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1. Bride wearing couture gown, Pinterest || 2. Vintage cushion cut engagement ring, Storyboard Wedding || 3. Jimmy Choo shoes, Allyson Magda Photography || 4. Versailles wedding invitation, message card, Elum || 5. Blush sequin pillow, Joss & Main || 6. Navy blue bow tie, Pinterest || 7. Blush fabric and rhinestone bouquet, Tulle Tales || 8. Versailles wedding invitation, Elum || 9. Versailles wedding invitation, reply card, Elum || 10. Flower girls, Pinterest || 11. Wedding cake, Fiona Cairns, Daily Mail Online || 12. Vintage garter, Pinterest || 13. Navy blue sash, NiaPersonBridal, Etsy || 14. Versailles wedding invitation, reception card, Elum || 15. Rococo architecture, Pinterest


VERSAILLES

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1. Sofa with patterned wallpaper, Tempaper || 2. NYC bride and groom || Christian Oth Studios via Style Me Pretty || 3. Hot pink ombre bouquet, Christian Oth Studios via Style Me Pretty || 4. Hot pink pumps, Pinterest || 5. Alchemy wedding invitation website card, Elum || 6. Alchemy wedding invitation, Elum || 7. Tin ceiling, Talissa Decor || 8. Modern hot pink chair, Apartment Therapy


ALCHEMY

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1. NYC bride and groom, Pinterest || 2. Quilted bootie, Pinterest || 3. Lower Manhattan at night, photo by Andrew Prokos || 4. Fifth Avenue Letterpress Wedding Invitation, Reception Card Elum || 5. Chanel quilted flap clutch, Chanel via Ideeli || 6. Black and White quilted wedding cake, Dav.D Wedding Photography || 7. Fifth Avenue Letterpress Wedding Invitation, Elum || 8. Black formal bridesmaid dress, Jose Villa Wedding Photography


FIFTH AVENUE

The epitome of elegance, our couture 5th Avenue wedding invitation suite is sleek, smart and striking. High fashion and haute couture designs conceptualized and created in fashion meccas such as New York and Paris inspired this timeless beauty. We designed this stylish letterpress invitation suite in classic black & white used an ultra thick 4-Ply Museum Board for a true statement piece. The clean lines and simple yet bold typography comprising this modern invitation are accentuated when paired with our chic Quilted Clutch Carrier enclosure that is tailor made to fit perfectly inside our high capacity Box Mailer; a presentation designed to swoon invitees. For a subtle hint of glitz, we chose to highlight the monogram with our Crystal Silver metallic dusting, an accessory that can be added to your Elum Couture wedding invitation. Then for a pop of unexpected drama, we added a Letterpress Invitation Backer in our signature Mod Chevron pattern in keeping with the black and white complimentary color contrast. We like to refer to 5th Avenue as the little black dress of wedding stationery, alluring and simple with a look that will never go out of style. You can customize this entire look and make the Fifth Avenue invitation something all your own with a simple switch in color, change in font styles, and even have fun swapping the invitation backer pattern for something more suited to your own personal style. Not planning a wedding? Click here to see how this invitation has been completely customized for a Bat Mitzvah invitation, Bar Mitzvah invitation and other social event that calls for a high style modern invitation design that is unparalled in its superb quality fabrication.

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1. Wedding dress, Pinterest || 2. Moroccan Lantern, Craftsy || 3. Darjeeling wedding invitation, thank you note, Elum || 4. Lace clutch, Sewlola, Etsy shop || 5. Gold bangle, Pinterest || 6. Darjeeling wedding invitation, Elum || 7. Darjeeling wedding invitation, reception card, Elum || 8. Bridal henna, Pinterest


DARJEELING

Letterpress wedding invitation: Captivating in its intricacy and delicacy, our Darjeeling invitation suite is the essence of ethereal boho chic. Inspired by intricate mosaic tile murals and tranquil stained glass windows, the whimsical artwork of Darjeeling is an ode to bespoke craftsmanship. Letterpress printed on luxuriously soft double thick paper, we chose a calming color palette of pale neutrals to emphasize the soothing disposition, however, this letterpress invitation package can be completely customized to fit your personal ink color preferences and font choices. This elegant letterpress wedding invitation is also wonderfully suited for Bat Mitzvah invitations, shower invitations or custom party invitations.

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1.  || Bride, photo by Three Nails via Style Me Pretty || 2. Archiva wedding invitation, Elum || 3. Rustic boutonnieres, photo by Three Nails via Style Me Pretty || 4. Figs and bread, photo by Aaron Delesie via Style Me Pretty || 5. Bouquet with artichoke, photo by Jagger Photography || 6. Archiva wedding invitation, Elum || 7. Mason jar candle, photo by Nicole Polk via Style Me Pretty    || 8. Outdoor table setting, photo source unknown via Everything Fabulous || 9. Vintage stamps in glassine bags, photo by packandpost via Etsy


ARCHIVA

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1. Ombré wedding cake, Sweetapolita || 2. Ombré gown, Pinterest || 3. Aqua and gold mineral, photo source unknown via Pinterest || 4. Tide Wedding Invitation, Reception Card, Elum || 5. Tide Wedding Invitation, Elum || 6. Caribbean Islands beach, Caribbean Vacation Cruises


TIDE

The tranquility and sense of well-being imbued in our Tide wedding invitation suite is a perfect fit for an exotic destination wedding, laid back beach-side affair, or any wedding with a relaxed vacation-away feel. We thought it was high time people "thought beyond the sea shell invitation" for their beach wedding, and decided it was high time to create a modern approach to the desination wedding invitation. With a wash of serene colors, the Tide invitation design suggests the promise of an escape from day-to-day life that will wisk guests away and have them counting down the days until your special event. Open space allows the eye to move throughout the design, further inspiring a sense of calm and relaxation. A clean sans-serif typeface provides a crisp contrast to the organic feel of the invitation's imagery and combines seamlessly with an understated script and classic serif to create a highly modern design. A tranquil simplicity pervades the Tide invitation suite and through the art of letterpress printing, we have elevated this design with a tactile alluring finish. The Tide invitation design extends to a whole suite of day-of items like favor tags, menus, and place cards to beautify your table settings. These striking items are a way to add stylish details and carry this entire look through to your event decor. From color palette to typefaces, this Elum Couture letterpress wedding invitation is completely customizable. Shown here in Antique Gold, Blue Topaz, and Caribbean Green, the ombre ink effect suggests a calm sea, but a simple change of colors could help your guests to envision a spectacular sunset, just envision orange and pink. The possibilities for the use of this invitation suite are truly endless. It can be customized to work as a Bat Mitzvah or Bar Mitzvah invitation, or as an invitation for any event requiring a design that strikes a perfect balance between pure serenity and luxurious details.

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1. Just married car, Pinterest || 2. Speech bubble props, Wedding Bells || 3. Billboard wedding invitation, coasters, Elum || 4. Retro cake topper, Ruffled Blog || 5. Colorful bouquet, Bridal Musings || 6. Billboard wedding invitation, Elum || 7. Backyard wedding, Wedding Chicks || 8. Vintage VW bug, We <3 It || 9. Billboard wedding invitation, reception card, Elum


BILLBOARD

Merit Winner of the 2013 How International Design Competition for Best Invitation Design, our Billboard wedding invitation suite is an oversized, (or "jumbo" as we lovingly refer to it), invitation that is a perfect fit for any couple who wants to infuse their special day with a boatload of personality and a bit of humor. Everything about the Billboard suite defies convention from its witty language to its poster size stature, this totally unique design is like a concert poster invitation and is the perfect fit for anyone looking for a non-traditional unique invitation. A plethora of bright colors and fun typefaces have been skillfully combined to create a piece that bursts with energy yet still maintains a feel of high style design through the attention paid to every last element of this avant garde invitation. Guests will love delving into the layers of witty details, and the poster-sized invitation will surely find its way onto their walls as a keepsake that is treasured long after the wedding is over. Creative wedding invitations are a perfect opportunity to express your personality and set the tone for your specific event. Our award winning design team will do nothing short of obsess over every tiny detail of this bespoke design, ensuring that the end result is something custom tailor made to fit YOU and your unique personality. So, have fun playing with changing up the color of the ink, paper, envelopes, envelope liners, or even accessorize with an Envelopments Enclosure to complete the look, but leave the rest up to us and we will guarantee you shine through! These awesome invitations also make fantastic Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah invitations, through clever use of iconic personal and event details, this design will be a show stopper for any cool kid headed to the Torah.

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1. Art deco chandelier, photo by Raceytay via Etsy || 2.  La Fontaine letterpress wedding invitation, Elum || 3. Black and white geometric dresser, photo source by stylehive.com  || 4. Sylvan slipper chair, Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman  || 5.Bridal shoes, photo by First Comes Love Wedding Photography || 6. White curtain rod, Amazon.com || 7. Bouquet, photo source by Casarei  || 8. . La Fontaine letterpress wedding invitation, elum  || 9. Black chair, InvitingHome.com || 10. Ruffle wedding dress, Oscar de la Renta


LA FONTAINE

We brought new life to old Hollywood glamour with the ‘La Fontaine‘ wedding invitation suite from our Elum Couture Vol. 2
album. The art deco inspired white on white artwork is letterpress printed on luxurious 100% cotton paper using a colorless ‘Blind Deboss’ printing technique that is sophisticated, yet eye-catching. Classic ‘Black’ ink is paired with a pop of yellow ‘Lemonade’ ink, which gives this design a modern feel. Take a look below at the inspiration behind this timeless design, and check back again for more mood boards coming soon from our custom wedding invitation albums!

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1. Bright bridal heels, photo by Delbarr Moradi, Ruffled || 2. Flower girl, TheLittlePeaBoutique, Etsy || 3. Inkwell wedding invitation, reception card, Elum || 4. Place setting, Sara Gray Photography, Brooklyn Bride || 5. Modern art installation, Megan Geckler || 6. Inkwell wedding invitation, Elum || 7. Inkwell wedding invitation, website/message card, Elum || 8. Floral arrangement, Sara Gray Photography, Brooklyn Bride


INKWELL

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1. Bride with balloons, Vera Wang gown, Martha Stewart Weddings || 2. Sea glass necklace, Uncovet || 3. Pink geometric wedding cake, Mark Joseph Cakes, photo by Yasu + Junko, featured in Brides || 4. Floral light, David Trubridge || 5. Mélange wedding invitation, website card, Elum || 6. Mélange wedding invitation, Elum || 7. Blue lucite chair, Pinterest || 8. Paloma grapefruit jello shots, Jello Shot Test Kitchen || 9. Mélange wedding invitation, reply card, Elum || 10. Geometric pillow, NeonVintageDesign, Etsy


MELANGE

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1. Gorgeous backless dress, Pinterest || 2. Pretty rose gold and morganite ring, Etsy || 3. Modern metallic shoes, Pinterest || 4. Uptown wedding invitation, message card, Elum || 5. Vintage dresser, Danish Modern L.A. || 6. Blush bouquet, Pinterest || 7. Uptown wedding invitation, Elum || 8. Uptown wedding invitation, escort card and favor tag, Elum || 9. Cigars and custom matches || Chelsea Nicole Photography || 10. Cigar lounge, Pinterest || 11. Uptown wedding invitation, reception card, Elum || 12. Silver modern wedding cake || Heavenly Blooms


UPTOWN

The understated allure of the Uptown wedding invitation suite from the Elum Couture collection demonstrates the flawless coalescence of modernity and timelessness. Neutral hues, clean layouts, and unassuming typefaces converge to impart the pieces with a sense of warmth and calm. We were inspired to create something that would make one feel as though they had just stepped into a chic boutique hotel; warm and inviting, modern and sultry, and sure to please both the bride and the groom. This elegant letterpress invitation is enriched even further when accessorized with our optional soft Suede Invitation Backer, which strengthens the approachable nature of the piece. The inviting suede can be juxtaposed with rich double thick paper or upgraded to our 4-ply mega thick board, which has an unmistakably luxurious and upscale feel. Boasting the perfect combination of feminine and masculine touches, this invitation suite the perfect blend for a modern couple looking for a tasteful tailored wedding invitation with a modern edge. The clean lines and striking typography comprising this modern invitation can be accentuated by upgrading from an envelope to an Elum high capacity Box Mailer, an impressive item in any mailbox. Or, if you prefer, foregoe the Suede Invitation Backer and select an optional Letterpress Invitation Backer from your choice of our Signature Backer Patterns, adding a pop of unexpected drama. And if the neutral color palette we show here is not to your liking, the look can be completely transformed into something lively and high contrast by changing the color of the ink, paper, and envelopes. This look is completely customizable, allowing changes in font styles, envelope liners, adding edge painting or other special finishes to make it all your own. Not planning a wedding? Click here to see how this invitation has been completely customized for a cool modern Bar Mitzvah invitation, a tastefully elegant Bat Mitzvah invitation, and social event invitations that require a high style modern invitation design that is unparalled in its superb design and fabrication.

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1. Pastel paper bouquet, Pinterest || 2. Sweet Shoppe wedding invitation, menu, Elum || 3. Hula hoop bride, Style Me Pretty || 4. Candy necklace, Pinterest || 5. Paper decorations, Pinterest || 6. Sweet Shoppe wedding invitation, website card, Elum || 7. Sweet Shoppe wedding invitation and reception, Elum || 8. Vintage teal booties, heels.com || 9. Marshmellow pops, The Paper Straw Blog || 10. Dessert table with tassel banner, Baby Lifestyles || 11. Teal and pink wedding cake, Pinterest


SWEET SHOPPE

Winner of the 2013 Louie Award for Best Invitation Design, our Elum Couture Sweet Shoppe invitation was also a winner of the 2013 How Magazine International Design Competition. This confection lovers invitation is truly something that holds a sweet spot in our hearts. We were inspired to create an avant-garde wedding invitation for the creative fun filled couple who wants their special day to be all about the celebration . . . with a full candy buffet of course. And what better way to put a smile on guests' faces than with our Sweet Shoppe invitation suite? An ice cream parlor inspired color palette and lively typographical treatments that give a nod to vintage candy shoppe signage, this unique wedding invitation will bring sheer delight to guests when they discover each piece is cleverly worded to tie into the confectionary experience. And with a simple change in color, this pastel invitation can be transformed into a circus themed invitation (envision magenta & purples), or even a carnival inspired invitation (picture blue, red and warm yellow). You can brand your entire event with day-of items like round letterpress menus that are designed to fit perfectly in a charger plate, and the escort cards or our multi-purpose favor tags that can be used to add a fun personal touch to your table setting. Our award winning design team will assist you with customizing this bespoke design, ensuring that your personal text and wording is a seamless fit to the original concept. We encourage you to have fun letting your personality shine through with this totally unique invitation. And if you aren't throwing a wedding, we will assist you with transforming this design into the perfect Bat Mtzvah invitation, (or Bar Mitzvah invitation in soda shoppe colors!), or any special event invitation package that requires that something extra super sweet.

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1. French perfume packaging, Pinterest || 2. Ornate vintage millwork, Pinterest || 3. Parfume wedding invitation reception card, Elum || 4. French Macarons, Photo by Nakai || 5. Marie Antoinette inspired mini cake, Cakes Haute Couture || 6. Parfume wedding invitation, Elum || 7. Vintage inspired floral arrangement, Photo by Marilyn Nakazato



PARFUME

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1. Fusion Wedding Invitation, Elum || 2. Groom Tie & Boutineer, Kim Le Photography || 3. Glass Art, Traver Gallery  || 4. Bridal Bouquet, Style Me Pretty || 5. Popsicles, Flickr || 6. Fusion Reply Card, Elum || 7. Cake, Southern Living || 8. Modern Lamps, Pinterest || 9. Wedding Gown, Milanoo || 10. Fusion Menu Card, Elum || 11.Centerpiece, The Charity Wedding || 12. Decorative Glass, Bright Bazaar


FUSION

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1. Wedding Gown || 2. Lavendar Macaroons, Plant Food Fabulous  || 3. Purple Victorian Couch, _____ || 4. Groom Tie & Boutineer, Pinterest || 5. Structure Invitation, Elum || 6. Purple Wallpaper, Graham & Brown || 7. Modern House Design, Viahouse.Com  || 8. Strtucture Save the Date Card, Elum || 9. Art Deco, Lauritz.com || 10. Purple Heels, Key to My Heart


STRUCTURE

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1. Bridal Gown, Pinterest || 2. Bridesmaids & Bouquets, Pinterest || 3. Macaroons, Pinterest || 4. Headline Invitation, Elum || 5. Pearl Necklace, J.Crew || 6. Stillettos with Bows, Obaz || 7. Modern Decorative Throw Pillow, society6 || 8. Headine Menu, Elum || 9. Blue & Black Bedroom Decor, Pinterest || 10. Mens' Shoes, Dapper Lou || 11. Cake, Martha Stewart Weddings || 12. Headline Escort Card, Elum


HEADLINE

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1. Rock 'n' Roll Bride & Groom, Ruffled || 2. Green Volkswagen Beetle, Pinterest || 3. Whoopie Pies, MyRecipes || 4. Vintage Camera, Flickr || 5. Converse Shoes with Green Socks, Pinterest || 6. Poster Invitation, Elum || 7. Poster Reception Card, Elum || 8. Boutineers, Pinterest || 9. Green Heels, Trendy Bride || 10. Rock 'n' Roll Dress & Bouquet, Ruffled


POSTER

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1. Barn reception, photo by Jose Villa via Style Me Pretty Magazine “Best of 2011” || 2. Ring bearer pillows, Martha Stewart || 3. Knit letterpress wedding invitation, elum || 4. Porcelain knitwear coasters, Alyssa Ettinger via Art at Heart / Design in Mind || 5. Kids knit leg warmers, smashed peas and carrots || 6. Knit letterpress wedding invitation, elum || 7. Knit blanket, photo source unknown, Brandy Handwork via Pinterest || 8. DIY fabric flowers, the Purl bee || 9. Shearling suede pumps, BHLDN shop || 10.Bride with knit sweater, BHLDN shop || 11. Knit letterpress wedding invitation, elum


KNIT

The charming ‘Knit‘ wedding invitation suite from our new Umi 2 album was ‘made with love’ in mind. We were inspired by the new generation of handmade knits that have brought new life to this age-old art. Handmade goods are expressions of love and patience; the ‘Knit‘ wedding invitation is a tender reflection of that endearing love and warmth. We just can’t get enough of the texture that was created when we letterpress printed this invitation on luxurious 100% cotton rag paper. We chose soothing ‘Buff’ and ‘Copper’ inks, however, what about ‘Stone’ gray and ‘Navy Blue’ for a nautical theme, or pale ‘Petal’ pink and ‘Smokey Lilac’ for a spring affair?! The possibilities are endless. Take a look below at the inspiration behind this alluring invitation suite, and come back again for more mood boards coming soon from our new Umi 2 album!

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1. Groomsmen in Converse, photo by Amelia Lyon Photography via Oceanside Bride || 2. Love Note letterpress wedding invitation, elum || 3. Pencil placecards, photo by Meg Smith Photography via Simply Pretty Wedding || 4. Milk and cookies, photo by Truly Yours via Paper Crave || 5. Heart cupcakes, photo by Oh, Darling! Photography || 6.  Book table numbers, photo by Jessica Claire via Booklicious || 7. Bride and groom, photo source unknown via TheKnot.com || 8. Love Note letterpress wedding invitation, elum || 9. Red velvet wedding cake, photo source unknown via Pinterest || 10. Engraved apples, photo by Krista Mason Photography || 11. Love Note letterpress wedding invitation, elum


LOVE NOTE

We are totally smitten with our new Umi 2 album invitation called ‘Love Note.’ As soon as we got the idea to use standard loose leaf notebook paper for an invitation concept, we were overcome with excitement about all the different ways we could infuse the idea of passing notes in class and young sweethearts writing love notes. This ridiculously cute and clever invitation package is so perfect for the couple looking to infuse some personality into their wedding celebration. We say go for it, be creative and have FUN with it. Your guests will be catapulted back to their youth right along with you. Stay tuned for more mood boards from our brand spankin’ new Umi 2 album!

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