It seems that all my friends are having destination weddings these days, and it’s so fun for me to be able to help them create an amazing invitation for their fabulous wedding! As I said in a previous post about my friend Courtney’s wedding, although it is a beach wedding, the invitation still needs to set the tone of the wedding that it’s not going to be a hawaiian shirt and flip-flop kind of wedding.
When my friend Danielle approached me about doing her invitations I was ecstatic! She was having a small, intimate wedding in the islands and wanted to have custom invitations done. She wanted to incorporate coral into the invitation, but we didn’t want it to be overwhelming and screaming “coral” when you opened up the invitation.
My girl at Copper Willow in Los Angeles designed this for Danielle and did an amazing job! Danielle wanted the coral to be feminine and delicate. She didn’t want harsh trunks of coral. The envelope liner that we used was actually more of a pearlescent ivory, but this was another option that we thought about using.
Since this was a destination wedding, and there is a lot of planning that goes into getting there, where to stay on the island, what to pack, what to expect, etc … we had a small insert made with the couples wedding website on it. We letterpressed this in the same coral color as the invitation. It was a great size as a guy could throw it in his wallet and book his trip while at work, or a woman could just put it in her purse.
For the reply card, we “blind” letterpressed the cardstock so you could see the coral but there wasn’t any ink present. We decided to do this as so there wasn’t an extreme amount of color present. It was tasteful and perfect.
This picture is a close up of the blind letterpress. I hope that I get to use it in other projects that I do as it really does look amazing once its printed up.
The invitation came out gorgeous and I wish you could have seen the final product before it went into the mail. To ‘tie’ everything all together and make it a beautiful package, we layered all the inserts and invitation on top of one another, and made sure to put a thin piece of tissue over the invitation, and then tied it all together with a sand colored piece of twine. Definitely one of my favorite invitations I have ever done for someone!