Designer Kate Holgate sent over these fantastic invitations that she designed for a recent destination wedding in the mountains of Colorado. I love the way Kate combine two very different influences – a woodsy outdoor wedding venue and Eastern-inspired elements – within the framework of a very cool lasercut wood veneer design. So unique!
From Kate: Jody and Rain contacted me about designing their save the date and invitation for an outdoor mountain destination wedding in Durango, Colorado. Jody and Rain wanted something that was outdoorsy, but not the commonly used rustic cowboy theme. Jody is an accomplished yogi and Rain used to teach Tae Kwon Do, so they wanted something unique and natural that also carried an Eastern vibe. They loved the idea of incorporating real wood, lots of texture and ornate Eastern patterns. Their color palette was inspired by the purple wildflowers of the Rocky Mountains: aster, bachelor buttons, wild lupine with accents of bright green.
For the save the date, we printed cherrywood veneer cards from Cards of Wood and attached a small envelope teaser. I designed a monogram that contained the bride and grooms initials in a modernized Eastern-influenced font. Rain sent me a photo of a tapestry that he and Jody loved thus inspiring the custom lotus pattern used throughout the suite. Attached to the save the date card was a folded trail map of the wedding destination: Durango Mountain Resort.
For the wedding invitation, I designed a custom lasercut wood piece. Candyspotting did a phenomenal job producing the intricate design on matching cherrywood veneer. Rain mention that he was fond of a particular mountain called The Diamond at Longs Peak. I used this mountain’s profile in the design and surrounded it with Eastern ornaments and floral shapes. I enclosed the lasercut card in a deep purple petal pouchette, fastened shut by a lotus-motif pattern sticker and tied in twine.
The RSVP card was a printed wood piece slipped inside a bright green mini envelope. The entire set was contained by a monogram-stamped muslin bag. Using the monogram and lotus pattern, we also printed ceremony programs backed by matching cherrywood.
Thanks so much Kate!
Photo Credits: Kate Holgate