Happy Monday everyone! You’re in for such a treat: the amazingly talented Kristy Rice of Momental Designs sent over three beautiful hand painted wedding invitations that she created for a shoot at the stunning Biltmore Estate in North Carolina â€“ and we’re going to see all three! We’ll start off with the first invitation suite and some of the beautiful inspiration from the shoot, followed by the two other invitation suites a bit later. Let’s get right to it!
From Kristy:Â The antiquity of the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina lends itself to creating wedding stationery that you might find in the actual details of the Vanderbilt home within the embossed wallpaper, ornate woodwork, treasured artworks, or the rich draperies adorning each window. I decided right away to feature a family crest-style monogram, just as the Vanderbilt family would have had on their own letterhead. But we updated the look with watercolor and hand gilded touches.
We evolved a traditional monogram concept to reveal a modern aesthetic. Hand gilded initials mingle with watercolor moments. The invitation features hand painted Dupioni silk photo corners in sage green with subtle ombre fading along the edge.Â The invitation alsoÂ features the same hand painted silk in a wrap with a watercolor silhouette of the Biltmore Estate.Â The menu features a tonal layering of stock inÂ bright pinkÂ hues.
ThanksÂ KristyÂ â€“ and check back for the other two invitations (inspired by embroidery and vintage millinery!) a bit later!
Design and Hand Painted Stationery: Momental Designs
Calligraphy: Meant to Be Calligraphy
Hoop Art Place Cards: Thimble and Thistle
Photo Credits: With Love and Embers