custom Wedding INvitation Design

You're engaged!

- Day of details start with a custom tote full of goodies and a watercolor map to guide your guests through the wedding weekend.

- We'll continue with a thoughtful program to guide them through the ceremony and custom menus to illustrate the delicious menu you've carefully planned.

- Then we'll tie the festivities up in a pretty bow with a customized favor after they send you away under a shower of confetti and waving flags personalized with your names and wedding date. 

- Last but not least, a set of customized thank you's will help you express your gratefulness to the family and friends who supported you and celebrated with you.

He popped the question,
you said yes, now you're planning for the day you'll tie the knot!

The Illustrated Life will help you tell your story with beautifully curated paper goods.

- 5x7 invitation
- A7 envelope
- response card 
- response card envelope

then personalize it with all the pieces that tell your story

- illustrated maps
- envelope printing
- envelope liners
- vintage postages
- wax seals
- ribbon
- foil invitations 

Start with the basic suite

about The Wedding INvitation process

Process & Time

The design process for a suite takes between 6-8 weeks, depending on the number of details. Day of details are designed in advance and delivered 1-2 weeks before the day of the occasion. 

The vision

After you fill out the above form, I will get in touch with you to discuss your dream invitations. Then I'll work with you to create a mood board with colors, fonts, and photos to help clarify your vision. 

pricing, quotes & Policies

I will send you a custom quote based on the information you share in the form above. The average bride will spend $2500 on a three-piece suite with postage and day-of-details and $750 on save the dates.
Once we've decided to work together (yay!), I will send you an invoice, and a retainer payment of 50% will be required before the next step begins. 

The 50% down payment is non-refundable upon cancellation. If you cancel during the design process, you will not receive any refund. Remaining 50% of payment is due before your invitations are printed. I will do my utmost to create invitations that you will love. However, if there is any issue after delivery is complete and I review your situation carefully and consider a refund under the circumstances.


There will be several opportunities for you to see the invitations during the design stage. I will ask for your feedback and make adjustments accordingly. You will receive a digital proof when the design has been finalized.

get started

To begin the process of inquiry for wedding invitation suites, please fill out this form! 


"I purchased a custom watercolor of a newly built home for a couple's wedding gift and it turned out beautifully. The couple loved it and was happy to receive such a special gift by a very talented artist!" 
- Kate

"Our wedding maps beyond exceeded my expectations! Lydia is so talented and was so easy to work with. Her final product brought tears to my eyes. Thank you, Lydia! We are so happy to have these wedding maps as part of our invitation suite, and love having it as a memento from our wedding." 
- Jess

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