Baroque Wedding Invitations

Real Wedding – A Fairytale in Barcelona

I love it when I get a client that has a vision for their wedding that is truly timeless and beautiful. Even better is seeing that vision come to fruition in all its glorious details. Heidi and Lalo came to us wanting an invitation that was going to mirror the classic elegance of their wedding in Barcelona, Spain. We created a beautiful Tiffany Blue silk letterpressed gatefold invitation and followed through with pieces for the actual day: Programs, menus, place cards and ended it all with an elegant set of custom Thank You cards. Scroll down to see behind the scenes photos of their amazing wedding!

European Wedding Barcelona Spain

Heidi & Lalo's Wedding - Barcelona Spain

The beautiful Basílica dels Sants Màrtirs Just i Pastor in Barcelona was the setting for Heidi and Lalo’s fairytale European wedding.

The invitation and Programs.

We loved working with the couple to create pieces that would bring together the elements of their special day. Menus and Programs complement the invitation.

Matching custom wedding thank you cards

A beautiful end to a beautiful wedding!

A beautiful beginning to a new life together and an elegant final touch! Matching thank you cards put a stylish end to the event.

EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY: Jeremy Standley
STATIONERY : Carciofi Design

Letterpress Marriage Certificate

 

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Letterpress Marriage Certificate with Custom Made Velvet Damask Cover

A lot of the weddings we designed invitations for are finally getting under way this Spring and it’s always great to hear back from our brides who want to follow up their invitation designs with matching stationery for their receptions. Marieleng and Joachim are getting married in France later this month at Chateau Bagnols (to die for!) They called us back asking for something we had never done before… a custom made marriage certificate, letterpressed to match their invitations along with matching table name cards, placecards and guest cards for the reception. Letterpressing one piece in two colors is expensive, but we thought ‘why not’? It certainly is an important piece of documentation of your wedding day and the standard certificates are pretty boring, not to mention unattractive. Follow it up with a custom made, velvet damask, cover and it becomes something very special and a beautiful remembrance of the day.

We letterpressed the certificate on two ply ivory museum board in pale rose and wine red. The certificate cover is hardbound using the same deep red velvet damask as the invitation with french velvet ribbon and a Swarovski crystal rosette. The inside has a frame to hold the certificate which slides in from the bottom and pale rose satin ribbon on the alternate panel to hold photos or other keepsakes of the day.

Congrats to the happy couple! This is one wedding where we sure wish we were on the guest list. C’est Magnifique!!

Rococo Done 3 Ways…

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Rococo Done 3 Ways

So I have obviously gotten way behind on this blog post thing, but for good reason. These past few weeks were so rushed and involved much sweat, tears and even a little blood…darn those paper cuts! Here’s a little glimpse of what’s been keeping us so busy…

A lot of people ask me about the existing designs on the site and customization and how that works. The answer is … anyway you want, but perhaps its best to just give you a little sampling. See above for 3 different, customized versions of the Rococo design.

The first image (top left) features the rococo frame with ivory satin ribbon on a landscape orientation gold pocketfold. Image 2 (bottom left) shows the rococo design with a moss green and gold cover with letterpressed gold lettering on shimmering ivory gold paper. Image 3 is a sample of custom artwork within the rococo invitation. The sketch is of the actual church in Italy where the wedding is taking place.

Thanks to Guy Ottewell for lending us his great artwork for this sure-to-be-fabulous Italian wedding! and congrats to Katie, Bety and Rachel on their upcoming nuptials! We’re sure their guests will be super excited when they receive these beautiful invites. Ain’t love grand?

ABOUT ME
Caroline Britton ~ Owner and Creative Director at Carciofi Design {Paper Boutique & Studio} a custom graphic design studio and boutique.
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