IT DOESN’T GET ANY MORE PERSONAL THAN YOUR WEDDING; A DAY ENTIRELY ABOUT YOU AS A COUPLE. SO WHY NOT ADD THE PERSONAL TOUCH TO YOUR INVITATIONS TOO?
Surrounded by images of weddings – from social media featuring real weddings to wedding magazines and blogs with styled shoots and adverts – all showcasing a myriad of different styles and themes, it can be difficult to know where to start when planning a look for your own wedding.
An easy place to start is your wedding venue. Save-the-date cards and invitations should give your guests a hint of what’s to come, so it makes sence that stationery for a wedding in barn or woodland setting would be quite different to that in a manor house or castle. But why not take it a step further and include an image of the venue you’ve chosen? After all, that particular place that spoke to you and you’ve chosen it to host your special day for a reason.
But what else makes your wedding different? What is special to you as a couple and says something about your relationship and the journey you’ve been on together?
A stationery consultation should delve into this exact detail. It’s not just about the colour you’ve chosen, or the type of flowers or typography you like. How did you meet? Chloé and Rich met at Heathrow Airport when traveling – in different groups – to Tanzania. Both were climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and by chance met again in a bar at the bottom of the mountain! This story is gold dust to a stationery designer and we delighted in creating an invitation to reflect their fantastic story.
Another similar story, this time closer to home, came from Daniel and Harriet. They met on Harriet’s family fruit and veg stall in London… apparently he threw dates at her to get her attention!! They wanted their day to be romantic and fun and their glitter backed invitation with a London market stall illustration certainly reflects that.
Heritage is another great way to personalise your stationery. Gala, from Spain and David, from England, wanted to showcase the countries they were born in, so we created a gold foil geometric ‘bull and lion’ motif to represent them as a couple. A similar theme was created for James (from Wales) and Rebecca (from Scotland). Their purple wallet was laser cut with their national flowers which also featured on the invitation inside.
If you’d prefer to keep your invitation more traditional, your table plan can be used to incorporate a fun theme on the day. We love recent designs for a couple that met on the Tube, and the Isle of Man TT race themed table plan for a motorbike loving couple. Whatever your passions, history or story, your guests will delight in truly personal stationery designs which you will treasure forever.
Credits: We would like to credit some of the fantastic photographers that have contributed towards this website – Jeff Oliver Photography, Love Pear, Samantha Jones Photography, Louise Detmer Photography, Andrew Franklin Photography, Carla Guest Photography, James Grist Photography