Spring is officially here – and the warm weather has us dreaming of tropical vacations! Erin from BerinMade sent over these gorgeous tropical turquoise and gold foil wedding invitations for a destination wedding in Phuket, Thailand! (BTW, have you seen BerinMade’s new website? So many beautiful custom wedding invitations to gaze at over there!) Destination weddings usually involve LOTS of logistics, and the interactive travel guide-inspired format of these invitations is a fun and festive way to share all that information with wedding guests, plus get your guests super excited to travel the world in celebration of loved ones. Yay for weddings on warm sandy beaches! – Hannah
From Erin: I’m so excited to share one of my favourite custom projects, these travel-guide inspired invitations! This project started with kind of a funny, serendipitous story! The groom, Brian, was a good friend of mine from back in high school, but we had lost touch over a decade since I moved to London. His fiancée, Stef, was browsing through Oh So Beautiful Paper and Pinterest while planning their wedding and found my work. Then, she decided to get in touch with me about designing her wedding invitations. After a few rounds of funny emails, we finally discovered that we had known each other all along! What a small world!
Stef and Brian are a fun-loving couple who love to travel the world. Their destination wedding was at a beautiful resort in Phuket, Thailand and they were married on the beach at sunset!
At the outset, Stef already had some lovely ideas for her invitations, which she shared with me and I used as a starting point. She loved the idea of a travel guide which documents not only their wedding details, but all the amazing restaurants and local haunts that their friends could try out when they arrived for the wedding weekend. Armed with lots of content, we decided on a pocket-sized accordion fold-out booklet as our format. This was able to house all their restaurant and spa reviews, as well as dress codes, packing guide, and a helpful map of the local area!
Stef also showed me the beautiful lace pattern of her dress which incorporated dragonflies, and I was immediately smitten with it! The color palette for her wedding was cool blues and cream, inspired by sandy beaches and the flowing dresses of her bridesmaids. We worked that inspiration into the aesthetic of the suite, with the subtle dragonfly lace illustration on the front cover, and gold foil hand lettering for their names.
To complete the stationery suite, we also made wedding programs, which doubled as confetti pockets, calligraphy place cards and thank you cards!
Photo Credits: Teddy Ng