When I first sat down with Ashlyn & Adam, I got so excited about the look they had in mind for their invitation suite that I knocked over my coffee and spilled it – all.down.the.wall. Sorry Town Center Cold Pressed!! Ashlyn & Adam were nothing but a gem from day one, and while I’m so excited these lovebirds have said “I do”, I’m sad that our time together has come to an end!
From the very first consultation, we knew that we had to include a monogram, along with watercolor greenery, oyster shells, a map and a watercolor of their sweet pup, Abe! Here are the rough sketches that we started with:
Typically sketches look a little blah before we add watercolor, but I just love the sketch of the watercolor for their invitation! Doesn’t it just look like it would be perfect for a letterpressed line drawing?
The Culpepper Barn is in the Pungo neighborhood of Virginia Beach, so we decided to focus the map on Pungo and the surrounding area. We picked a few different locations, and of course, some local favorites like The Bee and The Biscuit, Pungo Pizza, the Pungo Strawberry Festival, and Backbay Farms. Even though we didn’t do a “zoomed out” view of Virginia Beach, we wanted to include a nod to an important piece of Ashlyn & Adam’s relationship. They got engaged while playing beach volleyball, so we added in the court with a “She Said Yes!” to personalize everything even further.
I could not be more in love with how everything turned out. This suite was printed using digital printing and gold foil stamping. We wrapped up all of the pretty pieces within a dusty blue inner envelope (complete with a gorgeous envelope liner), placed it inside of a calligraphed tan envelope, and topped off with a white wax seal with the monogram from their invitation.
Take a look below at some photos of the finished suite!
Ashlyn & Adam, thank you so much for trusting me to play a small part in your big day, you were both so wonderful to work with! Wishing you all the best, and many happy years ahead!!
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