Julie + Bo’s Hand Painted Wedding Invitations

Happy Monday everyone! We’re starting the week with some beautiful wedding invitations from Meghan of And Here We Are! Inspired by the bride’s love of all things ombré, Meghan combined watercolor (hand painted on more than 200 sheets of paper!) and letterpress printing into a seriously gorgeous wedding invitation.


From Meghan: Julie and Bo’s upstate New York wedding had a bohemian, outdoorsy, and slightly vintage vibe with a color scheme of peach and robin’s egg blue. It was really important that their invitations felt unique and hand made, so when Julie showed me her Pinterest board full of ombrés, I knew I just had to try a hand-painted watercolor ombre paper with blue letterpress printed elements.


I painted over 200 individual pages of extra-thick cotton paper, then letterpress printed and trimmed them to size. The invitation was inspired by a mix of vintage and modern design, with some hand drawn components. Elements like the ribbon motif, the crossed-arrow heart, and 1920s-inspired double lines and angles, along with a mix of script and sans-serif typefaces came together to form the final design.


I also created a Julie and Bo ‘logomark,’ which we used on the save the dates, programs and wedding website, and also translated into a rubber stamp and wax seal. That artwork was later used on matchbooks, favors and cups at the wedding.



Thanks Meghan!

Check out the Designer Rolodex for more tal­ented wed­ding invi­ta­tion design­ers and the real invi­ta­tions gallery for more wedding invitation ideas!

Photo Credits: Julie Holder