This next set of wedding invitations (and save the dates!) comes to us all the way from England! Athena from Meticulous Ink was given the happy task of designing the wedding stationery for her good friends Arija and James. Athena combined James’s minimalist style with Arija’s rustic sensibility into a beautiful seaside-inspired invitation suite, complete with a blind impression shell motif, modern chevron pattern, and a natural color palette.
From Athena: ‘Picnic Finest with a seaside twist’ was the description that Arija gave me when we began work on the stationery suite for her big day. Both Arija and her husband James are both very creative people, though James is very minimalist and Arija much more into rustic chic, so I knew this would be a challenge.
Once we had the save the dates completed I knew the invitation would be an easy continuation in style – a lovely clean sans serif typeface juxtaposed with rough Carpenter Script, letterpress printed on beautiful 100% cotton card with rustic manilla brown envelopes and printed chevron lining in a pretty dusty turquoise. The save the dates also feature a blind deboss shell motif.
For the main invitations, the chevron pattern was letterpress printed onto extra thick cotton paper. The invitations then seemed to grow and grow, and included letterpress printing throughout – information card, gift list, reply card and envelope, and a flat printed hand drawn map.
We also printed a mini invitation for the selected few asked to stay and camp for the night, printed in gold foil and with a little illustration at the top. All of which was enclosed in a kraft paper origami folder, complete with letterpress printed cover label and black and white striped ribbon. The completed look is eclectic, chic and simple, with a few quirky twists here and there.
Photo Credits: Benkin Photography