Modern invitation for a wedding at the Ballantyne Hotel Contemporary floral blue and pink wedding invitation Blue and pearl foil on an invitation folder with a laser cut pocket

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Ballantyne Wedding Invitation

Kaitlyn & Marc

This festive and colorful invitation suite incorporates lots of details and inspiration from the bride and groom as well as from the wedding venue. The folder is printed with blue and pink foil thistles as a nod back to the bride’s Scottish heritage and to the wedding floral arrangements of berries and succulents while the interior features a custom hand drawn sketch of the iconic Ballantyne Hotel in pearlescent foil. All the cards and inserts were printed in matching foils and were placed in an intricate laser cut pocket.

Since we are a studio specializing in custom work, we put together custom pricing for each project. For your convenience, below is a brief summary of the starting prices for both our collection and custom suites:

• $2,000 is the starting price for pre-existing designs for a 4-piece suite in 1-letterpress color. Suites with additional embellishments such as foil stamping, laser cut sleeves, pocket folders, etc. start at a higher price point of $3,000 and up.

• Custom invitations start at $2,750 for a 4-piece suite in 1-letterpress color.

• For budgets in the $1,000 range, many of our designs can be adapted to a economical price point using flat printing.


Note: A 4-piece suite includes Invitation, Reply Card, Outer Envelope and Reply Envelope. However a suite can be customized to your needs. Most pre-existing designs you see, whether it be from our custom page or collection page, can be made into a ready to order set

To receive a more detailed estimate based upon your stationery needs or to schedule a consultation (by appointment only), please contact us at:

[email protected]

(212) 696-6624 - phone

The Details

Our Ballantyne wedding invitations truly come to life with all the carefully considered details woven into the fabric of each of our designs. Explore the details in this suite.

 

Blue foil calligraphy lettering Pink and blue floral design and monogram Florals and berries around a pink monogram cameo Blue and pink foil printed thistle Illustration of the Ballantyne Hotel in North Carolina Pink shimmer laser cut pocket Pink and blue foil thistle on a shimmer envelope

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Custom Process

Our custom process is as unique and creative as our finished pieces themselves. Take a look below to see how we brought our client's vision to life.

The Inspiration

We invite you to explore our inspiration and moodboard for how this Ballantyne wedding invitation design came to fruition. You’re also welcome to view our creative process to dig deeper into our exclusive design process.

Blue and pink Lilly Pulitzer inspiration
Vivid floral inspiration moodboard

Sketches

We began the process with some different invitation directions all centering around the idea of a bright, colorful folder inspired by the playful patterns of fashion designer, Lilly Pulitzer. The bride was also eager to incorporate thistle flowers, a national symbol of Scotland as a nod to her family’s heritage.

Colorful Lilly Pulitzer wedding invitation sketches

Monograms

No design is ever complete without a unique monogram which is the centerpiece of the invitation suite. We explored a variety of monograms ranging from classic to more contemporary styles.

Modern monogram options

Illustration

We created a custom illustration of the Ballantyne Hotel which also incorporated a mountain range from the bride’s hometown. The illustration is rendered in pen and ink which we then printed in pearl foil on the interior of the invitation folder.

Illustration of the Ballantyne Hotel

Design Extension

Once the look and feel are defined, we embark on the process of extending the design to all the pieces in the invitation suite. For Kailtyn and Marc, this involved incorporating our Thistle and berries motif throughout the suite.

Thistle and berry folders and envelopes

Digitizing Drawings

We initially created the floral designs with pencil on paper. The next step afterwards was to take our drawing and digitize on the computer so we could use it on all the various pieces in the stationery suite.

Thistle flower illustration process

Design Refinement

Once the look and feel were defined, we embarked on the process of extending the design to all the pieces in the invitation suite. We wanted to the suite to feel coordinated as a whole without being too “matchy matchy” so each item, from reply card to envelopes has different design elements that work harmoniously with the overall design aesthetic.

Pink and silver envelope designs

Final Design

At the end of the creative process, after all edits and refinements are made, the full suite comes to life in the hands of our expert team of printers and craftsmen.

Ballantyne Hotel wedding invitation
Ballantyne Hotel Wedding

The Wedding

Ready to get started?

We would welcome the opportunity to work with you and design your invitations and stationery! Contact us for more information and to schedule an appointment by phone or in person.

Lilly Pulitzer inspired wedding invitation