Archive for April 2010

Its a Big ‘Un!!

silk invitation bookley

Custom Made Peacock Feather Silk Presentation Folder

The other week I got a call from a lady with a strange request…

Lady: “Hello, I wanted to see how much your invitations were.”
Me: “Sure, which design are you interested in?”
Lady: “Well, I want something custom with Peacock feathers and silk.”
Me: “Sure, we can do that for you. How many do you need?”
Lady: “One big one.”
Me: “Just one? How big? 6 by 9 inches?”
Lady:”No, really big… like 17 by 22 inches ”
Me: “What?!”

And so the project began. Here are the photos to prove it. The biggest invitation we’ve ever done. It turned out quite beautiful actually. Found out it will be presented and displayed with custom calligraphy inside at an equally grand event.

Sometimes we get some offbeat requests, but I’ve always told everyone that we can make anything and make it well!

Rococo Done 3 Ways…

baroque wedding invitation

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?

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