Custom Invitation Suite: Jenna + David
Get ready to fall in love with this invitation suite! It was such a joy to work with Jenna and David on a completely custom invitation suite design. Jenna was just the sweetest bride, and I loved every minute of working together. To top it off, their vision for the big day was simply gorgeous!
These two tied the knot on New Year’s Eve in New York City (so you knew every detail would be dazzling!). Their venue, Angel Orensanz Foundation, is one of the coolest architectural spaces I’ve ever encountered: the Gothic revival synagogue has been fully restored with modern neon lighting effects that give the historical building a whole new wow-factor.
When I first chatted with Jenna, she told me about their vision for the ceremony and reception: a black and white color palette accented by burgundy and blush hues… with huge floral installations hanging over their chuppah and loved ones’ seats. She envisioned lush flowers at every turn to complement the unique architectural space.
Inspired by floral design, I created a hand-drawn floral illustration to use on her details card and menu. In the same style, I created a custom floral pattern to fill her envelope liners. It turned out so beautifully! And can you spot the tiny initials embedded within the pattern? It’s subtle details like this that make a design personal and memorable. The liners are my favorite part of the whole suite—they really brought a unique custom element to the suite and made the invitation experience noteworthy for her guests.
When Jenna asked for a fully calligraphed invitation (no computerized text)… I think my heart skipped a beat! What a dream come true! We worked together to find a signature script style: loose and elegant, without feeling too formal or perfect. We echoed the same style on her envelope calligraphy, so every guest received a carefully personalized suite in the mail.
Jenna and David’s design is proof that a custom invitation suite can truly be one-of-a-kind.
This suite is unique to their love story alone, building on elements that reflect their distinctive personality. I’m in love with every detail, and I know that these paper goods will be tangible reminders of their wedding day for years to come! Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Strongwater!
Special thanks to Jenna for her kind words. Compliments like this are why I love what I do!
I cannot recommend Sarah enough!! Aside from being an incredible artist and calligrapher, she is a warm, genuine and delightful person, and it was a pleasure to collaborate with her. Sarah’s work was perfection. She created the most beautiful, original and personalized invitation suite for our wedding. She exceeded all our expectations, and our guests did not stop raving about the invitations, signs, and menus that Sarah created. I will definitely be recommending Sarah to friends, and look forward to working with her in the future!! Thank you so much Sarah!!
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