I recently had the pleasure of working on this delightful handmade invitation. It was a nice small order and my bride was keen to have all the trimmings including torn edges, hand dyed silk ribbon, calligraphy and a wax seal!
I was asked to include olive branches in the design and to keep it clean and simple. I was so pleased with how the final designs came out and it was very pleasing making up the final invitations and adding the guest names with calligraphy.
The invitations are printed on bockingford hot press watercolour paper which has a lovely smooth finish to it. As it’s watercolour paper the edges tear nicely and it’s a nice heavy 300gsm weight paper. I then added guest names to the top of the invitations using a mixed calligraphy ink to get a nice sage green to match the design.
The hand-dyed silk ribbon was a lovely addition in a beautiful soft blue colour. It really added that extra luxury to the invitations.
For the wax seal I originally looked at a gold option but then after trying the simple clean white wax I realised it was perfect for the subtle colours of the design. It gives it such a clean modern look and doesn’t detract from the design of the main invitation.
I was also asked to create a timeline for the order of the day as an information card. It was my brides idea to add the timeline to the map and I think it looks lovely and very fitting for this destination wedding.
If you are interested in having handmade invitations whether it’s in a similar design or something completely bespoke then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.