If you love beautiful botanical illustrations and classically elegant typography, then this custom wedding invitation suite for a Hawaiian wedding will have your heart going pitter-pat. The gorgeous suite was created by Jen Simpson Design for Emily and Derek, who were married at the equally gorgeous Haiku Sugar Mill in Hawaii this past November.
Jen shares about the creative process and inspiration for this beautiful project:
Emily and Derek wanted their invitations to have a tropical feel without clichéd hibiscus flowers and tropical colors. We created a custom enclosure with a botanical print of the Hoya Pottsii, a plant native to Hawaii, to give the suite a local touch. We then designed the invitation in a semi-traditional layout with a rich script font to give the design some depth and added vintage ornament touches that are reminiscent of the sugar mill’s architecture.
Emily knew that she wanted letterpress, and we had Boxcar Press print the invitations in a beautiful, rich coffee brown color. We flat printed the other pieces and had a custom printed Envelofold made by Envelopments to enclose the suite so, when her guests received their invitations, they would open up like little presents.
photo credit: Ashley Bee Photography
invitation design: Jen Simpson Design
letterpress printing: Boxcar Press
custom printed envelopes: Envelopments