The theme of our wedding was romantic garden party with a little bit of elegance. Our reception was outdoors at Cleveland Yachting Club, and in such a gorgeous setting that I didn't want the decor to compete. I painted the watercolor flowers in the main color palette for our wedding: bright, bright, bright! I clearly have a huge love for all things colorful and couldn't resist. Since our wedding was in September we could get away with using summer colors, and I love how everything turned out.
Each invitation had a foil-stamped element to it, and let me tell you, I was SO EXCITED to foil-stamp personal work! I've been able to work on client projects where we use foil but it was so fun to work on my own designs. I printed with Oliver Printing (http://www.oliverprinting.com/) because their quality of work is incomparable, and they have amazing customer service. I chose Neenah's Classic Crest Super Smooth 100C stock in Avon Brilliant White, gold foil and gold metallic PMS ink. Each piece within the suite had a pattern on the back - stripes, polka dots, an anchor & heart pattern (love!) and a custom map I drew to help guests get to our reception venue. One of the key lanrdmarks? Starbucks :)
The kraft paper brought a casual vibe to the otherwise fancy invitations. In both the printed pieces and reception decor, we limited the colors and textures to bright pink, orange, yellow, gold, hints of greenery, bright white and wood. The kraft paper mimicked the wood textures and the envelope liner brought it to life. It's such a cheerful pattern and keeps the invitations from being too traditional and/or boring.