Monday, November 16, 2015

A Very Vineyard Invitation

Being that I'm from Long Island, the fall always means time to head out east to pick pumpkins and apples, buy delicious farm stand homemade pies and visit the vineyards to taste/drink local wines. So, during this beautiful fall season, while the leaves are changing colors in the northeast, I wanted to share this very vineyard invitation suite.

Heather contacted me to discuss invitations for her upcoming wedding to David at Raphael Vineyard on the East End of Long Island. If you haven't been there, I'll just say that it's an absolutely breathtaking spot to be married! The couple wanted an invitation that would be rustic looking and vineyard-esque, while still formal and elegant. 

During our first design meeting, I had the pleasure of meeting with Heather, her mom and her aunt. We had a few ideas for creative layouts, but ultimately they chose the layout of an enclosure invitation to keep all of the information that they needed to convey to their guests organized. We decided to use a natural kraft paper (not a grocery kraft however, a more subtle variety) to give just a touch of rustic. 
We then combined the natural kraft with striking black ink printing in gorgeous elegant typefaces to maintain the formality of their black tie optional wedding. We also added a black and white tab closure with the couple's names stylized to finish off the look. 
As we were working on these, I happened to be in the Post Office one day and saw the most beautiful stamps in both regular and 2oz. mail denominations. Black and white letterpress flowers with a teeny tiny red heart would be perfect to finish off these invites! I showed them to Heather and her mom and we all agreed that they matched the set perfectly.
Of course when Heather asked me to create escort cards to nestle nicely in wine corks from their vineyard, I was happy to devise a solution. The solution... slightly longer on the back to make sure that the cards sat up tall for guests to find. 
I'm so happy for Heather, David and their families, we wish them all the best for a beautiful future!

This invitation suite is available for purchase and customization on our Etsy Site.

Hopefully your fall is filled with tons of seasonal goodness!  Have any questions, comments, or suggestions? Leave them below, we look forward to hearing from you!

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Sparkle On!
~Kathy


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