Soft sand, warm light, the gentle sounds of waves lapping the shore and gulls in the distance… Just those thoughts alone cause me to close my eyes, sigh deeply, and relax a bit.
I’ve been wanting to do something with a more natural theme, lately. A number of recent clients have used trees on their invitations, so I guess that’s why I’ve been leaning towards nature. Plus, the weather is getting nicer and I’ve been spending more time outdoors! (Not that the weather isn’t pretty good year-round here in Florida!) Last weekend, I had the pleasure of spending an afternoon at the Canaveral National Seashore – my favorite beach that I happily live very near. So I created the invitation above with a beach wedding in mind.
This boxed invitation is 5.5” x 8.5” with multiple layers of pearlized soft sky blue papers, light flecked oatmeal paper, and soft creamy white paper. I hand-sewed aqua shell and hand-carved wood beads onto the invitation, and added a sprinkle of Swarovski crystals. It arrives in a kraft brown box filled with natural wood excelsior (curled wood shavings), and the enclosures are contained in a band affixed to the lid of the box. A bright aqua blue satin ribbon holds the box closed during mailing, and a custom label tops it all off. Perfect for a fabulous beach wedding, wouldn’t you say?
Also shown is a flat bonded ceremony program and a round favor tag tied to a corked glass bottle, both designed to coordinate with the invitation.