"Modern beach" done right

Invites & Stationery, NY, NJ and CT
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Courtesy of Melangerie Inc.

One of my favorite recent discoveries in the world of graphic design is Melangerie Inc., a Brooklyn-based custom design consultancy owned by Julie Tinker and Elana Dweck. (Read more about all the fabulous things they do in the current issue of Brides New York, on newsstands now.)

Elana just sent me photos of one of their latest projects that I wanted to share: A custom invitation suite designed for a couple who married on a beach in St. Maarten. "It was a beach wedding, but more on the formal side, so we wanted to give it a modern aesthetic," says Elana. The result was an invitation that paid homage to the seaside setting, without veering into cheesy beach motif territory. Each wedding event was indicated on a separate card joined together by a coordinating band. When assembled, the invitation referenced the ocean's tide. Check out more photos of the paper suite by clicking here. —Lauren Matthews, editor, Brides New York

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