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Citrus + Chambray Wedding Invitations

Blue Chambray Wedding Invitation Suite // by The Nouveau Romantics // Austin Wedding Planning and Event Design Studio // photo by Heather Curiel

Ashley and James are two mechanical engineers whose citrus and chambray wedding invitations reflected a modern design sensibility for their Wild Onion Ranch wedding here in Austin, Texas. They were both actively involved in the design process, and wanted their invitation to reflect a masculine and feminine sensibility – while also incorporating gears, if at all possible.

Austin, Texas Save the Date // by The Nouveau Romantics // Austin Wedding Planning and Event Design Studio // photo by Heather CurielFor their save-the-date, we went the postcard route. Something simple and quirky with two vintage Austin postcards and a welcome note on the front, and Ashley‘s handwriting scanned in as the back. I love the 5″x7″ size as, while it’s more postage, definitely has an impact!

Blue Chambray Wedding Invitation // by The Nouveau Romantics // Austin Wedding Planning and Event Design Studio // photo by Heather Curiel

We opted for an unusual shape in the long and narrow, as well as an off-centered assembly. As guests opened the kraft envelopes, they were greeted with a blind printed main invitation texture and the front of the RSVP postcard that had the couple’s separate “venn diagrams” with appropriate descriptions of each of their personalities. As you unwrapped the chambray band and wax seal, you revealed the shared qualities of the couple as the “overlap” in their diagram. I loved the texture in the large swaths of ink via the two color letterpress as it’s perfectly imperfect and gives a really big graphic impact. Underneath the Venn Diagram postcard was their info card and finally the invitation. The latter was at two sided effort who’s back was a large ink swath again in a medium blue, with a darker blue outline a technical sketch of a complex gear-oriented machine. Pretty perfect! The front of the invitation was a mix of blind printing and grey ink for the invitation wording, while the machine drawing was blind printed to the left hand side.

Blue letterpress RSVP & Info card // by The Nouveau Romantics // Austin Wedding Planning and Event Design Studio // photo by Heather Curiel

The rest of the couple’s day-of paper goods incorporated the same quality of modern fonts in a range of greys, blues and chambray to create the perfect mix of modern and mechanical for these two!

Menu & Ceremony Program // by The Nouveau Romantics // Austin Wedding Planning and Event Design Studio // photo by Heather Curiel

Photos by the ever-so-talented Heather Curiel.
Letterpress Printing by Thomas Printers.

Also featured here on Oh So Beautiful Paper.

Dramatic Plum and Gold Wedding Invitations

Dramatic Plum & Gold Wedding Invitations // by The Nouveau Romantics // Austin Wedding Planning and Event Design Studio // photo by Heather Curiel

We are in the midst of updating our website, and we realized that we’d never shared these plum and gold wedding invitations from Tad and Berkeley‘s berry-pink inspired wedding at the Hotel St Cecilia. Our inspiration board for them envisioned a mix of midnight blues, pinks, and plums with a certain ornate opulence that we translated into their invitations as a multi-piece, multi-step experience for their guests. As a destination wedding for guests coming across the country and meeting in Austin, we took their small guest list as an opportunity to give them a hint of the opulent festivities waiting for them in Texas. Read More

Spring Lavender Wedding Invitations

Spring Lavender Wedding Invitations // by The Nouveau Romantics // Photo by Heather Curiel

We’re excited to share some of our custom lavender wedding invitations and day-of stationary for Christen and Charlie’s lovely spring wedding last year. [See their Hill Country inspiration here and their Snippet and Ink feature here!}Their guest list was small, but we kept the design and printing really simple with black ink on thick, luscious Crane Lettra (Pearl White) paper. We always like to think of invitations as little gifts to your guests that they open up and discover layers of information and presentation in their hands. With that, we decided to jazz up a classic stationary suite by wrapping it with open-weave linen in a lavender shade that was tied with antique silver thread and a hand-hammered “B” for their shared last name. Read More