There’s something so charming about the ornate blue and white chinoiserie patterns on classic southern ginger jars. Megan from Honeybee Paper Co. designed these chinoiserie-inspired blue and white wedding invitations with gold foil accents for an elegant, outdoor picnic-inspired wedding. The playful pin stripes on the back of the invitations are the perfect complement to the floral illustrations. Royal blue envelopes with floral envelope liners and calligraphed addresses bring everything together to create a truly memorable wedding invitation suite!
From Megan: When Jamie, the bride, came to me for custom wedding invitations and said that I had free reign creatively, I couldn’t even contain my excitement! The bride and groom were planning an elegant outdoor barbeque picnic inspired wedding that took place at an arboretum with beautiful botanicals and a regal manor home on the grounds.
The bride wanted the invitations to be elegant and still convey the more casual laid-back feel of their nuptials so I let the theme and venue drive the inspiration behind the design. They chose royal blue and yellow as the color palette, so the gold foil was the perfect fit for this invitation suite — and let’s be honest, I love foil!
The florals on the invitation were so lovely that we carried them over to the rsvp and enclosure cards, and even the envelope liner, using them in slightly different ways to add some variation to the suite. The cards were all printed on a white cotton stock, adding another layer of texture. The response envelopes even got their own complementary liners that matched the reverse side of the invitation card. I for one LOVE envelope liners, so to be able to include them in the response envelopes as well was a real treat for me.
The couple’s names and “please reply” on the response card were spot calligraphed and printed in gold foil. The darker blue of the design really allowed the gold foil to shine — literally and figuratively! To complete the suite, we chose a metallic blue envelope which contrasted nicely with the white space of the overall design. Of course, the envelopes were addressed with a lustrous gold ink in the same calligraphy style that was used on in the suite. The simplicity of this suite makes it so stunning, and I was truly delighted to have the opportunity to design it.
Photo Credits: Megan Veliz