Katie’s a little bit traditional and Shaun is a little bit modern. They wanted a unique invitation that suited both of their tastes with a tropical/destination look. We wanted to avoid the typical hibiscus flowers, palm trees and hula girls and find something that said Hawaii in a meaningful way. The Japanese wave pattern was the perfect choice because it represents Shaun’s Japanese heritage and it’s traditional, yet looks modern in the bright coral color. The focal point of the front of the invitation is a letterpressed die-cut emblem with Katie and Shaun’s initials, place and date. The emblem was used on their table numbers, wedding favors and was printed on beach towels.
Open the invitation to see the main part of the invitation, which is letterpressed and mounted to the outer “folio”. A mix of modern and traditional fonts and the wave pattern across the bottom give this a simple elegance.
The RSVP and Guest Info card are tucked into a grass cloth pocket. The grass cloth pattern gives it a natural element. The envelopes were beautifully hand-addressed by J. Panter Calligraphy and I created custom postage stamps with the K & S emblem.
The table numbers were mounted on hand-cut grass cloth wall paper, adorned with the K & S emblem.
Each table setting featured a pair of chop sticks tied with the K & S emblem, a hand-written escort card and a coordinating menu.