We worked with our friends at Smitten Boutique to bring Lauren and Jared’s invitations to life. The layout matched our Cosette sample, switching holly paper for blue. We matched the paper with denim letterpress ink throughout. The art deco pattern from our Oberon sample is debossed on the events card. The Oberon pattern is echoed in gold matte on the envelope liner.
letterpress ink: denim | foil stamping: gold matte | paper: bella blue 2ply + 1ply + bella smooth cotton bright white 1ply | foil edging: gold matte | fonts: baskerville + margarita script | envelope liner: oberon pattern in gold matte on bright white | envelope: bella blue square flap | customization #66249
When asked to contribute to a feature for Money magazine about the cost of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding invitations, we were more than happy to chime in! 600 guests were lucky enough to receive an invitation to the royal wedding. For those who received one of these beauties in the mail, they opened their envelopes to find a die-stamped invitation burnished in gold with black text, containing beveled and gilded edges. Space was left purposefully for their calligrapher to handwrite guest names once printed. These invitations are the definition of elegance and no expense was spared to achieve that look.
If you are looking to recreate a royal replica, that’s certainly something we can do with our engraving printing process. Whenever someone thinks of engraving, they think of tradition and refined luxury. These type of invitations are typically typographically based with ornate script adorning the card – similar to the look of Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding invitation!
If you are loving the vibe of their invitation, but are not so keen on the cost, there are always other options available to you. We can achieve the same kind of look through letterpress and foil stamping as an alternative to engraving. It’s easy enough to keep the elegant integrity of Harry and Meghan’s design, but instead of raised ink, the ink would be pressed into the beautiful paper. This kind of printing is equally as lovely, but allows for even more design experimentation should you want to add any whimsy to a more formal set that engraving might not allow for.
Below you will find some designs that ring true to the feel of the royal couple’s wedding invitation, while we’ve also included designs that add a more modern twist to a more formal layout. We hope this sparks some ideas for those who are inspired by the royal wedding to come this May!
Our Morocco design is carried horizontally like Harry and Meghan’s, featuring Partial Flourish hand calligraphy accents by Ted Clausen for an extra touch of luxury.
The royal couple’s wedding invitation features beveling (a sloping edge) and while this isn’t something we offer currently, we are able to add foil edging or edge painting to the sides of the invitation itself. We can also mimic the royal invitation in a reimagined way by using a Gold Matte border or a letterpress ink color instead, like what’s shown on our Chatsworth design in French Vanilla.
The blind-debossed pattern in the background of our Oberon design adds a level of sophisticated intrigue to a more traditional layout.
Faunus V.2. shows off what you can do with foil stamping that might not be necessarily achievable through engraving with intricate florals in each corner. The Marsala letterpress ink compliments the Tawny Matte foil providing a royal and elegant overall look.
Our friends at Cambridge Street Papers worked with Christina and Stephen on their art deco inspired wedding invitations, customizing our Oberon design for their November wedding. We used the pattern that is subtly printed on the original Oberon design to create a bold border that was foil stamped in tawny matte foil. The couple’s font-inspired duogram was printed at the top of their invitation as well as on their metallic white gold envelope liner, further personalizing their elegant suite.
letterpress ink: black | foil stamping: tawny matte | fonts: danube + sans capitals + geneva | paper: bella cotton white 2-ply | envelope: bella cotton white | metallic liner: white gold with digital printing in black | Cambridge Street Papers | customization# 28578
With a few simple changes Emily and Edward customized our Oberon design for their summertime wedding, leaving behind the art deco inspiration but keeping the simple elegance. They opted out of the blind debossed pattern on the invitation but kept the hand calligraphy and chose our Pearse pattern as an accent on their accessory cards.