Sophisticated Red & Gold Wedding Invitations

Sarah and Adam’s wedding is the perfect mix of sophistication and use of color. Her gold dress paired with lush red accents, is a stunning and elegant combination. Sarah picked one of our ready-to-order designs and we worked our magic to make it into a suite that coordinated perfectly with her wedding. We also created menus and programs to carry the look through the day. Take a look at the gorgeous pictures by Katelyn James Photography…and if you’re interested in the wedding invitation suite, see the ready-to-order listed here!

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{Photo credits: Katelyn James Photography }

Wedding Salon NYC

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We’ve been prepping for months to get ready for this show, where we will be unveiling brand new designs, a plethora of customization options and talking about how unique our wedding invitation experience will be for brides & grooms who choose to work with us. If you are in the NYC area and are planning to attend the show, please stop by and say hello! We will have pretty takeaways, surprises for couples who plan on selecting us for as their wedding stationer and our gift bag item is something lovely & letterpress!

Beachy Turquoise Wedding Announcement

A custom island wedding announcement for Carly & Matt. We started with digital printing the photos and some fun grey typography that announced their new status. Then we mixed up a perfectly matching turquoise ink and letterpressed their names and a happy, bright blue wave.

Let us know if you have a need for custom announcements, we love working on all sorts of projects!

Marriage / Wedding Beach Island Turquoise Announcement with Letterpress & Flat Printing (Christa Alexandra Designs)

{ photo credit: Christa Alexandra Designs }

Apple Blossom Inspired Shoot

Recently I was asked to contribute stationery for an inspiration shoot in an Apple Orchard. The outcome was more beautiful than I could have imagined! So lucky to have been on such a talented team. This shoot inspired by blush pinks, spring greens and lots whites, ecrus and champagne-toned colors with a heavy dose of classy vintage. I hand lettered and painted small motifs with watercolor for the wedding invitation and menu. I also painted the envelope liner and RSVP card to coordinate with the invitation suite. I really love the soft romantic look the watercolors created – perfect for a spring wedding! Enjoy the photos!

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Apple Blossom Inspiration Shoot with Watercolor Invitations & Menu {Peach, Green, and Blush Color Palette} Stationery by Christa Alexandra Designs

Apple Blossom Inspiration Shoot with Lace Wedding Dress {Peach, Green, and Blush Color Palette} Stationery by Christa Alexandra Designs

Apple Blossom Inspiration Shoot with Watercolor Invitations & Menu {Peach, Green, and Blush Color Palette} Stationery by Christa Alexandra Designs

Apple Blossom Inspiration Shoot with Watercolor Invitations & Menu {Peach, Green, and Blush Color Palette} Stationery by Christa Alexandra Designs

Apple Blossom Inspiration Shoot with Watercolor Invitations & Menu {Peach, Green, and Blush Color Palette} Stationery by Christa Alexandra Designs

Apple Blossom Inspiration Shoot {Peach, Green, and Blush Color Palette} Stationery by Christa Alexandra Designs

Apple Blossom Inspiration Shoot with Pink Pinafore Cakes {Peach, Green, and Blush Color Palette} Stationery by Christa Alexandra Designs

Apple Blossom Inspiration Shoot with Vintage Car and Blush Dress {Peach, Green, and Blush Color Palette} Stationery by Christa Alexandra Designs

Apple Blossom Inspiration Shoot Spring Bouquet {Peach, Green, and Blush Color Palette} Stationery by Christa Alexandra Designs

{ photo credits: Lis Photography, invitations & stationery: Christa Alexandra Designs; pinafores cakes: Bake Aria, makeup & hair: Finishing Touch, equipment rentals: Vermont Tent Company; dress: Fiori Bridal Boutique; event planner: VT Enchanted Events; floral designer Creative Muse Floral }

Shop Opening this Week!

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It’s finally happening! After over a year of hard work and trying to find time between printing, managing clients, and designing –  the time has finally come and I am opening my own online stationery shop this week! It’s looking like Wednesday morning will be the big reveal- so add it to your calendar ;)

I’ve built this website myself (with the help of WordPress, Woocommerce & Blanco Template) and same goes for the shop…which is probably part of the reason it’s taken so long. Having lots of online retail experience, I know it’s important to have a secure and easy shop to purchase from. I want my future customers to feel comfortable knowing that I’ll be taking care of them. It’s hard to keep invitations and customized stationery simple because each person is so different, there are so many options (paper, colors, fonts, wording, conditional wording, etc) a customer could potentially choose. I had to narrow down my options and needed to keep everything pretty basic for starters. Over the course of the next couple months there will be improvements and kinks worked out, but that’s just part of the process. And of course, be on the look out for new product being added every month or two!

I am beyond excited to share this good news – it’s been so much more work than it shows and I thank each one of my friends and family who’ve supported me while I’ve disappeared over the past couple months – and my husband, most of all, for standing by me. xoxo, Christa

Vintage Rose Letterpress Bridal Shower Invitation

Pretty in pink, this letterpress bridal shower invitation is soft and romantic. Vintage roses frame the text, while a subtle chevron pattern updates the design. A feminine handwritten script calls out her name in a true gray ink. We printed this on our antique letterpress, on 100% cotton Crane Lettra paper and paired it with a matching envelope. Enjoy!

Vintage Roses & Chevron Bridal Shower Letterpress Invitation, by Christa Alexandra Designs

Vintage Roses & Chevron Bridal Shower Letterpress Invitation, by Christa Alexandra Designs

Vintage Roses & Chevron Bridal Shower Letterpress Invitation, by Christa Alexandra Designs

Vintage Roses & Chevron Bridal Shower Letterpress Invitation, by Christa Alexandra Designs

{photo credits: christa alexandra)

Seashore Wedding Invitation Suite

A ceremony in the sand was what Lacey and Kyle planned for their wedding, it was a close call with all the storm damage from a few months prior – luckily the damage done did not affect their wedding. She wanted a custom wedding invitation and save the date to go with their beach theme. Her color palette was a mix of light blue, light yellow and natural tan colors. She had told me that she loved shabby chic decoration – so with that in mind, we put together a pretty Save the Date with photos snapped of them during their engagement session – with soft stripes and a handwritten-looking script for the quote she wanted to use. Of course we added a little pop of color in the envelope – light yellow – to add a little something to it.

We pulled the same qualities from the Save the Date for the invitation suite. A nice soft palette with pretty scripts and clean serif typeface, we decided on a lighter kraft colored envelope to add some naturalness and opted for address labels – which are the easiest way to address your invitations – no messy handwriting to worry about! I hope you enjoy the pictures…

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{Photo credits: Christa Alexandra }

Stationery & Personal Catch-Up

It’s been quiet on the pages of this blog these last couple months – planning your own wedding takes up lots of extra time – extra time that’s hard to find. Already this year, I’ve already worked with as many brides as I had worked with last year…amazing how time flies! But I crossed the finish line – and am happy to report that I married the guy of my dreams, had an gorgeous wedding and made lots of stationery for it that I’ll have to post at some point later on.

So this morning, I went into my office to dig around and set aside a pile of invitations and stationery that I have yet to photograph and post on my site…well here’s a little preview of what I’ve pulled out of one box. There’s probably at least a dozen or more sets of beautiful paper that has yet to be seen! The good news is, I’ll be photographing it all and putting it up over the next couple of weeks…so stay tuned for lots of pretty designs!

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Letterpress Bee Correspondence Cards

Just wrapped up a set of 50 customized letterpress correspondence note cards for a lovely lady down in South Carolina. She won the set during a silent auction for the event, Night at the Races – put on by the Junior League of Charleston. She decided on a small bee with horizontal lines paired with an elegant font for her name and address. The letterpress paper used is Crane Lettra in Pearl White with a pretty gray blue ink for her information.

Correspondence cards are a great way to keep in touch the old-fashioned way, a simple pen and paper note is such a refreshing find your mailbox amongst the bills and junk mail.

Customized Correspondence Cards - By Christa Alexandra

Interested in your own set of correspondence cards? Feel free to send us an email here to get a quote!