I love Kensington. Beautiful tree-lined streets, flawless gardens, cute little stores, Holland Park around the corner… It is so classy yet trendy.
This is the flair we tried to match when designing our new wedding invitations suite. We chose two traditional fonts, and complemented them with quirky and cute impressions of symbols of love – a dove, a tandem bicycle or an elegant wedding automobile. We printed these invites on beautiful Italian paper with oyster shell pearl finish. The symbols can be foil stamped for an added wow-factor.
When Anastasia and Frederick approached us to create their wedding stationery and website, they already had quite a good idea of the style and some of the elements that they wanted to have. Their wedding was planned in an English countryside manor house, and they wanted their stationery to match their classic and elegant style. Anastasia had amazing attention to detail and it was especially important to her that all their wedding communications, both printed and electronic, would have the same design.
As a result we created a beautiful wedding suit for them, which I think is really an epitome of understated elegance. On one hand, we used a rather prominent main script – a classic calligraphy Bickham Script; on the other hand we didn’t overload the design. It has just a few gold-foiled elements that add a special twist to their invitations, but it’s not extravagant. The stationery is made using a fine-lined ivory-coloured Italian paper from Fedrigoni. The paper’s texture perfectly emphasizes the raised print and gold-foiled elements.
In order to bring a more personalized experience to their guests, Anastasia chose to have the seating plan printed on the back of the name cards, and colour a respective spot for each guest by hand. The personalized menus with names of each guest, elegantly printed between two gold fold lines, will be waiting for the guests at the table.
Another great idea is that on the inside of the menu cover guests have an opportunity to leave their wishes to the couple and later to insert their fotos. This will become a great memento for the couple and a wonderful alternative to the traditional guest book.
In addition to the stationery we developed a matching wedding website, using the same fonts and style. In the age when we live and breathe electronic communications, it was lovely to see the traditional printed stationery and the modern means of communications come together! In the words of the bride: “I have definitely achieved my goal – we have stylish and beautiful stationery, with a matching website! It is absolutely fantastic, very happy!”