Mennat + Omar’s Bilingual English Arabic Wedding Invitations

These romantic floral wedding invitations come to us all the way from Dubai! Mariam from Natoof Design created bilingual invitations with a sophisticated light blue and gold color palette, combining English text and Arabic calligraphy – and lots of gold foil. So pretty!


From Mariam: The bride and groom wanted a Parisian chic invitation with peonies and roses, and for the color palette to reflect seductive light blue hues with a light romantic touch.



The invitation is bilingual with Arabic calligraphy and English typography, with an Arabic calligraphy monogram on the envelope flap. On the back of the invitation is a quote by Gibran Khalil Gibran which reads in English as following: “Love one another, but make not a bond of love. Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.”



The bride expressed her love for the letterpress style; however, letterpress printing isn’t available in Dubai and generally in the Middle East region. So with the little time that we had before the wedding we worked with our local printer to mimic letterpress results with offset equipment.



We duplexed the cotton paper with a layer of gold paper sandwiched between two layers of white cotton paper. The design incorporates gold foil, embossing, and debossing to achieve a dream wedding invitation suite.



Thanks Mariam!

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Photo Credits: Natoof