7.02.2010

wedding invitation suite

i have shown you peeks of this invitation suite in the works, so here it is... the finished product. this invitation was entirely custom, from the yellow and metallic charcoal color palette, fabric layers and the addition of hand painted "billy balls" that will match the wedding flowers.
the invitation is composed of a double layer of pewter card stock for a nice weight and rigidity. the yellow pattern on the front of the invitation is fabric, adhered to the card stock. the invitation information is printed in metallic pewter ink on white card stock. this card is then fixed to the yellow print fabric for a layered final invitation.
 detail of fabric...

 the three piece suite...
the ceremony card is also printed on a double layer card stock, this time, white on the front and pewter on the back. the three "billy ball" flowers are hand painted individually on each invitation.
the rsvp card is a double layer card as well, pewter on the back, white in front. the flowers are each hand painted and then the whole response card is to be inserted into a pewter envelope lined with white woven paper.
the invitations are bundled together with lovely woven edge grosgrain ribbon and finished with a seal printed with the couples monogram and date.
 detail of textures... fabric, ribbon, liner
the invitation bundle is then inserted into an inner envelope lined with the same white woven paper as the response envelope.  then, all are put into a final hand calligraphed outer envelope addressed to the guest.
i lined white boxes with white waxed tissue and sealed them up for delivery with some pewter grosgrain ribbon, a monogram seal and a sprig of bright yellow kangaroo paw...
...and slipped the brides invitation under the ribbon. off they go!