The essential ingredients of a Mediterranean-inspired wedding invitation? A gorgeous navy and white color palette, deckle edge paper, and absolutely stunning hand painted envelope liners. Camille of Robinson Paperie created these bespoke navy and white Mediterranean inspired wedding invitations inspired by the bride and groom’s favorite global destination: southern Italy! Every detail, down to the deckled edges on the invitation, brings a whole new meaning to the word handmade – and makes us daydream of quaint seaside towns on the Amalfi Coast!
From Camille: When I was contacted by Leah and Skyler to design their wedding suite, it was their story that inspired me more than anything. The couple had just returned from an epic trip around the world: South America, Malaysia, Indonesia, New Zealand, Australia, you name it! I was eager to hear what part of the globe their wedding inspiration was going to come from and… it was Italy!
Most people who think about Italian inspiration may think of wine, rolling hills, vineyards, olive branches, etc. But Leah and Skyler were eager to make their invitation feel traveled – as if guests might actually be joining them in Italy for the big day! After some thought, we found the perfect balance of “old and wise” and “new and fresh.”
We pulled design inspiration from the Mediterranean, sketched art, organic fibers, textiles, natural papers, and more. Leah and Skyler really loved the idea of making everything look “done by hand” so we did just that. The edges of the invitation were deckled by hand, and all the envelopes were hand lettered with white opaque ink.
The sketch of the church across the street from their wedding venue was hand illustrated. Even though the suite itself was simple in terms of the design, the watercolor tile liner was hand painted and given a cotton texture to make it look a little distressed. This was JUST the extra “pop” it needed! We carried over the textile design to the rehearsal dinner card and changed the shape to make it stand out. It was an honor to help this couple relive their travels through their wedding suite, and more importantly, share it with all their guests!
Design and Envelope Addressing: Robinson Paperie
Watercolor Liner: Ashley Laskowski
Printing: Nikko Media
Styling: Carina Skrobecki
Photo Credits: Carina Skrobecki Photography