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Cari and Anthony’s Fun Beach Wedding

Fun Beach Wedding in Isla Bella, Florida Keys

Cari and Anthony had planned a gorgeous destination wedding in Greece – before the pandemic hit. When their plans were forced to change, they decided to pivot and take some of the Grecian beach energy they’d hoped for into a similar atmosphere in the Florida Keys.

The result? An incredibly fun event that somehow still managed to be an elegant take on a beach wedding. The atmosphere was incredible – Cari and Anthony held a pool party instead of a rehearsal dinner, served up late-night pizza at the end of the evening, and (in a big twist) surprised their guests with a cocktail reception before the ceremony even started! This wedding lived up to every hope – it was just brimming with energy and joy.

Hand Painted Wedding Invitations in a Grecian Color Scheme

We started to stoke guests’ excitement from day one, with the luxurious custom hand-painted wedding invitations! Cari actually spotted our hand-painted acrylic invitations on our Instagram feed. She was searching specifically for acrylic invitations and loved how colorful and unique our designs were.

When we started talking about a design scheme for her wedding stationery, we came up with a design incorporating her wedding colors – aqua blue, palm green, and a darker Mediterranean blue, with metallic accents in silver and champagne. We used clear acrylic for the material, printed with white ink, and then I hand-painted colorful brushstrokes on the back of each piece. We paired this with vibrant blue envelopes and matching details cards.
When you create hand-painted wedding invitations like this, every single invitation is unique. The care and individual attention are so tangible – when a guest opens their envelope, they can feel it immediately. They know that they’re in for an amazing time! If hand-painted wedding invitations are something you’d like to explore, feel free to request a free quote today. I’d love to work with you on something really special!

Vendor Credits:

Venue: Isla Bella
Photography: Evan Rich Photography
Dress: From Boca Bridal, designed by Romana Keveza
Cake: Unique Dlites Custom Cakes
Invitations: Fine Day Press