These modern orange and burgundy acrylic wedding invitations have ALL THE THINGS! Pops of die-cutie cut acrylic, vintage stamps, a crisp sans serif typeface, and a warm bold color palette! Katie of Ink and Sable drew inspiration from the industrial modern venue and brought in fun acrylic elements to make this modern suite one that really packs a punch! So fun!
From Katie: When Lauren Townsend from A Tale of Two Towns Wedding and Event Design came to with this modern speakeasy challenge I was, to be honest, a little nervous. One of the first questions I asked was “what’s the venue?” She told me The Glass Factory in Jacksonville FL. I Googled the venue and I knew from looking at the images exactly what I was going to make to bring accomplish Lauren’s desired look.
The aesthetic is all about gold, burgundy, and crisp accents to offset the historic industrial venue, which is an awesome combination! I really wanted to play up the name of the venue and hit it hard with the modern look versus the industrial look or even an organic calligraphy look. After seeing some acrylic invitations float around, I knew that was going to pack the biggest punch! Plus, it totally looks like frosted glass! See what I did there?
I really wanted to use a modern typeface, and as some stationers might know, writing perfectly on acrylic is quite a task! So what would get me the best results? Screen printing! While my invitation and menu were going to be the stars of the show, I didn’t want to do a disservice to the RSVP and Details card, so I embellished the typography with foil printing through CatPrint who does short-run foil press (YAY!). RSVP and Details paired with a shimmery gold return envelope really accented the gold.
Once I got the silkscreen, I had to test it on sheets of acrylic to make sure it was going to work. After testing and retesting I was ready to do the REAL one. I silkscreen printed the invitation first and let it dry over a period of a few days and put a heavy spray of varnish on top to make sure the ink would stay on the acrylic. I flipped it over to mark where my die cut would be and very carefully cut off the edges to make my invitation and menu asymmetrical. The final touch was to add the wash of gold to the back to add that extra punch of modern flair.
This suite paired with a burgundy envelope stamped with vintage 1920s speakeasy postal stamps was the perfect amount of jewel tone to really bring this look together. With the details laid flat on black velvet with hints of greenery and, of course, the rings, this suite was super sexy! Can you say that about a suite? Because I just did.
Design: Ink and Sable
Foil Printing: Cat Print
Event Planning/Design: Laura Townsend of A Tale of Two Towns Wedding and Event Design
Venue: The Glass Factory
Floral: Liz Stewart Floral Design
Jewelry: Chloe and Isabel, Styled by Markie
Ring Box: The Mrs. Box
Linens: BBJ Linen
Photo Credits: Arielle Johnson