When I first met with Kira and Trey, the top priority for the couple was to create a welcoming invitation that had hints of festive, tropical graphics and understated elegance for their four day celebration in the Mexican Riviera Maya. For the color palette, we steered clear of typical over-saturated “fiesta” colors, and selected natural, sunbleached colors accented by soft metallics.
We honored Mexico’s flora and fauna by incorporating lush palms and sweet little animals throughout the invitation. No time was wasted to profess our love of tropical creatures -- we letterpressed a mischievous monkey on the dusty-blue envelope to greet the guests at their mailboxes. Addresses were gorgeously hand-calligraphed by Maureen Vickery of Pendance Studio. For added color and texture, the groom took on the task of collecting and arranging vintage stamps for all of the wedding invitations.
On the ceremony invitation, we aimed to keep the designs understated and airy, with gray letterpress, a single green letterpressed palm with the couple’s monogram printed in rose gold foil. The double-ply cotton invitation was attached to a soft metallic gold palm enclosure that was laser-cut by Post-Studio Projects.
The response card was a major info-gathering piece for this destination celebration, so we created a folded, letterpressed card that covered all the necessary bases for events, food and guest arrivals. The dusty-blue RSVP envelope was a personal favorite, with the RSVP address printed in rose gold foil, with a matching parrot perched on top of a green letterpressed palm.
The wedding week itinerary was printed on single-ply cotton paper with green and gray letterpress, and pops of rose gold. While the itinerary was packed with important information, it was the perfect place to mix-in the monkey and butterflies -- giving the accordion-folded piece an overall playful aesthetic.
For custom destination wedding invitations, contact Lauren at Charm & Fig.