This invitation suite was so fun to work on. Despite the soft, serene look it’s giving, Kathleen was a ball of energy. We talked over the phone for about two hours on our initial consultation. She knew she wanted the handmade paper look, but didn’t have the handmade paper budget. We went ahead and did a hand deckle on all four edges of the invitation. We only did the deckle edge on one side of the RSVP postcard because we didn’t want it to get torn up more in the mail.
I love the simple floral illustration details along the deckle edge. We pantone matched the illustrations to the envelopes, which were a deep slate blue. Kathleen and Anderson are having a mix of blues and greys throughout their entire wedding. She knew that she didn’t want to over do the design by adding watercolor florals, and instead opted for the illustration outlines.
Although Kathleen and Anderson chose our standard matte stock, a textured paper would help give the illusion that the paper is handmade. A felt, linen or cotton paper would have a bit more texture, and the hand deckling would appear more authentic.
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