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Brooke & Adriel

Brooke and Adriel tied the knot in a beautiful and fun wedding in San Diego last May. Can you believe that I was working on these invitations last year at this time? I am SO behind in posting new work, and hope (that with the help of my new camera) I will get everything up for the world to see in the next month or so.
Back to the invitations at hand…
Brooke and Adriel wanted a simple and sleek invitation that combined classic elegance that wasn’t stuffy at all with their fun and carefree outlook on life. You may remember their save the dates from awhile ago. They both appreciate good design and tiny details, which made the process incredibly fun. We tried some new things, kept some things traditional, and had a lot of fun along the way. I hope you enjoy!
The invitation is very traditional and printed with black letterpress and a gold foil custom monogram on extra thick cotton paper.
In order to add a bit more elegance (and to mimic Brooke’s incredible dress and veil), we designed a lace vellum overlay with a black grosgrain ribbon as a belly band.
Brooke and Adriel did an online RSVP, so the insert for their wedding suite was an invitation to their Lime, a traditional Trinidadian celebration. The Lime was going to be a joyous, social and celebratory occasion for all the guests and the invite needed to mimic the party. We printed the invite on a bright purple paper with a matte gold foil. It coordinated with the invitation, but definitely encompassed its own personality.
The Lime invitation added a modern and playful flair to the formal suite.
 The final touch to the invitation was a shimmery black liner that helped tie everything together.