This year, I challenged myself to create and produce at least one new design every quarter. What was popular in wedding invitations five years ago isn’t the same and as trends change and my own design aesthetic evolves, it’s important to continue creating!
Since moving to San Diego, I’m super inspired by the “California casual” vibe. I also love “surfer chic” and “coastal-boho-modern”. These phrases might feel silly, but’s is a aesthetic, lifestyle, and vibe that give me all the heart eyes. Whether it’s clothing, interior design, or weddings – I am into it.
The Invitation Inspiration
When designing, I always start with inspiration – sometimes a wedding venue, but in this case I started with a couple: Hannah and Dylan of Bachelor in Paradise. Not only are they totally adorable, but have the best #vibes. (Vibe count is up to three now, I’ll try to lay off).
Their relationship feels playful, laid back, and loving. Even though they had to go on a reality TV show to meet, something about them just feels effortless.
Dylan is a SoCal boy and Hannah is a Southern girl who now finds herself in Southern California. (I can relate – I moved from Atlanta, Georgia to San Diego for my love interest as well!)
I wanted to give an ode to their love story and personalities within the invitation design. It doesn’t always have to be a literal representation, but the overall look and feel! Minimalist, but fun. Modern, with a touch of bohemian flair!
Instead of the typical wedding monogram, I created something unique with their date.
I love letterpress for wedding invitations – the texture is unmatched and sure to be the perfect first impression for your guests (pun totally intended). Read more about what exactly letterpress is here – and why I love it so, so much!
The taupe letterpress ink makes these invitations perfect for a wedding of any season (even though we don’t have true seasons here in SoCal!)
I paired with the vellum mailing envelope to bring the element of surprise and a black RSVP envelope to give a hint of formality. Even though these two are laid back, they have an elevated style that can be brought to their wedding day.
Your Custom Wedding Invitations
Like this Bachelor in Paradise wedding invitation and want to customize it for your love fest? We can change the colors, fonts, wording, envelopes, and even the printing method to fit your wedding vibe. Yes, it’s a vibe!
Let’s make some pretty paper together!
Order a sample or get a personalized quote to get things started.