A mosaic pattern that Brittany and Javier had seen on a recent trip to Mexico became the inspiration for their invitation suite. Brittany expressed that she wanted an invitation that would get her guests excited, and convey the feeling of Mexico, without being beachy. I loved working with Brittany’s color palette of different shades of blue combined with a crisp clean white.
In keeping with the spirit of Mexico, I combined the beautiful mosaic that originally inspired us, with patterns inspired by Mexican tile and artwork. I loved the end result of mixing patterns and colors. Instead of doing a full pocket folder Brittany liked the idea of the pocket on the back of the invitation for all her insert cards.
Tip: Combining different shades of one color can make for a beautiful and clean color palette. Shades of blue with white create a clean look, shades of pink with gold can make for an elegant and feminine affair. Pick a color and start combining shades!
Brittany’s invitation was thermography printed on cotton paper. I love the look and feel of thermography. That little bit of texture from the printing keeps things interesting. I always feel it’s important for your guests to be able to feel something, other than paper, so textures play a big part in all the design work I do.
What is thermography? Thermography is a raised ink, much like engraving but not nearly as pricey.
In addition to the invitation suite, Brittany and Javier worked with me to design their programs, menus, welcome bag itinerary, table numbers and thank you cards.
Their thank you cards were thermography printed, and everything else was flat printed. Brittany’s program was one of the funnest programs I have worked on thus far. It was a square, that folded out into panels that had all the program information on them.
Brittany and Javier were so much fun to work with and get to know. Both they and I were so happy with how everything turned out. Huge congratulations to both of them on their marriage!
Invitation Design: Zenadia Design