Happy hump-day! I’m currently working on some bespoke wedding invites for some gorgeous friends of ours who are getting married in Canada (!) next year. I thought I’d share our watercolour wedding invitations – do get in touch if you would like me to create bespoke stationery for your big day.
I have always been obsessed with bluey-greens so wanted to include this in the theme. The other elements I love are watercolour foliage and flowers, and painted maps.
Save the Date
We sent ‘Save the Dates’ as so many of our guests were coming from abroad, so this gave them a year’s notice. I wanted to make these a bit more casual and fun, with influence from both our countries. We were living in Australia when we sent these out so it seemed fitting to have a little plane flying across the world! This design would work nicely for a destination wedding, too.
I wanted the invites to be a bit less colourful, and a little more delicate. We had them printed on a really nice textured paper from printed.com. It was quite centred around the location of the wedding, which was a very special place to us, so we included the house illustration and map on the back. (My granny actually sold her house right after the wedding, which is why I’ve pictured the map here – she doesn’t live there anymore).
We got some stickers printed with our initials and flowers to spruce up the envelopes a bit, and I brush lettered all the guests’ names on the front.
Now that these are finished, they seem pretty straightforward but it took us a while to get them right. So I’d recommend leaving plenty of time to design your own invites if you are doing them yourself.
We decided to have a website with all the extra info like accommodation, gifts, timings etc, so we could just put the essentials on the invitations. The website was also where people RSVP’d – although I love the tradition of sending back the RSVP in the post, this was just not practical for our guests on the other side of the world.
A little extra – these are the cards I gave my bridesmaids the year before. I had painted each one since there were four, on really thick textured paper. Along with a little bottle of champagne to celebrate!
I’d love to know what you think! I have a couple more wedding posts scheduled this week.