Erin and Craig were in the early stages of planning a Key West destination wedding when Erin reached out to me to create their wedding stationery and their celebration day is finally here! This was one of my favorite projects of last year and I've been anticipating this post for months. Huge congrats and gratitude to Erin and Craig for embracing creativity and whimsy in their invitations.
A few details about the art and process:
Watercolor florals and tropical foliage illustrations to match the lively celebration, as well as brushy hand-lettering were the focus of our early brainstorms, which opened up a lot of room for creativity across the pieces of the wedding suite. The wedding in Key West was to be a fun, party atmosphere so it was important that the invitations tempt the invitees with a get-a-way with friends and family full of piña coladas, sunshine and revelry.
Creating the elements for this set of stationery included many sessions of watercolor painting and pages of lettering. The colorful palette of bright aqua, pinks, yellows, orange and mint was incredibly fun to paint with. I wanted the flowers to be playful and suggestive, rather than overt renderings of tropical foliage like hibiscus and orchids, and the style came together rather quickly once my painting started to take shape.
If you're interested in working together to create beautiful celebratory stationery, please get in touch directly via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or submit this Wedding Inquiry Form!
Taking the hand-painted elements into a pattern design merged my passion for stationery and pattern for a vivid complement to the invitation, which is also available on Spoonflower as wrapping paper, fabric and wallpaper! Click here to check that out!