Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice
A while back the ladies at Southern Weddings got in touch with a request. Their invitation was for me to design 4 distinctly southern stationery suites. Well how fun, I thought! Nothing inspires romance quite like the thought of a ride on a tree swing or sitting in a garden full of blooming pretties – all of which are moments that come to my mind when I think of the south. So I went to work and centered my creations around four iconic concepts: Tree Swings, Overflowing Gardens and Seersucker. Come and sit a spell to see where I landed…
None of the images would be possible without the talented Cynthia Kain, a talented North Carolina Wedding Photographer, brought in to shoot each collection. Hard to imagine photos of paper could be so telling of emotion, but… just look.
Here I interpreted seersucker fabric in watercolor with a soft touch and light palette.
Our Tree Wedding Invitations have become a mainstay at the studio. Finding fresh ways to interpret this classic is always fun!
Here I used Envelopments new bark textured stocks to infuse a rustic quality. A “carved” and hand painted heart add a romantic flair.
And finally a quirky mad-lib style response card…
These images are some of my favorite as they feature the lush and textured hand painting so well…
I switched up the painting palette here for a subtle twist.
Possibly my most favorite unexpected detail? The hand painted envelope liner.
Big hugs to the Southern Weddings team and Cynthia of course for the AH-mazing images! Happy Monday!