Anytime I get to start the week off with a beautiful calligraphy wedding invitation suite, I just KNOW that it’s going to be a good week. And these gorgeous calligraphy wedding invitations for a black tie garden party wedding from Anna at Cast Calligraphy? So. Good. I’m completely smitten with every detail – including the modern, imperfect (in Anna’s words) calligraphy style, the nature-inspired illustrations, the gold wax envelope seal, and the perfectly subtle light gray letterpress printing by Birdwalk Press. Stunning!
From Anna: Molly and Bobby wanted their wedding invitations to be natural, sophisticated, eclectic, and with a touch of gold. Instead of going over the top for this Rhode Island wedding, we incorporated each of these details into their stationery in subtle ways. They knew that quality was of most importance, so the letterpress printing and gold wax seal enhanced the look of the whole suite.
The invitation was designed to touch on the natural elements the couple loved. Molly grew up in Portland, Oregon and spends a lot of time outdoors, and it was important that the invitation reflected her love of the outdoors. The calligraphy was intentionally imperfect, to create a more comfortable, approachable style. Molly and Bobby mentioned the recurring use of gems, crystals, and agates for their decor. I illustrated a mini crystal logo for their details card that was repeated for their letterpress thank you notes. The trimmed corners added a bit of surprise to the suite.
Since neutral was one of the big defining words, Birdwalk Press did a great job printing the soft grey color on pearl white cotton paper. Just soft enough to be feminine and organic but clean and classy. The envelopes were calligraphed with a metallic gold and sealed with a custom wax seal. The team at Exquisite Events was instrumental in the communication process and in detailing their paper needs for the day of. Everything came together so beautifully and Molly and Bobby tied the knot on a beautiful October day in Rhode Island! Congrats to the happy couple!
Design and Calligraphy: Cast Calligraphy
Letterpress Printing: Birdwalk Press
Photo Credits: Orange Photographie