I’m so excited to share one of our recent creations. Our client is celebrating her wedding at her parent’s property, and wanted something that felt earthy and tactile to suit the location as well as her personality. We incorporated her natural color palette of chocolate brown, ivory, and khaki. My favorite detail on this invitation is the burlap ribbon assembled as a sort of vertical-style belly band with chocolate twine on the top. Too cute!
The invitation was letterpress printed in three runs: chocolate ink on the front, with an all-over pattern in khaki on the reverse side. Also, we added a vintage-style monogram with frame in chocolate ink to add some interest and personality to the backside. The invitation was letterpress printed on super thick 4ply letterpress stock. All of the pieces has rounded corners to add a modern detail. The invitation envelope was printed with a khaki all over pattern liner for a little fun surprise pop!
The reply card was printed in chocolate and khaki inks and was paired with a deep chocolate brown envelope for one punch of saturated color. The envelope was printed in silver ink and paired with a colorful aqua O’Henry stamp from the post office. (My other favorite American Author stamp is Mark Twain in a similar color palette).
The hang tag was the icing on the cake, letterpressed in chocolate brown ink and finished off with the rounded corner detail.
Everything was assembled together with a gorgeous fringed burlap ribbon. We tied a chocolate brown baker’s twine (in Cappuccino from The Twinery) on top with the hang-tag to seal the deal!
This invitation is a great way to showcase how “traditional” doesn’t have to be plain or uninspired. The type on the front is quite classic and simple, but with the lovely added details of printed liner, burlap ribbon, vintage monogram, and rounded corners, the package feels fresh, unique, and current.