Happy Monday everyone! We’re going to kick off the week with a serious stunner of an invitation suite: minimalist type-driven wedding invitations on handmade paper by Nicole of Every Little Letter! When I first saw this invitation suite, I was captivated by the combination of a minimalist type-driven design and handmade paper with super soft deckle edges. I love calligraphy, but the minimalist serif type feels so classic and beautiful! Add in a gorgeous vellum overlay with blackberry botanical illustration on the menus and a few silk ribbons, and you’ve got one seriously romantic wedding invitation!
From Nicole: I created this invitation suite for a styled shoot with photographer Erin Tetterton. I was so excited to see lots of beautiful blackberries and a moody disposition in the mood board. My idea was to create a clean, type driven invitation that played off the tones of Fall (one of my favorite seasons and I am so excited it’s on its way!).
I wanted to use a mix of papers to show texture, Pressed Paper was perfect both for the tone and subtle deckle. I used Frou Frou Chic ribbon to offset the strong black type and layout. I wanted to create an invitation that was very clean and simple with only emphasis being the typeface and justification – I love the use of this white space and justified paragraph of details. One of my favorite details is always use of vintage postage, so I was careful to pick tones that complimented the suites soft blush tones and mid-green accents.
To continue the mix of materials, I chose handmade paper for the menus but decided to use soft transparent vellum with a printed botanical illustration as the cover, wrapped with fine paper twine to keep the two pieces together.
For each suite I design, it’s important to me to create a cohesive look that’s unique and timeless but also how to incorporate color and texture, this minimalist type-driven wedding invitation suite hit all the fun sweet spots! When designing for a styled shoot, it’s also important for me to be able to create a suite that a real bride would be able to recreate – so many times a bride reaches out with a suite she’s found and loves, but would be way too expensive to reproduce for a larger guest list. This suite has the makings of a unique layout that could be remade for a real wedding very easily!
Design and Printing: Every Little Letter
Handmade Paper: Pressed Paper
Ribbon: Frou Frou Chic
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Photo Credits: Every Little Letter