These charming watercolor floral baptism invitations are so sweet! Megan of Honeybee Paper Co. created these invitations for her daughter Elora’s baptism – drawing inspiration from the peace, joy, and serenity that Megan feels as Elora’s mother. We love the cheerful color palette, bespoke calligraphy, and well balanced white space that make the watercolor floral illustrations truly shine. What a beautiful and symbolic suite!
From Megan: When it came time to have my daughter, and first child, baptized we really wanted the invitation suite to reflect the feelings she gave us — serenity, peace, and joy. We wanted a soft color palette to represent the beautiful sacrament she would receive.
She was baptized in the same gown I wore when I was christened as a baby, so I wanted to pull inspiration from the delicate lace that trimmed the gown. I chose to use crochet ribbon to wrap the invitation and enclosure as a gentle nod to the gown, which threaded through the matching “You’re Invited” tags. The cards were printed on white cotton paper to add an additional layer of texture.
All the watercolor flowers were placed individually to create the shape of the cross, and I wanted to keep a lot of white space to let them shine. For the enclosure, we wanted to use her initial in the design, as my husband and I love her rarely heard name, Elora.
The backs of both the invitation and enclosure card featured the same florals enlarged, to create a nice contrast to all the white on the front. The light blue envelopes turned out to be a wonderful choice and were selected to complement the colors in the suite. The names and addresses of our friends and families were each calligraphed by myself in white ink.
This invitation was such a joy for me to design as it was meant to celebrate such an important little person. Each detail was delicately selected. I loved these watercolor botanicals so much I even had a custom cake topper ordered to match! These invitations set the tone for what turned out to be a wonderful day with friends and family to celebrate a truly wonderful little girl.
Photo Credits: Megan Veliz