real wedding invitations: kirby + steve

Happy Friday folks. It’s been a rainy few days here in Melbourne but today the sun is shining, just in time for the weekend.

Today we’re looking back at some classic wedding invitations we created that only feels like yesterday… but actually it was two years ago! How the time flies when you’re having too much letterpress fun.

Kirby and Steve’s simple, classic and elegant letterpress wedding invitations still stand out in our minds, because when we saw the photos of their wedding day we were blown away with what a stunning affair this wedding truly was.

Married at the picturesque Quamby Estate in Tasmania (the bride’s home state), Kirby and Steve chose our Script letterpress wedding invitation, printed in a deep navy ink, and paired with a navy and swiss dot envelope liner. We customised the design a little to give it a more classic, timeless appeal and once we saw their beautiful wedding photos, we knew this had been the perfect wedding invitation to announce their day.

We paired Kirby and Steve’s classic wedding invitations with matching navy mailing labels – personalised with guest names and addresses and their wedding planner’s return address on the back.

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We love how just a few simple changes to our Script design managed to create a unique wedding invitation that truly spoke of their wedding day. Looking at Kirby and Steve’s wedding invitation, I get ‘classic but modern’ – and I think when you look at their beautiful photos, that’s exactly what this wedding was. Classic and timeless, but with a modern, contemporary feel. The bride’s AMAZING dress by DARB is a great example – a strapless ballgown silhouette (classic, timeless, Grace Kelly-esque) overlaid with white feathers (modern, unexpected and contemporary).

We also designed some beautiful ‘day of wedding’ items – matching menus personalised with each guest’s name, table numbers and the piece de resistance – the cleverest escort cards/seating plan we’ve ever worked on, as suggested by Kirby and Steve’s wedding planner, the talented Victoria Cameron.

Upon arrival at the ceremony, each guest was handed a cocktail served in a highball glass, which had the guest’s name printed on a personalised label and adhered to the top of the glass. On the straw was a little card with a number – this was the table number for the guest. Such a cute, creative idea and so clever! We loved creating the labels and cards and even did a test with Victoria (using a highball glass filled with water and lots of ice!) prior to the big day to ensure the labels would adhere properly and not slip down the glass with the condensation!

We also cannot forget Kirby and Steve’s amazing save the dates. As they were to be married in the Apple Isle, this creative couple sent mini apple pies to each guest, boxed and tied with a tag that read ‘Save the Date’ on one side, and on the reverse, ‘Join us in the Apple Isle!’. (Sadly I don’t have a tag handy to photograph, so I’ve included a photograph of the artwork instead, just to show you how awesome these save the dates were).

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And now for some shots of their gorgeous wedding day (photography by
Jeremy Beasley):

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How beautiful is this wedding?! Kirby’s gown is incredible and such a show-stopper. For the reception she changed into a gorgeous gold sequined number.

We are so thrilled to have been part of Kirby and Steve’s wedding. Two years on, they are surely as happy as they were on this special day in April 2012. All the best Kirby and Steve, and thanks again for choosing us for your stationery – it was such a pleasure xx

Photography: Jeremy Beasley
Stationery: Simplethings Press
Wedding Planning & Styling: Victoria Cameron
Flowers: Apple Blossom Weddings
Bride’s gown: DARB