When I shared all of the details behind Alyssa and Michael’s invitation last week, I also mentioned how special it is to work with families. And, today’s invitation was also a family event! When Melissa and Alex celebrated their wedding, I created a blush and gold foil New Year’s Eve wedding invitation. Now, after a lovely Alice in Wonderland themed bridal shower, it was Lauren and Dave’s turn to exchange their vows. It was such a fun reunion!
Rather than planning a winter wedding like M+A, Lauren and Dave chose to officially become Mr. and Mrs. on October 14, 2017 at The Ashford Estate, which is a Weddings of Distinction Venue. There aren’t enough words to accurately describe Lauren and Dave’s venue, but I can assure you every space is fabulously stunning. Driving through the property’s gates never fails to make me feel in awe of this special venue, and the barn, which is most often where guests watch couples get married, is the best mix of glamorous, elegant, and rustic style. And then there’s the ballroom – there’s simply isn’t another one like it. Needless to say, I was thrilled when Lauren and Dave announced The Ashford Estate was their wedding venue!
In order to reference the beauty of The Ashford Estate’s gates and honor Lauren and Dave’s request for art deco gate details, I designed a lasercut invitation that opened just like gates! The detail not only reminded L, D, and I of The Ashford Estate, but the gates were also reminiscent of those featured in The Great Gatsby. Lastly, I also tucked an “H” inside of the gates in order to honor the couple’s monogram. This opening detail was one of my favorites I have ever designed.
Inside, the suite featured a gold border with shapes inspired by the gates on the front. Plus, the gold and ivory palette was enhanced by dusty blue. This color was used throughout the block lettering that described all of the wedding’s details, and gold was reintroduced with a script font to highlight the couple’s names. The combination matched the luxurious feel carried throughout the suite.
When a suite, like this one, has so much luxury and thoughtful detailing, the envelope cannot be overlooked. In order to offer a peek into what guests would see when the invitation was revealed moments later, a gold foil “H” monogram was placed in the center of the inside flap as an envelope liner. It was the perfect detail to wrap up the design and introduce the beauty inside!
I’m so thankful Carly Fuller Photography captured this suite! I hope you’re as enthralled by what you see below as I was when Lauren and Dave mailed every invitation to their guests.