These wedding invitations are a truly one of a kind design for a once in a lifetime occasion. Â Russian designer Elena Bulay created these invitations for old school friends Natalya and Ilya, first illustrating a nature-inspired design, then hand-carving the design into a linoleum block, and finally hand printing each invitation on cotton paper. Â She even sent over a few photos of the process in action!
From Elena:Â I made these invitations for the wedding of my best school friend, Natalya. Â The invitation consists of three parts: a big card with the date and the names of the groom and the bride; a small card with the details; and a small tag in the shape of an apple with the name of the guest. Â The invitations were bound together with green and natural raffia.
I used special printmaking cotton paper Fabriano Rosaspina for the main invitation cards and apple tags, and designer paper Colorplan for the small cards. Â I wanted to create an effect of naturalness and simplicity in my invitations, so I deckled the edge of the paper and chose natural colours for the design, including emerald green, beige, and brown.
Photo Credits: Elena Bulay