Navy and Yellow Sunflower Wedding Invites

“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows. It’s what the sunflowers do.” Helen Keller

I bet if you were to look up sunflowers in the dictionary, sunflowers would be defined with one word: happiness. Their bright yellow pedals evoke nothing but sun shiny feelings, just like love, love like what Karissa and Richard share. These two lovebirds are getting married in October and dreamed up a navy and yellow sunflower invitation design for their wedding at The English Manor in Ocean, NJ.

When you open the single pocket booklet enclosure, you’re blasted with sunshine. Sunflowers bloom in each corner with the invitation details in a mix of yellow and navy. The main font is casual but with a good dose of fun and mixed with an all caps typeface.

In the pocket the “What you need to know” booklet is in the bright yellow and printed with a fun chevron pattern. The bright yellow creates a beautiful backdrop to the RSVP card that has “Can’t Wait to Celebrate!” as the yes option and our guess is that most will be enthusiastically checking – YES.

Wrapped around the invitation, is a double belly-band of thick banned burlap and yellow paper with their monogram in the center: K&R 10.03.15.

To Karissa and Richard, we loved designing these invitations for you. Our office was filled with sunshine and we hope your wedding day is as well. XOXO

Storybook Sunflower Invitation

In this digital age, most of our reading is done on phones, computers and e-readers. Bending back the pages of a softbound book or ceremonious folding today’s edition of the newspaper is almost a lost art. While digital makes life easier, don’t you miss the implicit feel of where you are in a physical book or paper? That’s why this invitation is not to only be seen but touched. Every element of this invitation was thoughtfully selected to make the guests experience the feel of opening a book; from the paper to the structure, it truly feels like you’re opening up a book that is about to tell you the most wonderful secret. But it’s not a secret, it’s an invitation to celebrate the love of Faith and Michael, soon to be Krishna, at the Garden Falls at the Stone Museum in Monroe, NJ.

So the invitation…it’s bound by a double belly band of a thick tic weave burlap and purple paper, inscripted with their monogram: M&K. The invitation enclosure is made of a tan thick woodgrain cardstock; the paper truly has a woodgrain feel to the touch.

The invitation opens like, you guessed it, a book. The first page is a poem, almost serving as a dedication. Being a very spiritual couple, they selected four different poems that were special to them and varied for each person they invited. One of them reads, “lovers work, so that when the body and soul are no longer together, their loving will be free.” ~Hafiz

The 2nd and 3rd page are the invitation details, bordered by vibrant yellow sunflowers and subtly accented with kisses of purple.

The last page serves as the end but a hopeful end, “Hope to see you there!”

Secured on book-end of the enclosure are black photo corners to hold the mustard yellow RSVP post card.

This invitation is one for the books! Sorry we couldn’t help ourselves.

Faith and Michael, we wish you the most magical storybook wedding. Thank you so much for allowing APS to be a part of your day. XOXO