You guys, I really hope the tropical leaf trend sticks around for a while. I just can’t get enough! Palm fronds, banana leaves, monsteras and philodendrons… I love them as house plants, floral décor, AND as inspiration for wedding invitations! Becca from Suite Paperie sent over these tropical leaf destination wedding invitations for a NYC couple getting married in the West Indies. Palm fronds galore!
From Becca: Michelle and Steven came to us to create an island-inspired invitation that would not only stand the test of time, but would also set the tone for their West Indies destination wedding. The pair are super creative individuals, with the bride working in the fashion industry, and the groom at an architecture firm, both in NYC. They ooze cool, creativity, and fun, so we were put to the test to create the ultimate suite that showed off their personalities, styles, and wedding vibe.
We came up with this tropical leaf wedding invitation! This beauty is digitally printed in full color on a creamy double-thick cover stock. The invitation is modern, featuring a playful brush script paired with a mix of serif and italic typefaces, and corner leaf artwork. We added depth to the design by layering palm fronds to create a cool seamless pattern.
The punchy pattern was enlarged and printed again to be used as the envelope liner inside a teal green envelope. Mini manilla shipping tags were digitally printed with their initials and wedding date on the front, and their RSVP and website info on the reverse. The tags were finished with a burlap strand, giving the suite a bit of an earthy, rustic feel.
Michelle and Steven wanted their invitation to exude a fun, island vibe – getting their guests psyched up for an all out party weekend in Tobago, West Indies. We think the invitation did just that!
Photo Credits: Lindsay Nathanson