Traditional Vs Modern Butterfly
Butterfly invitations. A classic staple of the wedding industry, for sure. But in our view, it is a motif you can easily play with.
Take for instance our version of the butterfly invitation, as seen on our Chantal Claire Collections website.
While the butterflies on their own are pretty simple and traditional, the colors our bride Jamala chose are modern and bright. She opted for our Signature pocket, and used the side panels to write meaningful quotes in a font she used all through her wedding (this font is called PassionsConflict, which I teased her about during our interactions. It’s a great font actually. It’s scripty and kinda messy, but not really – it’s pretty cool.)
This color scheme is what I like to call “juicy” – it makes me think of all the tropical fruit on display whenever I go on vacation somewhere warm, and it always tastes SO MUCH BETTER than anything similar I eat when I get back home. These colors aren’t a photoshop job, they really do pop like this. Jamala did a great job merging a traditional motif with a modern color scheme to create a mix of old and new.
Here is what her invitation looks like when it is closed. Jamala’s friend had designed a monogram which she sent to me. I included it on the outside of her invitation.
Rock On Old School
Our bride Richelle also loved our Butterfly invitation, but wanted to make it a little bit edgier. She decided to go with a black and hot pink color scheme.
How rad is this? This color scheme always looks amazing. My brother also had a fuchsia and black palette and chose our Swirls invitation – it looked incredible and bold. Richelle also chose the Signature pocket, but instead of quotes on the side panels she opted for a continuation of the butterfly motif.
I’m not sure how noticeable it is in these photos, but even the rhinestone between the names is a different color. Did you see it before I pointed it out? Jamala’s is a clear “diamond” looking one and Richelle’s is a hot pink one to match the cardstock. Cool, huh?
Can you be quiet?
Jenni came to us with a simple request… to design something less bright. Less bold. Less in your face. Overall, something quieter…. with butterflies. And we did just that! Jenni’s color scheme was light and dark sage green, perfect for her summer wedding.
It has a very different feel to it, doesn’t it? It’s the same design, but by using a different set of colors and fonts it seems softer and more whimsical.
With our Signature pocketfold design, you can inject even more of your own personality by adding photos of yourself or of your venue onto the side panels. We have had clients do this in the past when they are trying to sell a destination wedding to their guests by putting pictures of resorts, specialty food or even in one case the Tuscan landscape on there.
One regret I have is of not taking more photographs of my past work. You know what they say about hindsight… My brides have been so creative in the past and I wish I had thought to take pictures of it all! Of course, I didn’t think back then I would be blogging about it… but it still would be lovely to have photos of all the cool stuff my girls have come up with.
What awesome things will you come up with? Get in touch with me about designing your wedding invitations.