says “Let’s celebrate!” like these chic and modern bachelorette party invitations. These beautiful invites display a whimsical, gold-foiled design with an elegant black-and-white-striped background, making them the perfect fit for a fun and memorable night!

Love this design? Click here to order!

Bachelorette Party Invitations

Confetti Bachelorette Invitations

Black and white stripes invitations

Modern and chic bachelorette invites