pink and white floral arch wedding invitation

For many modern brides, floral wedding invitations sound a bit too traditional. Maybe a little too sweet. Perhaps they even remind them of their parents' 1980s wedding invitations.  But today's floral invitations are very pretty and completely chic (I mean, seriously, just look at the floral archway example above).  Here are a few different trends in floral wedding invitations that we think you will appreciate!

Watercolor Illustrations

We recently showed you the latest and greatest in the world of watercolor wedding invitations, and floral design is a huge element with this craze. It's elegant and light and with the addition of cool fonts (especially like the metallic script below) can make a thoroughly modern statement.

pink and gold watercolor flowers wedding invitation suite

The great thing about watercolor illustrations is that you can hint at the flowers that will play a role in your wedding (like the anemones below), or just show off all the colors in your palette.

rustic wedding invitation with watercolor anemones

For an extra pop, find watercolor-style floral invites with lined envelopes to really emphasize the hues (below).

bright floral wedding invitation with watercolor flowers
Nostalgia, Not Kitsch

We love updated interpretations of classic themes like vintage and retro. This is probably why we adore these darling little invitations full of sweet flowers, without being too cloying. Below, this Kraft paper invite uses vintage-inspired font and tiny, bright flowers.

retro wedding invitation with bright flowers on Kraft paper with white font

Do you have a muted or pastel color palette for your vintage event?  Use one of these pretty floral invites, either with the flowers featured boldly on the envelope lining (below, left) or to create a header and footer for the text (below, right).

mint and peach lined envlopes with Kraft paper wedding invitation
mint and peach floral wedding invitation

This peachy floral illustration (below) invite would be adorable for a retro wedding with a 1950s vibe!

peach and blush floral wedding invitation with retro font

Moody Palettes

But flowers aren't all bubblegum pink and mint green.  As brides start to plan their fall and winter weddings, we are digging these moody, deep-toned floral invitations that we seem to be seeing everywhere lately.

botany illustration inspired wedding invitation in deep jewel tones

From botany textbook-inspired illustrations (above) to backgrounds perfect for a woodsy wedding (below), these floral invitations show off the power of dark greens, garnets, and mustard yellows.

flower and woodgrain wedding invitation suite with gold envelopes

Absolutely perfect for a modern reception are these deep red and blush blooms set against a black background (below).

modern floral wedding invitation with black background

If you want your floral invitation to use bolder colors, but still have the breezy feel of a summer wedding, try one with a watercolor design and broad, scrawling font (below). It instantly has more of a relaxed, laidback vibe than the other examples above.

bright watercolor wedding invitation with flowers and leaves

Ink Sketches

Another trending invitation design element is the use of ink sketches. Usually in dark colors on light paper, these designs look stunning all on their own, or accompanied by metallic details (below).  This navy ink sketch below is perfect for couples who want a navy and gold palette (hard to find in a world of black and gold invitations).

navy and gold wedding invitation with ink sketch of flowers

We also think this blue and purple sketch below is a simple, but beautiful, pattern for a summer garden wedding (below).

ink sketch wedding invitation with floral wreath as border

Are you a bride who wants her modern wedding to be sleek and streamlined, but still have a little warmth and personality?  Try a black and white floral sketch, like this wreath drawing (below) for a classic invite to your event.

modern wedding invitation with black and white floral wreath

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