Kseniya from Thomas Printers sent over this totally adorable wedding invitation for an upcoming beach wedding in New Zealand. Â 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. Â So pretty!
From the bride, Kate:Â We will be married on New Zealand’s northern west coast overlooking a black sand beach â€“ it’s one of my favourite stretches of beach and such a magical place. Â We both love the ocean and wanted an ocean theme to our wedding. Â Â 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,Â Katie Gastley of Rocket Ink: Â Kate and RobÂ wanted to incorporate indigenous creatures into their wedding invitations. Â I did a lot of research on the typical New Zealand wildlife and illustrated them throughout their pieces. Â This particular design was definitely a pet project!
From Kseniya of Thomas Printers: Â 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. Â 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. Â 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.Â
Design: Rocket Ink
Letterpress Printing: Thomas Printers
Photo Credits: Rocket Ink
*Thomas PrintersÂ is one of my fabÂuÂlous sponÂsors; for more on my ediÂtoÂrÂial poliÂcies pleaseÂ click here.