Archive for April 2011

New Custom Invitation Designs

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Gatsby and Vintage Lace - New Custom Invitation Designs

Carciofi Design provides affordable, high quality invitations with our Custom Invitation Self-Assembly Kits. Each kit comes with an invitation, rsvp card, an enclosure card (great for reception or other wedding info) and envelopes with printed return address. The suite fits together in a complementing folio cover with matching tag and ribbon. Part of what drives up the cost with custom wedding invitations is the labor involved in the assembly process. This kit has been designed so that you can easily assemble them yourself and absorb that part of the cost. Detailed step by step instructions are provided. We don’t skimp on print or paper quality either, so the end result is something truly high quality and unique and that will impress your guests! Each kit is fully customizable. Want a particular design in pale blue and brown, no problem! We don’t charge extra for color customization. You aren’t limited to just a small choice of color schemes either. We’ll mix it up however you want. Just $9 per suite (suite is one invitation set) including customization and all materials. Each kit comes fully printed and cut down and includes ribbon. Choose from many beautiful designs, or give us a call to have us create a custom piece of artwork made just for you!

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!!

Sealed with a Kiss – Custom Wax Seals

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Custom Wax Seals are the perfect finishing touch for your wedding invitations!

So your invitations are done and ready to go out to your guests… finish them off with a final splash of elegance by adding custom wax seals to your envelopes. Your guests will ooh and aah as soon as they get them from their mailbox. Be sure to have the post office “hand cancel” these invitations (always a good idea with any invitation if you ask us) so the wax seal doesn’t get torn off by postal machines. Wax seals are perfect with inner envelopes, or you can use them on outer envelopes as shown here, just don’t forget about that hand canceling! Custom wax seals available here at Carciofi Design for $1.25 per seal in a variety of designs and colors. You can also have a custom die made for the seals with your personal wedding logo or monogram for $100+ depending on size and complexity. Contact us for details!

Congratulations to Kate and Americo who are getting married this July at The Breakers in West Palm Beach. Now that is the ultimate beach wedding!

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