Is there anything more beautiful than New York City in the fall? Central Park practically explodes with gorgeous fall foliage, and all the brownstones decorate their stoops with pumpkins and colorful autumn blooms. Becca of Suite Paperie created these whimsical New York City inspired floral watercolor invitations for a bride and groom tying the knot in the city. The invitations feature a color palette of rich autumn hues like purple and deep green, along with an illustrated map of Manhattan and soft watercolor florals.
From Becca: Kelly and Bennett wanted to set the perfect early Autumn New York City tone for their mostly out of town guests, and we set out to do just that! Oversized fall blooms were watercolor painted in rich purples, dusty roses, blushes, and deep greens, and paired perfectly with their wine and gray whimsical script and serif lettering on the main piece of their invitation suite. Digitally printed on duplexed soft white cover stock, the invitation was both colorful and luxuriously thick.
We created a custom map of Manhattan showcasing the neighborhoods and venues for the events throughout the wedding weekend. We also made sure to highlight important landmarks and neighborhoods that had special meaning to the couple, like their favorite place to sit and people watch, Washington Square Park, and where Bennett proposed to Kelly, Greenwich Village.
The back of the folded map listed a detailed schedule of the weekend, including welcome drinks and a post-wedding recovery brunch, a NYC must-have! The couple also wanted to include little fun facts and tips about New York City, like leaving plenty of time to get to their ceremony on a Friday afternoon, during rush hour, and encouraging guests to walk from the church to the reception at The High Line Hotel because, well, it’s New York City after all!
We carried the watercolor look onto the RSVP card and the front of the map insert. On the response card, we created mini watercolor animal silhouettes that served as meal option indicators. Additionally, on the front of the map insert, an oversized wash of minty green watercolor gives the suite a fresh, cheery punch.
My absolute favorite part of the suite is the envelope liner. We enlarged and layered the watercolor flowers to create a beautiful pattern and then digitally printed them on vellum for a subtle, but cohesive look to the suite. Finally, we wrapped the pieces in a berry colored double-thick cotton twine bringing out the rich colors in the suite.
Design: Suite Paperie
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Photo Credits: Lindsay Nathanson