It's a wonderful feeling when a bride not only has a specific design in mind for her wedding invitations, but a palette that includes blush and gold foil. Swoon. Needless to say, I was thrilled when my friend and old co-worker Michelle reached out to me to design her invitations back in October of 2014. I had brought in my own invitation suite when Kelsey and I partnered to design her wedding invitations, and Michelle flattered me by asking for the same look and feel of my own.
In an effort to give her invitation suite a look that was all her own, we explored several brush scripts before landing on Kailey, the oh-so-gorgeous typeface that I had selected for my invitations. By adding blush tones, a monogram and more emphasis on gold foil, Michelle and Dave's invitation suite quickly became their own unique, romantic suite. The invitations were printed offset with blush and metallic gold Pantone inks on a smooth white stock, while the menu and program were printed with metallic gold ink on an incredible blush textured stock to match the envelopes.
Michelle and Dave's suite featured playful yet romantic features like an allover heart pattern on the back of the Accommodations card, playing off of the heart on the main invitation, along with a custom map that included directions for the big day (highlighting Dave's tee time - very important for the guys!).
The subtle detailing of the metallic ink with the shiny gold foil complemented the blush tones in such a romantic way, and teased the palette for the wedding itself. In addition to the invitation suite, program and menu, we also designed placecards and various signage throughout the reception (a favorite was the Malley's sign on the candy bar... yum).
I mentioned the swoon factor before, but as soon as Michelle told me that her wedding dress was blush lace, I about fell off of my chair. She had the clearest vision for her day - romantic, glamorous, sweet - and everything fell into place beautifully. Thank you to Michelle for allowing me to play a small part in your big day!
images 1-7 © colorwhirl | images 8-10 © Emily Millay Photography