This wedding sounds like such a dream: a beautiful garden estate, with the ceremony in a rustic converted barn and followed by an elegant ballroom reception. Jeannine from Blue MagpieÂ had the responsibility of designing wedding invitations to fit all aspects of the wedding â€“ elegant, rustic, and a little bit glamorous. Jeannine designed a custom woodland fabric featuring horses and Carolina Wrens, then finished the suite with a deep purple ribbon and silver card stock!
From Jeannine:Â My bride fell in love with a particular fabric we featured on our website, but unfortunately, it was no longer in print and we just couldn’t find enough for her wedding invitations. After going through several rounds looking for a good substitute, it dawned on me that we should design a fabric just for her!Â The bride loved horses, the groom loved birds, so they requested that the fabric feature both â€“ and specifically, the Carolina Wren because it mates for life.
The wedding was to be held on a beautiful garden estate with an amazing ballroom for the reception, but the ceremony was to be held in a converted barn with rustic white wooden beams, so the invitation had to be both elegant and rustic to match the amazing venue and tone of the wedding.Â We settled on a beautiful printed cotton featuring birds, horses, and woodland branches for the whimsical and rustic elements and paired it with a rich purple silk ribbon and a shimmery silver card stock borderÂ forÂ glamour and elegance.
For the save the dates, we decided to bring in some graphic elements from the printed cotton and to back it in the same rich purple silk as the ribbon to provide guests with a subtle hint of what was to come! And of course, the birds and horses had to make their appearances again on their custom postage and escort cards!
Photo Credits:Â Blue Magpie