When a stylish boutique owner gets engaged and teams up with a design maven like Lauren of Blue Eye Brown Eye for her wedding stationery, you just know that invitation is going to pack a punch! These black and white foil stamp calligraphy wedding invitations are bold yet totally refined and elegant, and are complemented by colorful marbled envelope liners and curated vintage stamps! Lauren’s calligraphy is beautifully incorporated throughout and I love how the day of stationery pieces incorporate gold into the overall design aesthetic. Bold, unique, and timeless – what a great combo!
From Lauren: Vintage stamps. Marbled Liners. Classic black and white with pops of color. All of the makings of a beautiful and timeless wedding suite. Enter couple Sara Kate and Jason, a stylish match made in heaven. The bride is the owner of Sara Kate Studios, an eclectic boutique, styling company, and interior design power house out of Oklahoma City, and had a distinct vision to match her impeccable taste.
Mixing classic black and white with pops of color in the envelope liners and vintage stamps, their invitation perfectly represented them as a couple. We had a lot of fun pulling together the vintage stamp collection, representing artists, florals, a mix of colors, and geodes, which went along with the hand marbled envelope liners in shades of pinks, blues, golds, and blacks. Each liner was different, a detail I love to incorporate. It gives each invitation its own special and individual personality.
We incorporated foil printing in each element for this project, from invitations to day of pieces. For the invitation, black foil printing on thick, white cotton stock made the text pop and stand out, and white the white foil printing on black envelopes added drama. Mix that with white calligraphy on a black envelope, and you get a distinct look (and a personal favorite of mine).
For day of pieces, we transitioned from black and white to gold, incorporating calligraphy into the menu designs, and a custom hand drawn laurel wreath with their new last name monogram – L. We carried the gold through to the escort cards in a unique display: using a vintage bulb frame, a special piece of the bride’s.
The bride used her impeccable styling skills and composed each vignette for the paper prior to the wedding, making the images all the more special because they have her special touch.
Design and Calligraphy: Blue Eye Brown Eye
Printing: Letterpress Graphics
Marbled Paper: Paper Mojo
Styling: Sara Kate Studios
Wedding Planner: Gibson Events
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Photo Credits: Brett Heidebrecht