I am so excited to share this invitation design with you. I have been anxiously awaiting the ok from the bride for the past couple of days. And, Carla emailed me just an hour ago to say that everyone has received the invites and I could post away. Supposedly she is getting great feedback which just makes my day!
You may remember Carla & Rich's Save the Date from a previous post. The bride and groom are such a delight to work with. Not to mention they were the first couple to ask me to do their invitations, so they will go down in the history of Chena Design as my first "official" wedding client.
I cannot wait for their wedding in the next couple of months! Carla wanted the design to be fresh, natural and fun just like her wedding, which will be held outdoors in Chicago. Her colors are a deep purple and almost butter yellow which we played up through printing and paper. We used a soft floral theme as the driving concept in the invitation suite and thank you cards. And, at the last minute, we decided to add in a beautiful and bold envelope liner to bring out more of the purple. I am so glad we rushed to get that done because it is definitely the final touch that brings everything together.
The invitations are on a textured linen paper in natural white with thermography printing. Gary and his team at Letterpress Chicago did an amazing job. And, thanks to Boxcar Press, we got the liners just in time. All the printing turned out beautifully!
Carla also found an amazing calligrapher on Etsy. The calligraphy is stunning! I got so excited when I checked the mail the other day because I was greeted with this beautiful envelope on top. Even though I knew what was inside I was ridiculously excited. Kind of silly, I know, but beautiful envelopes are exciting to get in the mail.