I don’t know about you, but I am love Spring! One of my favorite things about this time of year is watching the trees bloom all around my house. The delicate little flowers are so beautiful, but fleeting. Every year I have to run out the second I see those gorgeous blooms to snap some inspiration photos before they wilt and fade away. This spirit of ephemeral beauty was the influence for this vintage wedding invitation suite for Valerie’s garden wedding.
When Valerie approached me to design her invitation she was looking for something unique to really reflect her venue, the Denver Botanic Gardens. She knew that she wanted the invitation to be printed on kraft paper with white ink, but was unsure how the design should look. After browsing photos of the venue I knew the kraft paper would be the perfect medium to reflect the rustic, sustainable vibe of the reception. To bring some life to the vintage wedding invite, I designed the floral graphic to mimic the feeling of those short-lived spring blooms, whimsical and full of life.
We had a lot of fun with this design, especially with the RSVP card. Instead of the plain old yes or no response, we decided to do an ad-lib. This detail really helps to get guests excited for the wedding and even asks them what they would like to shake it do on the dance floor.
To make sure her guests had all the information they need, we included a website hang tag. Hang tags look so adorable all tied up with ribbon, but they are also super practical. They scream, “Hey, look at me!” This way your guests won’t miss your website and any important information contained on it.
To complete the look we paired the white ink kraft invitation with a fresh mint green envelope. This served as a way to tie in Valerie’s wedding colors and kept the invitation from becoming too rustic by adding a touch of whimsy. The finishing touch is the hand painted watercolor envelope liner. The abstract paint really allows the design of the invitation to take center stage!
I hope this puts a Spring in your step!
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