I’m a big believer of beauty in simplicity, and these beautiful illustrated wedding invitations from Diane of Bells & Whistles are a wonderful example! Designed for her sister’s wedding, Diane was inspired by the natural beauty of the wedding venue on the South African coast. Diane combined modern fonts with delicate hand lettering and illustrations, all in an off-white and navy color palette. So pretty!
From Diane: Sally and Ben’s ceremony was held in a quaint little church in Southwell on the coast of South Africa. The reception took place in the town hall of Kasouga, where Sally’s family have gone since their childhood. Their theme had a rustic setting while still maintaining a sense of elegance and incorporated a natural color palette with navy accents.
These aspects and elements from the decor are what inspired me when designing. I created hand lettering to accompany the font and incorporated illustrations of the main flower of the wedding (the protea), the church, and the town hall.
I wanted to capture the intimacy, simplicity and beauty of the day. I also loved Ben’s idea to put the meaning of each guests name on their escort cards as they made lovely keepsakes and great conversation starters.
Photo Credits: Bells & Whistles
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