taylor + mark's copper and chocolate fall wedding invitation
blind letterpress calligraphy copper envelope liner fall floral foil invitation letterpress orange wax seal wedding invitationLauren Covington
This wedding suite made me want to pull out cozy wool blankets and the spiked-apple cider right away! Taylor unabashedly loves orange which was a no-brainer to use for her fall wedding, and a not-so-secret tribute to her beloved Texas Longhorns. We ran with the idea of using lots of copper, fall florals and romantic details for this black tie wedding.First impressions are important! The first thing guests would see when they opened the interior envelope was lined with a fall floral displaying sophisticated hues orange, wine, plum and forest green. True story: another client saw a sample of this envelope liner, grabbed it, and vowed to use the palette for her dining room renovation.
On the invitation, we started with double-ply cotton paper and had it blind letter-pressed with a bundle of botanical florals. Debi Sementelli's Bellucia calligraphy font was foil-stamped in copper over the blind image and brought just the right amount of elegance and femininity to the suite. A chocolate wax seal with a custom monogram was affixed to the top added another layer texture to the main piece. For extra thickness, the invitation was duplexed with Stardream's Copper card stock paper.
The outer envelopes were addressed by Maureen Vickery of Pendance Studio. She sourced the perfect copper ink and calligraphy style to match our invitations. For the final packaging, we created a single copper bellyband with the same stock as the back of the invitation.
By far, the response envelope was our favorite piece. It was copper-foil stamped with a detailed dogwood botanical and the couple's monogram. Although it was a little tricky to foil-print over the crease of the envelope, our amazing printers pulled it off and it was worth it. It's kind of a secret gift to yourself to have a pretty RSVP envelope -- you'll get gorgeous mail for weeks as the RSVP's roll in.
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