I design some of the most intricate wedding invitation suites – ones with countless details, multiple layers, and pieces sometimes not even printed on paper (hello, acrylic and wood!) – yet it’s often the simple pieces that give me pause. I am offered the chance to solely focus on making singular details shine, and I savor these moments of design. That’s why I loved designing Caitlin and Jacob’s invitation suite.
I had the great fortune of working with Caitlin’s mother, Abby, while designing C+J wedding invitations. Abby, Caitlin, and Jacob all requested a simple black and white invitation. They wanted the design to feel traditional and solely feature a script font. The challenge with this suite was finding the perfect font – one that offered the appearance of calligraphy. And, I think I succeeded.
Caitlin and Jacob’s suite didn’t feature multiple layers, but the black ink was printed onto pearl white card stock using thermography, which gave the precise element of elegance everyone was hoping to see. The suite was a beautiful way to invite guests to the couple’s Cescaphe Ballroom soiree on April 7, 2018, and it is as fitting for a ballroom wedding as it is for a garden wedding with an organic feel (just add deckled edges!).