This glamorous Art Deco wedding invitation suite comes to us from Melissa of Cupcake Graphics, based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania! Here’s Melissa to tell us more:

The inspiration behind our invitations began with our wedding theme: The Great Gatsby. Why The Great Gatsby, you ask? Well, a little background about my fiancé: he has an old soul. It is one of the qualities I love most about him.  He loves tradition and values the company of those much older than him.  He’d rather listen to the classics than today’s top 20. His idea of an enjoyable evening is going out for a nice dinner with great wine, an espresso and maybe a card game or two. He loves cigars, scotch, getting dressed up, meeting new people and good conversation. People are drawn to him because of his welcoming smile and aura. I’ve always said he was born in the wrong decade–hence, the reason for our 1920s-inspired wedding.

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The 1920s were an era of dramatic social change, especially in fashion and décor. Art Deco took on a life of its own during the 1920s, and happens to be my favorite kind of genre to design. Art Deco represents luxury, glamour and exuberance in both social and technological progress, and it was my goal to do it justice in our very own wedding invitation suite. This modern, opulent style found its way into my wedding invitation suite with clean geometric lines juxtaposed against curvaceous scalloping, plus a color palette of black, gold and ivory.

I decided that our wedding invitation suite should incorporate a folio, because I loved the idea of the folio representing an antique book–just as though it were another chapter in our love story. The scalloped edging of the mailing envelope was also echoed in the folio’s interior pocket. I chose to make the main invitation especially thick so that the edges could be hand-painted gold and visible even when the folio is closed. The same filigree pattern from the inside of the mailing envelope was also incorporated on the bottom of the response card to tie everything together.  The entire wedding invitation suite was printed on an ivory shimmer card stock, and a gold foil stamping printing technique was used throughout.

When you put this much thought into an invitation, regular stamps just won’t do. Both the mailing and response envelope stamps were custom-made to complement the wedding invitation suite (you can view the response envelope stamp in the pictures below) and we used a black-and-white engagement photo for our mailing envelope postage.

Thanks Melissa! For more information about Cupcake Graphics, please visit her WeddingLovely Vendor Guide profile or head straight to her website.

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