Happy Monday everyone! And apologies for the unexpected radio silence over the last few days. I got the flu! And not the kind of flu that you can muddle your way through, but the kind of flu that just totally knocks you out for three days straight. But now I’m (thankfully) feeling much, much better. Can IÂ make it up to you with some gorgeous wedding invitations? I love absolutely every detail in these modern watercolor gem wedding invitations from Meghan ofÂ And Here We Are. The colors! The whimsical gemstone shapes! The brushstroke envelope liners!
From Meghan: Last year we moved our studio (and ourselves) from Brooklyn, New York to Columbus, Ohio. A few days before weÂ loaded up our covered wagon and headed west, weÂ were invited to participate in one lastÂ inspirational wedding shoot as local Brooklyners.Â The shoot took place at one of our favoriteÂ local haunts,Â Glasserie, and was inspired by our old neighborhood,Â Greenpoint. Think:Â artisinal cocktails, geodes, fur, raw wood and unpolished bronze. We were asked to provide an invitation suite, menus, and some other paper goods.
We were especially inspired by bright,Â rich jewel tones, and shapes. I used my biggest brush pen â€” absolutely loaded with ink â€” to create bold, modern script lettering and patterns, and then brought it into the computer to combine it with a custom watercolor-filled gem artwork and clean typography. Each piece wasÂ digitally printed and then cut down into gem shapes. Pairing these pieces with an assortment of gem toned envelopes lined with an inky brush pattern gave it one more burst of color.
We extended these visuals to create vertical gem-shaped menus, square favor tags, and round coasters.Â
Invitation Design:Â And Here We Are
Event Planning:Â Modern Kicks NY
Styling:Â Michele Bablo