Lauren + Daniel’s Historic Charleston Save the Dates

We’re on a hand painting roll these days! First Julie and Bo’s hand painted watercolor wedding invitations, and now these stunning save the dates from Studio R! The ladies of Studio R – Rachael, Megan, and Amanda Claire – created these save the dates for a wedding in the low country: Charleston, South Carolina. Inspired by Old Charleston charm, the save the dates feature a quatrefoil pattern belly band and hand painted map of Charleston. Love!


From Amanda Claire at Studio R: Our bride came to us inspired by the aesthetic charm of historic Charleston, South Carolina, where she and her fiancé Daniel were married. We took her inspiration and created a stacked, two-card save the date. The soft gray cards were wrapped in a pale blue belly band that included the couple’s monogram and a quatrefoil pattern to mimic shapes found in traditional Charleston architecture.


We used a local calligrapher’s hand lettering throughout the stationery, complimenting the hand painted elements of the Charleston map on the second insert card. The watercolor map orients guests to wedding weekend venues and accommodations. The subdued color palette of the inks and papers complements the coastal landscape of the city. Our fine art skills were showcased in this set with a custom watercolor painting, hand drawn map icons and hand lettering.



Thanks ladies!

Design: Studio R

Calligraphy: Elizabeth Porcher Jones

Check out the Designer Rolodex for more tal­ented wed­ding invi­ta­tion design­ers and visit the real save the dates gallery for more beau­ti­ful save the date ideas!

Photo Credits: Olivia Rae James

  1. Elizabeth Porcher Jones hand wrote my wedding invitation suite. She has the most beautiful handwriting. Loving these! The colors, the map, all of it!

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