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So, y’all love the damask as much as i do! Hurray for damask brides! (If only i were a damask bride… sigh. But that’s a story for another post.)

Back while i was still mid-damask-frenzy, i did a lot of research on damask-y details i could add to the wedding. (Seriously, lots. I’ll keep posting all of the nifty things i found, even though i ended up going a different route.) Today’s lesson, kids, is all about Damask Invitations. My first lesson was that there are lots of different options, from DIY-able blank invitation templates that you can download or purchase and print on to letterpressed gorgeousness with bespoke designs. Seriously, the sheer number of invitation options online is breathtaking. Overwhelming. And most of all (say it with me), awesome.

First, this gorgeous damask-bordered invitation from Blush Paperie, which you can get printed either with offset or thermography. The colors and font are both customizable, so the invitation won’t have a cookie-cutter feel to it. Green all-lower-case print with a black-and-white border? You got it! Traditional black script with a hot pink damask border? Done!

Blush Paperie also has a slightly more modern damask-y invitation with damask lining the bottom third of the page and text above. This one offers you the option of a highlight color in your monogram and also a bright swath of color separating the damask from the text. I dream of this with kelly-green accents. Swoon!

A similar option, through everyone’s favorite indie superstar Etsy, puts the damask border at the top. The best thing about Esty is that just about everything is customizable. Contact paperandink, the creator of this awesome damask design, to see what she can whip up for you.

And there’s always letterpress. Papeterie can make this baby a two-color print, so you can have black-and-white damask with a colored border, colored damask with black or grey text, or pretty much anything you can come up with. Plus, it’s letterpress. Yum.

More damask-tastic options can be found at Wedding Paper Divas and My Creative Invitations (with lots of different color options and nifty interpretations of the damask theme!) You can also Google some combination of “wedding damask invitations” and find any number of options, from thrifty to exorbitant.

But, okay, i saved my favorites for last (and i hope you’ve made it down this far, because they are delicious). First, Etsy seller socialcircles has created a breathaking invitation suite, complete with black satin bow and heavy textured cardstock. It’s opened to reveal a beautiful traditional-script invitation with a border of thick black cardstock. You can also order RSVP cards and printed envelopes that match (with beautiful designs themselves).

And. Take a deep breath, y’all, because this is seriously unbelievable. From Gourmet Invitations, a bespoke damask design that pulls out all the stops: The text! The borders! The reply cards! With the stamps! This invitation suite quite simply took my breath away. It is, in a word, perfect. Each invitation suite from Gourmet Invitations is custom-designed — just imagine the possibilities for the damask-obsessed bride!

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daft for damask

…okay. That’s insanely cheesy. But if you knew how mad i was for a white-and-black-damask theme with vivid green accents, you would totally understand. Seriously, we almost didn’t find our dream venue because i was SO stuck on having damask + green as my wedding colors. I was obsessed, people. And this is the picture that started it all (courtesy Hostess with the Mostess):

How awesome is that?! My favorite color, in my favorite shade even, and accented with gorgeous white hydrangeas and votives! And square black plates! So fresh! So crisp! I die!

…ahem. I am apparently still smitten with this color scheme. And i’m not alone — black and white damask with bright green is the hotness all over the place this year. Some awesome resources, if you’re lucky enough to be a damask bride:

Life. Love. Lipstick. has a collection of pictures, links, and resources for the green + damask bride.

More beautiful pictures from tying the knot, including this b&w damask mini-inspiration board. I particularly love the black-over-white tablecloths with the damask table runner layered over top of both. So indulgent and posh!

Also, check out With This Ring… for some crazy green monograms with damask backing (i can’t get the picture to post here, but trust me, it’s worth the click over).

There are tons more resources out there for you if you puffy-heart the damask like me. (Justine Ungaro’s blog about her own super-fabulous wedding, The Unbride, comes to mind if you’re looking for a little edgier take on the idea. Hot pink?  Yes, please!)

And lookit! I found the fabric for you!

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