Lake Tahoe watercolor wedding invitation Blue and red vintage letterpress wedding invitation Hand painted map of Lake Tahoe

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Lake Tahoe Wedding Invitation

Elisa & Ryan

We were so excited when Elisa and Ryan came to us with their vision to create unique wedding invitations inspired by La Belle Epoque and Art Nouveau styling for their Lake Tahoe destination wedding. We hand-painted a beautiful, whimsical map of Lake Tahoe which wrapped around the entire package. The invitation suite is accented by deep, rich letterpress and textural details like watercolor papers, woodgrain embossed paper and rich raspberry edge painting.

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 Lake Tahoe 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.

Letterpress on woodgrain embossed bellyband Watercolor Lake Tahoe map La Belle Epoque typography Reply Envelope letterpess Art Nouveau Reply Card Blue and red letterpress typography Art Deco rehearsal dinner card

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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 Lake Tahoe 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 green modern inspiration
Art Nouveau and Lake Tahoe wedding inspiration

SKETCHES

We began the process with some different invitation directions all centering around a Belle Epoque, Art Nouveau style with touches of rustic Lake Tahoe elements. We designed elegant period border elements and combined them with crisp contemporary typography for a unique look.

Invitation with Lake Tahoe map

ILLUSTRATION

We hand painted a custom watercolor of Lake Tahoe with icons of the wedding venue as well as some other regional highlights that were important to the bride and groom.

Watercolor map of Lake Tahoe

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.

Art Nouveau monograms

Color Study

Once the couple had chosen a cover design, we experimented with a few different color combinations and options all within the palette of jewel tones.

Art Nouveau folders

Design Refinement

After establishing the look and feel of the suite, we extended the design to the envelopes, enclosure and reply cards and further refined it, perfecting all the details and illustrations.

Belle Epoque envelopes

Details, details, details

Every element and detail in the suite is carefully considered. We refine the design, typography and sizing on screen before preparing it for the production process

Bellyband with wood embossing

Design Extension

We also embarked on the process of extending the design to stationery for the wedding day itself from menus and programs to place cards and table cards. The result was polished and completely bespoke.

Lake Tahoe Art Nouveau menu, program and wedding day stationery

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.

Art Nouveau wedding invitation
Lake Tahoe 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.

Lake Tahoe watercolor destination wedding invitation