It feels like everyone is going to Hawaii right now! Just last week, a large chunk of my Instagram feed was filled with Hawaiian sunsets, acai smoothie bowls, and oversized sun hats. Until I can make it out to the beach, these vibrant tropical Hawaiian wedding invitations from Jill of Shindig Bespoke will have to feed my wanderlust! The texture created from layering moss, wood veneer, and gold foil printing is so fun! And the playful tropical motif is woven throughout the invitation suite all the way down to the festive mailer and curated vintage stamps. Aloha friends!
From Jill: This extra special invitation was designed for an intimate wedding on the Island of Kauai, Hawaii. From tip to tail, the bride, whose is a florist, encouraged our team to push the creative “envelope” as much as possible and gave us almost no boundaries except for requesting that we make the suite colorful and unique.
We created a visual theme that spanned a broad arrangement of media, from paper and wood to moss. We also incorporated a variety of color and contrast; mixing patterns and pinks, texture and type. It was so fun to have extensive creative freedom with this design!
The main card’s back side is the focal point of the suite. A curly maple wood veneer card was laser cut with the couple’s names in a bold and modern type treatment and then inlaid with real moss. A hot pink screen printed heart finishes the pop art installation! On the front, a lightly textured magenta card was foil printed in gold with wedding information framed by vintage palm trees.
Two patterns were created to back the two foil printed reply cards. One, a subtle vintage toile, the other a bold tropical number inspired by Hawaiian printed shirts, the common thread being tropical imagery. With multiple events spanning a week, one reply card provided a chart where guests could select the activities in which they wanted to participate; from an afternoon sail to a hike along the Na Pali Coast. The main reply card, with playful language supporting the Hawaiian destination, provided guests a fun question and answer format.
The entire suite was tied with a light green paper yarn and popped in a mailing box cushioned with straw excelsior.
For the save the date, a custom wood mailer was backed with grass paper. Inside, a save the date card with poster style illustration was tied to a telegram style note from Jackie and Harry to their guests.
A vibrant collection of collateral pieces were created for the week and day of the wedding. From place cards and signage festooned with hand-painted lush tropical flora, to the dinner menu and itinerary which reused the toile pattern we created for the invitation suite! There truly was a plethora of stationery goodness!
Design: Shindig Bespoke
Photo Styling and florals: Belovely
Laser: Venture Laser
Planner: Moana Events