Julia + Vannie’s Illustrated Watercolor Save the Dates

If there’s one thing that just gets me every single time, it’s custom illustrations in wedding invitations and save the dates. Carrie from Pearly Gates Design sent over these beautiful save the dates that she created for a wedding in Texas, featuring watercolor illustrations of South Texas flora and fauna – and a fresh citrus garland!


From Carrie: Julia and Vannie got in touch with us to create a custom watercolor save the date to set the tone for their eclectic and genteel spring time wedding. My mother is an amazing watercolor artist, who first introduced me into the wonderful world of painting. It was fun to work side by side with her in creating these custom illustrations.



For the crest, we pulled elements from the groom’s South Texas roots. We also added in some citrus to tie into the spring season. The illustrations and text were all hand watercolored and the envelope was beautifully calligraphed by Tara Jones in coordinating teal calligraphy ink. The invitation was printed on a cotton textured paper complementing the bleeds and nuances of the watercolor.




Thanks Carrie!

Design: Pearly Gates Design

Calligraphy: Tara Jones Calligraphy

Printer: StationeryHQ

Photo Credits: Pearly Gates Design

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