Happy Monday everyone! I hope you had a great weekend! We’re starting the week off with a gorgeous set of illustrated wedding invitations from German designer and illustrator Laura Rosendorfer. Laura created these invitations for a nature-loving couple getting married a bit later this summer. The groom hails from coastal northern Germany and the wedding will take place at a lake near the bride’s childhood home, so Laura filled the invitations with whimsical illustrations of boats, flowers, and hearts. So sweet!
From Laura: Annette and Florian will be married at a lake, so we wanted there to be some elements of boats and water in the invitations. Annette and Florian are very fond of nature and down to earth; they love clean lines, but also love cheerful colors. When Annette told me she would have big arrangements of colorful fuchsia and pink peonies at the wedding, the whole invitation set came together quite easily.
Annette had set her heart on having a whimsical illustration of flowers, so I paired the peonies and snowballs with a cute boat, cheerful bunting, and of course hearts. We chose four vibrant colors – fuchsia and pink from the peonies along with green and blue – and paired it with a lot of white space and dark brown lines to contrast the whimsical illustrations and give it some elegance and softness.
A heart is also the focal point of the invitation – I die cut a heart in every invitation using a small machine at home. The rsvp card is visible through the heart; if you take it out, there is another little heart to be seen.
We chose mostly eco-friendly materials, like the beautiful brown recycled kraft paper for the envelopes and paper bands around the invitation set. The invitations were printed using a combination of digital, offset, and screen printing methods. The envelope liners and the map postcard with the detailed schedule on the back were offset printed on white paper.
I really loved all the small details, like the die cut hearts or the initials on the envelope liners – all of which makes a wedding invitation suite extra special.
Photo Credits: Laura Rosendorfer