a la Mode does Wedding stuff: custom bridal shower invites!

An interesting project I’ve done recently aside from my master project was a set of 35 custom bridal shower invitations! The bride’s wedding colors were set to be vibrant teal and orange, so for the shower the theme was focused  around  a pastoral palette of peach, mint and gold with touches of blush. But the invites needed to pop, so I did a combination of vibrant pink/sherbet/aqua splashes and pastel versions across the 35 invites!

Every invite was slightly unique, with big splashes of free-forming watercolor runs. Hand-torn edges on each 4×6 invite gave a great rustically artisan feel to them, paired with the antique white cold-pressed watercolor paper and hand-pressed kraft paper inserts! The finishing touch was a sheer vellum overlay to hold all the event info attached with a peach and gold ribbon, allowing the pastoral watercolor paint to peek through and give a beautiful layering effect.

Each invitation was parceled with the hand-pressed vintage kraft paper inserts, hand-cut to-theme colored heart confetti, and sealed with love in some glamorous gold glitter-lined envelopes I made to give a wow factor to the invites immediately upon opening them!

I really love how they turned out, especially the way each one was individually painted rather than just a run-of-the-mill printed cardstock envelope. Im thinking of listing these as a custom listing on Etsy for all the brides out there- I can do any colors of course, and also do all the photoshop print work!

Preparation. How much do I love paper products? A-lot.

close-up of one of the more vibrant toned invites!

close-up of one of the more vibrant toned invites!

the sheer vellum overlays, which did the job of holding event info without covering or competing with the painted invite
the sheer vellum overlays, which did the job of holding event info without covering or competing with the painted invite

raw texture of the card sides

raw texture of the card sides

hand-cut heart and geometric confetti!
hand-cut heart and geometric confetti!

the gold glitzy envelope liners!
the gold glitzy envelope liners!

Vintage-inspired antique white and kraft paper inserts, directing guests to the event website and couple's registries
Vintage-inspired antique white and kraft paper inserts, directing guests to the event website and couple’s registries

all done! an army of watercolory goodness!
all done! an army of watercolory goodness!

Almost didnt want to let them go : ) where each one was so unique, the guess were asked to remove the back painted card and write a special note to the bride, with which she was given as a little book on her special day!

If you’re interested in ordering custom painted invites for your event, contact me here or via the Etsy Shoppe!
xx
C

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