Michelle & Anthony: A look behind the scenes of creating their bespoke wedding invitation suite
I first spoke to Michelle and Anthony shortly after their engagement. It became clear early on that they needed a large variety of different stationery pieces, but weren't sure which direction to take visually. Michelle knew that she wanted a type-based design and after a few talks some words kept appearing over and over again: modern, elegant, rustic, hand made.
While a few details took a bit of time to get exactly right, the invitation design was approved immediately and we translated it to the accompanying stationery pieces.
The end result was nothing short of spectacular. The craftsmanship of the letterpress print and calligraphy, the beautiful tactile paper and the simple design paired perfectly with the modern gold foil and the vibrant envelope liner. This invitation suite was a great reflection of Michelle and Anthony's vision for their big day and I should know, because I had the pleasure of attending their wedding :-)
Michelle's wish for including some hand made details led us to working with a calligrapher. The lovely Anne Taylor not only included the guest names on the invitations but also addressed all envelopes, escort cards and name tags. It was truly a pleasure to see these stationery pieces being finalised in such a wonderful and very personal way. (You can check out Anne's website right here.)
The final wedding stationery suite included the following pieces: the invitation, an info card providing directions to the venue, the R.s.v.p. card plus envelope, an outer envelope with envelope liner, combined menu and speeches program, table numbers, escort cards, name tags and the thank you card.
In their own words
"Despite living in the UK, Katha completely worked around our schedule, making every part of the journey feel like it was her number one priority.
Not only has Katha been an absolute pleasure to work with, but her work exceeded every expectation I had in mind for my wedding invitation suite. She has a wonderfully creative mind and really helped build on strands of specifics that I knew I wanted as part of the design.
Her methodical process and timeline kept me and my husband in check, and her unwavering patience meant she put up with us even when we were overwhelmingly indecisive!
I can't recommend Katha more highly and the proof is in the amazing product she delivers. I'm still in love with what she produced for us and I can guarantee you won't be disappointed in the end result, and how wonderful and stress-free she makes the entire experience."