blush + sage watercolor floral wedding invitation suite

my childhood best friend, sandy, is getting married in less than a month – eek! time has flown by in a blink of an eye, but i’m incredibly excited for her and her fiancé as they start this new, wonderful chapter of their life together. last august, i somehow convinced them to let me create their wedding invitations for their big day. sandy gave me all the freedom to design however and whatever i wanted. her only request was to have watercolor florals in the same color family as her wedding colors, blush and sage. i barely had any experience with watercolors and definitely had zero experience with photoshop and illustrator. nonetheless, she told me to go for it!

i wanted to share the final wedding invitation suite with you all, as i’m pretty happy with how they turned out. i learned a lot about watercolors (why are flowers so difficult to paint?!) and digitally editing artwork, thanks to the help of some talented friends. some key takeaways i’ve learned through this experience: be patient, don’t be afraid to mess up, and practice makes progress. i’m excited for future opportunities to design and create as i have so much more learning to go!

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IMG_0345loved how petite this little detail card turned out!

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IMG_9564michael’s 5×7 kraft envelopes; brause rose nib; dr. martin’s bleedproof white ink

each wedding invitation came in a calligraphy-written envelope. this was honestly my favorite part of the whole process. i found this to be quite therapeutic, although not as easy on my hand. :) writing on the kraft envelopes got tricky since the nib often caught on the paper. on the other hand, i loved the white ink! it comes in the jar a bit thick, but mix with a few drops of water and you’re good to go.

i’m currently working on several day-of pieces for the wedding and hope to share those with you all in august! 

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