Ritz-Carlton Wedding Invitations

The Gilded Invitation

Gilded Wedding Invitation

Gold Marbled Paper Letterpress Invitation with Handmade Custom Box

It must come as no surprise that I have big time client envy. I say that in the best sense of the word though because I really do love my clients! It’s just hard not to get a little envious when we are working on these amazing invitations to wonderful destinations, thinking about the beautiful venue, the elegant reception…. ah c’est  la vie!

Quynh and Ian are having a small, intimate Parisian wedding this fall. They came to us earlier this year wanting a classic and elegant box invitation for their closest family and friends. One that would really capture the spirit of their destination and be something that everyone could keep as a remembrance of the day. Quynh had fallen in love with the look of the Rococo invitation on the website, and wanted to take some of the same elements and tailor it into something uniquely their own. We found this beautiful aqua and gold hand marbled paper from Sustain and Heal and designed (and made entirely by hand) beautiful custom boxes to hold the invitations. The box is entirely lined in a crushed gold leaf paper, tied with double faced satin ribbon and topped with an ornate metal piece which frames the names of the couple letterpressed in gold ink on shimmering ivory paper.

Here’s some more views…


Gilded Box Wedding Invitation

Custom box mailer wrap with views of the custom made box and invitation.

On the inside, the gatefold invitation is wrapped in gold twine and sealed with a fleur de lis wax seal. Each panel holds a different piece of information. On the left is the venue, complete with a beautiful line drawing of the actual church. The center panel is the invitation itself with a floral swag adorning the top. On the right, is the the reception venue. All letterpressed in gold ink. It’s truly a stunning presentation.

Congrats to Quynh and Ian! We are sure your Parisian wedding will be trés magnifique. We’re just a little jealous that we don’t get to go!


Texture and Layering Make a Stunning Invitation!


Ivory and Silver Luxury Wedding Invitation

Hardcover Letterpress Wedding Invitation with Textured Papers in Silver and Ivory

It’s been a very busy wedding season and we’ve been a bit behind on the blogging thing, but we’re excited to show one of the projects that’s been keeping us buzzing the past few weeks! We love doing international weddings and got super excited when Susan from Kenya placed her order with us for 300 hardcover wedding invitations. Textured papers, letterpress, beautiful satin ribbon and a Swarovski crystal buckle in delicate shades of silver and ivory set the tone for a truly elegant affair.

Our specialty is beautiful design married with equally beautiful papers and embellishments. The combination makes for a stunning keepsake invitation. Full customization is included in the cost of all our invitations so your invitations are sure to be unforgettable and wonderfully unique!

Our Invitations in Weddings by the Ritz-Carlton Magazine

weddings by the ritz-carlton

Pavlova and Coventry Invitations by Carciofi Design

One of our favorite wedding planners, Marie Danielle at À Votre Service Events called us late last year and asked if she could use some of the invitations we had done for her clients in an ad she was doing in Weddings by the Ritz-Carlton. It took us all of half a second to say YES!!  We love working with Marie Danielle. As you can see from the ad, she is a true professional with impeccable taste. All the clients she has sent our way have had nothing but rave reviews for her and her company. You couldn’t ask for a better wedding planner. Visit her site at www.avsevent.com.

The top left image of the ad is our Pavlova invitation, the booklet invitation on the bottom right is a modified version of our Coventry invitation in black/white and burgundy velvet and both were made for clients referred to us by À Votre Service Events.

Weddings by the Ritz-Carlton is available at Ritz-Carlton Hotels worldwide.

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