Post # 16
Really interesting to hear everyone’s opinions. Thanks for all your input.
I am in the UK so I should start by saying our weddings tend to be longer. A lot longer.
We’re getting married at the end of summer/beginning of autumn and our church ceremony is at around 11am (think quaint English country church). Our reception is in an Orangery so lots of windows and natural light. The decor is light and bright with a gorgeous colourful, botanical wallpaper on one wall, there are also some statement almost art deco chandeliers.
Our three course Wedding Breakfast is at lunchtime. In the afternoon we’re keeping it casual and inclusive. We are thinking lawn games, croquet or maybe golf putting, and we’ll have a light afternoon tea of just finger sandwiches and wedding cake. Our first dance will be at golden hour, sunset is around 8pm I think, and we plan on having a band to take us into the evening.
Our style is understated and elegant. Perhaps a bit English “garden party” but not “village fete”. We also want the whole venue to be tied together with an indoors-outdoors feel. In terms of colours our flowers are summer-autumnal so magenta and blush mixed with plum and orange and we also have some copper and brass incorporated into the decor. We’re also thinking of having some potted acer trees as FI’s late father worked in forestry.
I originally wanted a text only invitation suite but there was something missing. This stood out as being elegant and modern whilst still incorporating a bit of personality.
TL:DR I would like them to read as elegant and understated. But thus far it seems opinions are divided 🙂
Post # 17
MsBeer : yay. Botanical love.
catskillsinjune : other than the colour scheme you’ve got it spot on!
smalltownbigworld : definitely what we’re aiming for
curiouscat2017 : the venue does have a lovely outdoor wedding space but we decided on a church wedding. The reception space has an indoors-outdoors feel and opens out onto the lawn and gardens
Post # 18
ladyartichoke : that seems about right! The bee generally follows the standard idea that the invitation sets the tone for the formality of the event, but from what I can see people generally go by venue rather than invite. I’ve been to a fancy expensive wedding where the invites were literally by Facebook event (talk about casual), but people understood that it was formal because it was hosted in a 4 seasons ballroom.
Post # 19
That sounds like a lovely wedding and I think the invites do convey that type of feel.
Post # 20
ladyartichoke : Don’t overthink it, these are elegant and lovely!
Post # 21
Love it! Botanical themes are big right now. A couple of tiiny tweaks I would make though based on what you’ve said about the event:
-I’d make the background white (or the colour of the cardstock you choose) the pale blue makes it a bit more casual/tropical than modern/minimalist.
-And a serif title font could make it look a bit more elegant as well – add to the English Garden Party theme rather making it feel a bit backyard-BBQ ish. Something like this maybe.
Post # 22
wolfeyes : that’s really helpful thanks. I wonder if the pic is a little off because it is white but on Zazzle it looks different dependant on cardstock (definitely looks pale blue now you mention it). Fiance works on web design so we think we might ask one of his design colleagues to look at it, there isn’t a full “suite” but there are definitely other things we need.
Post # 23
ladyartichoke : I also think elegant and fun but not at all casual, I think they perfectly suit your wedding 🙂
Post # 24
ladyartichoke : I am a UK who’s also getting married in an orangery and is having lots of foliage and spring flowers. I don’t think your style screams casual at all. Maybe it is a UK / USA difference. Here is my suite… I hope it doesn’t scream casual either as our weddings sound very similar. Lol
Post # 25
- Wedding: October 2019 - Chateau Lake Louise
ladyartichoke : I think they’re great. Elegant, understated, definitely with a botanical garden vibe.
Post # 26
MsBeer : I think there’s an element of daytime or evening but UK bees get both. Love the suite.
Post # 27
ladyartichoke : Awesome! If the background is white I don’t think the typography change is even totally necessary, just if you were looking for a way to convey more of an elegant vibe. But I loove white, botanical greens and gold right now and I think it’s perfect for the type of wedding you’re having.
Post # 28
ladyartichoke : yes I think you are right. Thank you.