Remember in this post, last week, how I mentioned that I was finishing up a brand new set of magnolia-themed invitations that day? Well, the invitations you are about to see in this post are the set I was talking about. I couldn’t be happier with how this set, for Orlando, Florida couple, Crystal and Jorge, turned out! The suite features an A7 size wedding invitation with matching invite envelope, and a 4bar size reply card and envelope. All of the pieces (including envelopes) were printed in two ink colors: a light yellow and a nice medium grey. The design for these invitations speaks of classic romance with traditional styling and lots of decorative script. It also feels just perfect for a warm, springtime wedding in the South!
As I mentioned above, Crystal and Jorge’s wedding invitation is a standard A7 size and was printed on Holyoke 100% cotton rag paper in Bone White. I can’t say enough good things about Holyoke’s line of rag papers – they’re especially made for letterpress printing, and their soft, subtle texture allows the printing to create beautiful impressions every single time! For the design we used hand-drawn magnolia flowers and buds on their branches. The flowers were printed in the background of the design in yellow with the text of the invitation centered over the top of them in grey ink. We used two gorgeous script typefaces for the text of the invite. One of the fonts was used only for Crystal and Jorge’s names, and the other was used for the main body text. Isn’t this just gorgeous?!?
Check out the close-up photo below. The letterpress impression and colors of this invite on the Holyoke paper are to die for! They’re absolutely beautiful!!
For the invitation envelope, we wanted to continue to use the magnolias in order to tie the design of the whole set together. For these, I letterpress printed the same yellow magnolias on the flap of Crystal and Jorge’s envelopes and then printed their address in grey in the same script fonts centered on the flap over the magnolias. The envelopes we used for this suite are made from 100% post-consumer recycled content and were made by Green Paper Company. They’re a beautiful and eco-friendly option for any wedding suite!
Crystal and Jorge’s reply card and envelope were designed to match the invitations perfectly! You can see the reply card and envelope in the photo below. Both are a standard 4bar size, which measures 3.5″x4.875″. These were also printed in two ink colors: yellow and grey and feature lovely, big magnolia blossoms in yellow with grey text over the top. The reply card was printed on Holyoke paper, just like the invite, and the reply card envelopes were also from Green Paper Company.
Check out that big, gorgeous, yellow magnolia in the background of this card! I just love the way these floral drawings turned out! The text of the reply card is pretty traditional: there’s a line for guest’s to write in their names with a big flourish-y “M” at the front of it. Just under that are places for guests to indicate whether or not they are attending and then there’s also a section for guests to choose their entrée for the wedding reception.
In the photo below you can see some details of the letterpress impression and of certain design elements on the reply card. The image on the bottom right of the grouping below shows the envelope for this card, by itself. For the envelope, I used two lovely magnolia blossoms sweeping in from the top left corner of the envelope to decorate the front and then printed Crystal and Jorge’s return address over the top of them, in the center of the envelope, in grey ink. I imagine it will be really fun for Crystal and Jorge to start getting these beautiful envelopes back in the mail once they send their invites out!
Thanks so much for working with us on these, Crystal and Jorge! I absolutely loved designing and printing this suite for you, and I’d love to work with you again! Congratulations and I’ll talk to you soon!