Soft hues and vellum seem to be hitting the major trend of wedding invitations this year. Combining them together creates a beautifully romantic timeless look. When a couple asked me to design their custom wedding invite suite with this combo- I was so thrilled!
This dusty blue vellum wedding invitation suite is featuring a bluish grey watercolour main card, venue details at the back of the card in monochrome tone, RSVP card, hand drawn illustrated map, information card in dusty blue paper and bronze wax seal. It’s packed inside a transparent vellum envelope which gives a see through teaser of what guests will be getting while receiving the invite.
Hydrangeas were very special to the couple, so I incorporated these illustrations onto this hand painted watercolour wash in the bluish grey spectrum. Bronze metallic foil embossed on the couple’s names makes it stand out.
The hydrangea foliage and monochrome tone were carried out throughout the entire suite. The venue details were written in roman typeface paired with a calligraphy font on the couple’s names. To add a hint of colour and texture, their names were embossed and foil stamped.
To keep the cohesive design, response card and illustrated map were printed in dusty blue ink. The reception card was the opposite with the purpose to add a pop of colour to the suite. I also highlighted the map with the drawing of the ceremony church and reception building. I kept the hand sketch style which refers to the bride’s profession as an architect to infuse a personality to the suite.
For finishing detail, bronze wax seals impressed with a custom monogram stamp. It completed the look- I love how the wax seal makes contrast with clean and crisp transparent vellum envelope.
The overall design helped set the tone for their wedding day. Their evening dinner was held in a classic french fine dining restaurant. Bronze foil accent complemented the venue’s ambiance, mix metals decoration and white & dusty blue floral centrepieces. The stationery from place cards, menus and a calligraphy signage reflected the details of the entire design. For the place card, I painted a dusty blue watercolour wash, layered with a hand writing name on vellum card.
Photo courtesy: Lovebirdstories archives and Redya Dhytama