But for now, let's talk about the rustic, woodsy and organic combo of moss and cocoa:) This is Erin and Josh's custom invite set that I designed for their fall wedding last year. This is the same pocketfold format as Mikki and Scott's invitations that I featured last week (main invitation on the left, inserts layed out vertically in the pocket on the right), but with a much different look and feel.
Erin and Josh had their ceremony and reception at the Whispering Pines Conference Center in Rhode Island. They definitely let the venue set the tone for their big day (or they made sure to pick a venue that fell right in line with their vision). Whispering Pines is a beautiful country estate, surrounded by acres of forests and lakes. The atmosphere of the main lodge and quaint details like a campfire at the reception led Erin and Josh to want something rustic and nature-inspired for their invitations.
Besides the earthy palette of green and brown, we decided to incorporate botanical illustrations of some of the local flora indigineous to the area where they were getting married. Josh's occupation as a landscape designer (or some other such thing that involved knowing alot about plants) also made this choice even more personal. He wanted the invitations to feel almost like a little field guide to all the beautiful trees and flowers guests would see if they wandered around Whispering Pines. We included both the latin and common names for each of the 5 species we featured (printed in a rich chocolate brown).
Erin and Josh wanted to include some natural materials, so instead of wrapping the outside of the pocketfold with ribbon, we used jute (from Lowes!). A wide paper sash printed with the bride and groom's name as well as one of the botanical illustrations set the tone for the inside of the set.
Love these nature-inspired green and brown inspiration boards from Snippet & Ink and The Perfect Palette: