real wedding invitations: melissa + jamie

We love creating beautiful letterpress wedding invitations any day of the week, but when they’re for dear friends, we love it even more.

Our friends Melissa and Jamie were recently married in picturesque Queenstown, New Zealand, and we were honoured to create their beautifully simple yet rustic wedding invitations.

Melissa and Jamie tied the knot at one of Queenstown’s most stunning locations – the glorious Thurlby Domain – followed by an amazing marquee reception in the vines of the Gibbston Valley, next to their beautiful new home (Jamie is a builder and Melissa has a great sense of style, so together they have created one impressive home!).

Up first, their elegant wedding invitations:

Melissa and Jamie chose our classic, vintage-inspired Calypso wedding invitation, which we letterpress printed in a gorgeous duck egg blue ink. Melissa had previously designed and sent out their own save the dates (talented lady that she is), so we customised our Calypso invitation using the same fonts from their save the dates – a modern typewriter, vintage feel font was used for their names, with a classic serif in all capitals for the body text.

We printed their beautiful letterpress wedding invitations with a lovely deep impression, and paired them with a digital print reply postcard and an info insert card.

We also designed matching menus, a cute order of service folded card and a photo booth sign for their reception (all digitally printed). This wedding had the best menu ever – filled with premium local Otago produce (even the couple’s own handmade salami), and shared, platter-style entrees and mains – fitting in perfectly with their rustic, farmhouse-style, amongst-the-vines celebration – full of happiness, friends and family.

And now for some shots of their amazingly beautiful wedding day (photography courtesy of the talented folk at Alpine Images in Wanaka, New Zealand):

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Love the location, the just-picked-from-the-garden flowers and the beautiful bridesmaids, each dressed individually but all in coordinating stylish ivory – and of course the cute kids!
Complete with helicopter flight and incredible scenery, this was a day to remember.

All the best for married life Melissa and Jamie, it was such a pleasure to work on your lovely letterpress wedding invitations. Love you guys! xx

Wedding day photos by Alpine Images
Stationery: Simplethings Press