It's been a while since we've hosted Lisa Hoffman, owner and designer behind the unbelievably fabulous Ceci New York. But, she's back in full force today with a really awesome trend that is making for some seriously gorgeous wedding invitations. No need to blab on and on, I'll just pass the torch over to Lisa!
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All About Bamboo...
For an instant way to add texture and the beauty of nature to your invitation designs, try incorporating natural bamboo papers. Not only is it completely environmentally friendly but it also adds a wonderfully chic element to your designs. Handmade paper stands out from the manufactured papers with their fibrous texture that is so appealing to the eye and to the touch. Your guests will be intriqued and will have trouble putting your invitations down!
Starting with the invitation above, this invitation takes it's inspiration from the beauty of the underwater sea. Hand drawn coral and sea shells give a touch of elegance while the coral ink adds a pop of personality. Additional response and activities cards are designed to fit perfectly in the custom die cut pocket at top. Wrapped in woven bamboo paper for a chic textural dimension and finished in a gorgeous coral envelope with white hand calligraphy.
Next up, who doesn't think of beautiful blue waters and romantic sunsets when you picture a wedding in Jamaica? My goal with this design was to capture that feeling of resort relaxation as you watch the tropical sunset go down. The juxtaposition between the natural woven bamboo outside and the reveal of the color intensity of my water color painting on the inside, represented both the beauty of Roundhill resort and the breathtaking views of nature's surroundings. The painting is filled with a spectrum of blues and greens with accents of intense oranges for vibrancy. The painting is my interpretation of the bride's dress detailing which I made my own for her invitation.
And finally, with a modern beach wedding, this design had to capture the essence of the Hamptons. Rolling dunes, sea grass, photography of the ocean all beckon guests to come away for a relaxing weekend. The cover is a custom illustration of an artistic interpretation of waves or natural wood grain, and the book is lined with a light bamboo woven paper and finished with a pocket in the back that holds the RSVP set. The gorgeous palette of blue and sand keeps it very beach chic.
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I heart Lisa in a big way. Her invitations are so swoon worthy...with something totally new and hugely unique coming out every time I turn around! We have another ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS feature coming up from Lisa Hoffman of Ceci New York in just a bit!