our wedding stationery | neutral & dusty rose
This post has been a long time coming! I’ve been wanting to share the invitations from our wedding for a while, I just haven’t given myself the time to do it! This invitation suite is so so special to me. Not only is it one of the first full suites that I designed AND a huge reason that I got into the industry, but it’s also one of the tangible things I have left from the best day of our lives! Looking back on them, I sometimes think about how I hadn’t quite reached the “aesthetic” that I wanted, or that my calligraphy wasn’t where I wanted it to be, but gosh I still love these guys so much and I put so much thought and care into them!
Every time I look at these invitations, I can’t help but smile and be taken back to that season and to the day that we became husband and wife and started our new lives together. I love looking back on the little details of our wedding. Keep reading to see some highlights!
I knew from the very beginning that I wanted to do something different than every other invitation I had seen, but I also wanted it to be practical. From the start, I dreamed of the main invitation being in full calligraphy. I had already grown so much in my calligraphy style and I was just so proud of it haha so I wanted to incorporate as much of it as I could. I wanted the calligraphy to be the focal point!
I decided to put all of the info on the details card in a pretty typeface because if we’re being honest, people struggle to read modern calligraphy these days and I didn’t want any of the important info to get lost ;)
Interestingly enough, we did no do a mail-in RSVP card. Which is funny because I love the physical mail-in cards rather than RSVPing online. But since I designed our wedding website as well and I was so proud of it, I really wanted to draw a lot of traffic to our website! So I think in the end, this is why I really wanted an online RSVP. I incorporated our wedding logo so we didn’t have to sacrifice on any design.
And of COURSE designing this suite is what confirmed my love for wax seals and vellum. I knew I wanted to incorporate fun little details throughout the whole thing. Since I included multiple pieces in our suite, I wanted it to be packaged up nicely for when our guests pulled them out of the envelopes. We wrapped all of the pieces in vellum and twine, and topped it off with a champagne wax seal. The gray peeked through the vellum just perfectly, and all the neutrals complimented each other so well.
The funny thing about these dusty envelopes is that this was not the original color I was thinking! I was originally going to go with a soft gray because our whole wedding palette was neutral, and let’s face it, I’m a neutral gal. But I ordered a sample of the dusty rose and oddly fell in love with it. I actually sent this and a pale gray color to my husband, and he picked the dusty rose and loved it! I loved that he wanted to be involved in the details, even down to our envelope colors, and so I decided to go with the dusty rose and I don’t regret it.
Fun fact: The name that I put on our “fake” envelope for photographing was chosen because that’s what we want to name our daughter one day. I think it’s really special to incorporate fun little details that mean something for the couple. I love being able to look back at every element of our wedding invitations and know that we didn’t just throw together a bunch of stuff that looked good, we thought through every little detail and how it would fit into our day.
If that sounds like something you want, I would love to work with you to make that a reality!
Thanks for taking the time to remember this special day and this special invitation suite with me! I love inviting you all in on not just the business side of my life, but also the personal parts of my life!