Navy blue and white is such a classic combination – and with good reason! It works for everything from a classic nautical design to sleek and modern wedding invitation suite. These beautiful navy and white calligraphy wedding invitations from Brianne of Brown Fox Calligraphy walk the line between classic and modern, with an elegant bridge illustration, playful calligraphy script, and (my personal favorite), white ink on navy envelopes!
From Brianne: Marie and Andrew have been friends of mine for years, and I was excited to design the invitation suite for their Rhode Island wedding. They knew they wanted me to illustrate the Claiborne Pell Newport Bridge, showcasing the beautiful landmark that served as the backdrop to their reception site. They also wanted a classic navy blue design with modern calligraphy elements to make their invitation suite unique. Past that, they trusted me to design a suite that would set an elegant tone for their big day.
I illustrated the bridge and water details, and did the calligraphy elements first by hand. I then worked in Illustrator to add typed details and design the layout. Marie and Andrew had multiple events that had information that needed to be included, but everything managed to fit nicely on the standard invitation suite piece sizes. To finish the theme, I chose navy blue envelopes with white calligraphy for contrast.
Calligraphy/Design: Brown Fox Calligraphy
Letterpress Printing: Mercurio Brothers
Photo Credits: Anna Wu Photography