Designer Kate Holgate sent over these fantastic invitations that she designed for a recent destination wedding in the mountains of Colorado. Â I love the way Kate combine two very different influences â€“ a woodsy outdoor wedding venue and Eastern-inspired elements â€“ within the framework of a very cool lasercut wood veneer design. Â So unique!
From Kate:Â Jody and Rain contacted me about designing their save the date and invitation for an outdoor mountain destination wedding in Durango, Colorado. Â Jody and Rain wanted something that was outdoorsy, but not the commonly used rustic cowboy theme. Â Jody is an accomplished yogi and Rain used to teach Tae Kwon Do, so they wanted something unique and natural that also carried an Eastern vibe. Â They loved the idea of incorporating real wood, lots of texture and ornate Eastern patterns. Â Their color palette was inspired by the purple wildflowers of the Rocky Mountains: aster, bachelor buttons, wild lupine with accents of bright green.
For the save the date, we printed cherrywood veneer cards from Cards of WoodÂ and attached a small envelope teaser. Â I designed a monogram that contained the bride and grooms initials in a modernized Eastern-influenced font. Â Rain sent me a photo of a tapestry that he and Jody loved thus inspiring the custom lotus pattern used throughout the suite. Â Attached to the save the date card was a folded trail map of the wedding destination: Durango Mountain Resort.
For the wedding invitation, I designed a custom lasercut wood piece. Â CandyspottingÂ did a phenomenal job producing the intricate design on matching cherrywood veneer. Â Rain mention that he was fond of a particular mountain called The Diamond at Longs Peak. Â I used this mountain’s profile in the design and surrounded it with Eastern ornaments and floral shapes. Â I enclosed the lasercut card in a deep purple petal pouchette, fastened shut by a lotus-motif pattern sticker and tied in twine.
The RSVP card was a printed wood piece slipped inside a bright green mini envelope. Â The entire set was contained by a monogram-stamped muslin bag. Â Using the monogram and lotus pattern, we also printed ceremony programs backed by matching cherrywood.
Thanks so much Kate!
Photo Credits: Kate Holgate