Can you believe that another year has come and gone? For me, 2013 was just the beginning of this amazing adventure. I have LOVED meeting all of my new clients and getting to know them, and I am so honoured to be a part of their special day. I can’t thank all of my supporters enough. One day, we will rid the world of terrible script fonts!
This year, I will be getting married to the most amazing guy! And I will be posting about my wedding planning journey along the way (so check back here for updates!). I am super excited to share this journey with all of you : ) Illustration by the talented Mr. Andrew Barton.
Now, lets get to my top 5 picks for the best wedding invitations of 2013. There were so many great designs this year, it was hard to choose just a few of them to showcase. I love that couples are getting really creative with their colour selections, the use of typography, and the creative packaging.
5. Susan & Cliff by Two Paperdolls
Letterpress will always have a place in the invitation world and it will continue to be a major printing method in 2014. This 2 colour print is whimsical but also elegant. I love the mix of the script names with the serif details along with the swirly lines that fill the white space. And the gold painted edge is an unexpected detail that pairs perfectly with the gold envelope.
4. Mollie & Andrew by RoAndCo
This invitation, designed for a unconventional pair, was designed on the back of a 7″ record sleeve. It contained a vintage record, a poster that doubled as a map of NYC highlighting their favorite spots, as well as a cheeky RSVP card. The coolest part is that their invitations doubled as a brand identity for their non-profit organization Nine10Eleven.
3. Valerie & Roy by Atelier Isabey
Laser cutting is so chic. I love the flowing lines of this invitation suite and the combination of gold and white is flawless. The interior card has a gold foil stamp on a white card stock and the sleeve reveals a custom wreath monogram inspired by details of the bride’s dress. Perfect for their romantic glam wedding.
2. Sarah & Simon by Jonathan Quintin
Beautifully designed infographics were everywhere in 2013. So why not use them in a wedding invitation? Designer Jonathan Quintin created this super cute invitation using just 2 colours and facts about the couple. This is definitely not a traditional look but it could work really well for that couple that wants to do something a little bit different. It’s also a great way to tell your story to guests. This look can be easily carried from the invitation through to the ceremony program as well as the reception stationery.
1. Zoë & Hamish by The Hungry Workshop
This invitation concept is so unique, I couldn’t resist putting it at #1. The illustrations were done by Allison Colpoys and then printed through a letterpress with orange and gold ink at the Hungry Workshop. I just love the characters on the card – she has a flower and rosy cheeks, and he has a toy robot! And instead of card numbers, their initials were set in place with hearts. These would be amazing with a custom designed box to keep the cards together.