Happy Friday Everyone! The wedding invitations you see above are easily one of my top 10 favorite invitation suites from last year! Jennifer and Ari were so entirely awesome to work with and I just love their designs! Jen & Ari’s suite included a 6.25″ square invitation printed in two ink colors with a coordinating, lined envelope, an A2 size reply card and envelope, an A2 size directions card and a smaller website card. Everything was printed in a super-fun and unique combination of kelly green and navy blue colors, and the combination of script and modern fonts we used is just awesome!
One of the things that really sets the design of Jen & Ari’s invitation apart from many others is that, while we incorporated some script into their invitation design, we didn’t use it for their names or much of the prominent wording at all. Instead, Jennifer & Ari’s names were printed centrally in kelly green ink and were done in a stylish, modern, all-caps font with the other invitation text layed out around them. We printed a small, thin green border about 1/8″ in from the edges of the card and used the same lines to accent and separate other information in the design. I love the large, decorative flourish coming off of the script “and”. We managed to incorporate this single flourish into almost all of the other pieces in their suite.
Jen & Ari’s invitation was printed on luxurious, 100% cotton, duplex Crane Lettra paper. The paper is super thick and soft which makes for a gorgeous letterpress impression!
We designed the return address on their invitation envelope to match the fonts used on the invite and printed it in navy blue.
Jen and Ari’s reply card was an A2 size, also printed on duplex Crane Lettra paper. The card is double-sided and features a couple of lines for guests to write their names, whether or not they’re attending, a spot to indicate whether or not they need a kosher meal option, and lines to write in requests for the band and the bartender. We managed to incorporate all of the fonts from the invite on to this card and all of the lines and check boxes were printed in the same kelly green ink. The back side of the reply card was blank, except for a header at the top. I hope they got a lot of notes on these reply cards!
We paired Jen & Ari’s reply cards with kelly green envelopes from Waste Not Paper Company and printed their return address on the front in navy blue ink.
In the top left photo in the grouping below you can see an individual image of Jen & Ari’s invite envelope. The envelope was a 6.25″ square one from Waste Not Paper Company printed with the couples’ return address on the flap in navy ink. Jen picked out an total awesome, modern, floral decorative paper for her envelope liners. The envelope liner pattern featured 3 different blues, including navy, kelly green and copper and they were absolutely gorgeous! I think that adding a liner like this was a great way to add a little bit of floral to an otherwise very modern suite.
Below the photo of the envelopes you can see an image of Jen & Ari’s website card. We designed this card in two ink colors to match the other pieces. This was a very small insert measuring only 3.5″x2.5″ – the perfect size for your website information!
Jen & Ari also wanted to include a separate insert with directions to their venue, The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, and information on alternative transportation for guests who didn’t wish to drive in New York City. The directions card was an A2 size and was printed in navy ink.
For the reception, Jen had us print up a set of coordinating place cards with a kelly green border and decorative flourishes. She then had her calligrapher write each of the guest’s names in navy ink on each one.
The final piece we designed for Jen & Ari was a coordinating set of thank you cards for them to send out after the wedding. These cards were an A2 folded size featuring the same styling we used in the main invitation suite and both ink colors: green and navy. For the envelopes, we chose to go with navy this time, and re-incorporated the touch of copper from their invitation envelope liners into the return address color on their thank you card envelopes. Then, Jen found a totally sweet and playful green paper with white and yellow daisies on it that we used for the envelope liners for her thank you card envelopes! I think this was a totally cute pairing, and again love the floral + modern combination of styles.
Aren’t Jen & Ari a beautiful couple!?! The photos above are courtesy of their photographers at 5 West Studios in Manhattan. If you’d like to check out more photos from their day, you can on their photographer’s blog.
Thank you so much again for working with us Jen & Ari! I had so much fun working with you last year and would love to work with you again! All the best!