If you’re a fan of old-world elegance, you’re going to love these romantic hand painted gray and white wedding invitations from Christy of Papertree Studio. The invitation suite incorporates so many wonderful textures and subtle shades of gray and white, from the hand painted backing pattern to the amazing handmade paper from Silk & Willow with hand torn edges. Thoughtful details like gold wax seals, vintage stamps, and tonal silk ribbons are the perfect finishing touch!
From Christy: This is a soft, romantic suite with botanical and French-inspired design elements. I created this year for a styled shoot. After sharing some sneak peeks of this invitation suite with another couple they asked me to recreate the entire thing for their October wedding. It’s the best feeling when you create art that you love and others respond to it.
I thought a neutral palette would add to the soft, romantic feel of the design. The back of the invitation was hand painted by me with French Gray paint on Silk & Willow handmade paper with hand torn edges. When I recreated the suite for a wedding this October, each piece was a little different which the couple loved. It was so much fun to go back to my roots and actually paint!
I added some gray silk sari ribbon along with an antique gold wax seal. I thought it would be a nice touch to add a French quote by Francis Cabrel: “Je viens du ciel et les étoiles entre elles ne parlent que de toi.” which translates to “I come from the sky and the stars speak amongst themselves only of you.” I wanted a little contrast, so I added a soft blush ribbon to this piece.
The suite was digitally printed on off-white paper with hand torn edges. I chose soft gray outer envelopes and added the same wax seal. The return envelope picked up the gray from the paint and text coloring to tie the entire invitation suite together. Of course, this romantic suite needed vintage stamps to pull the look together.
Design & Printing: Papertree Studio
Styling: Kate Farley Design
Paper and Ribbon: Silk & Willow
Vintage Postage Stamps: Verde Studio
Photo Credits: Asya Photography