Modern Tropical Destination Wedding Invitations

Jes­sica and Matt came to me by way of the fab­u­lous Jubilee Events, who cre­ated the vision for their des­ti­na­tion wed­ding in Bar­ba­dos. Out of the gate I knew Jes­sica was my kind of gal when she expressed that it was impor­tant for their invi­ta­tions to cel­e­brate the sacra­ment of mar­riage while also being fun and sur­pris­ing. Yes gurl, yes! Let’s do this! The trop­i­cal cel­e­bra­tion they were plan­ning embraced the nat­ural sur­round­ings of Bar­ba­dos and more specif­i­cally their recep­tion venue, Cob­blers Cove, whose tag line reads “Eng­lish ele­gance with Caribbean character.”

For their invi­ta­tion suite we incor­po­rated bright, vibrant col­ors inspired by the island: the lush green gar­dens, the coral col­ored plan­ta­tion and cheer­ful pops of cit­rus. Gor­geous cal­lig­ra­phy by Everly Cal­lig­ra­phy was paired with mod­ern fonts and fun lan­guage. The main invi­ta­tion was let­ter­press printed on dou­ble thick eggshell stock and the enclo­sure cards were flat printed on match­ing, lighter weight cover stock.

With their wed­ding being a multi-day des­ti­na­tion event, it was impor­tant to share all the details with their guests in a cute and con­cise way. To do that, we cre­ated a tri-fold itin­er­ary with cus­tom illus­tra­tions by Social Alchemy high­light­ing the what, when and where. Con­trast­ing pat­terns inspired by the trop­i­cal Eng­lish aes­thetic of Cob­blers Cover were lay­ered into the design as seen in the water­color leaves on the itin­er­ary and the lattice-like design on the enve­lope liner.

Trop­i­cal themed vin­tage stamps and a lemon yel­low silk rib­bon added tex­ture and color to the suite. Bring­ing the paper story full cir­cle, we used the cus­tom illus­tra­tions from the itin­er­ary on cheer­ful col­ored cock­tail nap­kins for the var­i­ous week­end events.




Cranberry and Copper Winter Editorial

Ear­lier this year I teamed up with a tal­ented mix of folks to bring to life a rich, rein­vented rus­tic vision dreamed up by Amy Cham­pagne Events and cap­tured by Char­lotte Jenks Lewis. Inspired by vin­tage ski lodges and the clas­sic cop­per cups of Moscow Mule fame, we got to work cre­at­ing! The sta­tionery is a mix of con­trast­ing col­ors and tex­tures where the invi­ta­tion is laser etched on cognac col­ored leather. The enclo­sure cards are accented with cop­per leaf detail­ing and the outer enve­lope and liner bring in rich berry tones. Sara from Ink Revival adorned the enve­lope with her gor­geous cal­lig­ra­phy in cop­per ink. One of my favorite ele­ments from the paper story is the wel­come box. It fea­tures mini cop­per cups and all the ingre­di­ents needed to make Moscow Mules — and then some relief if too many Mules are consumed!

As with an actual wed­ding, the sta­tionery set the stage for the “wed­ding” to come. Cop­per and leather ele­ments are woven through the tablescape appear­ing as cop­per charg­ers and flat­ware and leather nap­kin rings and drum chan­de­liers. The rich berry tones and var­ied tex­tures reap­pear in the gor­geous blooms crafted by Car­rie Wilcox Flo­ral Design. Head over to Style Me Pretty to see more details from the day and that ridicu­lously cute pooch! For a live action view, Will Talamelli Films cap­tured the day with this clip.



Photography­: Char­lotte Jenks Lewis // Paper Design + Styling: Coral Pheas­ant Sta­tionery // Enve­lope Cal­lig­ra­phy: Ink Revival // Event Design: Amy Cham­pagne Events // Fash­ion: The White Dress by the shore // Fash­ion Styling: Beth Chap­man Styling // Beauty: Sim­ply Gor­geous by Erin // Flo­ral Design: Car­rie Wilcox Flo­ral Design // Table, Per­gola + Leather Drum Chan­de­liers: Ryan Designs // Videog­ra­phy: Will Talamelli Films