Since our engagement I have found myself drawn to anything to do with wedding planning. Can you blame me? It’s such an exciting time and I’ve never felt more inspired and creative than now! I recently attended the One Fine Day Wedding Fair in Sydney and got even more wedspo than you can imagine. I’ve also been scouring the internet and wedding mags getting ideas for our own wedding and of course, being a graphic designer, the finer details of paper goods and stationery like save the dates and invitation suites are at the top of my list!
I love anything that’s perfectly printed and feels amazing, hence why paper goods are my jam. Fab design is always a bonus too so I have whipped up a swoon-worthy list of wedding invitation suites that’ll give you major heart eyes if you’re in the market for some wedding inspo!
When it comes to weddings, hand lettering and hand written-styled fonts are all the rage. There’s something about cursive that feels romantic, don’t you think. Anything by the incredibly talented A Fabulous Fete is top notch in my book. And look at the use of velum! Be still my beating heart.
It’s all in the detail
I am such a huge fan of gold, silver and rose gold foiling when it comes to stationery. It always seems to add just a little something special to an otherwise simple design. The queen of foiling and finer details would have to be Paige Tuzee Designs. Using the most gorgeous-looking card stock in blush, greys and blacks, you are onto a winner here.
Moody and romantic
I’ve been seeing a lot of florals in stationery as of late but not the traditional kind you may be used to seeing adorn the typical ‘bridal shower’ invitation or letterhead your nanna might write you a note on! Modern florals have been paired with dark, moody colours making for a more romantic, border-line gothic feel. I actually really like this style when it’s done right, like here in the Nightingale Suite by The Distillery Sydney.
Nothing says ‘wedding’ more than a letterpress invitation! I fell in love with letterpress when I was studying to be a graphic designer. Theres just something about the beautiful, original art of creating type on paper with the press. If letterpress is your style, the team at D&D Letterpress will have you covered!
Keeping it classic
If you’re a bit more of a traditionalist and dream of classic creams or crisp whites for your wedding stationery, you cant go past this very traditional-looking Hayley Suite by Shine Wedding Invitations.
When it comes to weddings, it’s a time when you can really let your creativity out! There’s no rule book for how everything should look, so if you’re feeling adventurous and colour is your style, why not try a fun design suite like the Confetti Suite by the Distillery Sydney.
I love minimalist style when beautiful serif fonts are involved! This style is something similar to what I used as inspiration when designing our own engagement party invitations. Classic typography never goes out of style. Check out Mickey Loves Jacqui and their gorgeous portfolio!
Black and Gold
Last year I had the pleasure of working with a client to create a wedding invitation suite and some of the ‘on-the-day’ wedding design elements which was a lot of fun! The bride had a really clear picture of what she wanted her special day to look like right down to the finer details. Her colour theme involved lots of rose gold elements and classic, vintage styling. Her wedding suite was to reflect these elements so she chose to go with black and rose gold for the invitation suite.
Simple. Elegant. What more could you ask for? I love this design by the talented crew at Agapi Designs.
Feminine and Floral
For the girly-girls among us with grooms willing to allow a little feminine touch to their stationery! I love this suite by Nicety.
There are SO many incredible designs out there with new and creative ways to invite your loved ones to your big day! I can’t wait to organise our own special stationery!