The more digital our world becomes, the greater my nostalgia for handwritten correspondence. The tactile nature of paper allows it to tell a story in a way email never could. The colors, textures and even scents of paper lure you beyond the words on the page and into a beautiful, sensory experience. Needless to say, collaborating with the brilliant Megan Gonzalez of MaeMae Paperie has been one of the highlights of wedding planning. I came to Megan with a list of adjectives describing how we'd like our celebration to feel. Her ability to translate this very abstract vision into the concrete design aspects of our invitation suite left me speechless. Here's a look at our latest brainstorm:
From MaeMae: We're aiming to create a sophisticated style with a nod to heirloom that will be made tactile through textured design & application. The design will reference well-loved library book covers, worn-in leather study chairs, handwritten letters with wax seals, and personalized emblem & patterns. The palette includes: faded textured blue, regal navy, rich tan & coffee, ivory, gold and copper. Think navy & gold antique library books, gold foil calligraphy, Italian natural paper enclosures, flat printed cards with dusty blue book-cloth texture, and navy letterpress on ivory paper as a nod to vintage title pages.