at the eleventh hour, alexis and damon were forced to change the location of their palm springs, california, destination wedding to the alcazar hotel, meaning literally "spanish palace," an intimate boutique hotel with distinctive clay tile roof, moorish horseshoe-shaped arches and an ornate pepper tree gate of iron and stained glass. much of the creative inspiration for their invitations, though, had been drawn from the couple's original wedding location, the korakia pensione, a restored historic moroccan villa that "blends the silhouette of tangier with a whisper of the mediterranean" to create an oasis in the california desert canyons. the couple combined desert succulents, citrus oranges and lemons in wooden crates with natural linens for decoration and added plum purple to round out their color scheme. the silk-screened patterns were inspired by the art of moroccan zellige, an enameled tilework of colorful geometric shapes. coincidentally, the same tiled patterns, known as azulejo in spanish, are also prevalent in houses and palaces around spain and portugal.
• silk screening on natural unbleached osnaburg fabric
• digital color printing on recycled stock
• blind embossing
• calling cards with wedding website
• hand-dyed hemp cord
• kraft brown envelopes
• custom cd cases with plastic disc clips and pepper tree branch illustrations