Cactus and Calligraphy Wedding Invitations

A wedding ten years in the making! A destination wedding in Palm Springs! We’re starting the week off with some seriously stunning calligraphy and cactus wedding invitations from Taryn of Twinkle & Toast for an epic wedding in the desert. Copper foil, a blind deboss palm frond, burgundy edge painting, custom calligraphy, and watercolor cactus illustrations throughout. Take a look for yourself below!

Cactus and Calligraphy Wedding Invitations by Twinkle and Toast

From Taryn: This custom invitation suite was designed for a real wedding for our fantastic couple, Ali and David. Our outgoing and much loved bride and groom have been together since they were fifteen. They survived high school, long distance through college, and various other ups and downs. Needless to say, they were ready to plan an epic soirée of a weekend for all their friends and family!

Cactus and Calligraphy Wedding Invitations by Twinkle and Toast

Cactus and Calligraphy Wedding Invitations by Twinkle and Toast

The couple resides in Chicago and planned a Palm Springs destination wedding (with over 200 guests!). Palm Springs holds a special place in the bride’s heart, as do details and clean design (she’s a hotel interior designer), so it was really important to her to set the tone with the invitation suite.

Cactus and Calligraphy Wedding Invitations by Twinkle and Toast

Cactus and Calligraphy Wedding Invitations by Twinkle and Toast

The inspiration was clean white, desert sophistication, with a touch of fun. The color palette was desert greens and burgundy jewel tones. The star of the suite was definitely the main invitation. We did a blind deboss of a palm design, copper foil printing, extra thick cotton paper, and a burgundy painted edge. This piece has so much weight and texture and really left an impact on their guests.

Cactus and Calligraphy Wedding Invitations by Twinkle and Toast

Cactus and Calligraphy Wedding Invitations by Twinkle and Toast

As a calligrapher as well as a stationer, the whole suite had custom calligraphy on all pieces. The envelope calligraphy called for pointed pen with a diluted burgundy gouache (for a watercolor effect). We pulled vintage cactus stamps, plus some soft pinks to echo her floral palette. We created a cactus watercolor painted envelope liner, and carried the cactus elements throughout.

Cactus and Calligraphy Wedding Invitations by Twinkle and Toast

From the very beginning, Ali really wanted a fun bellyband with the phrase “a weekend ten years in the making” to tie the entire wedding invitation suite together. Telling their story was important to us, and knowing them is to love them. This day has been highly anticipated and this party was certainly worth the wait!

Cactus and Calligraphy Wedding Invitations by Twinkle and Toast

Thanks Taryn!

Calligraphy & Invitation Design: Twinkle & Toast

Floral: Catalina Neal

Ring Box: The Mrs. Box

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Photo Credits: Society House

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