Ashley and Mike met in New York and had many dates at Bemelmans Bar, named in honor of Ludwig Bemelmans, creator of the Madeline children’s books. The walls are covered with his illustrations, featuring many animals frolicking in the woods. Ashley and Mike wanted to capture that magic and whimsy in their invitations, and we were super excited to oblige as we are big fans of classic children's book illustrations.
The save the dates capture the animals dancing at dusk on the barn where Ashley and Mike tied the knot, and the invitations move into a nighttime world, layered in three colors with the handwritten text filling up the full moon. These pieces are all about the details. Each animal and plant was chosen especially for each spot. We love their color scheme which was inspired by natural plant dyes.