Here’s a great image of newlyweds Karen and Max walking to their New Orleans wedding reception:

Photo by Maile Lani Photography

Photo by Maile Lani Photography

While we offer many Jazz Age wedding invitations, I think I’d have to pick Zouzou to match Karen’s wonderful headband and dress!

Zouzou Wedding Invitation

Zouzou Wedding Invitation

Today we pair up a fantastic image of high fashion hijinks with a spacey Royal Steamline invitation design.

Here’s model Natalia Semanova making friends with real cosmonauts for an issue of Russian Vogue.

Natalia Semanova and her cosmonaut beau

Natalia Semanova and her cosmonaut beau

…and we have just the invitation design to match this retro 60s flavor: Floating in Space

Floating In Space Invitation by Royal Steamline

Floating In Space Invitation by Royal Steamline

"Floating in Space" -- literally?!

“Floating in Space” — literally?!

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Floating in Space Invitation with Green Accents

Floating in Space Invitation with Green Accents

Gothic Wedding Invitations Now on Sale!

It’s that time of year! The time when those planning a gothic wedding for the fall need to be thinking about invitations. If you fall into that camp, have we got good news for you. Visit our Sale section to see all of the styles that we’ve marked down. Here are a few:

Katja Invitation in Blue by Royal SteamlineMiss Tyria Invitation

Harrowgate Invitation on Kraft by Royal SteamlineSerenata Invitation

Castle Keep Invitation in Rain featuring the HexEngraved In Stone Invitation

Dark Cypress Invitation in Green by Royal SteamlineVelvet Curtain Invitation by Royal Steamline

Don’t dawdle — this sale won’t last long!

…wherein we offer a handful of scattered references to divers subjects and works that contributed to the creation of a Royal Steamline invitation design. For the delight and diversion of the curious and the completist.

Specimen: Atomic No. 1

Atomic No. 1

Atomic No. 1

 

Design Inspiration: Hydrogen | Melvin Vaniman | Herman Moll | USS Macon | Reynolds numbers

Heh.

Royal Steamline Invitation Slideshow

Just something to whet the appetite…

So this happened:

Weddings, Wedding VenuesRoyal Steamline, Best Wedding Invitations in Portland - 2014 Couples' Choice Award Winner

As WeddingWire tells it, the award “recognizes the top five percent of local wedding professionals from the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. Winners of the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards™ are determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over a million WeddingWire newlyweds.”

Fancy, eh? Thanks WW and all those brides and grooms who had good things to say about us!

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Well, well, well…look who’s popped up in Condé Nast’s Italian “bridal fashion bible.”

Il Meccanismo Perfecto!

Il Meccanismo Perfecto!

I’m not certain, but I think Google Translate slipped on this one; Royal Steamline does a lot, but I’m not sure we “evoke an atmosphere past the original equity.” :)

Ah well, we’re just happy to be a part of an Italo-steampunk spread! Cin cin!

 

 

 

Just in time for Christmas, Katja arrives in winter finery.

Katja Invitation in Plum by Royal Steamline

Katja Invitation in Plum by Royal Steamline

Available in rich plum or icy blue, Katja‘s perfect for seasonal weddings in sumptuous settings!

Katja Invitation in Blue by Royal Steamline

Katja Invitation in Blue by Royal Steamline

See the whole suite here!

Just a reminder that the shop will be closed the 24th through the 27th. We’ll be making our semi-annual sojourn to SoCal to spend the holiday with friends, family and a new nephew! We hope you’re holiday gives you a moment to breathe, to relax and to celebrate with your loved ones! Merry Christmas!

For more holiday inspiration, follow our friends at La Vie Electrique.

The holidays are upon us! Presents, cookies and photos of our loved ones abound. What better time to introduce two new designs that each feature an optional Photo Back. That’s right: these new styles are ready to be adorned with a photo of the happy couple (that’s you!).

First up is Inkside. It’s a hand drawn take on our beloved Steamside invitation.

Inkside Wedding Invitation

Inkside Wedding Invitation

Gadzooks! That’s a lot of fonts!

The back of the invitation.

The back of the invitation.

And what does it look like with a Photo Back? Something like this:

We love this shot. (It's by Hazelwood Photo, btw.)

We love this shot. (It’s by Hazelwood Photo, btw.)

Examine the font deliciousness here.

Next up is Winterslea. Just in time for the Solstice, Winterslea is at home in both snow covered farmhouses and cozy Swiss chalets.

Gather ye by the roaring hearth.

Gather ye by the glowing hearth.

Like the design — but want to use one of your special wedding colors? You can replace the Oxblood Red with any color you choose.

A cool blue to fit the season.

A cool blue to fit the season.

And don’t forget that you can upload any photo you like to place on the back!

Notice that other font for the names? Just another custom option you can choose!

Notice that other font for the names? Just another custom option you can choose. (Oh yeah, and that’s another Hazlewood Photo image!)

How sweet it is! (Image courtesy of Flickr Commons)

How sweet it is! (Image courtesy of Flickr Commons)

We just can’t believe it’s been so long!

We hope your fall is mild, breezy and bright. Things are humming in the studio! We’ve introduced a number of new designs. Here’s a quick recap:

Montmartre Wedding Invitation in Blue by Royal Steamline (Other colors also available!)

Montmartre Wedding Invitation in Blue by Royal Steamline (Other colors also available!)

Station to Station Wedding Invitation in Neon by Royal Steamline (Other colors also available!)

Station to Station Wedding Invitation in Neon by Royal Steamline (Other colors also available!)

Trocadero Wedding Invitation in Dusty by Royal Steamline

Trocadero Wedding Invitation in Dusty by Royal Steamline

There they are: three new wedding invitations to delight and tantalize like a golden turducken (or tofurkey, as the case may be).

We hope your Thanksgiving is a happy occasion that stretches into a restful weekend.

The Royal Steamline crew gathers 'round the Thanksgiving table. (Image courtesy of Flickr Commons)

The Royal Steamline crew gathers ’round the Thanksgiving table. (Image courtesy of Flickr Commons)

Happy Thanksgiving everybody!

Follow our Halloween Pinterest Board for unusual, vintage and retro gothic inspiration for any day of the year.

Fall has officially hit Portland and we couldn’t be happier! We’re looking forward to a season of golden sunsets, crunchy leaves and pumpkin everything. For more Fall inspiration, follow our Autumn Pinterest Board.

For more floral inspiration, follow our Pinterest Board Flora.