This is a custom wedding invitation suite I designed and made a couple of years ago for clients Amanda and Seth, a fun-loving local couple whose special day was being planned by the talented Catherine Bachelier Smith of CBS Lifestylist. From my initial conversation with Amanda, it was clear she wanted an invitation suite that was personal and handmade, but also appropriate for a more formal wedding event. One of the great things about Amanda being local was the fact that we were able to meet early on in the process of deciding on the look of her invitation suite, which helped me tremendously during the design and revision phases of the project. Early on, it was decided that gold floral and flourish-like accents would add just the right touch of sophistication. The gold on ivory paper, combined with pops of orange throughout, turned out to be the perfect way to say elegant fun. Seeing all the elements come together for the first time seemed to literally bring joy to Amanda’s heart.
The final result reflects a clean, romantic design aesthetic, with distinctive handmade touches and bold color accents. The work I did by hand here includes: invitation card mounted onto a backing card (to show slight border), stamping and embossing with metallic gold powder (floral imagery), envelope liners and belly bands cut and assembled from fine handmade paper, as well as satin ribbon tied in a square knot (around the invitation and menu each).
There are three individual cards and a menu included in this suite: invitation card and envelope, RSVP card and envelope and information (“Directions”) card. The menu was included at each table setting on the day of the event. All designs are pictured in the slideshow above.
Click here to read about Amanda’s experience working with me.