Alex’s and Jeremy’s Letterpress Invitations are Here!

Several months ago now, I had an invitation giveaway to launch my wedding invitation business.  I’ve been doing calligraphy for some time now and wanted a new challenge.  In return for my giveaway, Alex worked hard to help me with branding Whoa Nellie Press.  Being a graphic designer herself, Alex has given me plenty of tips, including help with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.  We designed her letterpress invitations suite together, with help from her friend, and illustrator Brooke, and created some pretty darn smashing invitations!  Although we are still working on the response card (as her taste test date is in November) and details card, I couldn’t help but share what’s been printed so far.  What do you think?

While I’m glowing with excitement and in design mode, I’d also love to hear any inspiration ideas for future invitations.  Please share your ideas!  In addition, take a look at our shop, with several wedding invitation suites newly added ranging from bold and colorful, to vintage, to rustic.  I’m so excited to hear your feedback!

This is what’s been printed so far – invitation and response envelope.  The response card and “The Particulars” card is yet to come.  Alex decided to go with the vibrant purple outer envelopes and a mix of fun calligraphy in my Skinny Lucy font.

A close up of the beautiful floral illustration Brooke did to complete the invitation.  I love this style for an outdoor wedding.

Another shot.  To make these invitations I worked on the calligraphy first, scanned the words into Illustrator and then manipulated them from there.

The joining of names using a heart on the response card was Alex’s idea.  So cute!

I am totally beaming with excitement as I proudly show off Alex’s wedding invitations.  We’ve gone back and forth on formatting and I’m just thrilled with the end result.  This invitations suite is for sale on my etsy shop.

Welcome to our New Home!

NJW Calligraphy is now Whoa Nellie Press!  Welcome to our new blog home!  While we will continue to feature our latest projects, we are excited to share other wedding inspiration including unique decor, color ideas, diy projects and so much more.  We hope you will check back often!

Are you looking for an alternative to a standard guestbook?  Here are some great ideas!  For a full list, visit:

Love to travel? Have your guests write a message to you and then create an album to look at for years to come. Get postcards from places you have traveled to, your hometowns, or college towns. Search on for a supply.
Have your guests write their messages to the newlyweds and hang up in a place you’ll be entertaining them at home. This will surely add some pizzazz to the decor and you’ll be able to reminisce about your big day!
This would be perfect for any outdoor or rustic wedding, or spray paint the tree to add a more polished look.
Having a vintage themed wedding? Why not use a typewriter so your guests can leave you a message?
*Love* photo booths! Why not have it double as your guestbook? Have your guests write messages to you on chalkboards.