This custom designed invitation suite by Zenadia Design seems to have it all. Described by the designer as “Modern Rustic” I would have to add that it also manages to elegantly combine classic design, brilliant humor, personal elements, illustration, and best of all . . . mad libs. This is definitely some inviting design!
As soon as I met with Sarah I knew we were going to have an amazing time working together. Not only is she a super fun person, her wedding style was right up my alley! Vintage 1920′s, minus the flapper. Sarah said she didn’t want her guests to think they had to show up wearing derby hats, which I loved. In essence, capture the era, minus the fashion. Sarah’s colors were cream, dark eggplant and shades of grey with hints of silver…
The invitation itself was silver foiled, which looked so amazing on the charcoal paper we used. The map was hand drawn by Sarah’s aunt! Stunning with such amazing details!
The image on Sarah’s reply card, was an actual vintage photo taken at one of Santa Barbara’s beautiful beaches.
Custom stamps completed the look of this glamorous invitation suite. In addition to the invitation, I also designed table numbers, menus, thank you notes, and bridesmaid invitations for Sarah.
Emily and David were getting married in the beautiful Our Lady Mount Carmel Church in Montecito, with their reception taking place at the Historical Museum in downtown Santa Barbara. Their celebration was to be rustic and beautiful with lots of herb accents and wooded details. Emily loved the fountain in the courtyard of the museum, so I thought it would be fun to incorporate a custom pen and ink of the fountain onto the folding reply card.
Magnolia flowers and branches were going to play a big part in the decor and floral design, so we used these branches on the wedding invitation, as well as on the mailing envelope design.
Also in this suite, was a reception card for Emily and David’s reception at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum. We used the same tile pattern from the reply card on the reception card, bringing in a little old world Santa Barbara to the suite.
For their seating card, we used design motifs from the invitation as entree designations on the seating cards. A great way to tie the whole look together.
Amanda and Adam were engaged in Italy, and married in Santa Barbara, California. Their colors were red and orange with a neutral cream base. Getting married at the Montecito Country Club, they wanted their paper products to reflect a rustic Santa Barbara style.
I worked with Amanda and Adam on all their wedding day papers, starting with their save the dates. For their save the date, they wanted a magnet that would convey all the necessary information. I wanted something substantial, that people would keep on their fridge, rather than toss once the celebration was over.
Since Amanda and Adam were engaged in Italy, I also did a little bit of a travel theme on the save the date, which echoed the theme on their wedding website as well.
For their invitation, Adam really loved wax seals so, of course, we incorporated that onto the invitation’s belly band with a custom monogram.
Since this was a destination wedding for Amanda and Adam, I decided to incorporate a vintage style postcard for their reply card. The images were shots taken around their venue, the Montecito Country Club. It also played into the slight travel theme we had going on, which was great!
In addition to the invitations and save the dates, I also designed couture menus, programs, seating cards, thank you notes, and custom printed cocktail napkins.