Oh, the luxury of it...

Sometimes I design something that makes me stop every time I look at it just to enjoy it. That happened last week when we produced this luxurious boxed invitation. The combinations of pattern and texture created such a wonderfully tactile experience.

This bride sent us a swatch from her burgundy bridesmaids' dresses and wanted an invitation that was elegant yet different from the norm. Based on those descriptions (and her detailed questionnaire) we sent her 6 or 7 different color combinations, and then followed it up with some custom pattern swatches once we knew what general cardstock choices she liked. The end result was this richly textured and patterned invitation box.

The burgundy stock is Envelopment's Contessa which has a fabric-like texture similar to linen but with a deeper woven pattern. Then we used our own custom pattern in burgundy printed on Envelopment's Ecru Micah stock. Finally the box was created from Waste Not Paper's Luxe Cream stock, a beautiful Italian paper that has a very high cotton content and a natural texture to it as well.

The bride was thrilled. We got several happy emails from her, but one of them is specifically noteworthy: "People think they invitations are fabulous and they love them! I love them, too! I think they are totally making a statement and setting the tone for the event." We sure loved receiving that email!

So all that description but no pictures? No way. Enjoy!

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