I’ve been on a bit of a minimalist design kick lately. I first caught sight of the gorgeous save the dates in these neutral modern minimalist wedding invitations from Cindy of Owl Post Calligraphy and fell in love with the way Cindy had played around with the type size and orientation, not to mention the beautiful white foil over a slightly darker neutral paper. I asked Cindy if she’d be willing to share the full suite with all of you, and luckily she agreed! In addition to the fun minimalist type, I love the way Cindy combined slightly different paper colors for a beautiful and tonal neutral color palette. So perfect for fall!
From Cindy: This suite is one of my semi-custom invitation collections called “Sacred Vows.” I was inspired by the traditional vows that are said during the wedding ceremony – hence the name!
Unlike many of my other suites, this one does not contain any calligraphy and was done with all typographical design concepts. The suite is meant for the minimalist but not “boring” couple. Playing with text placement, direction, and size, the element of play is what makes this suite one of my favorites!
The save the date and main invitation card have multiple print processes (foil and letterpress) to add dimension. The details card and reply card are simple and clean so as to not overpower the rest of the suite. The theme of two rings runs throughout the suite as a small emblem on the invitation card and save the date. The age old saying “to have and to hold” is letterpress printed onto the background of the main invitation card.
This suite can be printed in multiple ink and foil colors and paper colors, but the photos I have included represent a beautiful neutral palette that is not the usual eggshell white suite but still neutral enough for timeless elegance. It is the perfect palette for fall weddings! A lot of couples think that all cards and all envelopes have to be the same color but switching it up a bit can really add a lot of intrigue to a suite! If you are afraid of it looking too complicated with all the colors, my favorite this to implement is a tonal palette (like this one) where the papers are only slightly different in the same color family. When creating my semi-custom collections for this year, I really wanted to cater to ALL couples so I made sure that I had same-sex couples represented, including this one!
Design: Owl Post Calligraphy
Printing: Copper Willow Paper Studio
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Photo Credits: Owl Post Calligraphy