Vintage Nautical Wedding Invitations

I can’t tell you how fun it was to design for this couple…and I use the word couple loosely only because I never actually met the very lucky hubby to be, Vinnie. I actually worked really closely with Michele, the bride to be, and her mom, Joanne. It’s such a pleasure to see a bride and her mother share in these once in a lifetime experiences together and let me tell you, they are the nicest people on the planet. Seriously. I just love them!

Initially I met with them to do the save-the-dates and then had the pleasure of designing Michele’s shower invites too! When we started the design process, I knew Tim McLoone’s Supper Club in Asbury Park was their wedding venue and that they wanted to personify the oceanfront venue throughout their designs. After brainstorming, we honed in on a vintage nautical theme with a color palette of bold navy, gray and coral that was carried throughout the entire suite.

Here are the save-the-dates and shower invites:

Now the onto the main event…the invitations.

The invitation was presented on a single pocket enclosure and printed with a gray washed wood plank background. Wrapped around the enclosure was a gray linen fabric and rope ribbon with a distressed silver anchor charm. You may recognize a similar ribbon used on these invites.

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Once opened the invitation announcement was designed on the left. A dark navy octopus framed the top of the invitation and a coral graphic framed the bottom. The heaviness of the graphics were balanced by whimsical and simple type faced fonts designed in both navy and coral

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The pocket on the right contained the details of the wedding: “Where to Go” (the directions), “Response” (RSVP), and “Where to Stay” (the weekend accommodations). Inscribed on the pocket was a quote near and dear to the couple:

If you know how much I love you, count the waves

Behind the details cards was a bold navy and white striped pattern that allowed the pocket inserts to pop!