I love the idea of an elopement in a faraway destination followed by a big celebration with family and friends back at home! As Aussie expats living in NYC, that’s exactly what Jess and Shane chose to do! They turned to Becca at Suite Paperie for the invitations for their post-wedding celebration in Australia, using some of the photos from their quiet NYC elopement to share with family and friends.
From Becca: A little different from our usual wedding clients, Jess and Shane came to us with a unique request: as Aussies living together in NYC, they had already eloped here in the States and wanted to invite guests to a celebration of their marriage back home in Australia.
Jess brought us three stunning photos from the shoot they did after their elopement, wanting to incorporate them into the invitation suite so friends and family back home could catch a glimpse of their quiet wedding experience. We printed all three photos on a beautiful smooth soft white paper, allowing Jess and Shane to pick and choose which guests received which photo and adding a playful variety to the invitations.
We custom designed a simple map to highlight the party’s location, and the sweet invitation asked guest to “share in the long overdue celebration of their marriage.” We wrapped the whole stack with a velvet ribbon in a rich cognac shade and paired with a handmade paper liner that matched the hues of Shane’s suit and the map’s river.
Photo Credits: Lindsay Nathanson