(Closed) Art Nouveau garden wedding invitations… Which one?

posted 5 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Which Invitation?
    simple garden roses : (31 votes)
    56 %
    intricate garden : (24 votes)
    44 %
  • Post # 3
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    the 2nd one stands out more because of all the details but it looks too “gothic catholic churchish” to me (if that makes sense!! lol)… I vote the 1st one!

    Post # 4
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I love the second one! It’s so different and interesting and dramatic! The first one to me is just kind of “eh, flowers.” 

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I wanted something similar, but instead I found a print I loved online, and had a local print shop make our invitations.  Do you have any prints that you love?  It’s not that expensive to have invitations made locally.

    Post # 7
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    553 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I like the simple elegance if the first one.

    Post # 8
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    2205 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    At first I was drawn to #2 but I like the layout of the wording on #1 better. 

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @LadyPeace:  We used this print for ours, replacing June with our names, and we had the date put at the bottom:

     

    The print is by Grasset; he has an October one as well:

    Post # 10
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    771 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    My own invitations are the first set (HelloLucky makes great stuff), but I actually prefer the second set you posted. Too bad I already ordered mine!

    Post # 11
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    1103 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I prefer #1

    Post # 13
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    So pretty, cannot cope!

    OK, so while I love the boldness and color shading of the second invitation, the typography of the first looks much better, IMO. Something about the spacing of the arched text on the second doesn’t strike me as quite right — maybe it’s just my own symmetry thing, but the break after Riley comes after the peak of the arch, and then the 3 of “2013” is just a bit too close to the border.

    The mixture of all caps/engraver’s style lettering PLUS the Art Nouveau font for the important stuff in the first invite seems much more subtle and elegant to me than uniform Art Nouveau in the second invite.

    Depending on the amount of customization you have available, I would use the second invitation design, omit the arch text, and play around with some font variations, leaving your names in the Art Nouveau focal font. Otherwise, I’d go with the first.

    Post # 15
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    5494 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    the second one is just….wow.  Perfectly espouses the art nouveau feeling.  The first one is fine but the second is really just stunning.

    Post # 16
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    771 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @LadyPeace:  Yes, I am very happy with the quality. Even on the digital prints, they use Crane’s Lettra paper, which feels very luxurious. I didn’t think to order contrasting envelopes, so I ended up making envelope liners using sage paper to add some contrast. I bought some more Lettra paper online and used a pdf editor to turn some of HelloLucky’s free printables into various enclosures (I know, super uncool of me) and wrapped it all up with thin pink ribbon. I’m very happy with them, especially since the peony print was originally from my favorite artist. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Alphonse_Mucha_-_Peonies_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg

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