Inspiration for your wedding invitation ensemble

Texture and color bring Chelsea and Andrew’s invitation to life

We’ve collected some wedding invitation tips and photos of invitations our couples have used for their New Jersey wedding ceremony and wedding reception at Brooklake. Some of our couples choose to hold the ceremony at one location, and then the reception here. Many hold their wedding ceremony here at Brooklake for a more seamless day. Maybe you’ll see something here to inspire the look and feel of your wedding invitation.

Your wedding invitation is the first impression your guests will have of your special day. It will give them a glimpse into the style and tone of the celebration. A modern, minimalist invitation can set the tone for a contemporary wedding. On the other hand, a vintage-inspired invitation can give guests an idea of the elegance and romance to come. No matter what style you’re going for, there are countless ways to convey it through your wedding invitation. Here are some ideas:

Katy and Kevin’s ensemble features the invitation at the center of a gatefold

Summer Wedding Invitations

Summer at Brooklake is gorgeous! The beautiful sunshine, colorful flowers, sparkling pond and warm nights, make Brooklake’s Indoor/Outdoor wedding venue layout the perfect backdrop for your wedding. Here are some ideas for summer wedding invitations that will capture that ambience and make your guests smile. For a tropical summer wedding, choose bright colors and bold patterns. Bold, tropical flowers and palm leaves look great on an invitation, while wooden or bamboo accents give the design an authentic tropical feel. If a beach wedding is more your style, consider using a starfish or seashell design to set the tone. For a classic summer look, a pastel color palette and light, airy typography pair perfectly with a watercolor background.

Fall Wedding Invitations

Fall is the perfect time of year for a romantic wedding. The autumn foliage at Brooklake combined with the sunsets over our rolling hills and lake make it an ideal setting for a cozy, intimate celebration. To capture the season’s beauty, choose a wedding invitation that’s just as unique. When designing your fall wedding invitation, consider incorporating warm, earthy colors like deep reds, oranges, and yellows. Natural elements like leaves, acorns, and pumpkins make for a classic fall look. An invitation with a vintage or rustic style will also capture the season perfectly.

A classic crest and floral whimsy in Kristen and Connor’s invitation ensemble

Winter Wedding Invitations

Winter is a magical season for a wedding. With the twinkling lights, frosty temperatures, and Brooklake’s floor to ceiling windows you’ll bring the loveliness of the outside in, while still being warm and comfortable. To capture this special time of year, choose a wedding invitation to match. For a modern winter wedding, opt for a white and silver color palette and sleek, minimalist design. You can also add a touch of sparkle with a hint of glitter or shimmer. If you’re going for a more traditional look, consider using rich colors like navy or burgundy, and adding a snowflake or evergreen tree design. If you’re feeling creative, you can even add a unique wintery touch with a wax seal or ribbon closure.

Spring Wedding Invitations

Spring is such a lovely time for a wedding, especially here at Brooklake with the rolling hills, lake, veranda and romantic pathways for beautiful photo ops. With the warm temperatures, bright colors, and blooming flowers, it’s the perfect backdrop for a beautiful celebration. For a classic spring look, choose a light, airy color palette with pastel colors like pink, blue, and yellow. A floral design with romantic fonts will also set the tone perfectly. If you’re looking for something a bit more unique, consider adding a watercolor background or incorporating a butterfly or bird design.

Stephanie and Alec’s sleek and sophisticated invitation

Traditional invitations

With so many styles to choose from, it can be hard to decide which one is right for your wedding. Traditional wedding invitations tend to be very formal in style, with a classic and timeless look. They often feature a white or ivory card stock and come with an embossed or raised design. Traditional invitations are great for formal weddings and can be customized to match the wedding colors and theme.

Modern Wedding Invitations

Modern wedding invitations are the opposite of traditional, favoring a contemporary and minimalist design. They can be printed with bold colors and patterns, and feature unique text layouts and fonts. Modern invitations are perfect for couples who want their special day to reflect their unique style and personality.

A floral lining adds a pop of color and playfulness to Kaitlin and Chris’ invitation ensemble

Vintage wedding invitations

Vintage wedding invitations are a great way to add a touch of nostalgia to your wedding. They feature classic designs and typography, and often come printed on a textured card stock which adds a romantic, old-world feel. Vintage invitations are perfect for couples who want to evoke a sense of timelessness for their big day.

Rustic wedding invitations

Rustic wedding invitations are perfect for country-style weddings, featuring earthy tones and natural textures. They often feature woodgrain, burlap, and lace accents, and can be customized to match the outdoor theme of the wedding. Rustic invitations are great for couples who want to bring a touch of the outdoors to their special day.

No matter which style of wedding invitation you choose, it’s important to make sure that it reflects your personality and the theme of the wedding. By taking the time to find the perfect invitation, you’ll ensure that your guests have a wonderful first impression of your special day. If you’d like some advice for your wedding invitations or any aspect of your wedding day, speak to a Brooklake Event Specialist. Contact Us.