Ooooh, I’m loving the combination of green and coral in these vintage-inspired wedding invitations from our friends (and DIY contributors!) Bailey and Emma of Antiquaria. Inspired by the bride’s love of Art Nouveau era posters and the idea of an outdoor garden party, the invitations feature hand lettering and illustrations of the couple’s two dogs. So cute!
From Bailey and Emma: Abigail and Tim asked us to design an invitation suite for their wedding this past June. Abigail described the wedding as being a vintage garden theme using shades of green and coral. She wanted an invitation that looked like a vintage Art Nouveau poster and that incorporated her two beloved dogs, Nipper and Ginny. We took the challenge head on and designed a poster-like invitation that incorporated everything on her wish list.
The design itself included illustrations of her dogs and accents of hand lettering which helped make the design look vintage. The design really came to life once it was letterpress printed on cotton paper using coral and succulent green inks. In the end, the invitation suite included A6 save the dates, A9 invitations, 4bar reply cards, and a 4×6 hand illustrated map.
We carried the invitation theme through to the reception stationery including programs and thank you cards. Abigail has a love of books, so as favors for the guests we made little keepsake notebooks with an illustration of her dogs reading on the cover.
From the bride, Abigail: We are very much dog people and wanted to find a way to show our love for our pups while keeping the invitations elegant and within our vintage garden party theme. The attention to detail within the design really helped to personalize the invitation and we especially loved the map with the silhouettes of our dogs. Tim and I are both big readers and love to write, draw, and create. The notebook favors illustrated this side of us perfectly and looked gorgeous paired with Blackwing pencils (a favorite of famous composers and writers) on the tables with all the flowers.
Before the wedding I was thinking of not putting much effort into wedding invitations, but I am so glad I changed my mind because these are one of my favorite things from the wedding and will be a treasured keepsake for years to come.
Photo Credits: Antiquaria