Emma and Matt
Well, what to say about this suite of invitations! When you are your own client, designing becomes incredibly difficult. Mostly because I am very hard to please - I just want everything! I wanted every printing method, every detail.
The save the dates are on super thick cotton paper, individually watercoloured with a pink wash and letterpressed with grey ink. They were then backed with a marble design and wrapped in vellum. Finally they were wax sealed and popped in the post surrounded in a navy envelope featuring white calligraphy.
The invitations, menus and RSVPs are gold foiled, gold gilt edged and blind debossed with the outline of paper cranes that my Mum made thousands of for the day!
The package was wrapped in vellum and sealed with a single navy monogram wax seal, oversized at 40mm across.
The 'Wilson Wedding Guide' was a booklet I designed for our UK guests to introduce them to the Island we love so much and a handy place to keep all the wedding details. Most importantly we marked all our favourite restaurants and drinking spots!
The envelopes were adorned with a collage of vintage manx stamps and white ink calligraphy, before having our monogram debossed into the envelope flap and sealed.
The menus were printed on vellum, personalised with calligraphy and then secured into an outer leaf.
The order of service were very special to me. I wanted a document which recorded everything so I could look back on it and it would be complete. The covers are on soft cotton paper, letterpressed. The inside pages are printed with the entire service. Both components were then stitched together by a very talented student I employed the help of.
The confetti cones were created out of Disney children's books and stuffed with lovely rose petals.
The place names were calligraphy cards sealed along with gold foil in resin, and finished with gold animals. I was going for a favour and place name in one, and they were truly unique works of art! Everyone has kept them.