It’s been a little chilly out here in Oregon, so I thought, for a change of weather-pace, I’d show off this awesome set of pocket-folder invitations that we created for Florida couple, Priscilla and David, last year. Priscilla and David were married last May in sunny Key West and their invitations definitely have a warm, inviting, beach-y feel. If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you may remember their awesome palm tree save-the-dates from last year. If not, go check those out too!
Priscilla and David’s colors were orange, green and chocolate brown and we were able to incorporate all three into their stationery design to create a very awesome suite! Above you can see all of the pieces in the suite together, which included their pocket folder invitation and envelope, a reply card and envelope, directions, accommodations, and reception cards, a custom letterpress map and key, and a schedule of events card. We also made them a very cool custom belly band!
If you were to have received one of Priscilla and David’s invitations, below is what you would have seen when you first opened the envelope. Priscilla and David’s envelopes were a white monarch style envelope from Green Paper Company that was custom lined with an olive green lokta paper from Nepal. The pocket folder which enclosed all of the other pieces was a chocolate brown folder and we created an awesome custom belly band to seal it shut! The belly band featured a large band of the same olive green lokta that we used for their envelope liners, with three strands of natural raffia twine, and a layered, square medallion. The medallion was made out of a square of Kagome Bamboo paper, olive green lokta, and a letterpress piece with their names and wedding date in chocolate brown ink with a little green palm tree in the background. These were super time-intensive to make, but the look was just amazing!
Check out the awesome textures of their belly band! The letterpress printing was amazing and the Kagome Bamboo, lokta, and raffia just add so much extra depth and texture!
Below is what you would see when you opened up the pocket folder! Priscilla and David’s wedding invitation was printed in three ink colors: green, orange, and chocolate brown, and was mounted into the folder with a lokta and kagome bamboo double-matt. The pocket on the right contained five different inserts.
The texture of everything in this suite was totally awesome! Priscilla chose our house Holyoke 100% cotton rag paper in Bone White for her invitation and all of her inserts. It’s such a lovely paper and takes the impression of the letterpress printing so well!
Below left and bottom right are close-ups of their invitation. I love their bright, tropical color scheme! The image in the top right below shows their green return address that we letterpress printed on each envelope. All of the custom calligraphy that you see throughout this suite was done by the wonderful and talented Michele Clark of Calligraphy by Michele.
Each of Priscilla and David’s inserts were designed to match the invite. Below you can see their 4bar size reply card, which was letterpress printed in two ink colors: olive green and orange. I love all of the little tropical icons we used at the top of the insert cards and next to the events on the reply! Below, top right, is the envelope we paired with Priscilla’s reply card. This envelope was printed with chocolate brown ink and featured their same palm tree graphic from the invitation on the left hand side. Below, bottom right, is an image of their reception card by itself. This card was smaller than the RSVP and was printed in a single color: olive green.
Above, priscilla also included an olive green directions card that featured a wonderful little starfish motif! Below left, is a separate insert for accommodations and transportation information. Below right, is the back side of Priscilla and David’s custom map. The back was a key that was created by the very talented Crystal Kluge. Scroll down to see the actual map itself!
Each invitation included the above A6 size map printed in olive green ink. The map design was created by Crystal Kluge and featured adorable illustrations for all of the important Key West landmarks for Priscilla and David’s wedding. Check out the detail below! It’s awesome!
Above, bottom left: We letterpress printed a larger version of this map in black ink that you can see above that Crystal hand-watercolored for Priscilla and David. It’s such a lovely keepsake and piece of artwork that they could frame and hang up in their home after the wedding was over!
Lastly, each invitation included a schedule of events card that was printed in two ink colors: olive green and orange. This card had the places and times of each event, as well as a website URL for guests to reference for additional information.
I loved working on this suite and I imagine that Priscilla and David’s Key West wedding was warm, tropical and absolutely beautiful! Thanks so much for working on these with us last year Priscilla! All the best to you and David!