Today’s second set of real invitations comes from Amy Hardy, a freelance designer who was married in Nashville this past June! Â Amy put together a fun, modern wedding invitation suite with hand lettering (and letters individually constructed from paper!) that also incorporates her husband’s background in landscape architecture. Â So cool!
From Amy: I am an art director and graphic designer, and my husband Forrest is studying Landscape Architecture. Â We met through a mutual friend in 2007 and got to know each other as running partners. Â Once we finally started dating, our friendship quickly became romantic and real. Â Within the first year of dating, we knew this was it. Â On June 26, 2010 we made the promise of marriage to one another. Â Our wedding was in Nashville, Tennessee.
Our wedding stationery represented our creative and detail-oriented personalities, as well as our wedding’s charming Southern summer theme. Â This included save-the-dates, invitations with a belly band and RSVP card, programs, favors, signage, and thank you cards.
I considered every detail in the stationery, from the stamps to the envelope liners. After constructing individual letters out of paper, I added vine details and Delicato as a secondary typeface.
I love bright colored accents (note my husband’s bright red hair!) and hand-rendered typography, so we knew our stationery had to be typographic and colorful. Because of his blue eyes, red hair, and fun personality, Forrest wanted to wear a bright blue bow tie. That led to a bright, jewel blue as our founding color, with yellow as the accent.
I was inspired by our unique obsessions and the details that define us as a couple. Â For instance, Forrest has a plant background, so I detailed the typography with vines. For favors, weÂ made packets of wildflower seeds. Â Each packet read, “Wildflower Seeds: Please plant these to celebrate the beauty of this day.”
We had a blast at our Save the Date photo shoot, as seen in the photo we chose.
Beautiful Amy, thank you so much for sharing your wedding invitations and stationery! Â For more from Amy and Forrest’s gorgeous wedding just clickÂ right here, and you can check out more of Amy’s design work right here!
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