New wedding invitations inspired by Michigan’s most popular wedding venues

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We worked with our friends at Rock Paper Scissors in Ann Arbor, Michigan to create custom suites inspired by popular wedding venues in Michigan. We’ve recently added them to our collection, and today we’re sharing some behind the scenes details from the designers that helped bring these suites to life.

Zingerman’s Cornman Farms was the main inspiration for our Hales suite. A custom illustration of the farm itself and a sprinkling of vintage vegetable motifs pay homage to their famous farm-to-table vision and capture the picturesque romance of the farm. Formal fonts give a refined, ethereal feel while the color palette of rosebud and copper brings to mind a dreamy September affair. The suite is named for the farm’s Executive Chef and Managing Partner, Kieron Hales. 

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Hales suite, featuring rosebud letterpress ink and copper matte foil stamping on white Bella cotton paper. Foil edging in copper matte and a Rosebud envelope carry through the warm and romantic color palette.

Our Gable suite pairs classic, modern typography with colorful florals inspired by The Valley at Frutig Farms, a gable roof barn built circa 1840. “The venue is very spacious so it was important to keep the look open and soft with a splash of color from the vintage flowers,” says designer Racheal Bumbolo. A venue illustration was the perfect accent on the vellum belly band, and the warm-toned floral accents throughout bring to life the words of Rock Paper Scissors owner Lisa Roberts who compared the barn to a “fall haven of floral magic”.

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Gable suite, featuring cobblestone letterpress ink and warm-toned florals printed on our Bella smooth cotton white paper. A light and airy vellum belly band with a venue illustration complements the simple, modern typography.

Our Seger suite was inspired by the historic Colony Club of Detroit and the prosperity of the city in the 1920s. The venue itself is adorned with the finest, most luxurious details including classic black and white checkered floors, gold leaf ceilings, impressive crystal chandeliers, and Louis XVI décor. A vintage Detroit map, gold matte foil, and black paper were absolute must-haves for this sleek suite.

Seger suite, printed in gold matte foil on our Bella smooth cotton ivory paper. Black ink, paper, and envelope bring a sophisticated feel and pair nicely with the vintage map and formal typography.

The Ford Piquette Plant, birthplace of the Model T, inspired the Henry suite. It showcases a modern city feel with a touch of grit. Stark black and whites, in contrast with edgy hand illustrations of the plant, the Detroit skyline, and the beloved Model T, bring this suite to life. “Henry provides a true representation of a cool urban couple wanting to say ‘I do’ in the heart of Detroit,” says designer Lindsy Talarico.

Henry suite, printed in black letterpress on our Bella smooth cotton bright white paper. Whimsical typography and illustrations and black paper accents give a modern, fun feel to this suite.

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