For as long as I can remember, my grandmother was always one of my biggest fans and best friends. She provided me with an endless source of inspiration and love, and I will never stop missing her or wanting to design pieces that would make her proud. Grandparents are special, and requests to incorporate details inspired by them will always feel like some of the most important and most beautiful.
Alexandra and Cliff recited their vows on October 5, 2018. When we first met to talk through the details of their invitation suite, one of Alexandra’s requests was to incorporate an original watercolor illustration by her grandmother. With my own relationship with my grandmother in my mind, “of course” was my immediate response!
The original colors of the illustration were much brighter. Because they didn’t quite match the couple’s palette, we opted to do some digital editing to tone things down. The result is what you will see below printed on the suite! We digitally printed the invitation and all of the other details onto cotton paper. To add an additional organic touch, the edges of the invitation and inserts were hand torn, which is called deckling. To cap off the piece, the clear vellum was added to the outside of the invitation and that was topped by twine and a beautiful rose gold wax seal.
Between Alexandra’s grandmother’s beautiful floral illustration, the natural white and rose gold details, and the finishing touches added to the suite, I don’t think it’s possible to have created a piece any more fitting to invite guests to a fall wedding at one of the Philadelphia suburbs’ newest spaces – Terrain Gardens at Devon Yard. I am obsessed with Alexandra and Cliff’s ceremony and reception venue, and I think you will love the suite, which was photographed by Haley Richter Photography, that started the celebration.