We’ve had a bunch of cloudy and rainy days here in DC, so I’m loving all the bright color in these watercolor wedding invitations and save the dates from J at Grey Snail Press. Created for a farm wedding in Vermont, J incorporated whimsical hand painted illustrations in lieu of more traditional rustic design elements. J even sent the original watercolor artwork to the bride and groom as keepsakes. So great!
From J: I worked with Shawn and her mother to create the stationery for Shawn and Matthew’s Vermont farm wedding. They had very specific ideas for the invitation suite, incorporating elements of their lives to create a colorful and fun watercolor invitation suite. Starting with the save the date, I created a watercolor design with their wedding details and a simple outline of their home states, which included a Holstein cow and New York skyline.
Keeping in tune with the whimsical save the date, we stuffed the border of the invitation with illustrations of items important to the couple. It was filled with everything from a grizzly bear to boxing gloves, all intertwined with a floral vine and tumbling around the hand lettered text. Shawn and Matthew are both lawyers in Brooklyn, so we had several details related to that. Shawn used to be a competitive freestyle skier and Matthew is a sports lover, hence the skis and baseball equipment. We also included accurate drawings of their three cats.
A coordinating rsvp postcard was created, carrying over the state outlines and cow and skyline illustrations from the save the date, along with corresponding thank you notes, complete with a watercolor illustration of a traditional covered Vermont bridge. All pieces were printed flat on 120# cover stock. Original artwork of the invitation and save the date were sent to the couple as keepsakes.
Photo Credits: Grey Snail Press