A Modern Acrylic Watercolor Invitation Inspired by The Brooklyn Museum

Acrylic wedding invitation

It takes creativity to set an event apart with contemporary twists. This chic wedding held at The Brooklyn Museum was inspired by #CeciBride Tammy’s modern style and traditional background. Since the couple was getting married at an art museum which had such a signature look, we had fun playing with different ways of bringing new life to her invitation while staying true to traditions. The goal was to perfectly mix their love for modern art with their dreams of an elegant wedding. 

We envisioned an acrylic invitation that highlighted the iconic museum in a picturesque watercolor. Like all of her creations, Ceci paid special attention to every last detail to make sure depth was brought to the painting with each brushstroke. As curious designers, we first experimented with a variety of images of The Brooklyn Museum to explore which composition looked best as seen below in our evolution video. Adding in the bride’s accent colors through light pink tones in cascading cherry blossoms softly brought the scene to life. We then focused on how to bring dimension to the suite with innovative techniques and modern texture. We introduced the idea of a clear acrylic overlay atop the watercolor with foil stamping that sparkled upon the eye-catching background. Since an invitation should never slip on its functionality, the legibility of the event details was a very important component in mastering this design. We tested a variety of foil options for the text to ensure that every word was captured as precisely as possible and easy to read for guests of all ages. 

Scenes from Ceci Johnson's desk as she painted the Brooklyn Museum. 

Below, our design evolution video gives an inside look into our process and thoughtful creativity.

The invitation was encased in a pearl shimmer custom converted envelope that carried the same shine from the foil on the acrylic invitation inside through the outside elements. A dusting of foil stamped sparkles sprinkled the envelope liner that was die-cut in a curved shape, finished with a personalized silver monogram. Black script was hand calligraphed onto each invitation, bringing a clean and classic feel to the entire suite. For an added personal touch, Tammy opted for custom stamps that mirrored the watercolor scenery in her invitation.

Hear from Tammy herself about her experience working with Ceci New York. Thank you Tammy! Your words mean the world to us. 

"Working with Ceci Johnson and her #TeamCeci was an incredible experience. Not only is the team fun and relatable, but also so professional and hardworking. After introducing a few concepts for an invitation, Ceci, with her unique artistic talent, transformed our vision into a reality. From the beginning of the process, I completely trusted her experience, creative input, and many ideas, and I knew I was right to do so. We were blown away by their attention to detail, and how cohesive the invitation and envelope looked together. As were our guests, who were so excited to receive it! Many referred to the piece as more than an invitation, but a work of art. The invitations created a beautiful introduction to our wedding day, and we have always been so happy that we chose Ceci New York!"


Explore more about this event and our inspirations by reading An Elegant Spring Wedding at The Brooklyn Museum With A Modern Twist.


Invitation Design & Event Branding: Ceci New York

Custom Watercolor: Ceci New York

Venue: Brooklyn Museum

Photography: The Day

Event Planner: Jessica Jordan Events

Event Designer: Jeannie Fortunato Designs

Dress: Mira Zwillinger

Dress: Mark Ingram Atelier

Hair and Makeup: Beautini

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