Happy New Year everyone! I hope you had a relaxing holiday and fun New Year’s Eve! It was great to unplug and hang out with family for a few days, but I’m excited to be back and ready to tackle 2013 – starting with these fun hand lettered wedding invitations from J at Grey Snail Press! Created for a wedding in Colorado, J incorporated illustrations of mountains and pine trees along with her unique hand lettering.
From J Grey: After getting engaged in Yellowstone National Park, this delightful couple wanted an original, rustic invitation suite to go with their Colorado nuptials. Noemi and B.J. chose to exchange vows in a refurbished 1920s barn at Crooked Willow Farms, complete with a breathtaking view of the Rocky Mountains. We decided on an invitation suite with elements of mountains and pine trees, reminiscent of their Colorado venue and home, and a playful mix of script and print hand-lettering.
The couples’ color palette of cream, tobacco brown, and midnight blue was incorporated into the invitations. After original illustration and hand-lettering for each piece was complete, invitation suites were printed digitally in a dark brown ink. The actual invitation was printed on textured Kraft card stock, while the RSVP card was printed on a coordinating speckled cream card stock, and neatly tucked into a 4-bar navy envelope.
They planned to have an old-fashioned crescent moon for the backdrop of their photo booth at the reception, so we included a white crescent moon, individually drawn by hand, on the back flap of each tobacco brown outer envelope. The crescent moon was also incorporated into the actual invitation, in the primitive ink landscape of the pines and Rocky Mountains.
Thanks J Grey!
Photo Credits: Grey Snail Press