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The inspiration behind the Joshua Tree Destination Wedding Invitation Suite

Updated: Apr 8, 2019


There’s something magical and captivating about the desert. It’s graceful solitude, rugged beauty, and dusky palette make it full of wonder and enchantment.


Image: Gaby J Photography

So when I was asked to design a Destination Wedding Invitation Suite for a couple getting married in the Joshua Tree National Park, I tried to capture all of these qualities in my stationery suite - no easy task!



Thankfully, I had the perfect canvas to let my imagination run wild - yep you guessed it, our signature handmade paper and beautifully textured card stock which showcase the illustrations and colours so nicely.


And there was no shortage of beautiful imagery from which to distil my creative musings.  



Image Sources: 

~ Second Row: Gaby J Photography, as seen in Style me Pretty - Editorial: Two Designers' Minimalist Elopement in Joshua Tree

~ Third Row: Gaby J Photography

~ Last Row: Kayla Barker Fine Art Photographer, as seen in Style me Pretty - Editorial: Film Photography + Gorgeous Florals Combine for this Wedding Inspiration Win

~ All images of True Paper Tales stationery were photographed by yours truly, and images from Gaby J Photography and Kayla Barker were provided with permission




As a side note, which is totally not relevant - I also had donuts for my wedding. Nothing better.


The subtle yet stunning colours of Joshua Tree National Park, captured so beautifully by these talented photographers, made it very easy to design my mood board.


Image: Kayla Barker

Image: Gaby J Photography

And so after pouring over all of these incredible images, my vision for the suite became clear and the soft shades of desert rose and sage became the primary colour palette. The colours are subtle so as not to overwhelm the other styling that the couple wanted to feature in their wedding.



"Join us by the Joshua Tree"

Joshua Tree Wedding Invitation Suite


Can't decide between our textured card stock or handmade paper? Well you can mix and match these papers in your stationery suite! AND, I think that the illustrations and colours look just as a magical on both papers, so it's  a win-win.  


If you love this Wedding Invitation Suite, we actually offer it as a Semi-Custom package! And you can add your own customised illustrations if you so wish.


If you're not getting married in Joshua Tree, fret not, we will happily design an invitation suite based on your destination and you can customise it to your hearts content. View a sample of the Destination Wedding Suites we have completed for couples on our Instagram page or see the semi-custom suites we offer on our website.  


And please feel free to contact us at any time to ask about creating an invitation suite for your wedding or elopement or engagement! We would love nothing more than to bring your vision to life on pretty paper. 


Sarah xox Owner / Designer

True Paper Tales