The invitations I’m posting today are one of my favorite classic, yet modern, black & white suites from last year! They’re big, beautiful, and classy with just a touch of whimsy! Alison and Matthew hired me last year to design and print this suite, based on some samples they had seen of some of my previous invitations, but also wanted to incorporate some custom calligraphy! Their suite included a large 7″-square invite and corresponding envelope, a 4bar size reply card and matching envelope, and a small 3.5″x2.5″ reception card.
Alison & Matthew’s gorgeous invite was printed in two ink colors: black and silver. We used the silver for their names only and the black for all of the other text. The invites were printed on double-thick Crane Lettra Duplex paper. Alison hired the awesome Kelle Anne McCarter of designsgirl to create her custom calligraphy. Isn’t it beautiful?!? Alison had Kelle create a few key phrases in calligraphy for the other pieces for us to incorporate into their design. You can see the reply card and matching envelope in the photo below. I love how the phrases “kindly reply”, “m______________”, and “mr. and mrs steven jones” are in calligraphy! I love the contrast between them and the other phrases in the serif font – it’s such a nice contrast.
In the top left photo above you can see that we used the same return address for the back flap of the main invitation envelope. The top right photo is a close up of the reception card. This insert measured 3.5″x2.5″ (just slightly larger than a regular business card) and featured Kelle Anne’s calligraphy for “dinner and dancing” and the rest of the info in the serif font. Lastly, to make the invites even more special, we edge painted them in a shimmery silver edge paint to match Alison & Matthew’s names. I just love how these invitations turned out!
Alison and Matthew, thanks so much again for working with us last year! If you ever need anything, please don’t hesitate to let me know!