Wednesday, May 12, 2010

French Couture Wedding Invitations

So I design wedding invitations. And from time to time I come across brides like Roxana who want it all: haute couture invitations. This means each invitation took over 1 hour to make and I can't remember how may hours (days) to design. But it was worth it, and now, 2 weeks after the wedding I can reveal these.

(Invitatii de nunta in stil "French couture". Imi cer scuze cititorilor in limba romana, dar timpul nu imi permite sa traduc intregul articol. Puteti folosi in schimb widgetul de traduceri de la google aflat pe bara din dreapta a blogului.)


Of course I made all the roses myself from gold ribbon.


And I love the off-white geese fearhers. They give a vintage French royal look. Can you imagine Marie Antoinette just by looking at them?

Each invitation was housed by a matching box in lilac with gold accents. The embossing is made with the Victoria folder from Provo Craft (one of my top 2 favorites).


Here's what you see when you open the box:


The invitation is a book-style card with the first page featuring the couple's engagement picture. Notice the outfits? Awesome, right?


Than the story begins...


And inside are all the details.


I have also designed matching table numbers, place cards, menus and table plan, but since it was a rush production episode, I don't have pictures of the finished items so I will have to get back with them later.

11 comments:

CuttlebugCourt said...

Gorgeous! Well done you! I can't wait to see the rest!

R.Maria Sabina(Lollyrot) said...

uhh!! 2 lucruri noi :D invitatii superbe ,ca de fiecare data:D imi plac trandafiri! si al doilea lucru ar fi noua poza:D esti funny rau:))) mi se facu' dor de Cj.

Mariam Satchell said...

these are absolutely gorgeous!

Adina Cristescu said...

hehehe... ai o noua poza... e foarte frumoasa! iar invitatiile... foarte elegante! bravoooo

sassyb07 said...

Absolutely stunning Meda! The rose takes my breath away and the feather is so whimsical. How ever did you make such a beautiful rose?
Your bride and groom must have felt so very special.
hugs, Valerie

Irena said...

Gorgeous creations :)

Tatanky said...

WOW !!! this is so beautiful. The colors, the feather and of course the gorgeous gold flower. If I had been lucky enough to be a guest at that wedding I would have put the invitation in a frame and hung it at my place :D lovely, lovely, lovely !

very-scrap said...

superbe, extraordinar de delicate si elegante; felicitari
vicky

Koozies said...

It seems that you are maintaining a steady blogging pace. Well done! Looking for more updates from your end. Thanks a lot!

Paula Gale said...

these are stunning and a constant source of inspiration. I visit your blog often, but don't often leave a comment (sorry). I just come back and back again when I want to see something exquisite and oppulant - and you never fail me!!!

Paula x x x

unique said...

Wedding invitation design appealing, interesting collection of invitations, whether you have another invitation design? I want to see it, for my sister's wedding next month.