Ooooh, copper and navy is just SUCH a great combination! These copper foil and navy calligraphy wedding invitations from the ladies of Fourteen-Forty strike a beautiful balance between traditional and modern design. And I love all the extra details, including the gorgeous envelope calligraphy, a wax seal closure, copper foil edging, and a whimsical copper foil envelope liner!
From Patricia, Creative Director at Fourteen-Forty: From their very first meeting with us, it was clear that Danielle and Daniel care very much about design, which was music to our ears. Their wedding would be a classic, elegant, but modern affair, and this tension between the more traditional and the modern, the orderly and the chaotic, would shape their entire wedding invitation suite.
For their invitations, they knew that they wanted to incorporate calligraphy for its uniqueness and hand-drawn, timeless quality. But in keeping with their black tie wedding, the rest of the design needed to be formal and classic, which turned out to be a great combination. For instance, their envelope liner was an area we really had fun with, incorporating haphazardly placed dots to form a very modern splash of color.
Then, bringing all these pieces together was their beautiful wax seal, a nod to their special day as well as the time-old tradition of wax sealing. All of the assembly was done by hand in our studio, so each invitation going out was unique in the natural variations that occur with something like wax sealing by hand, as well as with letterpress printing and calligraphy.
Color also played a very important role. Danielle and Daniel wanted to go bold, and the copper and navy blue are stunning together. Going with foil printing was a great choice – the subtle glimmer on the invitations and the envelopes really added a lovely bit of glamour, as did the beautiful copper foil edging on each invitation. Their accommodation and events card used elements of the liner and I love how we decided to alternate the paper color to tie in with the envelopes!
Photo Credits: Fourteen-Forty