One of my favorite jewelry designers, Rachel from Elephantine, is getting married in a few weeks – and she’s here to share her wedding invitations! I first fell in love with her sweet and simple illustrated save the dates back in December, and I love the way she incorporated her signature modern style into a sophisticated and meaningful invitation suite. Rachel and Stefan are planning a small wedding and were able to invest some time into creating a personalized invitation for each recipient. So pretty!
From Rachel: I’ve always had my heart set on a wedding invitation with multiple parts to it. (I’ve also always had this fascination with things that contain several smaller things, like matryoshka dolls.) Our invitation is made up of three flat cards, printed on both sides: one is the actual invitation, another has important details and a detachable RSVP, and a third has a map & directions. Then there’s the RSVP envelope and the mini calendar reminder for guests to put in their day planner or on their fridge.
I wanted the invitations to feel personal to the recipients. The whole “suite” is held together by a band that I reverse-printed each invitee’s name on. When the band comes off, it reveals the “Love, R & S” on the first card. On the back of the first card is the actual invitation. The fonts are Whitney and Cyclone.
The last card has the nitty-gritty details and the RSVP, which can be detached. I lightly perforated the “detach here” line above the RSVP with a tracing wheel. On the back, there’s a quote from A.A. Milne, aka Winnie-the-Pooh’s author (“Some people care too much. I think it’s called love.”) and then there are a few lines for guests to write a note to us, if they’d like to.
I printed the mailing & return addresses directly onto the envelopes, added a little bit of gold washi tape, and used my favorite stamps. Et voilà!
Absolutely fabulous! Thanks Rachel!
Photo Credits: Elephantine