We aren’t exactly shy about our love of vellum here at OSBP, and today we’re loving these ethereal vellum wedding invitations from Raymond of KidGolightly Calligraphy! Combine beautiful translucent vellum with handmade cotton paper, deckled edges, and romantic calligraphy, and you’ve got a recipe for one seriously gorgeous invitation suite!
From Raymond: An invitation suite represents the whole wedding, giving guests even more insight into the couple’s love story and glimpse of the mood and theme of the upcoming wedding. I imagined a classic and romantic wedding on a vineyard, and that led me to create this ethereal invitation design with vellum and handmade paper.
I always find myself drawn to features with muted tones, soft color palettes, and organic textures. I wanted to create a timeless piece so I stayed with a traditional classic layout. The focal point is the names of the bride and groom, so I used my signature gossamer-like calligraphy style in lithe movement for that elegant and delicate feel.
I was drawn to the romance of the vineyard venue as I designed this suite. The highlight this inspiration an illustration of the venue is the main element on the details page. I imagined the couple on a swing under a jasmine vine with flowers delicately falling on them as the swing. This image in my mind’s eye is what led to the falling jasmine on the vellum overlay. I also carried this accent on to the main card as well.
To complete the design, I used a geometric sans serif font throughout the suite just to give it a little modern twist. The invitation is printed entirely in a soft muted gray. Since there were so many other delicate details, I didn’t want an overwhelming color palette that detracted from the design. The invitation is printed on a 100% cotton rag handmade paper from Fabulous Fancy Pants, leaving the natural deckled edges untouched for that organic textural element.
The envelope was addressed with walnut ink, which was also used on the vellum place cards, to keep that nostalgia flowing. This was the perfect chance to pay homage to the original queen of romantic movies, Audrey Hepburn, with a curated vintage postage stamp. Tying everything together is an exquisite raw silk and soft blush dyed ribbon from Shastabell.
Design & Calligraphy: KidGolightly Calligraphy
Handmade paper: Fabulous Fancy Pants
Photo Credits: My Sun & Stars Co.