Eva & Stewart


Eva and Stewart approached me early in 2017 to create something wonderful for their guests. Their wedding is to be held in Eva's small home town in Slovakia. It will be an intimate affair with just close family and friends. Due to this, the couple chose to create invitations that are incredibly special and that their guests will most definitely keep!

The first 'must do', was to incorporate both the English and Slovak languages on each invitation. Secondly, the wedding will be held in Autumn so the colours were yellows, reds, browns and golds to evoke the time of year.

Eva and Stewart had lots of ideas and were dream clients in terms of direction and open-mindedness.

Every guest received an invitation pack with three letterpressed components. The invitation itself, an order of the day, and a gift poem were all hand printed onto extra thick soft cotton paper. Each piece was printed in English and Slovak which was double backed on yellow, orange and red thick card.

The package was then wrapped in the Oh My Pen & Press signature vellum wrap and tied with rustic twine before being wax sealed shut. The final touch was a hand pressed and dried autumn leaf imported from the US.

For immediate family, the main invitation was replicated in acrylic. Both language versions were laser etched onto clear acrylic. Those same imported dried leaves were arranged and sandwiched between each piece and each piece was then wrapped in vellum and finished the same way.

Finally every invitation was presented to guests in a box finished with hand dyed silk ribbon and their names written in gold ink.

These invitations were so much fun to design and create and the acrylic pieces in particular are such an amazing keepsake for the family members lucky to receive them!