When a stationery appointment begins with the client admitting that she’s only here because her mother wouldn’t let her send e-vites, you don’t really expect things to end well. Now I have to admit that I was very, very wrong! Kristi Lee had a great vision for her Washington, D.C. wedding, and I was thrilled to be able to make it a reality. This suite is chock-full of little details that make all the difference in the world.
We began with a sketch that was drawn just for her by a family friend. We created a vintage look around this image by printing on “desert storm” paper and using a typeface that looks like a typewriter in need of a little maintenance. We kept it elegant by using an accent font that was delicate and formal, but not at all “stuffy”.
From there, we enhanced that vintage feel by hand staining the edges of the invite. We added in some snow to the tree branches and bare areas of the invite with a metallic white paint. The response card was mailed in an elegant black envelope enhanced with a desert storm label. We then wrapped up all of the inserts and the invitation in a satin band with a hand-sketched image of the Capitol.
Lined envelopes and elegant addressing finish off this beautiful design.
It was a pleasure working with Kristi Lee and I send best wishes to she and Nick, who married yesterday.
Special thanks to Lelia Marie Photography for these beautiful images!