custom wedding design :: erin + jeff

I cannot believe I have not shared these invitations yet! I absolutely adore how they turned out and I have just been sitting on them since I finished them this summer. In all fairness, I wanted to wait until after the wedding to share them here on my blog; and I needed to get some good photos of them. But still! I cannot believe they are only now making their debut on my blog and in my portfolio.

I designed these invitations for Erin and Jeff for their Breckenridge, Colorado wedding. The wedding colors were purples and silver/gray and Erin really wanted to capture the physical place (Breckenridge) in the invitations. Aspen trees came up in our very first conversation and became our primary motif.

I love the look of bare aspen trees and created an illustration of some. I incorporated a little "tree carving" that says "E+J" which added a little extra sweetness. This heart with the "E+J" became the second motif used in the invitations which was carried over to the RSVP cards and envelopes.

A mixture of two whimsical and romantic typefaces in two purple hues are really set off against the white and pale gray background.

When it came to printing, Erin and I settled on screen printing. We wanted a slightly tactile quality to the invitations. Then, we decided on printing white on gray (white aspens on gray paper). First thought may have been to use white paper stock and print with gray; but reversing that gave a beautiful tactile quality to those aspens just like we wanted.

The invitations and RSVP envelopes were printed by the amazing guys at Mama's Sauce. I was so excited this summer when on our drive down from Colorado to our new home, we got to stop in Orlando so that I could meet the great guys behind the presses. I actually also got a sneak peek of these post-production, before they were cut.

The invitations turned out just gorgeous. I love them, and more importantly, the bride, Erin did, too! And, I am so excited that I finally am sharing them with you today!

ps - I also did Erin and Jeff's save the date cards which you can see in my Etsy shop here!

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