Caitlyn & Joe’s Victorian inspired deep green and burgundy wedding invitations

Photo by Mikkel Paige

Caitlyn was a total sweetheart to work with. I just loved spending time with her and her mom - it was so evident that this was a truly joyous time for both of them, and it made my days better to share in their excitement!

Photo by Mikkel Paige

They were having a small ceremony in Mordecai chapel in downtown Raleigh, followed by a larger reception just down the street. Caitlyn wanted details that complimented the Victorian style of the church but kept a modern look as well.

Photo by Mikkel Paige

We ended up going with a letterpress invitation card to really showcase the ornate illustrations I created for her. Caitlyn also loved watercolor, so I painted a watercolor map to show the downtown setting of her wedding.

Photo by Mikkel Paige , calligraphy by Emily Brooks Designs

Probably one of my favorite details of her suite was the blind deboss return address we did on her hunter green outer envelopes. It is such a fantastic way to add a lot of pattern and texture, but not have look visually overwhelming when you’re viewing it all together. It’s one of my favorite things to add details to a suite that invite the viewer to take a closer look.

Photo by Mikkel Paige

The pieces in this suite are

Single color letterpress invitation card

Flat printed reply card, with flat printed reply envelope with custom stamp

Flat printed reception card

Flat printed custom map

Blind deboss letterpressed outer envelope with vintage stamps, and custom calligraphy by Emily Brooks Designs

Belly band with cream paper, silk ribbon, and custom wax seal.