With this project, our goal was to create an interesting composition of color and texture that balanced a raw, organic edge with minimalistic and typographic design choices. The blend of papers, embellishments, and processes resulted in a suite that is both modern and natural.
Because texture was such a large influence on us during this process, we wanted to achieve it through several different processes and mediums. Paper played a huge role in this. The main invitation was printed on a lush, soft, and buttery handmade paper with deckled edges, while the details card used a smooth finish stock. The response card brought a more coarse texture to the table with a different variety of handmade paper. We then incorporated a smooth vellum for an overlay, and added sewn stitching in an abstract pattern for a clean but unpredictable texture.
We continued the sewn details throughout the paper goods, using a line of stitches to sew the place cards onto the menus, and as a decorative touch on the response envelope address labels. Together with the soft creams, coral, and spotted brown, the materials were dynamic, playing with each other in interested and unexpected ways.
Refined type throughout, including in the printed addressing, and a poised curation of vintage postage finished off the suite. The result was a sophisticated and imaginative invitation that has become one of my all-time favorites!
Photography: Jieru Photography
Venue: Vaux Studio
Florals: Cottage Flowers
Dress: Tiffany’s Bridal Boutique
Desserts: Lysa’s Cake’tique
Makeup: Makeup by Shanna Gabrielle
Hair: Dara Hayes
Stationery: Caitlin O’Bryant Design
Ribbons: Native Color Co.
Ring Box: The Velvet Garden Ring Box