If you’re looking for something beautiful and formal, but slightly different from the norm, I think you’ll love these gorgeous script wedding invitations we designed and letterpress printed for Hilary & Paul of Alexandria, Virginia last year. Hilary and Paul were getting married in a formal celebration in Maryland and wanted a gorgeous and unique invitation to reflect the style of their wedding. The above is what we came up with! Hilary and Paul’s suite featured an A7 size wedding invite and invitation envelope, and an A2 size rehearsal dinner invitation and RSVP postcard.
Their wedding invitation was a traditional A7 size, printed entirely in a glamorous script typeface with some lovely flourish accents in two of the corners. The invite was printed in metallic silver ink on Stardream Onyx paper. This paper is almost black and very shimmery, and the silver ink stands out beautifully on it. Their rehearsal dinner invitation was also printed in silver ink on the same shimmery black stock, but on a slightly smaller A2 size card instead.
I love how classic and formal the design of these pieces is, but I also love the fact that the paper/ink combination and that all of the script is slanted diagonally across the page makes this invitation really stand out from other formal and traditional wedding invitations.
In the top right photo in the grouping below you can see an image of their invitation envelope. The envelope was a slightly lighter charcoal grey color, but still shimmery. We printed their return address in calligraphy on the flap, also in silver ink.
In order to make sure that their guests would still be able to write on their reply cards, we decided to print the reply on white paper in silver ink. Hilary and Paul’s reply cards were a double-sided postcard that featured the french “Réspondez S’il Vous Plaît” on one side and their monogram, return address and reply card information on the opposite side. I loved how we were able to change up the paper for this piece, but still have it coordinate perfectly with the other pieces in Hilary & Paul’s suite.
The final piece we created for Hilary & Paul was a menu for their reception. Because the menu had significantly more text than the invite, reply card or rehearsal dinner invitation, we incorporated a couple of non-script fonts in order to make the menu more readable with the fonts being at a smaller size. I love the border around the design and the fact that we were still able to incorporate the script and colors we’d been using all along into the design. I’m sure these looked just fabulous at Hilary & Paul’s reception!
Hilary and Paul’s wedding was recently featured in Baltimore Bride Magazine. I haven’t received a copy of the magazine yet, but am looking forward to getting one in the mail soon! If you’d like to read more about the feature, you can on Hilary’s website. Go check it out!
Thanks so much again for working with us on these, Hilary and Paul! I love how they turned out and would love to work with you again in the future!