Watercolor & Lace Wedding Invitation

Watercolor & Lace Wedding Invitations


For this wedding, the bride wanted to bring in a lot of textural, textile elements: lace, burlap, linen, wood grain, flowers, and the colors yellow and blue. She was especially interested in incorporating paper doilies, to mimic lace.


I pulled together a paper palette with the doily, brown “paper bag” paper, a beautifully textured cream-colored paper, and after a lot of searching, the perfect blue color. I also scoured stock illustration databases to find an illustration that incorporated the same flowers that would be featured in the bride’s bouquet, come wedding time.


I am a big fan of pocket enclosures for wedding invitations, since they keep all of the pieces and parts together and organized, hopefully preventing last-minute guest confusion. For these invitations we adhered the paper doilies to the pre-made enclosure (and went through an astounding number of glue sticks in the process). I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the custom shape for the invitation and the invitation backing. The invitation actually tucks into the loops on the blue backing paper.


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