The invitations, menus and RSVPs are gold foiled, gold gilt edged and blind debossed with the outline of paper cranes that my Mum made thousands of for the day!
The package was wrapped in vellum and sealed with a single navy monogram wax seal, oversized at 40mm across.
Gold foil overlapping a blind impression of strung paper cranes adds depth to the invitation.
The envelopes were adorned with a collage of vintage manx stamps and white ink calligraphy, before having our monogram debossed into the envelope flap and sealed.
Save the dates
The save the dates are on super thick cotton paper, individually watercoloured with a pink wash and letterpressed with grey ink. They were then backed with a marble design and wrapped in vellum. Finally they were wax sealed and popped in the post surrounded in a navy envelope featuring white calligraphy.
The place names were calligraphy cards sealed along with gold foil in resin, and finished with gold animals. I was going for a favour and place name in one, and they were truly unique works of art! Everyone has kept them.
Order of service
The order of service were very special to me. I wanted a document which recorded everything so I could look back on it and it would be complete. The covers are on soft cotton paper, letterpressed. The inside pages are printed with the entire service. Both components were then stitched together by a very talented student I employed the help of.
The menus were printed on vellum, personalised with calligraphy and then secured into an outer leaf.
Each table had the menu of a different restaurant Matt and I have eaten at over the course of our relationship thus far. Each guest’s food choices were printed inside to remind them of what they fancied eating all those months ago!
Never one for the ordinary, I wanted to use a material that was unexpected for its use. Printing my simple but classic design into lightweight fabric for it to be hung and surrounded with beautiful ivy, greenery and candles was perfect for us. Still easy to read but definitely had the ‘wow factor’.
Our table names were made from the same material as the table plan. I cut each to the correct shape, hemmed them and hung them via decorative wooded rods from the candelabras on each table. This way they were elevated but still nestled amongst the tablescape.
The 'Wilson Wedding Guide' was a booklet I designed for our UK guests to introduce them to the Island we love so much and a handy place to keep all the wedding details. Most importantly we marked all our favourite restaurants and drinking spots!