I was excited and honored when Lydia and Jordan asked me to create their wedding invitations. Lydia and I have been friends for 10 years, and roommates for 3 of those 10. I’ve gotten close to Jordan over the years as well and it’s safe to say they’re one of my favorite couples in the world. I was secretly hoping they’d want me to design their wedding invitations when they got engaged so needless to say I was pretty stoked.
Neither of them are showy. They value simplicity and really have their priorities in line when it comes to what’s important in life. This has translated to their wedding planning as well. They are so laid back and really just want to be married. The details to them don’t matter, which is so admirable to me.
If I had to put a name to the vibe of their day it would be simple beauty. They’re using wildflower bouquets that they’re putting together themselves, string lights throughout the reception, and those cute vintage apothecary bottles as decor. Their only stipulation for the invitation was that it be simple, classic, and have painted wildflowers on it. I looked through old books to research inspiration in the vintage botanical illustrations and of course looked to real-life flowers for reference as well. There are so many wildflowers in Northern California right now that I didn’t have much trouble finding any at all.
I painted the flowers individually and then assembled them digitally on the page to create the shape that framed the text. I chose a very classic type treatment to compliment the flowers and kept it VERY simple. Lydia and Jordan didn’t have any changes to make and they felt that it completely encapsulated who they are and what they envisioned their day to be!
Their wedding is this next month and I can’t wait to see how it all turns out. Melissa is photographing their wedding so be on the lookout for another Lydia & Jordan blog post in the next few months with more details from their day!