Hold onto your hats, people – this is about to be one massively amazing blog post! Awhile back, our lovely friends Mai and Ek got engaged. You might remember Ek from our post, “The Paper Makes the Man.” If so, you’ll recall that Ek is an impeccably stylish guy with pretty awesome taste, which means that Mai is not only gorgeous and lovely, but also has a fabulous eye for all things timeless, classic, and elegant.
So when, over glasses of wine one night, they asked us to custom design the paper for their wedding, we were not only flattered but also thrilled. We knew that Mai and Ek were going to give us some stellar inspiration to work from and boy, we were right!
Mai and Ek are getting married in Bangkok, Thailand and have a clear vision that their wedding will be a magical, romantic gathering of their closest friends and family. They shared many images and ideas with us that helped guide our design process to make their paper singularly “them.” So with touches of vintage charm, gorgeous flowers, and a dash of whimsy, these Save the Dates are just a preview of the wonderful times ahead.
The Color Palette:
The colors, sea blue, steel grey, peach, blush, and charcoal, were a fantastic starting point for our design process. We knew with these colors, the Save the Dates would have a classic, yet modern, look.
Mai gave us so many beautiful images to work with through her board on Pinterest, we were overwhelmed by the beauty of it all! Mai, like most of us, has a healthy obsession with gorgeous flowers, especially peonies, so we knew we had to incorporate those luscious blossoms into the design.
Accents of gold, especially against this color palette, add hints of both luxury and warmth to the design. We were obsessed with finding a way to use textured gold against the matte pinks and blues of the paper, creating a sophisticated look.
Finally, because we know how fun, easy-going, adorable, and charming Mai and Ek are as a couple, we knew that there had to be some playful elements to the paper, reflecting their personalities and style. We used several images of paper, fashion, and design to point us in the right direction.
Once we were thoroughly inspired, we let our imaginations run wild! After coming up with a design proposal and several rounds of editing, we finally settled on a design!
The Save the Dates would be letterpress printed in three different colors – blush, charcoal, and peach, with a blind embossed “peony” detail in opposing corners. The main piece would then be backed with layers of lace and peach paper, giving depth to the design.
This was finished with a band of opaque shimmer paper, gold thread, heart tags, and Tiffany blue envelopes. The final detail was we created a fabulous return address stamp for Mai and Ek, to be stamped in gold.
All we can say is…wow! We are so lucky to have such fabulous friends and so excited to see where the invitation design process leads us!