These might be my favorite client-designed invitations this year. The bride, Nisha, designed three different invites for her various California wedding festivities.
All three have a common feel — employing the same border art, black ink, and copperplate type. But Nisha used different title art for each and we printed them with three different fluorescent letterpress inks — neon orange, deep magenta, a bright pink. We finished each set with three different edge paints — electric blue, highlighter yellow, and metallic silver.
Finally, we used the neon orange ink to print the flap of the fluorescent white envelope.
And what the hell, how about a few more photos...
It can be tricky to create a wedding invitation suite that's colorful, playful, and exciting, while still conveying the sophistication of the event itself. While working with Terisa and Tom, the goal of maintaining that balance was always at the front of our minds.
Ok, sure, the save the dates leaned a bit toward the whimsical end. We printed and hole punched a thick 600g note card, and then tied custom-printed balloons for the guests to inflate. Details of the event were on the balloon (and on the website for the faint of breath).
For the invitations we kept the yellow and gray color scheme and the Bombshell / Neutra / Trend Slab typeface combo, but left out the balloons (time to get serious).
We carried a similar look through to the reply card, a custom designed map, and a rehearsal dinner invitation with its own color scheme and tear-off reply card. The set was then placed inside a gray tri-fold pouch, tied with twine, and sealed in a matching gray envelope.