Tina has timeless taste and wanted invitations that reflected her classic style. The color scheme was neutral shades consisting of ivory, blush, champagne, and modest amounts of black. From the layered super thick Invitation to the square monogram seal, this invitation just screams elegance.
Emily and Robert were living in Arizona when we started planning their wedding invitations. We did a couple of video chats and lots of texting and phone conversations to get this invitation right. It was the first time I had to communicate long distance with a couple. Looking back, it was an exciting experience and I just love how these turned out. This design may look familiar to anyone that follows my work. That's because it has taken on a lot of different looks over the years.
The look is a modern twist on the 20's era. Who doesn't love everything about that time period? By using textured ivory super thick card stock and layering a burgundy backer we ended up with something pretty incredible to hold. The response card and information card were simple enough to get the job done, but not distract or make the entire suite overwhelming with design.
And those shimmer envelopes with the liners! I could go on for days about how gorgeous they are. The photos really don't do them justice. They are made with a quartz paper that has this faint shimmer. The liners are made with the same shimmer stock, but have a light grey almost lavender damask print. In the end, the entire suite has a nice flow to it without being too "matchy-matchy." When I meet with new couples it is definitely one of the first invitations I pull out to show off.
I have been on the edge of my seat waiting for someone to come in and ask for lace on their wedding invitations. I would subtlely ask each client if their dress had lace on it or if they wanted to incorporate that into their invitations in any way... But most people just changed the topic. Then magically, when I had almost given up, a new client comes to her consultation with a phone filled with lace invitation ideas and photos! I didn't even have to ask! To say I have been counting down the days for the chance to post the photos might seem dramatic... But I have been!
Ashley and Jeffrey were married on probably the best day of the year. When I woke up that morning and looked outside it put a smile on my face. After two full days of rain and cloudy skies, the sun was finally out and it was a perfect breezy 75 degrees. I was happy knowing she had one less thing to worry about. Not that she would ever worry, she kept her cool all the way through her engagement. Ashley was a true joy to work with and one of my favorite clients. After working together designing her wedding invitations, programs, bridal shower invite and an adorable slideshow, it's hard to call her a client. She's a new friend.
Their wedding colors were mainly black and ivory with pops of bold accents. Deep purple, magenta and orange filled the bouquets and center pieces. We kept the invitation simple, it was printed on textured ivory paper layered on smooth ebony cardstock. The matching RSVP was on the same textured paper with an ivory addressed envelope. All of the details were wrapped up in beautiful cream lace with a black satin ribbon and placed inside a shimmering hazelnut inner envelope. For the final touch, the double envelopes were personally addressed to match the script font used throughout the suite.
The program was printed on heavy card stock and folded longways. The inside left listed the ceremony order while the right side held the wedding party names. The backside was a personalized letter written to the parents, family and friends. They also included a remembrance section to give appreciation to those that could only be there in spirit.
So here's a big CONGRATULATIONS to Jeff and Ashley!
Marie and Adam were married on a beautiful day in April. Her theme was Shabby Chic Country which was all tied together with burlap and colors of sugared lemon and clover. The invitation itself was thick textured ivory paper with a burlap wrap and wedding date seal that held all of the details behind the invitation.
Beautiful typography goes a long way. I had chosen an elegant script font to pair with the serif copy. On the RSVP we kept it just as simple. White space adds sophistication and holds true to the Catholic Ceremony.
Finally, each invite was placed in an addressed double envelope that uses the same script font seen throughout the suite. Perfection!