Ashley + Joe’s Watercolor and Lace Wedding Invitations

These wedding invitations from designer Crissie McDowell are so utterly romantic – but what else would you expect from a suite that combines watercolor, a lace doily, and lots of glitter?!? Crissie developed the design with spring in mind, creating a beautiful save the date with a watercolor botanical pattern and wedding invitations that continued the watercolor inspiration. So pretty!

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From CrissieAshley and Joe hired me to photograph their upcoming wedding this May as well as design their wedding invitation suite. Ashley is my boss’s daughter at our marketing agency. Pressure was on. Ashley had a very clear vision of what she envisioned from her day. Her ceremony will be taking place in a botanical garden and her reception will be indoors at a more modern venue. She wants a combination of romantic, soft, elegant and modern. Oh, and a whole lot of glitter.

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I hand painted the illustration for her save the dates with a botanical look in mind. We wanted to continue with the hand painted look so I used a watercolor pattern on all of the invitation suites, digitally printed. We did a blind emboss on Ashley and Joe’s names to make them pop.

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We wrapped the entire suite in an intricate lace doily.  For the belly band, we used a textured charcoal paper and did a white foil emboss for the logo. The band was sealed with a piece of glitter tape. The bride had each envelope hand calligraphed. 

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Thanks so much Crissie!

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Photo Credits: Crissie McDowell

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