Kelli + Sam Romantic Vintage-Inspired Wedding Invitations

As promised, here are Kelli + Sam’s wedding invitations!  For her invitations, Kelli went for a rustic and vintage-inspired design, incorporating images of lace and worn paper with birds and branches for a romantic garden feel.  Kelli also worked with a local printer to create a mold and die cut the main invitation and reception card, giving those pieces a lovely unique shape.


From KelliThe theme of my wedding was Vintage Garden Romance, and I wanted my invitations to reflect that theme.  Being a graphic designer myself, I always knew I would create my own wedding invitations, so I began my inspiration folder early!


I decided that much of my decor would be very delicate and romantic, mixing natural fabrics with pearls, lace and feathers.  I planned on using a lot of twigs and branches and “woodsy decor” as well in design and decoration, and because it was an outdoor wedding in the middle of November, I wanted it to have a taste of Fall (without being too predictable).


I opted for a very light color palate, with soft and natural hues.  The main color being a pale peach.  I created a branch frame as my foundation for the invitation and worked from there.  I have always loved the  look of aged paper, whether it be coffee stained or torn or burnt around the edges, so I scanned in some old tattered lined paper and used that as my background.


I then layered strips of lace across the top to give it that bit of romance I was going for.  Finally, the silhouetted lovebirds and feather accents served as the “garden” inspiration.

For more from Kelli’s wedding – including her ceremony programs and wedding photos – check out her blog right here. Thanks Kelli!

{image credits: sarah shreves}

  1. This is such a beautiful wedding set. Question for you – I’m actually in the process of designing my save-the-dates and invitations right now, but I’m having a hard time finding quality images to use as accents. I’m also having a fall wedding, and I’d like to use some sort of branches as a design element. It hasn’t been easy finding something that works. Do you have any suggestions??


  2. these are sooo cute!! I totally thought these were laser-cut wood…can you imagine the tactile-ness if so. Loving the die-cut nonetheless.


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