Nicole and Patrick were married on a gorgeous summers day in June at The Branford House in Groton, Connecticut. They wanted to throw a Gatsby style affair and paid extra special attention to all the details of their wedding! Nicole (after my own heart) is a lover of paper– and found a kinship with stationery designer Nicole Michel of Coral Pheasant. They worked together to create one of the most memorable invitations (and day of paper suites!). These Great Gatsby themed wedding invites were inspired by Nicole’s style, her love of vintage, and the opulence of The Great Gatsby.
From the designer, Nicole: The wedding celebration of Nicole and Patrick was held at Branford House, a turn-of-the-century mansion with carved Gothic paneling and grand Baroque fireplaces overlooking the Long Island Sound. The magnificent Gatsby-esque venue, combined with details from the bride’s stunning beaded gown and palette of purples, pinks and gold was all the inspiration needed to bring this stationery suite to life!
The invitations were gold foil stamped and letterpress printed on blush Arturo cotton stock – duplexed to make it extra thick. Deco-inspired fonts were paired with beautiful calligraphy by MM Ink. Each invitation was mounted into a custom designed laser cut violet folio. For a modern take on the inner envelope, the folios were wrapped with a gold shimmer belly band each bearing the guest’s name in calligraphy.
The entire package was slipped into a gold shimmer envelope lined in a scallop pattern that was inspired by the beading on the bride’s gown. The outside of the envelope was just as carefully considered as the invitation. A collection of vintage stamps in coordinating shades of pink and purple adorned the outside and further ornamentation was added by MM Ink‘s gorgeous penmanship.
Be sure to visit Nicole & Patrick’s Gatsby Themed Wedding at The Branford House to see how all the details came together! Looking for more wedding invitation inspiration?