Go for a Patriotic Look: Summer Wedding Invitation Alterations to ‘True Elegance’

July weddings have long been the source of summertime styles, especially that red-white-and-blue patriotic look. Since this year the Fourth of July indeed falls on a Saturday–a popular wedding day at the height of the season–we’ve pulled together an elegant summer wedding invitation inspired by this very American holiday. Forget stars and stripes, though. We’re keeping it classic by transforming our classic True Elegance wedding invitation. Muted blues and just the right red create a rustic yet elegant patriotic look. See how the Fourth of July can inspire you!

summer-wedding-invitationsInvitation Alteration of ‘True Elegance‘  ||  Bride from Charla Storey via Grey Likes Weddings  ||  Groom from Carolly Photography via Style Me Pretty  ||  Berries from Ruth Eileen via Style Me Pretty  ||  Shoes from Justin Marantz via Style Me Pretty

We didn’t change the layout or monogram at all from the original wedding invitation. Instead, we made the patriotic transformation entirely with color and a few new details. With considerable color inspiration from Old Glory, a red envelope lining echoes the berries in the bouquet and a terrific pair of bridal shoes! All of it goes hand-in-hand with the navy on ecru, which keeps a softer look very classy. Note the groom’s muted shades of blue – more casual like our sans-serif typeface but tasteful too. What other rustic patriotic details could you dream up?

Alterations to Create this Summer Wedding Invitation Design

Here’s 5 lovely alterations we made to get this rustic yet elegant patriotic look:

  • Used an ecru paper for a softer look
  • Added a round corner die-cut
  • Switched to a red envelope lining
  • Changed all-cap serif type to a lowercase sans-serif typeface
  • Printed in Navy and Oatmeal color inks


Create Your Own Unique Look

It’s easy to get the look you want by working with an expert at one of our retail stationery partner stores, including our own Kleinfeld Paper boutique in Manhattan. If you’re already planning a trip to Kleinfeld’s for your wedding dress, be sure to make an appointment with a Kleinfeld Paper Invitation Specialist. Or, for something closer to home, find a retailer near you to discuss the look and style of your wedding day.

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