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a beach wedding invitation

Eeeeeep! I’m so excited that our wedding invitations are about to be printed!

They have been designed by the very talented (and super helpful + lovely) lady named Bree at Sanskripts. Her designs are very funky and unique!

Despite having my little heart set on letterpress invites, I decided that I couldn’t justify spending $600+ for a 1 colour job and $1000+ for 2 colours *sniff sniff*.  The package I have through Bree is half the price and includes everything – invite, rsvp and wedding details card all packaged in a pocketfold – complete with matching thank you card and fantastic service! Her beautiful designs and paper made the decision to forgo letterpress fairly painless:)

This is the basic design that we have gone with.

Beach wedding invitation

I tell you what, I searched and searched and searched for the ideal beach wedding invite. I really liked the motif on this one because to me, it represents a pretty bunch of ocean spray. We’ve changed the colour of the motif to turquoise and made some tweaks to the font style and  colour to suit our wedding. The pocketfold will be lavender to match the wedding palette.

I’d like to add my own personal touch to the invites by sealing the pocketfold with some pretty ribbon, adorned with a starfish charm perhaps. I actually handmade all of our engagement invitations and it me  f.o.r.e.v.e.r! (but hey, I was determined and they turned out looking pretty professional so I’m told!) but this time I’m after something with much more impact.

In my hunt for some invitation specialists that are affordable (without compromising on real artistic flair), I found Love at First Invite to be pretty slick and you can also find some fabulous work showcased on Etsy – just search for wedding invitations.

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Wedding Colours

I thought I had my colour combo clear in my mind.
Aqua – White – Yellow.

But then I saw this and it became clear as mud!

Wedding colour palette inspiration via Coco Kelley BlogspotAqua is definitely on the colour list but now that I’ve seen it teamed so well with emerald and a splash of purple and white, I’m having second thoughts on my original (and let’s face it, cliche) beach wedding palette.

I can picture the emerald green really coming alive on our tropical island through clever use of lush, green palm leaves and you can imagine the amazing contrast against white and purple flowers and the turquoise sea…

So to help make it clearer in my mind I put together my own inspiration board.

I like the way the colours give great depth and interest to the overall theme… striking yet playful. *sigh* I wish I could afford those gorgeous earrings!

Aqua, Emerald, Purple Wedding Inspiration Board

Left-right. Dress by Johanna Johnson. Veil headpiece via Green Wedding Shoes. Earrings from Amazon.com. Drinks flags and Ring topiary via Martha Stewart Weddings. Floral arch via Weddings in Thailand. Table setting via Karen Wise. Chair flower via Weddings in Thailand. Purple aisle via Coco Kelley. Love parasol via Pearl Events. Wedding arch via Dreamstime. Aqua dress via Forever Unique. Bouquet via Weddings in Thailand.


Island Trippin’

Koh Samui

Daydreaming my way back to paradise… aka Koh Samui.