In my opinion, invitation designers have a tough job, but a fun one at that. They give your guests a first glimpse into your Big Day… the feel, the style, the pretty to come. And I'm constantly in awe of the beautiful paper goods that come through the SMP door. Take this gorgeously green invite from Anticipate Invitations. Pulling from the Moroccan architecture at this couple's Palm Springs venue, they created a stunning and playful suite. Read on for more inspiration behind the design and see it all here.
From Anticipate Invitations...Lisa and Sean were having a Palm Springs wedding, but their venue (Korakia Pensione) wasn’t the mid-century style you might associate with Palm Springs. Instead, they wanted to incorporate the Moroccan architecture and natural desert surroundings their guests would experience instead.
The outer green shape was inspired by one of the large wooden doors found on site, and the intricate blind letterpressed pattern was pulled from the wood carvings surround some of the doorways. Succulents and tiny flowers and stars accent the invitation and info card. The info card was printed with white ink on kraft paper to give an eclectic feel to the suite and also to reflect the natural surrounds of the venue.
The most involved part of the design was getting the detailed blind pattern to be visible and defined at the small size. It was run on a cylindrical letterpress to ensure maximum pressure and detail. After trial and error and some adjusting, the end-result was exquisite.
Their day-of stationery included kraft menu cards with three-dimensional pop-up place cards, monogrammed beverage tumblers for lounging by the poolside, cocktail and photo booth signage printed in white ink on kraft paper, and screenprinted weekend tote bags for guests.