Remember the Lake Tahoe Save-the-Dates from a while back? The rest of the set has been finished and mailed. Devrin—who is a dear friend all the way from the eighth grade!—had one request which was to use purple and lime green. I have to admit I was nervous about that, but after seeing some of the floral inspirations she was incorporating into her wedding, I knew we could make something work.
We kept the silver foil (which is reading as a dull gray line in these photos but is delightfully sparkly in real life) on the laid cover stock, and one of my favorite elements was the custom pocket fold-out which took the place of an inner envelope and held all the pieces snugly in place!
It folded up and was sealed with a custom sticker which wrapped front to back, and the whole she-bang slipped into a lavender outer envelope.
I really wanted to sneak some woodsy wedding guests onto the part of the pocket which would be covered with cards, but Ryan—who was a good sport about all the pastels and polka-dots drew the line at bunnies. Fair enough. But I can still show you guys the comp?
Dev and Ryan are such a great couple and I wish them all the happiness in the world—Happy Wedding you two!
When Derek and Emily asked me to create a custom invitation suite with a “Brooklyn meets West Texas” vibe, I was thrilled. I couldn’t shake that Yellow Rose of Texas song from my mind, and when I suggested the idea of incorporating it to Emily she laughed and told me that the song was “…about a woman named Emily Morgan, the ‘yellow rose of Texas’, a prostitute who “distracted” Santa Ana so the Texans could get across a bridge or something. There’s a hotel named after her in San Antonio where I grew up, though my parents didn’t know any of this when I was born in Massachusetts and they named me…Emily Morgan!” That settled it.
After an unsuccessful search for the perfect fabric to make pockets, we created a custom yellow rose patterned paper to line the envelopes. The cards have a digitally printed black layer with a gold foil overlay on kraft paper. I can’t wait to show you the rest of the pieces!