Lisa & David are getting married at the Nassau County Museum of Art in New York. The Georgian mansion, formerly known as "Clayton" is surrounded by 145 landscaped acres & was given to Childs Frick, a paleontologist, & his bride as a wedding gift from his father, & was once owned by poet William Cullen Bryant. The museum includes Formal Gardens, a Trellis, a Pinetum, rolling lawns & meadows, ponds & a wildflower walk, all of which sound like the most beautiful setting for a wedding.
Lisa took inspiration from the museum's gardens & wanted to include various blooms, butterflies, & bees on her invitations. I designed the invitation as a gatefold with roses blooms & buds, two small bees, & butterflies. The invitation opened to reveal the text, along with another butterfly & small peony bud. The RSVP also included a small rose & a request for guests to send back their favorite recipe. I love that idea! The suite also included a screen printed accommodations & direction card. The envelopes continued the bloom motif & had peonies on the back flap next to the return address. The calligraphy was done by Li Ward of Fat Orange Cat Studio. Lisa did not have a particular style request, so Li create a new style just for them. It came out so beautiful & was perfect for the suite.
The invitation, RSVP, & envelopes were letterpress printed in bright green & pink inks. The accommodations card was gocco screenprinted in the same colors. Everything was printed on 100% cotton paper in bright white.