Thursday, March 4, 2010

Phalaenopsis Orchid Wedding Invitations

There are many different varieties of orchids in the world, but one of the most beautiful and one of the most common to have in your home is the phalaenopsis orchid. It comes in an array of colors, and has a very modern feel to it due to its defined structure. Recently, Gary and Maartje asked me to custom design invitations for their wedding this summer in the Netherlands. They love phalaenopsis orchids, and wanted to incorporate a silver and purple color scheme into the invitation.

I created a simple phalaenopsis orchid branch and used different shades of purple and silver to give the flowers a lot of dimension. The invitation and rsvp cards are made of pearlescent white cardstock, with a lavender metallic cardstock backing on the main invitation. To keep with the color scheme, the cards are paired with two silver metallic envelopes. The top layer of each orchid is hand-glittered in purple on both cards, giving the orchids some texture and shimmer, especially in the light. Their venue, Restaurant Wollerich, only required advanced notification for vegetarian guests, so a little carrot icon was used on the rsvp card to ask for initials of any vegetarians.

If you are interested in these invitations for your upcoming wedding or event, please email me at!


1 comment:

Joanne M.W. said...

these invites are so cool. love the colors, the placement of the orchids, and the carrot! :)