There was a time, not so long ago, when invitation suites were pretty much either purchased in a shop or someone’s home, if they were home-based. But it is a brave new world out there, and I cannot even begin to keep up with the online letterpress houses keeping up.
Ice Cream Social is one of the more enticing ones that I have run across lately. It adorable and clever wares are the output of Jennifer Perman & Mary Boyko.
How do they keep coming up with fresh ideas? “We are inspired by the brides!” they told me. “They always supply us with such unique and personal stories. As we grow the Collections Shoppe we want to listen to what people are looking for, what might be missing in the market theme wise and be able to provide it for them in our exclusive style.”
Here is just a taste of their ready-to-wear collections. This is from their Cosmic Chemistry collection, I am borderline obsessed with its response card.
But that is but one piece of the puzzle — everything cleverly blends together into one powerful mixture.
I’ve always thought the sign of a strong line is being able to play with themes but still feel like it’s out of one house. Here are a few pieces from Rustic Romance.
Everything can be customized by color, with white and off-white matte papers available. Their State of My Heart Save-The-Date series is also seriously adorable. California looks so lovely in letterpress!
I can’t close without mentioning that Ice Cream Social also offers custom work.
Here is one of their divine designs from a few years back that is just as compelling today as when it was first ‘pressed. Katy & Giff were married on a family ranch in Sandpoint, Idaho, in July, and this suite succinctly sets the tone & mood. Custom monograms are included in every custom suite!
While you’re at their site, also be sure to check out their other design work, everything from logos to little mascots.