Giada + Davide’s Kraft Paper and Lace Wedding Invitations

As much as I love bright pops of color, I’m just as easily blown away by a beautiful wedding invitation suite done all in soft and natural colors.  Valentina from Cut and Paste created these beautiful invitations for a recent wedding in Friuli, Italy, combining kraft paper, lace, and even lasercut wood into the wedding invitations and day-of stationery!

From Valentina:  Giada and Davide wanted a soft boho style wedding with lots of little flags and banners.  I created an invitation suite with a natural color palette, incorporating lace, kraft paper, and wood.  The kraft paper invitations were screen printed in white ink with a lace overlay at the top, then paired with white envelopes and kraft paper wrap-around address labels.

For favors, we printed copies of Giada and Davide’s favorite biscuit recipe on kraft paper and bound them to small jars of cinnamon.


Lasercut wooden flags served as table numbers, while laser engraved clothespins functioned as place cards.


Thanks Valentina!

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Photo Credits: Valentina | Cut and Paste

Shabby Chic Linen Save the Dates

I’m a big fan of invitations that involve fabric, so I was thrilled when Valentina from CUTandPASTE sent over these linen Shabby Chic-inspired save the dates that she designed for a wedding later this spring.


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From ValentinaThe couple desired something with a vintage-shabby style so I’ve created this multi-layered, crafty, and natural save the date composed by a small tag with their monogram, a custom hand-stamped linen fabric, and a warm white save the date enclosure – all sewed together.  The warm white and light brown color palette represents the couple’s soft and gentle style.

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So lovely!  Thank you so much Valentina!

{image credits: Valentina | CUTandPASTE}

Valentina + Marco’s Ireland-Inspired Italian Wedding Invitations

Today’s wedding invitations come to us all the way from Italy, but were actually inspired by Ireland!  The bride, Valentina, is a graphic designer and found herself a bit stumped when it came time to design her own wedding invitations.  So she turned to a sentimental favorite and created a modern wedding invitation suite full of beautiful green and brown hues.


From Valentina: Since I’m a graphic designer, I always imagined that I would create something that clearly represents ourselves for our wedding invitations.  In this case, my job did not help me out since every new idea appeared to me too common for a couple of graphic designers.


We chose to create a modern invitation with graphic lines and colours. Ireland was our primary inspiration, our nest away over the Channel, background of many vacations but most important for our wedding vows.  Our love of nature inspired the rest of the design.

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The wedding invitations were the beginning of the entire project. I choose a modern white paper combined with green and brown design elements.  Ceremony invitations were sent with a wrapper showing an Ireland Gaelic wish.  All of this, with small hand-punched four-leaf clovers, was sealed in an envelope with a round sticker with our initials.


Later, with the same graphic design, after lots of patience and with miles of ribbon, we created restaurant menus, wedding booklet, maps for the guests with green ribbons, tags of the reserved seat in plexiglass, tableau and thanksgiving cards for favors.





For the ceremony rice bags and the guestbook I took Martha Stewart as inspiration.  We used green note cards, transparent envelopes, and 50 pencils hand covered with green paper purchased in Dublin.  Glassine paper bags were filled with rice and four-leaf clovers and handsewn with green wire from the groom’s Grandmother.


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For more from Valentina and Marco’s wedding, you can check out her blog (head’s up, it’s in Italian), right here – or see more photos on a friend’s blog here and here.  Grazie Mille Valentina!

{image credits: Valentina Oliana}