green, white and gold modern wedding invitation

2019 Weddings: Invitation Flat Lays

Over the past few years, the concept of the “flat lay” has exploded in the wedding world. These stylized photos can be used to capture anything from your wedding stationery, your jewelry, shoes and even flowers from your wedding day. Or any combination of those items!

I love working on flay lay photos. It is one final way for me to exercise my creativity for your wedding day. Some photographers can create them on the wedding morning, some take the items home and document them after the fact. Either way, it is helpful if you have these items gathered and ready for your photographer when they arrive on your wedding day.

Stationery with Blues and Metallics

custom watercolor crest wedding invitation
Genevieve Leiper Photography
blue and white wedding invitation with Washington DC motif
Whole Heart Studios
traditional blue and white wedding invitation
Bokeh Lane Photography
wedding invitation with shades of blue and purple with foil confetti
Wolfcrest Photography
olive branch wedding stationery with copper and blue
Kurstin Roe Photography

A lot of blues and metallics in the 2019 wedding stationery with us. Watercolor, crests and location-based motifs are still very popular with wedding invitations. Some photographers will bring small collection of props (like ring boxes or bowls, the vintage postage, velvet ribbon, and even a backdrop) to add to the flay lay design.

silver and gold modern wedding invitation by Minted
Eli Turner Studios

Invitations with Warmer Tones

custom peach floral wedding invitation
Plume Photography

Above, we have a custom, peachy floral invitation design for a colorful summer wedding. Below we see that pinks and purples are still very popular when it comes to wedding stationery!

pink and purple floral watercolor wedding invitations
Erin Kelleher
pale purple and rose gold wedding invitation from Minted
Jodi and Kurt

Below is a flat lay I did myself, with a stunning stationery suite of gold, white and deep green. The stationery is actually elevated (not flat!) off the backdrop with little riser blocks so that I can tuck the flowers underneath like so.

green, gold and white wedding invitation - Washington DC wedding
Procopio Photography

I also have round ups of wedding stationery flat lays over the past 4 years: 2018 weddings,  2017 weddings2016 weddings and 2015 weddings.

If you want to see more from my 2019 real weddings, you can click to see the jewelry,  the bridesmaid attire, men’s attireshoescakesbouquets and a data-driven analysis.