Amy + Kenn’s Ombre and Gold Foil Nautical Wedding Invitations

Happy Monday!  I hope all my East Coast friends are safe and sound as Hurricane Sandy passes through.  We’re having a quiet day at home here in DC – not that we have any other option since the government and all public transportation is closed due to the storm!  So today I’m envisioning a warm and rain-free beach vacation with these wedding invitations from designer Carina Skrobecki.  Created for a destination wedding in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Carina incorporated an ombre effect in tropical colors along with travel-inspired and nautical design elements – a fantastic combination!

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From Carina: Amy and Kenn are getting married in the U.S. Virgin Islands in December. So when they came to me to design their St. John-inspired wedding invitations, I knew I had an opportunity to incorporate the rich and exotic colors naturally found on the island and have some fun bringing in an ocean/travel theme.

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The suite came together with lush orange and coral tones, along with deep blue.  We created an ombre effect, which was digitally printed on all the pieces to tie everything together. The main invitations were then kissed with gold foil, which brought out the names of the bride and groom.

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Amy and Kenn wanted a monogram with an anchor to use on other printed materials, so we created a small design that was then used on a custom stamp to seal the envelopes.

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We drew inspiration from the beautiful St. John sunsets, natural materials such as rope and linen, and travel postcards. When doing research, I found an old lithograph of St. John created in the late 1800s by a Danish artist, and that became the inspiration for the postcard RSVP.

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Thanks so much Carina!

Design: Carina Skrobecki Design

Printing and Gold Foil: Nikko Media

Custom Stamp: RubberStamps.net

Striped Ribbon: TeaParty Ribbons

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Photo Credits: Carina Skrobecki Design