1.29.2009

A Tropical Vintage Wedding

When one of my clients, Sarah, emailed me about ordering custom invitations she had a very good idea in her mind about what she wanted. She was going for a vintage invitation that incorporated a palm tree. Though she did have a budget in mind she definitely knew she wanted letterpress. What we pulled together was this square style invitation set, using a RSVP postcard {which incidentally I am recommending to every client these days as it saves paper, postage, and money on the envelopes} as well as an rehearsal dinner card. We incorporated a beautiful vintage palm tree motif into all the pieces and then letterpressed them in dark chocolate brown ink for the wording and sage green for the palm trees.


To complete the organic look, I suggested a textured, recycled, kraft-colored envelope, each of which were letterpressed across the lower part of the back. The ecru paper for the cards is an earth-friendly 100% cotton paper.


For the reception, these simple placecards are ideal to situate each person at their seats. Using the same paper and ink as the invitation, with calligraphy in sepia ink.
{All the calligraphy depicted is in Copperplate, an elegant, classic calligraphy style}



Lastly, it was important for Sarah to have programs for each person. Again, working with the budget she had, I wanted to give her a very unique looking program. While the die-cut fan programs are adorable, they can be quite costly, so what I suggested was this tie-top program. Using the same color scheme as the invitations, we tied hand-dyed silk ribbons to the top of each, making for a program your guests are certain to keep, rather than toss on the floor. Lined up in a basket where your guests walk in to find their seats, they are the perfect way to outline your wedding ceremony.

2 comments:

Little White Book said...

I love the program idea, it is simple yet beautiful! The palm tree invitations are also lovely, delicate and effective - well done -

Mara (The Wedding Cabaret) said...

love the palm trees!

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