I pretty much always fall in love with anything in the color pink. Pale blush pink, bright pink, magenta, neon… the list goes on and on. Lisa from Missive created these elegant blush and gold letterpress wedding invitations for a wedding in the mountains. I’m loving the combination of rustic and romantic, with hand drawn botanical details and vintage-inspired floral postage stamps. And those pale pink wedding details cards? So good!
From Lisa: The inspiration for this suite came from both the event venue and the bride’s description of her vision for their perfect wedding day. The wedding venue was the Black Bear Inn, a rustic, elegant lodge in the heart of the Sierra (think towering sequoia trees and the scent of pine year round). The wedding was held outdoors in the venue’s garden, surrounded by the resplendent woodland foliage of the Stanislaus National Forest.
An elegant blush and gold color palette with charcoal gray accents was a theme throughout the wedding and reception, from gold rimmed flutes, to sparkly pink sequin (yes, sequin!) table runners and blush pink floral arrangements in rustic wood boxes, which were handcrafted by the bride and groom.
Since their wedding was all about their love of the outdoors, coupled with bride’s idea of a perfectly elegant wedding, I designed a nature-inspired invitation suite featuring hand drawn foliage surrounding a combination of modern, calligraphic scripts and typefaces with rustic charm. The invitation design was kept symmetrical and orderly while incorporating lots of flowing, hand drawn botanicals to frame the wording.
Their entire wedding suite was letterpress printed on our vintage presses in blush and matte gold inks on soft white cotton and blush pink papers, with deep, tactile impressions. The couple’s wedding website had plenty of information for out of town guests, so we created a wedding details card printed in gold on blush pink stock for an accent of color.
Reply card envelopes were the same blush pink color and featured their address surrounded by more hand drawn botanicals. The bride chose the gorgeous Botanical Art stamps for the postage, which I’ve personally been hoarding for future use!
Design and Printing: Missive
Photo Credits: Missive