Italian Wedding Invitation
Think we only do high end elegant invitations? Think again! Katie and Derek got married on the Amalfi Coast of Italy last year with 50 of their closest family and friends in a 13th century baroque church. While the wedding and reception were certainly on the elegant side, the couple wanted to throw a big fun party upon their return to the US for 150 friends who couldn’t make the trip. They had hired a professional videographer to document the trip to Italy and make a mini movie of their time there. The party was to be held at a cinema/dinner club with a viewing of the film during the evening. Katie’s original idea was to do a movie ticket invitation, but these are so overdone and we wanted to get more creative. Luckily she loved the idea!
Shown above is the invitation. The cover is done in the style of a vintage Italian movie poster. We illustrated a photo of the happy couple and composited it with a background of the city architecture. See the dome with the cross in the background? That’s the actual church where they got married. The title of the event/movie was “Ciao Italia!” which translates to “Hello Italy!”… a film about love and matrimony, Italian style. The opened poster cover reveals the invitation on the right with a pocket on the left to hold the movie ticket with a perforated tear off RSVP postcard. We used see through cello sleeves instead of envelopes so the whole thing arrived in the mail like a glossy magazine. Ah! La dolce vita!
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?