Today’s invitation crush, designed by the bride, designer Anne Kostecki, instantly evokes the feeling of a crisp, autumn night and features washes of watercolor, as well as silver, hand painted stars and rustic script that perfectly echoes the organic angles of the leafless, autumn trees that appear in pieces throughout the suite.
Geran and I are both native Missourians with a love for the season of autumn, which also happens to be what my last name means in German. We wanted to have a rustic, nature-inspired theme for our wedding and started by thinking of our favorite colors (his is brown, mine is blue). We decided to incorporate autumn trees and a starry night sky as design elements. The trees would represent his down-to-earth, practical personality; and the stars would represent my slightly out there, creative personality. The palette consisted of a dark mahogany brown, cobalt blue, ivory, and touches of silver.
I am a watercolor painter and wanted to incorporate that somehow into my letterpress suite, so I spoke with Jessica at Gilah Press + Design, and she came up with the idea of offset printing a watercolor wash on the invitations first. I also wanted a silver metallic finish to the stars, so I blind embossed the dots for the stars and hand painted them afterward with silver ink. I love having complete creative control, so I decided to do all of the invitation calligraphy and the envelope calligraphy myself.
image source : Anne Kostecki
printing : Gilah Press + Design and Anne Kostecki