Watercolor and Gold Foil Ocean-Inspired Wedding Invitations

It’s usually right around this time of year that I begin wishing that I lived in a tropical climate – preferably right on the beach. For now I’ll just have to settle for these gorgeous watercolor and gold foil wedding invitations from Smitten on Paper inspired by the beaches in Miami!


From Amy and the Smitten on Paper team: Katie and Peter wanted the invitation suite for their New Year’s Eve wedding to reflect the surroundings and atmosphere of their amazing venue, a waterfront museum with beautiful gardens and views off the coast of Miami. We worked with Eileen from Beauty in the Making to create a suite that is elegant and breathtaking, combining watercolor, gold foil, and calligraphy.


An artist friend of the couple painted the background, which we scanned in and used in different ways throughout the suite. Each piece is duplexed with a pop of orange paper so they are double thick and then gold foil stamped with a mix of modern type and loose calligraphy.





We love how all of the pieces in the suite create their own sense of movement and really evoke the ocean’s rhythms. The whole project is finished with hand addressed calligraphy envelopes in watercolor hues.


Thanks ladies!

Design: Smitten on Paper

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Photo Credits: Smitten on Paper

  1. I enjoyed painting this and working with Eileen. She is a gifted event planning bringing quality and inspiration to her field. I am delighted to see the creative applications from my art! These are truely beautiful keepsakes.

    Please contact me if I can be if further assistance for you and your customers, creating original custom art.

    Thank you for sharing this to inspire true love.
    Sincerely yours,
    Meg Morgan

    • Hi Anne! So nice to hear you like it! Please remember Eileen at Beauty in the Making for your next special event or wedding. My custom art on invitations, cakes, banners and live event painting make your celebrations unique and personal.. Thank you to Oh So Beautiful Paper for sharing our project idea.

  2. Meg,

    You are soo talented!!! This is breathtaking! Thank you for your creativity!

  3. Meg- Your design is truly beautiful. I would love to use it for my wedding invitations as well in a smaller version. If there is any way that I could obtain the design, please let me know! Thank you.

    • Hi Diana! So nice to hear you like it! Please contact my email: [email protected]
      to continue our conversation about the artwork. I look forward to hearing from you again. Will be happy to work with you on something beautiful for your special day.

  4. I am SO in love with these!! How GORGEOUS, they aren’t even my wedding colours at all, but I feel like I would change them just so I could have these haha 🙂 . I was hoping to see them on the Smitten on Paper website, but unfortunately didn’t. Would I by any chance be able to get a quote for something similar for our wedding in September this year!? Thanks so much 🙂

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