Kseniya from Thomas Printers sent over this totally adorable wedding invitation for an upcoming beach wedding in New Zealand. Designed by Katie from Rocket Ink, the invitation features a four-color illustration of native New Zealand marine life on one side and text on the other, along with a reception card and other enclosures. So pretty!
From the bride, Kate: We will be married on New Zealand’s northern west coast overlooking a black sand beach – it’s one of my favourite stretches of beach and such a magical place. We both love the ocean and wanted an ocean theme to our wedding. Rob and I are both advertising creatives (copywriters) so doing some lovely artwork was really important to us; our invitations include illustrations of native New Zealand marine life.
From the designer, Katie Gastley of Rocket Ink: Kate and Rob wanted to incorporate indigenous creatures into their wedding invitations. I did a lot of research on the typical New Zealand wildlife and illustrated them throughout their pieces. This particular design was definitely a pet project!
From Kseniya of Thomas Printers: This invitation is almost like a book jacket illustration, with the beautiful underwater scene on one side and all the wedding details on the other. The four colors of the design are so harmonious together: bright and cheerful without being overpowering.
The jellyfish was my favorite; I loved his delicate tentacles and beautiful brown-black color. Katie and her client wanted a very substantial paper, so we used 220# cotton Lettra in a warm ecru, which was heavy enough that the letterpress impression could be palpable on both sides.
Design: Rocket Ink
Letterpress Printing: Thomas Printers
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Photo Credits: Rocket Ink
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Oh my gosh – these are the coolest! I am not normally an ocean person – being in the middle of the US but I love the illustration on these! Great finds Nole!
Happy Tuesday – Brandi
Cute idea…and I love the colors! 🙂
Those postage stamps are so stinking cute!!!
I’m in love with these!!!I love how they coordinate, but each have different animals!
🙂 These look so nice… Love the colors and I really love the illustrations!
Seriously…it makes me want to attend the wedding – outstanding!
I love your colour combos, this site is so inspiring, thanks
Wow! I can only imagine how hard it was to get that registered so perfectly with all that detail and a four-color printing!
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