This June wedding was one of my very favorites of 2016. Inspired by the natural landscape of Lake Travis in Austin, Texas (one of my very favorite views of the city — it’s unreal), Ivana and Bob wanted an invitation suite that was romantic, simple, and modern. We utilized a neutral color palette of blush, grey, and white, with pops of metallic gold foil on the invitation itself. Each piece was letterpress printed and paired with vintage postage stamps, whimsical calligraphy, and handmade paper envelope liners imitating agate, I couldn’t be happier with how the entire suite turned out!
I’m honored to have had Ivana’s suite featured in Oh So Beautiful Paper, my favorite blog and go-to for paper and party inspiration.
Working on Ivana and Bob’s invitation suite was a total dream! These two lived on opposite coasts for three years of their relationship to pursue their professional dreams — his of being a surgeon, hers of working for Google — and over the course of their long distance they’ve learned to “love each other to the moon and back.” What an honor it was to help them craft an invitation suite worthy to help them celebrate finally starting their lives together!
Ivana and Bob married at the Lakeway Resort and Spa. With a wedding held in the rolling hills of Austin, Texas, just overlooking Lake Travis, we knew the paper had to convey the beauty and simplicity of the area. Elongated, sweeping calligraphy paired with a simple serif kept the design timeless and classic with a hint of whimsy. Everything was letterpress printed on delicious cotton paper, and metallic gold foil stamping elevates the invitation and provides a hint of sparkle. Gold foil always says romance to me! The RSVP card is one of my favorite parts — I love the contrast of the light grey paper, and the tiny food icons are too cute.
To wrap everything up, we added a pop of blush (one of Ivana’s wedding colors) through the euro flap envelopes, and an envelope liner made from handmade marbled paper. Handmade paper is the best; each piece is so unique and prettier than the last. Outer envelopes were addressed to guests with romantic calligraphy cohesive with the rest of the suite, and how else could we get them to friends and loved ones but with perfect vintage stamps.
This wedding suite, perfectly simple, romantic, and organic with a hint of playful movement, was such a joy to create! With Ivana’s ideas and the location in mind, it came together easily. I hope it did Lake Travis a bit of justice!