Oversized palm frond motifs, dainty pineapple wax seals, and a vibrant color palette; these wedding invitations have it all! Katie of Honey Brush Design designed these illustrated tropical Hawaiian wedding invitations for a bride who also happens to work as a florist! When the bride spends the better part of her days working with gorgeous blooms, you can definitely expect that her wedding invitations are going to be packed to the brim with gorgeous flowers and foliage!
From Katie: This custom wedding suite was created for a destination wedding in the Kona, Hawaii. The bride drew inspiration from some of the favorite unusual blooms that she came to know and love as an assistant florist, as well as from the island the setting of her wedding.
She wanted to step out and do something different than the traditional Hawaiian look. She opted for a wild and romantic feel to accompany her tropical invitations. With lots of greenery and jewel colored blooms, we chose a rich color palette rather than going bright. We went with cream colored paper to go up against the moody tones and to tie in the color of the white sandy beaches of Hawaii.
The Taro Plant is known to many Hawaiians as a life source and has beautiful large green leaves shaped like a heart. The bride loved the meaning behind this element and asked me to use it in the design. She also requested that I sneak in thistles to symbolize Scotland (where they got engaged!). Other details including a pineapple wax seal, monstera envelope liner, and vintage tropical stamps also bring in special touches to these paper goods. The invitation itself is adorned with unique watercolor flowers and brush lettering to add the wild look we were aiming for.
A serif typeface balances out the loose feel of the artwork with a more structural element. The RSVP postcard is coated in an ocean-inspired blue watercolor wash and the information card subtly sports a piece of fan coral. The creamy envelope liner and wax seal pop against the subdued blue envelope which is similar to the color found on the the RSVP card. The pieces of this suite have been flat printed on paper that is similar in texture to watercolor paper in order to highlight the artwork.
Photo Credits: Rebecca Arthurs