Personal logos and monograms are being created to be used throughout a wedding invitation suite and beyond for a consistent look to unify a wedding celebration. Carnival and circus themes are also big this year. Many rustic ranch, barn, or outdoor/tent weddings are being featured and a corresponding invitation can reflect that theme. Watercolor washes and illustrations on invitations is a new trend observed. Tradition is also coming back with the use of Family crests, Foil and engraving. A fun twist that KMS is experimenting with is the use of watercolor to design a personal wedding crest for a couple. Colors for spring are soft hues such as pale pinks, peaches, and creams. Fall colors will be more earthy. Traditional invitation colors will be black/white or silver/white with shades of grey or bright pops of color. Letterpress and engraving are a constant in wedding invitations, but there are other options for smaller budgets such as thermography or digital/offset printing.
Published in Wedding
A wedding invitation suite was designed this spring for a couple who was having their wedding at their parents lake home in Virginia. They liked the look of Sherwood Forest (see Custom Invitations.) Their brother was an artist so we used a sketch that he drew of the point at the cabin where they look out onto the lake. The sketch was used on the front cover of the invitation. Elements of the sketch were incorporated throughout the other pieces of the invitation: Reply Post Card, Rehearsal Dinner, and Thank you cards. The smart colors used were sunny yellow and pewter on off white felt cover weight paper. See pictures below.