One of the greatest feelings as a stationery designer is when you connect with a couple whose strongest desire is to send their guests a showstopper of an invitation suite. When I hear excited statements like that one, I can’t help but let my creativity run wild as I brainstorm possible ideas. When I was dreaming about Harlee and Ryan’s custom wedding invitation suite, my ideas immediately centered on laser cut details, which H+R loved too.
A gate fold became a major source of inspiration for the couple’s wedding invitation suite. We wanted guests to have to open either side in order to reveal all of the details, but, like any gate would, a few pieces would peek through. The blush gate I designed felt bold, modern, and luxurious, and it offered a wonderful introduction into the rose gold and ivory pieces included underneath.
Beneath the gate, a layer of rose gold glitter was layered on top of an ivory metallic layer. To properly print the details with flair and elegance, we turned to a combination of rose gold foil and digital printing. The headings were chosen for foil – a standout choice I always feel is wise – and the rest of the text received the digital treatment. A rose gold glitter band held the invitation and the gate together, the piece was topped with Harlee and Ryan’s monogram, and all of the details were mailed in a blush metallic envelope with a rose gold glitter liner. To add even more beauty, calligraphy by Myrtle and Lloyd was added to the envelopes.
Friends, I cannot imagine a more beautiful or ornate piece to invite guests to a wedding at Cescaphe Ballroom on April 14, 2018, and I think you will agree once you take a moment to enjoy all of the details captured by Haley Richter Photography and styled by Carly is Inspired.