Today I am bringing you some invitations I designed last year for Aubrey and Brenton. They were married in Cary, NC (you can see photos from their wedding here), and wanted an invitation suite that would be glamorous and autumnal, but not use traditional fall colors. We started with a photo Save The Date, and used elements of that to move into the main invitation, which we kept a little more muted, but livened up with a coral ribbon. Aubrey wanted to find a way to include lace without being too predictable, so I included a lacy border, which incorporated a little old world glamour.
We had these letterpressed on navy blue paper with a shimmery champagne ink. It had such a nice glow without being too over the top. The envelopes also had a shimmer to them, which gave everything a luxe and textural feel – perfect for the high end look Aubrey wanted. You can click here to see the full suite.
These were letterpressed by Angel Bomb – it was so fun to get them in the mail!
I loved designing and making these invitations, and even better, I feel like I learned so much from the experience. To be completely honest, a lot went wrong in the process of making these, and while holding the product in my hand made the trials and tribulations worth it, I think the experience was really valuable as well. I’m heading into 2014 very confident now about what I want to do (and even more importantly) HOW I want to do it – I think it’s going to be a great year!
If you’re interested in talking to me about your own wedding invitations, head on over here and send me a message!