I always love seeing the new wedding invitation designs dreamed up by Erin over at Lucky Luxe – and her latest design (appropriately named Marie Antoinette) is no exception! Erin drew inspiration from the Palace of Versailles and 18th century French fashion when creating this invitation suite. Think beautiful and ornamental design elements mixed with a beautiful pastel color palette!
From Erin: Christa and Andrew reached out to us in early 2014 to commission Marie Antoinette, our new highly ornamental invitation suite inspired by 18th century Versailles and the fashion of Marie Antoinette’s era, in a color palette inspired by vintage textiles Christa loved: lilac, peach, and dove gray. Andrew is classically trained in French cuisine (hello, French RSVP card!), and they would be married at New Jersey’s Addison Park, an exquisite venue with lavish black and white interiors fit for a queen. My mind ran away with visions of Kirsten Dunst’s punchy pastel Marie Antoinette tempered by the traditional 18th century style Christa loves so much.
We found antique engravings from the period that remind me of Ladurée’s confection packaging, a tiny icon of a French creole sofa, and highly formal scripts paired with quirky 17th century mapmaking serifs to keep the design from feeling too serious. The antique engraving of an intertwined C&A monogram was the finishing touch for the envelope flap.