We love seeing new and beautiful ideas for wedding invitations, and no one is better about finding new & unique paper than Southall Eden Paperie! Earlier this year, Shannon with Southall Eden, visited a paper maker while in Florence, Italy. “The art of marbled paper making dates back to the 18th century in Italy and is now done almost exclusively in Florence, and the peacock-esque patterned marbling has become almost synonymous with the city”, says Shannon. Below are the results of her trip, a beautiful line of Florentine wedding invitations. The best part about them? The paper makers can custom dye the paper to match the color scheme of your wedding!
Invites by Southall Eden Paperie // Images by Dove Wedding Photography
One of my favorite things about Nashville is that we are able to claim the one and only Hatch Show Print. Although Hatch is well known for their concert posters, the “print” part of their name suggests they just might be able to do anything printable – and they might, so long as it is true to their very unique style.
Though some brides may find it daunting, covering all the ‘paper’ bases of a wedding is like a visit to a candy store for me (and I like candy!) – the possibilities are endless and I find it very exciting. From the “save the date” to the invites to the thank-you notes, Hatch’s 100+ year-old block printer can whip up something unique only to you and leave the recipients with a framable little piece art. A noteworthy fact that further solidified my love for Hatch Show Print is that last summer an original print of theirs graced the pages of the always-artful Anthropologie catalog (image below, right side). In fact, Hatch was the inspiration for the catolog’s entire shoot.
So as you are checking off your list of ‘papers’ for the wedding, consider Nashville’s historical, hip and artistic treasure right in our backyard. No need to fret over artistic direction – the Hatch designers happily collaborate and let you peruse and draw inspiration from a catalog of past projects. Do be sure to plan ahead because turnaround can sometimes be as long as six weeks, though well worth the wait.
List of printed papers for weddings:
- Engagement announcements
- Save the date
- Shower invites
- Wedding invites
- Thank-you notes
Also check out the Hatch posters from my very own wedding (on the left)!