Beach Island Wedding Invitation

My clients Sallie and Garrett were married last summer in a little beach camp style resort called The Bitter End Yacht Club – it is hailed as one of the top resorts in the world.  From seeing the photographs – it truly feels like a summer camp nestled in the middle of the British Virgin Islands.  Not a bad location for a wedding – huh?

We had a ton of fun designing this invitation and pulling in all of the various beach details into the design.  Sallie wanted the design to encompass a mix of these elements: Camp style, beach flair with traditional east coast inspiration from J Crew.

The invitation itself was composed of a natural beach grass paper.  It literally feels like a basket in a paper form.  This paper has so much texture and depth it feels amazing in your hands – hearty and natural.  The front of each invitation features a circular logo tag with the anchor rope motif which was carried throughout the design.  The invitation functioned like a gate fold with pockets featured on the right and left flaps when opened.  We custom glued a blue speckletone paper to the inside of the beach grass paper to give the design a tropical ocean feel.  The formal invitation card was found at the center of the design.  Two cards were enclosed inside each pocket.  Fun details were incorporated into the cards including a “packing list” for the guys and gals, old style travel stamps and a vintage map of the “Bitter End”.


We had such a blast creating this super unique design!  Thank you to Autumn Burke for the amazing photographs!

Filed under: JS Design Tagged: anchor, basket, beach, beach grass, beach invitation, beach wedding invitation, blue, ocean, rope
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