Inspired Stationery

July 20, 2018 | Ivy Publications

Wedding stationery is an easy way to add a personal touch to your celebration. Save the dates and wedding invitations often help set the tone for the affair, as they offer guests a first glimpse at the wedding celebration to come. If you are looking for a little inspiration for your paper suite, these inspired ideas from real Charlottesville wine and country weddings show a variety of creative ways to accentuate your wedding’s aesthetic.


From swirling calligraphy to clean, sans serif fonts, typography-based stationery lets your words do all the talking with eye-catching lettering. Mixing hand-drawn, elegant fonts with striking, simple typographies can accentuate the lovely words you choose to portray your love.

(Photo by Katelyn James; Invitations by Thinking Paper)

Dark and Moody.

We have been loving this trend and its incorporation of romantic, rich colors, from deep plums and reds to dark greens and blacks. The boldness of darker tones can easily be accentuated and balanced with metallic accents to make a brooding atmosphere chic and fun.

(Photo by CYork Photography; Stationery by I Can Do That Design)

Blue Ridge Inspired.

What better way to celebrate the beauty of love than by channeling the breathtaking air of the Blue Ride Mountains. Using the Blue Ridge as inspiration sets a majestic local tone, highlighting the charm of the mountains that so delightfully form the backdrop for our regional weddings.

(Photo by Jen Fariello; Paper Products by Emily Rose Ink)


Watercolor designs offer a soft subtlety that can underscore the romantic atmosphere of the occasion. Whether you go bold with bright and intense hues or soften the palette with pastels, using watercolors for stationary is a dreamy and amorous way to celebrate your special day.

(Photo by Love by Serena; Stationery & Calligraphy by Yao Cheng Design)


Bold lines and symmetrical designs elicit both a contemporary and classic ambiance, with sleek, angular patterns. The simplicity of hexagons, diamonds, and other geometric elements is an easy and tasteful way to highlight your typography and make your layout pop with modern flair.

(Photo by Jen Fariello; Invitations & Calligraphy by Sue Coral Ink)

For more inspired stationery, see “Artful Paper Suites,” in our most recent issue of Charlottesville Wine & Country Weddings.

Lead photo by Jen Fariello


From Ivy Publications, publishers of Charlottesville Wine & Country Weddings, an art book celebrating elegant country weddings in Jefferson’s Virginia; Charlottesville Wine & Country Living, a semi-annual magazine of Life & Style in Jefferson’s Virginia; CharlottesvilleFamily’s Bloom Magazine, a monthly parenting magazine with a calendar of Charlottesville festivals and events plus stories on education, health and family fun; CharlottesvilleFamily’s Home Magazine, a quarterly flipped edition with CharlottesvilleFamily’s Bloom Magazine that includes all things home, from builders and real estate professionals to insurance, landscaping, utilities and more; the CharlottesvilleFamily Ultimate Go-To Guide and Home Go-To Guide, an annual flip book with everything from daytrip ideas and home tips to directories of family & home services; and the Charlottesville Welcome Book, a guide to attractions like Monticello, vineyards, the University of Virginia as well as a relocation handbook.

At Ivy Publications, we’re inspired by the belief that by utilizing technology, working efficiently and attending to quality, we create publications that honor the reader and build a real connection with our local businesses. This belief has led to prosperous and long-standing relationships with our clients, who entrust us with their advertising and have enjoyed great success utilizing our niche publications to effectively reach their target markets since 1998.