Burlap Wedding Invitations : Rustic Elegance in Sun Valley

I am so excited to finally share something we’ve been working on for months! Andrea and her mom, JoAnne, have impeccable taste and have been such a joy to work with as they poured so much thought, heart, and creativity into Andrea’s beautiful wedding.

Wedding Stationery for a rustic and elegant burlap wedding. Burlap Invitations and coordinating pieces by Blue Magpie Invitations.

Andrea was getting married in Sun Valley, Idaho, so they really wanted to bring in the rustic elements of this beautiful ski town while balancing the formal elegance they envisioned for the ceremony and reception.

Sun Valley mountain wedding burlap invitations by Blue Magpie Invitations

Our burlap wedding invitation was the perfect place to start, with its beautifully textured burlap, raw silk band, and wax seal featuring a hand-drawn custom monogram.

Burlap wedding invitations with letterpress cotton paper and monogram wax seal. By Blue Magpie Invitations

When their guests opened these folders, they were greeted with luxurious letterpressed cards with all the wedding details.

sun valley mountain wedding burlap invitations by Blue Magpie Invitations

Beautiful letterpress on cotton paper invitations for a rustic, burlap wedding. By Blue Magpie Invitations.

Burlap wedding invitations with letterpress cotton paper and monogram wax seal. By Blue Magpie Invitations

Each burlap folder was carefully placed into inner envelopes that were hand-lined with shimmery pearl paper to match the monogram wax seal and then closed with a second wax seal with a custom drawing of Baldy Mountain, the main ski mountain in Sun Valley.

Burlap wedding invitations with letterpress cotton paper and monogram wax seal. By Blue Magpie Invitations

Wax seal stamps for a rustic, burlap wedding by Blue Magpie Invitations.

All this was mailed in extra thick outer envelopes with a lovely die-cut scalloped flap.

With invitations like this, we knew there would be so much more in store when it came time to design the day-of stationery, and we’ll share all the details about their programs, menus, and more in our next post!

“Black Tie” Wedding Invitation with a Burlap Twist

If I had to choose just one aspect of my job that is the absolute tops, it would be how I’m continuously inspired and challenged by my wonderful clients and the amazing ideas they have for their events.

Earlier this year, one of my brides came to me with the idea of creating an ultra elegant “black tie” wedding invitation…but without the black! She wanted to bring in some unique, rustic charm by using burlap instead. After meeting with the bride and her wedding planner (Beth Helmstetter, just further proof of her good taste), teaming up with Laura Hooper for the gorgeous calligraphy, and numerous burlap, ribbon, and paper swatches…this is where we ended up!

rustic elegance burlap and silk letterpress wedding invitation

rustic elegance burlap silk letterpress wedding invitation

You can see more images of this burlap wedding invitation here and the gorgeous ceremony and reception on Beth Helmstetter’s blog.