Chrystal + Brendan’s Magnolia Bloom New Orleans Wedding Invitations

I’ve never been to New Orleans, but between the food and the music I’d love to visit one day! Monique from Metal Doily Press sent over these invitations created for a wedding in New Orleans and incorporating several iconic images from the Crescent City. Printed in bright teal and cool gray, the invitations feature a classic magnolia bloom throughout the suite, from the save the dates to post-wedding thank you cards!


From Monique: Chrystal and Brendan wanted to welcome their guests to New Orleans before they even set foot in Louisiana by hinting at elements of their big day in their wedding invitation suite.


The save the dates provided the first opportunity for Chrystal and Brendan to combine their different creative thoughts into one project. They started with the vintage postcard concept and worked out from there. The popular Big Easy phrase “Laissez les bons temps rouler!” captured the intended spirit and required prominent placement on the front. Chrystal’s choice of a magnolia in bloom was also a running theme that started on this collaboration. The fonts were meant to join the jazz character of the city and the vintage theme.


On the main invitation, Chrystal had a clear vision of the focal point being the gorgeous magnolia flower. The couple enjoyed the idea of having it appear as both an ampersand between their names and as a contrast to the text. Letterpress printing the two color invitation brought out the tactile details of the illustration. The romantic Heraldica font presented their names in a stylistic contrast to the use of Copperplate below. I printed in teal and cool gray on Cranes Lettra 110 lb stock in Pearl White.


The letterpress printed single color thank you cards were designed to be as bold and sincere as possible. It combined the magnolia bloom again with the Heraldica font in teal. Brendan loved the font. Chrystal loved the color.


Thanks Monique!

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Photo Credits: Bobby Lee Photography