Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Very special stationery!

I had the most lovey task recently to design my own stationery for a very special big day! The design itself was very simple to create & quite a relaxed, fun process but I just couldn't decide how to format it for print, so many decisions to make...insert, no insert, glossy, pearl or textured card, ribbon or twine? The list really does go on... all of the little things seemed to take longer than creating the artwork itself.

In the end I opted for a professional print service & used the fabulous Century Studios  (who also run CS Greetings). I'm known for my zingy brights so colour matching was really important, I was so impressed by their service & the final print results!

I created my design like a greeting card decorating all 4 pages & then I printed my own personalised insert for each guest. I wanted the invites to put a smile on people's faces therefore I chosen one of my signature colour palettes & contemporary relaxed styling. The invite comes with it's own coordinating decorative luggage tag & I also enclosed a beautiful illustration from my niece (I actually sent a 7 year old a design brief!). The whole wedding package is wrapped (like a little gift) in orange tissue & decorative coral twine. I also used coordinating manilla envelopes to contain any extras such as the accommodation information.

I've had a busy week creating inserts & wrapping but I'm pleased that I have now shipped out lots of pretty mail. I hope you like them.

(These are just quick snapshots & Instagram pics. I plan to get them professionally photographed).

Large luggage style swing tags (above & below)

Swing tag details (below)

Front of invite (below) textures, bright colour pops & surface pattern details

Page 2 of invite (below) soft blue accents

Back of invite which reads 'to love & be loved' (below)

My niece's illustration (below) 

Decorative twine  (below)

Copyright © Rachael Taylor 2013. All rights reserved.


  1. These are lovely and your neices' comment that everyone can dress like a rainbow is fab:)

  2. This is my favourite entry in your blog : ) I'm hoping you start wedding stationary for others before February next year. x

  3. These are absolutely beautiful!
    Best wedding invites by far : )

  4. These are soooow beautiful!! Congratulations in advance!!

  5. so lovely - and Im an old grump when it comes to weddings etc but 'to love and be loved" awwww 'sniff'

  6. congratulations rachael! this the happiest project ever:)


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