Happy Monday everyone! We’re starting the week with two absolutely gorgeous wedding invitation suites. First up, this lovely nature-inspired wedding invitation from Laura McGlynn of Make Merry! Laura worked with this eco-conscious couple (the bride is a marine biologist!) and their wedding planner, Desiree Dawn Events, to create a stunning invitation that mixes watercolor and letterpress in desaturated tones of blue, green, and gray. So pretty!
From Laura: Anthony and Casey were both born and raised in Florida; Casey is a marine biologist and both are eco-conscious. Casey wanted a rustic but elegant wedding, and we built our inspiration around the couple’s love of Florida’s waters, their support of mangrove conservation, and their outdoor wedding venue (beautifully situated on the banks of the Loxahatchee River in Tequesta, Florida).
We settled on the elements of watercolor and mangrove, and colors drawn from nature – water, driftwood, and greenery. The couple wanted to make sure to keep a balance of masculine (the colors) and feminine (the flowing script and the soft watercolors) to represent them both. To keep it elegant and subtle, we went with a blind deboss of the mangrove on the invitation card, with the text letterpress printed in a dark taupe color. I designed a watercolor print in desaturated hues of blue, green and gray and used that to back the invitation.
The RSVP postcard features a dark taupe rendition of the mangrove tree. We kept the Welcome Party invitation simple and affordable in one color letterpress, adding a little mangrove seedling; the bride mentioned afterwards that the seedling was like their relationship: one more day as a seedling (the party was the night before the wedding) until they become a full-grown tree in marriage. Isn’t that so sweet? My favorite piece just might be the envelope, with the bride’s adorably perfect last name and the soft watercolor splatters in blue, green, and gray.
Design: Make Merry!
Letterpress Printing: Boxcar Press
Photo Credits: Shea Christine Photography