Be Still My New England Loving Heart: Gabrielle & James’ Nantucket Wedding Invites {Lettuce Paper}

by jacin on August 15, 2011

All images (c) Nicola Darrach of Lettuce Paper

Oh. My. Gosh.

That’s exactly what I said when I laid eyes on today’s amazing invite suite, designed and printed by the super talented {and sweet} Nicola Darrach of Lettuce Paper. If you know me at all, you know that deep down I am a New Englander through and through {even though I currently live in California} and my niche is everything shoreline chic, with a bit of rustic or preppy charm thrown in. I just love it. I used to count down to summertime for trips to Nantucket and Maine, to feel the salty air on my face and sand in my toes, with an ice cold glass of cranberry juice in my hand {oh and to stop and smell the beach roses along the rocky beach path - bonus}. So when I spotted these on my college friend Gaby’s facebook page, I immediately said “can I please please please blog these?” And so with her approval, and fresh images in my inbox from Nicola, here you go, friends. The ultimate wedding invite suite (and just wait til you see the Save the Dates!!), one that is sure to go down in the books as one of my ultimate faves!

Gaby and James - I know an awesome designer who is dying to help with your wedding. Her name rhymes with Mason.

OK fine, I’ll just “chaperone” the after party at the Rose and Crown - that works, too!

Right?? Right?! Attention Mason Jar Critics - this is how a mason jar shows it’s class! ↑

Oh, hello grand finale, one of the sweetest Save the Dates… ever.

Are you guys as in love with this as I am? Please tell me I’m not alone. Oh, and PS - my New England loving heart is full right now, because just this past weekend I booked a 2012 Cape Cod “destination” (for me, at least!) wedding and I can. not. wait. to get started. HINT: the bride is one of the most radiant girls I’ve ever met, with some serious style. More to come soon!

Happy Monday, everyone!!

{ 31 comments… read them below or add one }

louise {bijouxbride} August 15, 2011 at 12:16 AM

Love love love the pink illustrated set, what a brilliant idea!


Kismet August 15, 2011 at 12:37 AM

This is PERFECT! Brilliant suite!


Jessica@TWB August 15, 2011 at 3:22 AM

The mix of colors is fab and the really basic graphics/fonts makes it so sweet. Love everything you’ve shown!


Emma August 15, 2011 at 5:15 AM

Oh. my. I love everything about these invitations. My favorite has to be the mason jar with the ‘cocktails’ - such cute graphics + stellar typography. Thanks for sharing and have a great Monday, Jacin!


claire August 15, 2011 at 7:04 AM



Nicola August 15, 2011 at 7:24 AM

Thanks, Jacin!! This suite was so fun to work on.


Kiele Gregoire August 15, 2011 at 7:42 AM



chandra ~ oh lovely day August 15, 2011 at 7:55 AM

absolute perfection. love!!


Erika August 15, 2011 at 8:00 AM

Oh that “radiant” bride you speak of is SUPER lucky. That’s for SURE! ;)


Nicole {Niche White} August 15, 2011 at 8:02 AM

They are completely beautiful without being overdone or distracting. You are right to be smitten!


Erin @ Bliss Celebrations August 15, 2011 at 8:36 AM

LOVE this invite! And we hope you share the Cape Cod wedding with us next year, sounds fantastic!


Aleah + Nick Valley August 15, 2011 at 9:19 AM

Okay, that post card is darling! What fun!


Brenda's Wedding Blog August 15, 2011 at 9:30 AM

An absolutely gorgeous invitation suite. Loving the mason jar :) And, congrats on the Cape Cod wedding booking. You are going to love it there. We vacation there every year.


Sarah {A Paper Proposal} August 15, 2011 at 10:13 AM

Amazing! I love all of them, but that fun postcard at the end is my absolute favorite! :)


Laura *You Stir Me* August 15, 2011 at 10:21 AM

oh stop! I love these way too much to not see more…do you need someone to chaperone you chaperoning?


The Perfect Palette August 15, 2011 at 2:09 PM

Oh my goodness. I’m loving the ink colors, Jacin!

xoxo, chrissy
The Perfect Palette


Alexa August 15, 2011 at 2:09 PM

Wow. How adorable are those! So sweet!


Lena August 15, 2011 at 2:22 PM

“Oh my gosh” were my exact words. The ink, the letterpress, the darling little masons-heavenly!


Alison @ The Knotty Bride August 15, 2011 at 3:54 PM

LOVE. THE. SILHOUETTES. Love them!!!! Loooove theeeeem, Jacin!!!!!


Diana August 15, 2011 at 3:57 PM

I love their Save the Date and their invite…just an adorable, fun, and personal collection that touches on who they are and what they are about…this is what invites should look like! LOVE, LOVE that Mason JAr with the two straws and lemon!! FUN!


ana {lucky in love sf} August 15, 2011 at 5:07 PM

i love the booklet idea for the invite instead of having to fit all the information on a single sheet! so fun! thanks for sharing jacin!


gabrielle August 15, 2011 at 5:50 PM

<3 these invites. and absolutly adore lovely little details <3 <3 <3


ana {lucky in love sf} August 15, 2011 at 9:12 PM

Jacin I couldn’t agree more. The invitation booklets are such a cute idea. I also love the illustrated post cards! Thanks for sharing!


Brooke @ Bright Wishes August 15, 2011 at 9:23 PM

How exciting about the cape cod wedding! and I love PAPER, especially all of these!


paloma August 15, 2011 at 10:00 PM

Those fold-outs are to die!


erin * sparkle & hay August 16, 2011 at 12:09 PM

oh my gosh these are GORGEOUS!!!! i can totally get a feeling for the event through this beautiful invite suite!


Steph {bubblerock} August 16, 2011 at 9:41 PM

One of the best invitation suite I have seen in a while and Nantucket (and Cape Cod too by the way) is on my to-go list… :P


Theresa Jahn August 18, 2011 at 5:51 AM

After seeing these invitations, I can’t wait for the wedding. The invitations were done with such a flair and charm and describes Nantucket so well. The couple that did these has great taste!!!!!! Enjoy the wedding - all.


Heather August 19, 2011 at 10:09 AM

Gabby’s invitations are absolutely gorgeous, which is exactly what I’d expect from her. If the invites are a sign of what’s to come, her wedding weekend is going to be amazing, one of the most memorable weekends for everyone involved.


Jessica Salvatore August 19, 2011 at 2:40 PM



Elaine November 24, 2011 at 10:46 AM

Adorable! I love all of them


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