Be inspired by the timeless designs Laura has been creating since 2002 and begin your own paper experience with our calligraphy and color visual. Find out today how we can be of service— no matter where you are in the wedding planning process. 



Learn how Laura and Alyssa continue to foster the cornerstone of their company with calligraphy tools and teaching for beginners, hobbyists and beyond— as well as in-person services to enhance events and take the stress out of stationery.   

Discover how Laura’s beloved landscape contributes to her creativity and be inspired to make every day artful with curated calligraphy solutions, fine art influenced by Foxhill, and sought-after garden goods.



Discover how Laura’s beloved landscape contributes to her creativity and be inspired to make every day artful with curated calligraphy solutions, fine art influenced by Foxhill, and sought-after garden goods.





Meet Laura Hooper and Alyssa Law, the practiced pair behind the Design House, and discover how Laura’s beloved landscape in Foxhill Garden contributes to her creativity.

Real Wedding Invitation Suite: Elegant Simplicity

If you are planning a wedding with clean and simple details, that does not mean you have to skimp on your wedding stationery! Your wedding invitations are a great way to set the tone for your wedding day and give your guests a glimpse into what they can expect at your celebration.

Opting for a clean and modern look to your custom wedding stationery design can allow you the opportunity to play with textures and shapes or even a pop of color while still keeping that elegant and luxurious look.

For their fall wedding in New York City, we were honored to work with our couple Elisabeth and Alec on a modernly fresh wedding invitation suite that featured racing green and white colors with letterpress, thick paper, hand calligraphy, and custom artwork with an organic, nature-inspired design.

Elegant, modern custom wedding stationery set with racing green details and envelopes and colorful bird motif envelope liner. Laura Hooper Design House.

Timeless Elegance Detailing

Elisabeth and Alec wanted classic design elements for their custom wedding stationery suite for their autumn wedding in New York City that paid tribute to the city but also had a relaxed but elegant feel with nature-inspired elements. Letterpress detailing allowed for clean and modern lines and opting for an extra thick cardstock added to the luxury feeling of the entire wedding invitation suite and day of the wedding paper details.

The main wedding invitation card was a 3-ply letterpress card with a racing green colored beveled edge. The thick paper choice allowed for the playful peek of color that matched both the wedding invitation envelopes and reply envelopes. Opting for a thick cardstock also gave us the opportunity to add extra detail and dimension to the back of the wedding invitation card, adding a blind deboss wrap in a floral pattern with birds.

Many couples may not even think about the backsides of their wedding stationery, but these extra details can really elevate a wedding invitation to the next level, and we were so happy to add this extra touch to Elisabeth and Alec’s custom design.

Modern wedding invitation suite with bird motif envelope liner, racing green details, grey text. Laura Hooper Design House.

Unique Envelope Liner Art

Another place that many couples may not think about when it comes to designing their wedding invitations is the envelope liner. This is another great place to add some personality and flair to your wedding invitation suite and make your invites stand out.

We worked with Elisabeth and Alec to create a custom envelope liner art featuring birds and tree branches. This full-color artwork was a great way to add a bit of color and interest to the overall clean invitation design.

Custom artwork for your wedding invitations is a nice and elegant way to help tie the other details of your wedding day together. This same artwork that we used on the envelope liner was repeated in a blind deboss pattern on the back of the wedding invitation cards for a bit of texture. The colorful motif was repeated on the edges of the reply cards and wedding day menu cards.

The custom artwork made an appearance on the wedding day too in some of the day-of paper details. We used it on the place cards for each wedding guest at their place setting at the reception.

elegant modern custom wedding invitation suite with letterpress details, racing green envelopes, bird motif envelope liner. Laura Hooper Design House.

High end, custom wedding stationery with letterpress and blind deboss detailing. Laura Hooper Design House.

Letterpress Detailing

The luxe, thick cardstock used in this custom wedding stationery set allowed us to add some fun letterpress detailing. Both the wedding’s save-the-date invitation and the wedding reception details card featured letterpress artwork that reflected the couple’s NYC wedding venues.

Adding this linework art is another way we were able to personalize this wedding stationery and add a unique detail that is anything but a cookie-cutter wedding invitation design.

The rounded edge die-cut reception card added a bit of visual interest to the otherwise rectangular cards.

Pops Of Color

Opting for a sleek, modern wedding invitation design doesn’t mean you can’t have some color! We love a pop of color to add a little personality and to help your wedding invitation stand out. The invitation’s envelope is a great place to add a little color to your wedding stationery if you want to keep your invitation’s design more clean-cut.

Elisabeth and Alec chose a classic racing green color for their wedding invitation envelopes and reply card envelopes that added a fresh pop of color to their white and grey invitation design. This shade of racing green was perfect for a modern autumn wedding in New York City.

We added our signature hand calligraphy in an elegant script font using white ink that added a clean contrast of white to the overall design that allowed the gorgeous calligraphy to stand out.

racing green wedding invitation envelope with white hand calligraphy addressing. Laura Hooper Design House.

Elegant wedding invitation design with letterpress cards, bird motif envelope liner, blind deboss wrap. Laura Hooper Design House.

A special thank you to Sarah Bradshaw for photographing this elegant yet simple personalized wedding invitation suite with green, white, and a nature-inspired design details that we custom created for an autumn New York City wedding.

To learn more or to inquire about your own custom wedding stationery or wedding branding needs, please visit the weddings section of our website.

Join our email list to get updates delivered straight to your inbox.

Take 15% off your first shop purchase & stay up to date on new releases, shop sales & other news.

disclaimer & Terms

Thank you for your interest in Laura Hooper Design House. All images are copyright 2022 by Laura Hooper Design House unless we have otherwise credited them. We invite you to link to the LHC blog or use the photos in your own blog as long as it is accompanied by a credit & link back to the initial blog post. Please do not take any of my work for commercial OR personal use without getting permission from us first.

If we have missed a credit somewhere, please let us know at ! We want to recognize all contributors for their work.
The LHC Blog may contain paid advertising banners and/or affiliate links in our blog posts. An affiliate link means that we may receive a commission on sales of the products that we link to in our posts, however, we only post about items that we have recommend regardless of commissions received.
While we welcome comments and adore our readers, please note that comments of a purely promotional nature, containing links to other websites will be rejected automatically. We reserve the right to delete any comment that we deem to be inappropriate.