SPOTLIGHT ON INVITATION DESIGN
More and more, I am asked to design full invitation suites. I am able to play every role in the execution of the suite – from concept, to design, to managing the printing, to addressing the envelopes, to mailing the invitations. I am loving the creativity in this type of work, and it is so rewarding to create a suite that sets the tone for a wedding and that my clients love. I think invitations with a hand lettering focus can be so beautiful.
Here are some of my recent favorites!
This invite is for an upcoming New Year’s Eve wedding with MStarr Event Design. We made it especially festive with gold foil, pops of hot pink, and custom confetti from The Confetti Bar. They actually laser cut my brush lettering into little confetti pieces. I was blown away with how awesome it came out.
The envelopes were vellum, so the confetti and the gold flecked tissue wrap showed through, just beneath the address.
I couldn’t be happier with the way these turned out, and can’t wait to do the day of pieces to coordinate.
This suite was for a beach wedding in the Bahamas, and I also love the way it turned out. Everything was printed in gold foil, and then we hand dip-dyed each envelope and watercolored the corners of each RSVP card.
Each RSVP card was completely unique. (I purposely made them all different even though guests would just see their own – I guess I just did it for myself and for the bride to see!)
It is always such a thrill to see my lettering pressed into paper with gold foil.
Another recent favorite was this invitation for another MStarr Events wedding at The Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. I used the brushstroke motif repeatedly throughout the suite, and brush lettered calligraphy to give it an artsy, modern feel. The invitations were triple weight, everything was gold foiled and letterpressed – it was unbelievably luxurious!
I also designed the rehearsal dinner invitation, using the same brush lettering for the couples’ names, but with a more simplified design. This was printed in the prettiest rose gold foil, and had a kraft envelope to dress it down a bit.
A recent Save the Date design was another favorite.
So simple, yet striking. I loved the bride’s idea of highlighting the date of the wedding since that’s technically what a Save the Date is all about.
In this suite I designed watercolor illustrations of olive branches throughout. It was so pretty and luxe, with letterpressed olive calligraphy and that sweet watercolor envelope liner.
And this suite for a wedding in Mexico was very charming, all tied together with a crocheted ribbon. I loved the mad libs reply card that the couple included. White foil on kraft is always a winner.
Can’t wait to show you more suites that are in the works!