Seaside Elegance: Custom Beach Wedding Invitations

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Imagine exchanging vows at a picturesque beach, with the rhythmic sound of the waves and the soft sand beneath your feet. Mara and Marc’s seaside-inspired wedding invitations blend elegance and whimsy, capturing the essence of a coastal celebration like no other. 

Working together, we enhance these cherished moments through meticulously crafted wedding invitations, save-the-dates, menus, place cards, and more. Each piece is not just tailored, but intricately designed to reflect the unique essence of your special day, ensuring that your wedding stationery is a true reflection of your love story.

Tan Color Swatch.
Aqua Color Swatch.
Dark Teal Color Swatch.

Creating Memories: The Story of Mara & Marc

Meet Mara and Marc, a couple captivated by the allure of a beach wedding along the Gulf shores of Apalachicola Bay in Florida.  They were drawn to the idea of simplistic yet personalized wedding stationery that would mirror the beauty of their chosen locale. Their destination ceremony on a tropical island, followed by a reception at a local Airbnb with a touch of maritime charm, was a testament to their unique love story. Their invitations, inspired by the surrounding seagrass and the historic charm of the circa-1907 Gibson Inn, set the stage for a truly one-of-a-kind event.

tri fold beach wedding invitation.

Designing with Purpose

Simplicity formed the cornerstone of Mara and Marc’s vision, but simplicity always equates to something other than dullness in my design philosophy. Imagine exchanging vows at a picturesque beach, with the rhythmic sound of the waves and the soft sand beneath your feet. Mara and Marc’s seaside-inspired wedding invitations blend elegance and whimsy, capturing the essence of a coastal celebration like no other. Each piece, from their save-the-dates to the day-of elements, is imbued with purpose and elegance. Their chosen color palette, reminiscent of sea glass green, ecru, and light khaki, serves as a subtle nod to the natural hues of the region, setting the tone for the celebration to come.

beach wedding day-of stationery pieces.
beach wedding place cards.
beach wedding thank you notecard.

Craftsmanship That Speaks Volumes

Upon receiving their invitations, Mara and Marc’s guests were greeted with a tactile delight — the subtle letterpress blind impression sleeve, a whisper of the magic to come. As their out-of-town guests arrived, they were welcomed with hotel bags adorned with the same beach seagrass illustration, accompanied by a curated selection of treats and local information, inviting them to immerse themselves in the charm of Apalachicola. Each element was meticulously crafted, reflecting our commitment to creating a memorable experience for every guest.

welcome letter for destination beach wedding.
ceremony program for beach wedding.
out-of-town hotel bag for wedding guests.

Personal Touches

At the heart of their celebration lies a deeply personal touch — the distribution of flasks filled with whiskey, a nostalgic nod to the shared pleasure that brought them together in the first place. As their guests bid farewell, they carry a token of appreciation and a tangible memory of the evening’s festivities, evoking warmth and nostalgia.

letterpress printing close-up.

Crafting Their Vision

My process began with a deep dive into Mara and Marc’s vision and the aesthetics of their wedding. I sought to understand the intricacies of their story, drawing inspiration from the elements that made it uniquely theirs. Their wedding stationery pieces were not just paper; they were meticulously crafted works of art designed to bring the beauty and serenity of the ocean to their special day. This collaborative approach ensures that your vision and love story are at the heart of every design, like the waves upon the shore.

cocktail napkin with quote.
beach wedding invitation.
beach wedding ceremony program.
Save the Date for Beach wedding.

Shaping A Coastal Love Story

At Sugar Pear Design, every wedding tells a unique love story. As a full-service creative studio specializing in custom wedding invitations and wedding day stationery design, I pride myself on transforming your vision into tangible works of art. Let’s start the conversation to begin your journey toward unforgettable memories and beautifully crafted stationery.


ADDY® design award winner

Letterpress printed invitation sleeve


Custom postage stamp

Itinerary & welcome for out-of-town guests

Custom tote bag for out-of-town guests

Ceremony programs

Beverage drink napkins with teal foil

Seating cards

Label design for whiskey flask favors

Personalized notecards

Thank you so much for all your work designing and printing our wedding pieces. They were exactly what we wanted — they were definitely ‘us’! The beautiful illustrations fit perfectly with the locale. So glad we found you!


Stationery & Paper Goods: Sugar Pear Design | Ceremony Venue: Florida State Parks, St. George Island State Park | Reception Venue: Gibson Inn | Photography: Sarah McGilvray Photography | Event Design/Planning/Coordination: Bayside Weddings & Events | Floral: Bayside Weddings & Events | Music: Wombat Sound | Confections: Rhonda Tull Cakes | Rings: Shane Co. | Stationery Photography: Rankin Images | Editorial Feature: Wedding Planner & Guide

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Custom wedding invitations & wedding day stationery design studio based in Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Designing for couples & events worldwide.

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