As a native Texan, I know that spring in the Texas hill country means one thing: bluebonnets! Fields are blanketed in wildflowers as far as the eye can see and it’s not just bluebonnets – there is an array of color: Indian paintbrushes, coneflowers, winecups, primrose, etc. It’s a beautiful sight to welcome spring and the inspiration behind this wedding stationery suite!
Cara & Scott’s Wedding Style
I actually went to high school with this lovely couple and was honored when asked to design their wedding invitations. Cara & Scott were married in the Texas hill country at a beautiful rustic venue set in a lush state park. Their Texas wildflower wedding was laid back with loads of meaningful DIY details. For their invitations Cara wanted to mimic her organic, wildflower bouquet.
The Custom Stationery Design Process
For this suite I watercolor painted a frame of vibrant wildflowers that wildly spilled into the invitation and was mirrored on the reply card. I used a playful script font mixed with a traditional serif type to keep things fun, but not too unorthodox.
Whimsy’s Favorite Design Detail
Since I’ve known them so long, this couple really gave me free range to design for them. I’ve been so in love with designing watercolor crests that I knew I wanted to incorporate one into their suite. I painted lush, detailed flowers to engulf the crest and incorporated some rustic brown tones to keep with their county vibe. My favorite thing about the crest is the little Texas icon – I’m biased but it’s a pretty great shape!
Hi! Did you “paint” these invitations using adobe photoshop? Or did you actually paint them using watercolors, and then somehow copy them? They are beautiful and I would love to hear about your process! Thank you!
Hi Keira,Thanks for reaching out! All of our current work is painted by hand with watercolor, then digitized and cleaned up for printing!