New York state of mind, indeed. After talking with Abbey about what she wanted in her custom invitation suite, we had such a blast making her vision come to life.
The Invitation Suite - Ink and Calligraphy
We started with an ink drawing of The City's skyline. (For those who have not lived in the tri-state/Northern East Coast area... they refer to New York City simply as "The City". Presumptuous, yes.) Though Abbey and Matt technically met in Massachusetts, they reconnected and started dating in The City.
After that, we used a hybrid of the Rebecca style for their spot calligraphy and used a font Abbey liked for the remainder. Abbey also like the embellishments from her wedding website, so we went with a gold confetti style at the top of the cards.
I am so pleased with how it turned out!
The RSVP Card
The RSVP card might be my favorite part of the invitation suite. We kept the New York skyline throughout the invitation suite to bring it all together, and the spot calligraphy here mixed with the hand drawn boxes for replies make a perfect combination. You can bet I sent mine in with a huge "X" in the Can't Wait box!
(Actually, that's a lie. I didn't send in a reply card at all. In a total breach of decorum, I just texted Abbey that I would OBVIOUSLY be there with her escort cards, place cards, and hand painted reserved signs for the venue in my carry-on. Duh.)
Addressing - Calligraphy Style
Abbey and Matt weren't as formal as the example below and chose not to include "Mr. and Mrs." in their addressing, which was a fun change!
Addressing in the classic Rebecca style without that formality gave an insight into how Abbey and Matt's day is going to be - intimate, with close friends and family, a blend of traditional and informal. I know I can't wait to celebrate with them in less than a month!