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Wedding Invitation Trends from Bliss & Bone
August 28, 2013
I am beyond excited this morning m'dears and thrilled to introduce one of our newest Little Black Book members and couture invitation designers, Bliss & Bone! Owners, and husband and wife team, Cindy + Carl, are one seriously stylish duo. With designs inspired by fashion and interiors, they're so on point with the trends and since the wedding process begins with invitations, there's no better place to start!
From Bliss & Bone... We understand that choosing a design direction for your Wedding is tough with a capital T. How do you decide when there are so many amazingly inspirational events and images out there!? We've put together some of the top trends from fashion to art and interiors to help guide you down the style path.

In the buff. Neutral is everything but blah. Blacks, whites, creams, greys and taupes combine to bring sophistication and dimension to any situation. For invitations in particular, a neutral color palette sets the stage for soft, classic and romantic, while allowing greater play with materials, textures, printing techniques and patterns. Unusual elements combine, and creativity soars with the endless options of neutral. The sophisticated letterpress invitations from our Signature collection combine leather, parchment, cotton and copper for an experience that engages all of the senses.
Not your grandmother's china. Long dining tables, silver flatware, and plated dinners are being served up hot. Guests get the Red Carpet treatment from start to finish and that begins with a chic Save-the-Date. Paper goods go beyond the pulp and turn up their noses to anything less. To keep up with the Jones', Bliss & Bone offers delicacies like acrylic invitations and lace Save-the-Dates to the wedding stationery menu. Getting married in the lap of luxury is just one white gloved arm length away.
Precious metals. More shine, more shimmer, more glam and more glitz are all the rage. Gleaming gold, silver and copper metallics bounce off surfaces throughout the Wedding spectrum. From glittering linens to gold dusted desserts, invitations are all but cast in bronze. Our Reverence collection, with it’s foil stamped splatters and metallic leather cord will render even Miss Hannigan speechless, ensuring that your Wedding shine like the top of the Chrysler building.
Let there be light. Chandeliers are back in full swing. From ballrooms to barns, the more crystal the better. Light flickers about the room, and dances with guests, as each facet casts a romantic glow matching that of the Bride herself. Light crawls and seeps into invitations with their translucent materials and cutting edge techniques. Laser cut text, silk chiffon boxed invitations and pearlescent foil will leave you basking in the glory of our Lucent collection.
Barrels and bourbon. Ditch the stuffy tux and bubbly, hold onto your suspenders and raise your Manhattan to the Bride & Groom. Because old habits die hard, backyard bashes are headed for the 20’s, and bringing the speakeasy above ground. Get your swank on between croquet swings and order your liquor up neat as you take in the woodsy decor. Start practicing the Charleston because letterpress invitations with hand-made details are back. Stamped linen, stitched wood Save-the-Dates and type from a good old-fashioned press as found in our Prana collection, will have you shining up those wing tips months in advance.
Black & white and read all over. Black and white is in full effect from runway to that accent pouf your drooling over. Mixed prints, patterns, fabrics and color blocks are all the rage and you shouldn’t miss out on your big day. Make an impact and retain the classic with white florals and mini birdcage veils that adorn even your invites! Our Devoir collection answers your haute couture prayers with letterpress layers and tantalizing tulle. A custom wax seal is the finishing touch before you strut your stuff down your own catwalk to the alter.
Pastel gets a punch. The pastel hues of the past have gotten a swift kick in the you know what. More punchy colors like mint, coral, salmon and yellow are all the rage. This means that invitations get to step it up a notch and get their flare on. Ink washes, florals that pop and graphic patterns are just a few ways that we see invites getting some hop back in their step. Custom invitations are easy with our Custom Chroma Library. 147 different colors assures that every bride finds their perfect hue!