Ooooh, I am LOVING the dove gray and oxblood color combination in these romantic botanical winter wedding invitations from Britt of Swell Press Paper Co.! Gray and white is absolutely classic for late fall and winter wedding invitations, but the addition of moody oxblood is just so perfect. Britt incorporated floral illustrations inspired by vintage botany books throughout the invitation suite (complete with the Latin plant names!), along with oxblood edge painting and kraft paper envelopes with a wax seal – not to mention beautiful envelope calligraphy by Olive Branch & Co. So pretty!
From Britt: When Laura and John came to me to design and print their wedding invitation suite, they knew they wanted something traditional and romantic, with a subtle hint of winter for their late November wedding in Baltimore. Laura’s Pinterest board was filled with pages from vintage botany books, so I took it from there, incorporating vintage floral and botanical elements throughout the suite.
The back of the RSVP card is a throwback to the old botany indexes, with the Latin names for the plants listed under the figure key. Another floral element was printed on the back of the invitation to tie it all together.
The invitation suite was printed on 220lb Crane’s Pearl White Lettra with medium grey ink, with oxblood edge painting and custom-sourced oxblood linen paper for the details card to give a pop of autumnal color.
We then tied everything together in a natural kraft inner envelope, topped off with a custom wax seal made from one of the floral elements.
Invitation Design and Printing: Swell Press Paper Co.
Envelope Calligraphy: Olive Branch & Co.
Photo Styling: Erin McDonald
Photo Credit: Gregory Ross