For this delicate and classic wedding suite, I printed the bride's own hand-lettering onto thick cottony paper. The result was timeless, and for the couple, a sweet and lasting personalized way to announce (and remember) their special day.
One of the best parts of creating bespoke wedding paper is the chance to help incorporate these extra-special features into each new piece. The creativity of my clients never ceases to amaze me, and I love having the chance to collaborate and create something together.
If you're looking to create customized paper for your event, here are a few ideas for inspiration:
Highlight a landmark
Does the location of your event have special significance? Are you getting married under a 100 year-old oak tree? Will you say your vows in the same chapel in which your parents were married? Perhaps depicting an image for sentimental value could express the meaning of place to your guests.
Say it with a Song
Do you love the lyrics from an old Ella Fitzergerald ballad? Are your already busy concocting the perfect dance playlist to incorporate all your favorite love songs through the ages? Borrow phrases from some of your favorite songs as you compile the wording for your invitation or ask guests to request a song for the mix on the reply card.
Tell Your Story
Did you meet your fiancée while on hike in the Blue Ridge Mountains? Do you both have a penchanct for bird-watching? Are you hosting your wedding at a seaside inn? Consider incorporating an appropriate pattern or motif into your design. Envelope liners are a great way to add color and pattern to an otherwise classic design.
Do the Write Thing
Love the look of a simple hand-written invitation? Have you always loved your grandmother's penmanship or the way your mom writes her thank-you notes? Have someone you love write out the invitation (like above). Such and elegant and sweet way to connect your family to your wedding day.
As you may have noticed from my holiday card project, I've recently discovered the sheer joy of hunting for themed vintage postage stamps. Picking a sweet and specific theme for your postage stamps is another way to add some flair to your suite. Love wildlife? Use collages of bird, butterfly, and flora stamps. Are you big art gallery-goers? Find some old stamps depicting the works of painters and artists.
Adding thoughtful details to your paper can be oh-so-fun, and the possibilities are endless!