Design: Monika & Paul's Vintage Floral Wedding Invitations

Okay, I admittedly get really excited when I can finally share wedding stationery I have designed here on the blog! For the the couple's privacy for their big day and so they can be the ones to first show of their stationery to their guest, I like to wait awhile before I reveal it myself. Last year I had the joy of working with Monika and Paul to design a custom suite for their September wedding in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. One of my favorite parts of this design is was bringing in the colors inspired by vintage florals and embroidery. The contrast that we were able to create to make those really pop brings to life the vibe of the wedding itself.

This was also the first time on a wedding stationery suite that I did some playing around with balancing my hand lettering with a digital font. While I love the handmade process and keeping as true to that as possible, it's hard to deny that sometimes it works better to combine it. By doing so, it really made the lettering stand out beautifully. Knowing that, the best route to take to keep hierarchy amongst all the information was to make sure the most important parts for their guest were hand-drawn. 

Monika and Paul also came to me with song lyrics they wanted to incorporate into the suite. It was a really lovely element to be able to made the invitation unique to them and their love. I decided it would be the perfect focal point for the front of the suite to set the tone as guest flipped through the rest of the celebration info.

The whole suite was printed on a cream acquerello textured paper to add to the vintage vibe. With the dark colors and the florals, it matched the time of the year as summer was coming to an end and the gorgeous New England fall was on its way. One of the reasons I love working with clients on custom wedding stationery is that they are able to express themselves fully to their guest and give them a glimpse into the unique day they have planned to all celebrate together. A very big thanks for Monika & Paul for letting me be a part of that!

Britt was so wonderful to work with. She was very patient and answered all of my many questions in a timely and clear manner. She was also always happy to amend the design when I had last minute additions or requests. I really appreciated her artistic knowledge and suggestions as well, as this was my first time creating wedding invitations. Additionally, she did a wonderful job describing her product via email as we worked through the creation process long distance. The only surprise I had when receiving my invitations, was the beautiful packaging she sent them in! Overall, I would highly recommend working with Britt to any Bride. I could not be more happy with how my invitations came out, and I can’t wait to frame them!
— Monika Beliveau, Bride