Pink Spring Wedding Invitations: jessica + will
Now that my sister and brother in law have been married almost three months, I figured it was about time to share their invitations with you all! My sisters favorite color is pink (she's the super girly daughter) so it was no surprise that when asked "what her colors were" she replied "blush and bashful." (If you have not watched Steel Magnolias that reference was probably lost on you. Then again, if you haven't seen Steel Magnolias you are seriously missing out. And not the new one- the original one with Julia Roberts. Go ahead and pull it up on Netflix. You can thank me later.)
Anyhow, back to my sister. I was honored when she asked me to do her invitations, but also knew it was a tall order simply because it was my sister. That's a lot of pressure because I wanted them to be just right. (And because I am a perfectionist that likes everything to match, I knew it also meant I'd be doing her menus, signage, escort cards, programs, etc.)
I knew she wanted a mix of styles- two parts English Garden tea party, one part the Great Gatsby, and a dash of Southern vintage- which creates a unique set of challenges. In the end, I combined my signature handwritten names with a sans serif font to mesh the modern with the vintage/intimate feelings of their hand inked names. Then I created a painting that combined the wildflower feeling she wanted with the bouquets of the 20's (with their long cascading leaves and petals) all while using the color palette of antique floral china patterns that would be found during an English tea party. (Well, I mostly stuck to that- I amped up the pinks since that's her favorite color.)
I love how it all turned out, but most importantly, she loved it which was really all I was concerned about!
And because I mentioned them above- here are a few photos of the other elements I did as well. (The programs mimicked the invitations, the escort cards were tied to small keys since the first time her husband said "I love you" he gave her a key necklace symbolizing that she had the key to his heart, the menus were kept simple but still combined the handwritten aspects from the invitation, and lastly- each table had a love quote that I inked and my sister attached to a gold backing.)
Everything came together so well and looked beautiful, but in the end (as always) all that mattered was the love between my sister and her new husband. No amount of beautiful details could outshine that!