An Inviting Design

Give guests a glimpse into your upcoming wedding day with a beautifully designed invitation suite.
Written by
Sara Hubbard


Oregon Bride Spring/Summer 2022

When guests receive a save-the-date in the mail, it is their first impression of your wedding. An invitation suite sets the tone and expectations for the big day, yet for the engaged couple, it often can be an afterthought when facing ostensibly bigger decisions, such as florals, dress and venue. But consider treating your invitations as a teaser for what’s to come, as Aisle Ready Events has done in coordination with The Scribblist when designing this garden party invitation suite, which ties together all the themes of the main event.

In its arrangements, Ribbon and Twine Floral cultivated a palette of reds, pinks and sunny yellows similar to that used in the flora bordering the invitation.

“I wanted to bring in a modern element while complementing the natural beauty of the gardens,” says Jodie Stansbury of Aisle Ready Events. Tied with a white ribbon and with a gold wax seal, the translucent vellum wrap features a watercolor illustration of Oakwood Gardens’ intricate gate.

Dream Cakes has crafted a three-tier confection that features the vivid blooms seen on the invitation, making the cake look as though it jumped straight out of the envelope.

A watercolor rendition of Oakwood Gardens’ pond, complete with lily pads and horsetail, floats across the bottom half of the details card.



Bridal Attire
Groom's Attire
Hair and Makeup
Lindsay Buell and Tommy Ollmann
Wedding Planner and Designer