Seaside wedding? This is your invitation!
Beautiful calming colors make this invitation a perfect match for a beach wedding. We started with a thick cream colored handmade paper detailing the strands of straws pressed into the paper. Each invitation was hand ripped giving a deckled edge feel. The invitation is printed on a piece of light blue vellum which lays atop the handmade paper. We used two hemp knots to attach the vellum to the handmade paper - a symbolic detail for this couple tying the knot.
Next is the enclosure cards, a reply card and reception card both printed on cream cardstock. To bring some detail to these cards we added torn strips of the handmade paper to each. The reply card also had a bow made of hemp, an excellent touch suggested by our bride and groom.
Before the invitation...there was a save the date. To announce their big day, we created a simple save the date magnet using small shells as details for their beach themed wedding(these shells will play a big part later:) Notice the three shells designed on the top of the magnet were then carried over to the top of the invitation.
For another example of this invitation style please see our past post on
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