Invitation Inspiration – 3 Ways

As the season for sending and receiving wedding invitations draws nearer, I thought it would be nice to create some invitation inspiration based on this year’s styles, colours, and trends.

There is often a desire for consistency in the overall feel of a wedding, from the invitations to the cake.  Many couples want to make sure that their personalities and unique sense of style are well-represented in every aspect of their special day.

Bearing this in mind, I started by making mini inspiration boards to try and get a feel of what the event would look like.  The mini-board helped me create an invitation with a look and feel that would contribute the guests’ experience.

I created invitations for three (imaginary) events based on colours and fashion trends that are up and coming for Spring 2012: pastels for a Marie Antoinette-inspired wedding shower, an architecturally-informed Art Deco style invite for a formal wedding, and a more casual invite for a country wedding with a vintage feel. I used #10 Cards and Envelopes–a popular size so far this season–to give the invites a more unique shape.


(Detail of the back and envelope of the last one, with a surprise bow to add interest to the back!)

With the array of patterns and colours at The Paper Place, the sky is the limit in terms of the style you can express through the most basic of invitation designs!

Materials available at The Paper Place:

Marie Antoinette Shower: #10 card in Pool and # 10 envelope in Luxe Cream, Ivory cardstock (printed portion), gold and white patterned Chiyogami paper, magenta satin ribbon.

Art Deco Wedding Invite: #10 card and #10 envelope in Black, cardstock in White (printed portion), black and gold Chiyogami paper, black satin ribbon.

Crafty Country Wedding: #10 card in Paper Bag and #10 envelope in Moss, cardstock in Ivory (printed portion), Hempflower Watermark tissue in White (overlay), cream satin ribbon.

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