real wedding invitations: belinda + marten

It’s a glorious Spring day here in Melbourne, and just the weather for some happy reminiscing we think!

Today we’re looking back at some beautiful letterpress wedding invitations that we designed and printed for the lovely Belinda and Marten, who we were introduced to by their planner, Marisa at A Lavish Affair (this lady is such a talent – wait until you see the stunning reception she styled for them!)

With a beautiful garden ceremony at Sault in Daylesford, Victoria, under the shade of gorgeous old trees and amidst fields of lavender, Belinda and Marten commissioned us to create a simple but classic wedding invitation featuring a tree as the main motif, to tie in with their romantic ceremomy location.

We designed an elegant letterpress wedding invitation featuring a vintage tree illustration, and set their names in the classic and sophisticated Bickham Script. Their design was then letterpress printed in matte gold ink onto plush 100% cotton ivory stock, and paired with a gold envelope liner. Completing the suite were matching letterpress reply cards and letterpress thank you cards.

These letterpress wedding invitations are elegant, timeless and make me think of a romantic wedding in the French countryside! Which is perfect, because if there’s one destination in Victoria that reminds me of the French countryside, it would be Sault. I also love the rustic, vintage feel that letterpress brings to these elegant wedding invitations, and how it ties in perfectly with their gorgeous venue.

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We also designed some beautiful ‘day of wedding’ items – matching menus, seating chart cards (love how these were displayed at the reception, adhered to strips of ribbon and strung against a window), ‘wishing tree’ cards (each guest wrote a personal message to the couple and tied their card to the wishing tree), a ‘MR & MRS’ banner that was tied across the backs of the couple’s chairs, and some adorable bunting flags, featuring romantic quotes such as:

“In my hand I hold a kingdom, in my hand I hold yours” – Kylie Johnson
“I carry your heart (I carry it in my heart)” – e.e. cummings
“That love is all there is, is all we know of love” – Emily Dickinson

So romantic!

And now for some pics of their gorgeous wedding day (all photography by Blumenthal Photography):

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Isn’t this wedding just beautiful?! Belinda and Marten look so happy together. And may I say, that arch of flowers over their bridal table is nothing short of spectacular.

All the best Belinda and Marten – we had so much fun designing your letterpress wedding invitations and it was a pleasure to create wedding stationery for such a lovely couple! xx

Photography: Blumenthal Photography
Styling: the talented Marisa Welcome at A Lavish Affair
Stationery: Simplethings Press
Flowers: Flower Jar
Bride’s gown: Luci DiBella
Venue: Sault, Daylesford
Cake: Call Me Cake Face
Bridesmaid dresses: Anna Campbell