One of my favorite invitation suites was recently featured on Magnolia Rouge. When I was invited to be part of this photo shoot, I knew it would a great chance to mix a bold watercolor pattern, elegant typography, and botanical illustrations. To hint at the safari theme, a gold giraffe silhouette sits atop the RSVP card and vintage postage stamps adorn the envelopes.
As we approach Spring, that lovely season of wedding celebrations, I want to share a handful of carefully curated invitation themes. My design process begins with collecting inspiration, then paring down until a few cohesive ideas for an invitation suite really shine.
For this specific theme, I am imagining a Spring or Late Summer outdoor soiree. The light filters through the vines that grow along a lovely garden wall, and the background for the garden ceremony is a centuries-old French Chateau. This inspiration includes rich textures, flora, typography with a nod to vintage French ephemera, and a candle-lit reception. Picture the combination of symmetrical architecture softened by the line of a blossoming rose: a perfect setting to gather and linger into the warm evening.