Jewel tones, peacocks and… Cornhole? These are some of the words scribbled among my notes and sketches for Andrew & Anna’s wedding invitation suite design. And I am super thrilled with how they all came together in this design! Anna found me via event planner extraordinairre Mary Alice Sublett of A Delightful Day Event Planning. Anna was a Washington D.C. area bride planning her fall wedding at the beautiful Carnton Plantation right here in Franklin, TN, and it was one of our earlier projects that caught Anna’s eye at Mary Alice’s studio.
There were many weekend details to include for guests, so we developed a multi-card invitation suite to organize it all. And Anna wanted to communicate the feel of the party to her guests. Wording like “Southern chic attire, y’all” and a little sketch of a Cornhole game by the reception details – these things said, “Hey, this is going to be a really fun garden party like only the South can do.” Anna really gets the idea that an invitation can communicate so much more than just the When and Where of a party!
A brightly golden colored bellyband with the couple’s initials bound the cards together neatly.
Recognize the ornate frame? We used the same design element for Anna’s Rehearsal Dinner invitation.
The damask and diamond patterns hinted at the Civil War era wallpapers and textiles found at Carnton Plantation.
One of my favorite details: the RSVP wording.
“Will be there, undecided on bells…”
Southern chic attire, y’all.
And here’s a peek at how it all came together!