Nautical aesthetics are so timeless and these nautical navy and gold foil wedding invitations, inspired by Cape Cod, are no exception! Laura of Paper & Honey designed this invitation suite with a simple, yet bold, color palette to complement the bride’s oceanside nuptials. Can’t you just smell the salty ocean air?!
From Laura: Working on Megan and Gavin’s Cape Cod-inspired suite was a complete joy. With the current trends leaning towards lots of blush, greenery, and light, feminine details, it was so much fun to break out of that a bit and play with rich colored paper for an oceanside soiree.
Together with her wedding planner, Cape Cod Celebrations, Megan described her wedding as a “romantic beach wedding with a touch of prep.” The perfect event to close out the summer! We worked with a color palette of deep navy, crisp whites, and the loveliest gold. The invitation and information card were stamped with white and gold foils, the RSVP card was letterpress printed and gold foil stamped. All pieces were delivered to guests in an envelope crisp with hand calligraphed addresses, gold envelope liners, and vintage postage stamps.
As an accountant living in Chicago, Megan loves to mix the preppy and traditional with modern new trends. She is a huge fan of bold, beautiful calligraphy, and wanted to scrap traditional wording etiquette in favor of a large and in charge hand lettered “Megan & Gavin.” We took this element and used it in the invitation and custom address rubber stamp, and even throughout their reception stationery via menus and wooden welcome signage.
While their wedding was held in historic Cape Cod, Megan didn’t want her suite to get too kitschy and nautical. We kept it simple with the color palette and use of bold stripes on several cards, as well as a navy and white striped ribbon to hold everything together. We were able to have some fun with the lobster bake rehearsal dinner invitation by including the littlest gold foil lobster! This tiny crustacean detail brought some amusement for an otherwise gorgeously preppy suite, and it just might be my favorite part of Megan and Gavin’s wedding invitation.
Design: Paper & Honey
Printing: Czar Press
Photo Credits: Andrea Pesce