These invitations totally had me at that gorgeous floral envelope liner! These romantic burgundy and gold foil wedding invitations were designed by Lauren of Charm & Fig for a destination wedding in Tulum, Mexico. I love the way Lauren incorporated subtle nods to traditional Mexican design while maintaining the couple’s unique vibe. Those deep burgundy envelopes are absolute perfection paired with the crisp gold foil and tones of green and yellow!
From Lauren: Brooke and Don were hosting their wedding weekend in Tulum, Mexico and wanted their invitations to be sophisticated, romantic, and bohemian, with hints of traditional Mexican design. I’ve found that couples often struggle with how to make their destination wedding invitations not overly contrived or thematic, so we avoided “festival colors” and found inspiration in nature for our lush color scheme.
For the invitation, we created a full gold foil printed suite on Crane’s Lettra double-thick 100% cotton paper, using minimalist typography and romantic scripts to set a loose, but luxe tone. To add an organic touch, I hand-illustrated a mini floral wreath to frame their monogram and used it throughout the design of the suite.
For a dramatic first impression, we selected deep burgundy envelopes that were hand addressed in gold ink by artist Jaymie Eaton. I still can’t get over how precise her brush lettering is for the guest addresses! The return address and floral illustration was foil printed in gold on the back, and our vintage stamps showcased beautifully in high-contrast against the dark envelope.
The laser printed postcard and envelope liner was a great opportunity to inject color and lush tropical botanicals into the suite. We found a John James Audubon print with rich tones that served as a color source for the yellow Welcome Party Card and tropical green Details card. On each of these pieces, we incorporated graphic details inspired by Mexican folk embroidery with delicate lines of diamond “stitching” and tiny decorative designs to highlight important text.
The entire suite was wrapped up with a thin, olive green belly band that was laser-printed in charcoal with our hand-illustrated florals. The end result was full of color but true to the sophisticated palette that was inspired by the lush tropics of Central America.
Photo Credits: Charm & Fig