These retro coral and olive Palm Springs-inspired wedding invitations from Anticipate Invitations are so much fun! Gorgeous coral letterpress printing with palm tree motifs and retro typography selections are complemented by a mixed media (sandpaper!) element to mimic a desert landscape. The classic retro vibes from this suite set the stage wonderfully for the couple’s retro Palm Springs wedding bash!
From Michael: Every once in awhile a couple comes along that gives you complete creative license, and so it was for Lindsay and Timothy’s Palm Springs retro wedding bash. They wanted to have an element of fun mixed with the classic retro vibes of Palm Springs, so we threw out the idea of doing a desert landscape made of sandpaper and they were all in.
The square invitation card was letterpress printed on ecru Lettra with coral pink ink. The layout was kept simple, with modern typography and a simple, throwback, script font for their names. Silhouettes of three palm trees were letterpress printed in the corner along with a ‘sunset’ of half tone dots, as a nod to the pop art movement of the 1960s.
Then we tore strips of sandpaper to complete the Palm Springs desert scene, adhered them to the invitation, and trimmed the edges flush with the card edges.
The remaining cards were printed digitally on ecru Lettra paper. The suite included a details card of wedding weekend events, framed with a diamond of halftone dots. Also included was a reply card in the form of a vintage postcard. We sourced the postcard from eBay, digitally resized it to fit a 4×6″ postcard, and removed some of the original text from the back to make room for the reply card wording. Using a postcard instead of envelope also helped bring costs down by removing the reply envelope and reducing postage.
The coral square invitation envelope was lined with olive green paper and perfectly complemented the foliage of the vintage postcard. Envelopes were digitally printed with guest addresses and the couple sourced their own vintage postage stamps to grace the front.
It is such a pleasure to work with couples who give just the right amount of direction. Adding a hand-applied element is always something we’re excited to take on as it truly makes the suite one-of-a-kind!
Design: Anticipate Invitations
Letterpress Printing: Thomas Printers
Digital Printing: Digital Lizard
Photo Credits: Anticipate Invitations