Cool blues and warm purple hues were the backdrop for elements of these custom winter wedding invitations for Alan and Debbie. A later-in-life wedding meant that there was a gravity to the event, but Alan and Debbie share a great sense of humor and bring joy with them everywhere they go. This absolutely needed to be evident throughout this winter invitation suite. They wanted it to be easy to read and nice but not too stuffy.
The Save the Dates
We kept their Save the Date announcement simple because they presented it as a thin refrigerator magnet. Alan and Debbie didn’t take long to come up with the phrasing for this one!
The Wedding Invitations
Playful snowflakes and joyous hand-painted trees evoke a dreamy winter wonderland that you just want to take a walk in! We painted the night sky in dark blue and purple, Alan and Debbie’s favorite colors. For added texture and shine, we wrapped each invitation in a silver raffia a few times and tied a bow. With the event being so close to the holidays, we wanted to add just a little more interaction to the wedding invitation to celebrate.
We continued the wintery theme on the back of the invitation, making the illustrations purple and blue on a white background. Hand-written calligraphy brought movement and celebration to the venue and rsvp details for guests. These winter wedding invitations are printed on thick, uncoated paper with black edges.
Envelopes and Calligraphy
Of course, the winter invitation suite wouldn’t be complete until we tucked them safely into an envelope addressed in calligraphy! We love these hydrangea-colored envelopes from Paper Source and used them for both the Save the Dates and the final invitations. We used sumi ink and a Hunt 22 calligraphy nib to address each of the 25 envelopes that went out. Since Debbie has always delighted in bird watching, we chose the Birds in Winter postage from USPS.
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