Jessica + Cecil’s Illustrated Paris-Inspired Wedding Invitations

After becoming engaged in Paris, designer Jessica Stoun (soon to be Jessica Guy) set out to design her wedding invitations and save the dates. Jessica settled on a gatefold invitation with a Paris-inspired illustration, which was accompanied by an elegant rsvp card and a poem illustrated by Jessica’s sister. So pretty!

Illustrated Paris Wedding Invitations by Jessica Guy via Oh So Beautiful Paper (7)

From Jessica: I designed, illustrated, and letterpress printed my own invitations after my engagement in Paris. My fiancé, Cecil and I love to travel to big cities like New York and Paris, so I was greatly inspired by famous NYC resident and Paris native Ludwig Bemelans. You might know him from his children’s book Madeline. We’re old souls at heart, so the mid-century illustration style of whimsy and naiveté made a lot of sense for us.

Illustrated Paris Wedding Invitations by Jessica Guy via Oh So Beautiful Paper (10)

The suite features an illustrated poem written by my sister and Maid of Honor. Since we’re having a small wedding, I made more of these and sent them to friends that wouldn’t be coming.

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The details I loved about our invitations: everything was written in verse and an illustration of our dachshund Lily popped in and out throughout the suite. They were fun little touches that people loved to notice.

Illustrated Paris Wedding Invitations by Jessica Guy via Oh So Beautiful Paper (5)

Illustrated Paris Wedding Invitations by Jessica Guy via Oh So Beautiful Paper (9)

Illustrated Paris Wedding Invitations by Jessica Guy via Oh So Beautiful Paper (8)

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Illustrated Paris Wedding Invitations by Jessica Guy via Oh So Beautiful Paper (1)

Thanks Jessica!

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Photo Credits: Jessica Guy

  1. This makes me smile, because I love Bemelmans’ stories and illustrations about his life in the restaurant and hotel business. Very nice.

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