Looking to create something unique that would stand out in the sea of blush weddings, we designed this elegant calligraphy wedding invitation to match the dramatic plum romance shoot for Utah Valley Bride Magazine. This shoot was inspired by French toile patterns, Old World Dutch landscape art, wild blooms, and a beautiful set of copper mule mugs. Translating all of these design elements into the paper suite was so much fun! I whole heartedly believe that all of the little details you have planned for your reception are the best inspiration for a one of a kind, show stopping invitation.
The design of the invitation was inspired by the old world feel of this shoot, using clean calligraphy for timeless and classic look. The invitation was printed on linen paper for added texture and was finished with copper edge painting for a little glam. The French toile patterned envelope liners add visual interest and match the table runner and chair covers. To make the design pop, we paired the envelope liners with metallic plum envelopes and copper envelope addressing. The copper on the plum envelope really completes the paper suite and ties everything together.
We designed these escort tags as a play on the traditional tent card. Like the paper suite, the tags also have copper edge painting to match the copper charges, flatware, and table accents. The escort cards are then attached to these adorable, vintage dessert jars with a plum ribbon.
Just like the plum envelopes complete the invitation, the floral arrangement makes this table setting a masterpiece! It is beautiful and untamed and completely changes your perception of romance.
The menus we designed are also a work of art. The die cut triangular shape matches the points on the escort tags, table runner, and chair covers. Reasoning for details like this may go unrecognized, but the cohesive shapes all work together to create the wow factor.
I can not get over all of the toile and copper accents! They appear on everything from the paper suite, to the table settings, and even on the cake. It really is true that the invitation is the first glimpse of your wedding day. Use those details to get your guests excited (and yourself)! One of my absolute favorite parts of my job is when a bride picks up the proof of her wedding invitation. Seeing the invite printed on paper for the first time makes everything so real and to see her face light up, magical…
To see more details of the invitation suite, check out the French Calligraphy Suite in our portfolio.
Credit to all of the amazing vendors that worked on this project:
Styling: Michelle Leo Events
Hair: Kali Chris Hair
Makeup: Kristen Packard Hair and Makeup
Dress: Avenia Bridal
Flowers: Lizy’s Lilies
Model: Jacki Welling
Paper Goods: Twelve 30 Creative
Cake: One Sweet Slice
Food: Culinary Crafts
Photography: Jessie Alexis Photography