Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Sage and Lavender Art Deco Wedding Invitation

We're so excited to be unveiling this latest invitation! Meeting with Karla and Dave was a pleasure from the very beginning, even if the weather wasn't!  But such is the way with Spring weddings in Buffalo - planning must begin when the weather is at it's worst!! Everyone braved the weather, including Karla's adorable parents, who are friends of my husband's family. Some designers find it distracting, but I LOVE when parents want to be involved in their kids' wedding plans - especially when they are as sweet at Karla's!
So you must be saying to yourself, if this is Karla and Dave's invitation, WHY does that photo say Craig and Cam? In lieu of inner envelopes, K and D decided to do personalized monograms on EACH of their invitations. We love what a personal touch this is! To have each invitation with each guest's own name on it is just brilliant.

I think if there is one art style that resounds loudest in WNY it must be Art Deco. The city is inundated with it, especially in it's architecture, so it's no surprise that it is a recurring theme with our brides. However, here the use was subtle; Karla is using calla lilies throughout her wedding, so we kept with a simple, art deco calla design for the inside of the invite.  And we love how the linen texture of the ivory paper gives the whole piece a soft touch.

K and D wanted to include all the information their guests, from in town and out of town, could need to make celebrating their special day easy peasy. 

This included information about reserving hotel blocks at several downtown hotels, offering a vegetarian option for dinner right on the response card...

... and specific directions, not just to the church, but from the church to the reception at Templeton Landing as well. 

We also printed a map on the back of the direction card, to make navigating the streets around both the church and the reception as easy as possible. [And trust me, as someone who has gotten lost on the waterfront on her way to Templeton Landing – more than once – I think this will be much appreciated!]

We're so thrilled K and D were so happy with their invites. Each design is such a collaborative effort, I hope they feel that this expresses their personalities, and their big day, as well as we think it does.


  1. Aw, thanks Katie! I love the way lavender and sage look together. :)