Monday, August 8, 2011

yellow + gray

Although I don't use it as often as I would like, yel­low and gray will always be one of my favorite color combinations. Sarah from The Happy Enve­lope cre­ated these gor­geous wed­ding invi­ta­tions for a des­ti­na­tion wed­ding in Napa Val­ley.  She paired ele­gant script and serif fonts with beau­ti­ful pat­terns for an over­all design that is both laid back and sophis­ti­cated – and com­pletely stunning.

The entire suite is wrapped in oys­ter gray twine paired with a neu­tral khaki enve­lope and hand-lettered black ink calligraphy.
From SarahThis wed­ding is a Napa Val­ley des­ti­na­tion event.  The upbeat color palette of yel­low, gray and taupe brings a sense of cheer to the whole suite.  All pieces were let­ter­press printed on weighty con­ser­va­tion board — thick enough to allow for let­ter­press print­ing on both sides of the invi­ta­tion.  All pieces were printed in a warm putty gray on the front, with var­i­ous pat­terns printed in warm yel­low ink on the back of the invi­ta­tion, the reply card, and the hangtag.

The bride wanted a laid-back, Cal­i­for­nia feel but with an under­stated, sim­ple aes­thetic.  The invi­ta­tion itself is fairly under­stated on the front with a mix­ture of type and a light dot­ted line motif.  The punch to this invi­ta­tion is the bold pat­tern print­ing on the reverse side of select pieces.


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