Last month I had the pleasure of introducing you to Randi and Melissa and the vintage botanic invitations we created for their shower. Now I’m back to show you the vivid watercolor invitation suite we created for the main event! Randi and Melissa had chosen a beautiful and character-rich venue for their wedding, the big glass greenhouse at Stella Mare’s in Santa Barbara, and Randi had a very specific vision in mind. Her combination of color and fabulous taste (she had the ‘maids in aqua sequin pencil skirts) set the bar pretty high for this design. But her laid-back, gracious personality made the whole process a cinch!
Randi’s event palette was mellow mint and punchy tangerine. I used those colors, plus the vivid greens, blues and coral evocative of sun-soaked California, to create a watercolor base for each piece. Even the chevron had an artsy, painted style. Then I “painted in” some great illustrations of vines and buds I found in a botany encyclopedia.
We finished off the suite with kraft envelopes, pre-printed with coordinating graphics.
(Evidence of fabulous taste: knockout red lipstick on Randi! Beautiful photo by Lacie Hansen.)
Thank you so much, Randi and Melissa, for including my work in your big day! Congrats!