I am so excited to blog this invitation suite! You may recall Kate and Chris’s Save the Dates from a few posts ago. . . well, the invitations are finished and sent, and I am super proud of how they came out.
Since Kate’s wedding colors are apple green and chocolate brown, I used a vintage fruit crate for the inspiration for her invitations. I printed a barn wood pattern on metallic linen cardstock in a champagne color (gorgeous paper!) and created a gatefold to frame the invitation panel, which used a combination of chocolate brown text and a green apple graphic motif.
Kate wanted the invitation to ride the line between traditional and modern, and to help with that, I created a postcard RSVP that could easily be personalized with each invited guest’s name. For meal choices, I used icons in order to conserve space on the card and add a whimsical touch. The front of the postcard repeated the vintage fruit crate label design that appeared on the belly band closure.
I included a simple Reception card using the same green apple motif and tucked it behind the chocolate cardstock belly band with the RSVP card.
The whole invitation package was outfitted with an apple green envelope – I printed the return address on the back flap in brown and created a set of wrap-around graphic labels for the mailing addresses. These labels were printed and sent to Kate and Chris with a template to add the addresses, and they printed and cut them to size themselves (and they did a great job!)
Congratulations, Kate and Chris! Can’t wait for the wedding – it is going to be absolutely gorgeous!