With spring (hopefully) around the corner, we’re loving these bright and cheerful floral watercolor wedding invitations from J. Gregory of Grey Snail Press! This beautiful suite features illustrated florals inspired by the bride’s wedding flowers – including on the envelope liner! – and whimsical hand lettering. The pink and navy blue envelope colors are a fun added element and everything ties together in such a fun and festive way!
From J Gregory: I’ve had the pleasure of knowing this sweet bride for several years, so I was thrilled when I was asked to create the wedding invitations for her wedding in the Smokey Mountains. Hannah is unfussy by nature and really down-to-earth. To say she was easy to work with is an understatement; she was completely open and flexible with the design, letting me take her ideas and run with them.
She elected not to do a rustic or mountain-themed invitation suite, despite their mountain venue. Instead, she wanted something simple, that would include her wedding colors of navy and pink, with lovely, loose florals. I was immediately inspired to get out my watercolors (my new obsession) and start painting. I painted a variety of pink and blue flowers with greenery for the invitation itself, being careful to tie in the colors of her wedding palette. I chose different portions of the original floral design to carry over onto the other cards, focusing on smaller blue flowers for the rsvp card cascading off the top and sides of the card.
All lettering was done by hand and kept very simple and clean with a mix of script and print. We chose to print all text in navy blue ink. Hannah even came up with her own creative wording for the invitation to make it special for them.
Invitations and the corresponding rsvp and reception cards were all printed digitally on white 110lb. Classic Crest card stock, so they were nice and thick. The bright white provided the perfect background for the watercolor florals to really shine while keeping with the simplicity she desired.
With a little input from her mom and sister, the bride chose a cotton candy pink outer envelope for the invitation and navy envelope for the rsvp card. She elected to include a matching floral envelope liner for the invitation envelope. I was so pleased when I discovered that because of the shape of the envelopes, we could actually get an additional envelope liner for the smaller rsvp envelope out of the scrap paper left over from the larger liner. What a bonus not to have any waste!
Instead of having the rsvp envelopes calligraphed, we placed a rectangular return address label on the rsvp envelopes with some flowers peeking around the edges to complete the suite. This can be a fun way to save a little money in the budget. Plus, they’re super easy to assemble and completely customizable. It was truly a labor of love creating this suite for Hannah and Jason, and I really love how they turned out!
Photo Credits: Grey Snail Press