This stunning invitation suite comes to us from Monika of Little Dove Design based in New York, NY! Here’s what she has to say about the invitation and the inspiration behind it:
One of my very favorite designs is my Woodland Winter wedding suite. I love designing custom work and went on location to the event site to get ideas and sketch. I understood the bride wanted to incorporate both a winter and woodland theme that reflected the beauty of Skylands Manor – the reception site. The Skylands castle is actually New Jersey’s own botanical garden.
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I chose to use natural elements such as pine cones, evergreens, winter berries, tree branches and an original sketch of the castle itself for the wedding suite. To add another layer to this wintry feel, I chose silver ink, white metallic liners printed with snowflakes and a frosted white birch paper wrapper. All this was held together with a belly band encrusted with twinkling Swarovski crystals. The envelopes were then sealed with silver wax carrying a snowflake motif.
So much of this suite was meticulously hand done. What made this wedding suite so unique was more in the form of the challenges I had faced along the way. All of this was created and printed during Super Storm Sandy which ravished our shores here in New Jersey and left me without electricity for almost 3 weeks! Yes, it was nearly impossible to have this completed with no means of power.
In the end, this came together as a beautiful wintry mix of nature and snow that reflected the event perfectly. So much so, that the day of the wedding New Jersey was hit with over 2 feet of snow! However, none of this stopped the merriment that was to follow and the sparkling blanket of snow created a magical backdrop for the days festivities. Recently, I reimagined this wedding suite with a beautiful winter border suitable for all winter weddings! I also added NEW pine cone envelope liners and seating card options.
Thanks Monika! For more information about Little Dove Design, please visit her WeddingLovely Vendor Guide profile or head straight to her website.
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