When an artist with a minimalist, yet elevated, aesthetic enlists you to design her wedding invitations, you know they are going to pack a punch! These gorgeous minimalist black and white hand lettered wedding invitations by Grace Niu are bold, yet refined and modern all at the same time! We’re loving the interplay between her thin monoline hand lettering and the carefully curated serif and san-serif typeface selections. Add in bold black envelopes with white brush lettering, and you’ve got one seriously gorgeous modern wedding invitation suite.
From Grace: I’m truly excited to share this invitation suite! Christina, the bride, came to me with a beautiful inspiration board full of very minimally designed invitations. She also wanted to incorporate hand lettering in a way that would complement the minimalist look she wanted. Christina is an artist and loves a good minimalist aesthetic, and absolutely loves black and white. Her wedding vision was a ton of black and white elements paired with lush greenery, yet all kept very simple, quiet and beautiful.
The invitation design incorporates thin modern hand-lettering and a mix of sans-serif and serif fonts. For the reply and reception cards, I was able to play with some different layouts so that they were their own distinct pieces. Christina requested cute little animal icons for her meal choices, and I love how those turned out. I also love that we chose to rotate the “rsvp” lettering on the reply card to make it stand out a little from the rest of the suite.
I chose to print the suite on a felt textured paper because the design was already so minimal, and I wanted to bring in a little texture to keep it from being too flat. To complement the minimal black and white theme, I chose black envelopes and hand-lettered them with white ink in a modern style. This invitation suite was perfect for me to work on because it’s really indicative of my style as a designer – pairing modern hand-lettering with beautiful typography is something I pride myself on.
Design, Calligraphy, & Production: Grace Niu
Photo Credits: Grace Niu