Alexa and Joe wanted to design a simple modern wedding that incorporated texture, shine and pattern. Being a designer herself, Alexa wanted to really deliver a wow factor with her stationery, but in a more subtle way. When you’re mixing simple with modern and wanting to ensure an element of soft romance is present, it can be tricky. But, by adding other soft elements to the reception decor, Alexa was able to achieve a perfectly cohesive look without a lot of fuss going on.
Simple Modern Wedding Stationery
The Save the Date was our first adventure into texture and shine. Our design combined gold foil and silver foil line elements printed on metallic paper. Joe and Alexa’s Save the Date had pebble paper on the back, adding an unexpected surprise. We then added a removable engagement photo to the front. All was mailed in a silver envelope to stand out in the mailbox.
For the invitations, Alexa and I agreed we needed to really step it up a notch to differentiate from the Save the Dates. After a few different ideas, we decided clear acrylic was the perfect choice. We silkscreened the information in a dark charcoal and lined the envelopes in the embossed pebble paper. The color and pattern of the liner was visible when the clear acrylic invitations were in the mailing envelope. This added a beautiful element of depth to the suite. A metallic silver envelope was the perfect touch of sophisticated shine.
The Reception Stationery
The table’s place cards were backed in embossed pebble paper. We also floated the table numbers in acrylic floating frames and guests found a light up stick on their chair. Our acrylic invitations were mimicked in the clear chargers at each place setting, as well. The ceremony program were printed on the same metallic paper as the invitation inserts, keeping the stationery cohesive.
Alexa mixed sequin and metallic patterned linens throughout the reception for contrasting textures. The geometric linen incorporated the soft color palette, keeping the tables from looking ordinary and stark.
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