Design: Elizabeth & Eric's Nautical Wedding Invitations
Wedding season is nearing the end and I'm excited to start showing you some of the work I have done for couples this year! First up, Elizabeth and Eric's nautical wedding stationery that incorporated some playfulness in the save the dates but kept it classic on the invitations with a nice faded watercolor background. Working with these two to create the stationery for their special day, was so much fun and easy going. I love how they incorporated contrast between the two mailings with the quirky save the dates and the sophisticated invitations.
The save the dates were all done with hand lettering and pen illustration then converted to vector for easy printing. They knew from the start they wanted to have nautical elements tie the suite together. Having the whale and the fun rope lettering on the save the dates, kept the celebration of announcing the date of their wedding upbeat, playful, and a little bit silly.
As we dove into the invitation, it was clear that they wanted to be more serious with this piece. They just purchased a sailboat that they were in love with so bringing in a passion of theirs to the invitation was a lot of fun. For these the lettering and sailboat blueprint was again done in pen which was transferred to vector but the background was created with watercolor. I don't do much work in watercolor but its a medium I love exploring (I have some more wedding suites that will be incorporating it that I'm excited to share later on!).
All together, the wedding invitation suite provided a balance which I think speaks to what love is about. Love is an awesome feeling and getting married is a time for celebration but it is also about bringing together two people to tackle life together. It was an absolute joy designing this suite for Elizabeth and Eric and I was so happy to see it come to life and photographed so beautifully by Julie Surette Photography. It always means so much to me to be able to be a part of a couple's big day!