Retro wedding invitations using color and shapes

This post is all about how to use color in your wedding invitation suite to make it feel retro and 70's inspired! Here at Nicety Studio, we're big believers in the use of color and how it can influence your wedding, achieving a unique and sophisticated look and feel. 

Pairing color and the right design can have a huge effect on how your guests will interpret what kind of wedding they'll be attending. That's why we focus on strong  typography, layout, luxury printing, and luxury papers. We want your wedding to feel luxurious and sophisticated rather than like a themed birthday party, and we definitely don't want you to look back on your invitations and cringe!

One of our past favorite invitation suites was for a wedding in Todos Santos, Mexico, where the couple wanted their invitations to have a retro feel, while reflecting their wedding venue Hotel San Cristobal and bringing in elements of the desert landscape. 

The way we achieved this was through specific printing techniques, texture, patterns, and of course, color! Their invitation suite featured layered die cut pill shaped cards, which mimic pattern and iconography found in 70s designs. This concept was pushed further on the main invitation card, where we used a blind debossed border alongside gold foiled names and letterpress text. 

I love to use neutral tones as my base color palette, alongside brighter, bolder papers. This ensures the palette remains sophisticated, elegant, and timeless. This worked well with our nod to the desert landscape, and we were able to create a warm and inviting retro inspired color palette without making it feel OTT. 

We also chose to bring in some embellishments to really give it the wow factor! This included a pattern for the envelope liner that can be found in the hotel, a letterpressed sun to hold the suite together, and a sunset wax seal. 


If you'd like to inquire about our custom wedding invitations, please contact us through the form on our custom wedding invitation page here.

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