If you’ve ever seen pictures of Big Sur, California – or been lucky enough to visit – you know that the gorgeous blue green water is one of the area’s most striking features. When Becca from Suite Paperie set out to create invitations for a wedding in Big Sur, she incorporated blue and green hand painted watercolor washes to honor the beauty of the wedding location. Becca paired the invitation suite with nature-inspired kraft paper envelopes. So pretty!
From Becca: When Katie and Rick approached me for their wedding invitations, we knew we needed to design something that did justice to the overwhelming beauty of their wedding location: Big Sur, California. The double-thick Mohawk paper is flanked on both sides by a digitally printed design that features a rich, hand-painted watercolor wash that evokes images of rich pooling water. We chose modern block lettering to keep the suite from appearing too fussy, which also allowed us to focus on the rich design inherent in the color play.
A watercolor overlay in a complementary color added interesting dimension to the custom map and schedule of events for this destination wedding. Wanting to keep it natural, the couple opted for an RSVP postcard digitally printed on brown kraft – the minimalistic design includes a Monterey Cypress tree mimicking the forestry of the area (one that we custom drew in our studio specifically for the couple) and simple icon meal choices on the back.
The entire woodland suite is tied with cotton twine, affixed with a wedding website tag printed on fine wood paper, and tucked sweetly into a crisp white envelope.
Design and Styling: Suite Paperie