I’m kiiiiinnnnnd of obsessed with swan motifs at the moment, so naturally I was super excited when these romantic swan-inspired wedding invitations from Nichole at Coral Pheasant showed up in my inbox! I love the way Nichole incorporated subtle swan details (inspired by the groom’s last name!) into this classic blush and gold invitation design, including a die cut details card and swan envelope liner!
From Nichole: Last year I had the pleasure of working with the magnificent florist Diane Gaudett, of Custom Floral Designs, and her daughter Jocelyn to create a custom wedding invitation suite for Jocelyn’s wedding. Truth be told, it more a family affair with Jocelyn’s fiancé, Justin, and her sister being involved too! They all came to the first design meeting, each contributing and offering ideas that were built upon during the design process.
The vision for the wedding was a super romantic affair with lush florals, crystal chandeliers and luxe linens to be held at the Lace Factory in Deep River, Connecticut. Those details and the darling last name of the groom (Swann!) were the driving bits of inspiration for the suite.
The invitation itself is completely typeset in a script full of romantic flourishes, set at a slight angle and is letterpress printed on double-thick Crane’s Lettra. While the language on the invitation is traditional, playful wording is used on the response card.
My favorite part of the suite is the die cut details card that features a swan with outstretched wings. Seriously, could the groom’s surname be any more fitting for a wedding?! Swans mate for life and are symbols of elegance and beauty. The swan reference is repeated on the patterned envelope liners and again on the custom postage stamp. Blush envelopes bring a hint of color to the palette and calligraphy by Graceline complete the suite.
Invitation design and styling: Coral Pheasant
Event and floral design: Custom Floral Designs
Coral Pheasant is a member of the Designer Rolodex – you can see more of Nichole’s beautiful work right here or visit the real wedding invitations gallery for more invitation inspiration!
Photo Credits: Coral Pheasant