Earlier this summer, we worked on a bespoke wedding invitation suite for Laura & Duncan, who tied the knot at Lartington Hall in County Durham. They had already selected a colour palette of blue tones, and wanted the stationery to have a luxurious and somewhat vintage feel, reflecting the Georgian decor of their idyllic Manor House venue. 

For the design, we opted for a classic navy and white scheme, with copper accents and a striped twine to tie it all together. 

The main invitations were hot foil pressed into a super heavy weight 540gsm Colorplan Imperial Blue card. The colour couldn't have fit the bill more perfectly, providing a rich, dark backdrop for the copper calligraphy to catch the light. 

To give the suite an up-to-date edge, we used a modern calligraphy style, hand lettered and then digitised. This was paired with typefaces Mr & Mrs Eaves; contemporary updates on Georgian-era Baskerville.

The calligraphy carried through on the details slip and RSVP card, which were all tied up with a navy and white twine, and posted out in Colorplan Pristine White envelopes. 

The couple also needed a few invitations for evening guests, for which we used a similar design. These were printed by traditional letterpress in dark navy ink on an antique white textured stock, and were presented in an Imperial Blue envelope.

Nearing the big day, Laura and Duncan asked us to help out with a table plan and some details for table settings. At this stage we decided to lose the copper, as the couple had chosen blue and white florals and had silver detailing on their cake, so we stuck with the navy and added silver ink in place, to harmonise with the rest of the decor. 

In Gastby-esque style, the tables were named after classic cocktails, and decked out with antique blue and white hydrangea. We created hand-lettered table names and guest place names, using a high-shine metallic silver ink and the same modern calligraphy style used in the invitations. Simple, white, long format menus were dotted around to remind everyone what the meal had in store. Guests also sat down to discover a miniature cocktail at each place setting, with a hand stamped tag as a memento of this beautiful occasion. 

Ⓒ Venue based images by http://www.scottspock.co.uk