Designer Sierra Detrick created our playful foil stamped wedding invitation Koi that added a bit of color and fun to our line-up! Here’s a little bit about the makings of this vibrant design from the designer herself: “I began looking at all different types of Koi ponds and studying the colors and textures specifically in the aquatic plants, fish, stones and water. I picked out a palette that felt was representative of everything I had seen. I then settled on light and airy brush strokes as the style for the background to give it a more natural feel. With such a fun and whimsical piece of art, I knew the typography had to be a bit more structured, but I didn’t want it to feel stiff or too contained. From there, I broke up the lines on the outer boundary of some of the pieces to keep the suite feeling structured yet somewhat free.” Detrick also had a strong Asian influence in her life as she was growing up saying, “I had a pen pal from Japan and we began writing in 7th grade and still write to each other today. In her letters, she always sends me postcards with the most beautiful scenery filled with vibrant colors and textures. The idea of the koi pond stemmed from some of these inspiring authentic images.”
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This modern rehearsal dinner invitation customization was inspired by our contemporary Newbury design. The Bella Gray paper from the original design was substituted with our Ivory paper to give the invitation more of a vintage vibe. The design itself was inspired by dark jewel tones represented in the Maple Shine foil and Prussian Blue letterpress accents. We imagined pairing this invitation with our elegant garden pattern also printed in the same color palette, all perfect for a moody candlelit affair.
Foil stamping: Maple Shine | Letterpress ink: Prussian blue | Blind Embossing | Fonts: Marguerite + Times | Paper: Ivory | Invite size: F-8 | Foil stamped liner: Elegant Garden in Maple shine + Prussian Blue | Original design by Kyle Laatsch | customization by Andrea Streeter | Photos: Ruffled Blog
Thanks to the help of our friends at Magnificent Milestones, Sarah and Stephen’s vision for timeless foil stamped wedding invitations came to life beautifully. The wedding was held at the University Club of Chicago, a classic venue which called for an equally classic invitation such as this reflecting an elegant affair to come. The couple chose a design reminiscent of Maeve and it was printed in Gold Matte foil with Bella Blue paper used as the backdrop. Their reply card was kept on the simpler side and printed in Navy letterpress to coordinate with the invitation. Guests will be pleasantly surprised to find the initials of the bride and groom intertwined as they open their envelope to reveal a gold leaf metallic envelope liner.
Foil: Gold Matte | Letterpress: Navy | Fonts: Imprint MT Shadow + AT Sackers Gothic | Design: Custom Created Design | Paper: 1 ply Bella Blue, 1 ply Bella Smooth White | Size: F8 | Customization: 39618 | Magnificent Milestones