May is a beautiful time in Colorado. We still have to deal with chances of snow and days of spring rain, but that means everything is lush and green. Especially when the sun shines. That lush natural feeling was the inspiration for the modern bohemian gallery wedding styled shoot at Rembrandt Yard with Something Styled and Sarah Hill Photography in Boulder.
The style guide was full of ideas to bring the organic elements of spring into the gallery. It was determined early on in the planning that the color theme be a combination black and white with loads of greens and wood tones surrounding us this time of year.
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CREATING THE INVITATION ELEMENTS
Creating personal invitation details is important, even when I’m designing for an imaginary wedding celebration. Whether I’m collaborating with you and your fiancé or a team of wedding vendors understanding the needs and style of the paper elements is key the project’s success. For this shoot we decided early that the stationery would all be in black and white. When I design invites for real couples I like to know the story, style and vibe of the wedding.
There are usually one or two main inspiration points. Couples pull inspiration from the location, venue, color scheme and flowers. Others themes are inspired by a shared hobby, favorite movie, or places you have traveled to together. Often the design is a combination of styles. The layers for this wedding invitation.
INSPIRATION LAYER 1
This invitation is based on the venue, a bright art gallery in the heart of downtown Boulder. Like most art galleries, it has bright white walls so that all the focus is on the art. Unlike other galleries Rembrandt Yard has several huge picture windows. The space if flooded with natural light with views of the nearby foothills.
INSPIRATION LAYER 2
The Layers of leafy green foliage with touches of whites and creams with complementing the wood tones. Combining a modern bohemian chic style details to feature the Colorado outdoors.
The invitation design is inspired by the chic delicate nature of fresh greenery that brings the bohemian feeling to the stationery. The horizontal layout and single font in various weights matches the modern feel of the gallery. The rsvp layout has a complementary design and text orientation. The final piece of the invitation suite is one most couples are including these days, an information card (sometimes referred to as the accommodations card). The information card is full of details like hotels and your wedding website. I tend to keep a simple text layout so your guests can focus on the important logistics here, but it depends on how much info you need to share and the size card you choose. If there’s room it’s fun to continue with the graphics from the main invites.
Interested in personalizing this invitation or creating a custom invite for your wedding?
PLACE CARDS + SIGNAGE
The stationery items don’t end with the invitations. Personalize details for the day of the wedding to complete the look. Although we didn’t create a program for this shoot it’s still a popular piece of wedding stationery. Use place cards with table names with street names from the neighborhood to personalize them to your location.
Engage your guests at every station. Use signage at the bar to share specialty wedding cocktails in the same style as your wedding stationery.