Michelle + Bernie’s Black and Gold Brooklyn Wedding Invitations

Michelle and Bernie wanted their wedding in Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood to be a giant party celebrating their marriage. For their invitations and save the dates, Michelle (the designer behind Meesch) started with a black and gold color palette. Michelle also incorporated lots of fun celebratory details throughout the suite, like tissue paper confetti with the save the dates and a glittery gold envelope with the invitations. So fun!


From Michelle: Bernie and I got married at Rebar in DUMBO. It was the perfect venue for us. We wanted a party to celebrate our marriage and that’s exactly what we had. When deciding on the design, black and gold kept twirling around in my thoughts. The tone was set with the save the dates. I hole punched tissue paper, and put handfuls in cello bags and taped them to the announcement that I screen printed, with awesome washi tape.



When creating the invitation suite, I wanted to to keep it fun. In the end, it was a little recap of or relationship. The invitations I letterpress printed on Crane’s Lettra and then had them foiled stamped and the edges painted in gold. For the black envelopes, I screen printed “The story goes like this…” and the return address. Once that was done, I took rolls of gold glitter wrapping paper and cut down smaller squares for the envelope liners, adding some extra flare.



Instead of doing inserts for the directions and accommodations info, I decided to make a little info booklet. Inside was everything everyone needed to know; how to get there, where to stay, and then we highlighted some of our favorite spots. Since we would be taking pictures by the Brooklyn Bridge, I drew the illustration for the cover. Everything was tied up nicely with black and gold twine from Knot + Bow.



I screen printed the image of the Brooklyn Bridge onto welcome tote bags for the guests that were staying at the hotel. We tied a smaller version of the map around the handles, which also listed events going on that weekend in Brooklyn.


For our favors, we decided on coasters. Mama’s Sauce foil stamped the image of the Brooklyn Bridge, and we wrapped them up in some awesome bags from For Your Party, along with an insert that thanked everyone, and had a link to songs from our wedding playlist. I spray painted little action figures for the food cards, and made bags of confetti to be thrown for when we walked down the aisle.


Thanks Michelle!

Design: Meesch

Foil Stamping: Mama’s Sauce

Twine: Knot + Bow

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Photo Credits: Meesch

  1. Ah-I am in love! This suite is such a good combination of classic and fun! Oh-and gold. Duh. Gets me every time 😉

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