real wedding invitations: stephanie + joshua

Sometimes a couple come along and we find ourselves enjoying working with them so much that we are genuinely sad when their order is finished and out the door! This was the case with lovely Melbourne couple Steph and Josh, who were absolutely amazing to work with and quite simply, beautiful people inside and out.

Married at Our Lady of Mount Carmel and with a reception at Circa, Steph and Josh’s day was classic, modern and full of style.

Steph and Josh chose our Hand Lettered design, which we letterpress printed in classic black ink onto ultra thick 600gsm ivory cotton stock.

To complete their suite, we also created digital print reply cards and wishing well cards, and carried the look right through to their ‘day of’ stationery items, which included a seating chart, bonbonniere tags, order of service book with gold stitching, and some super fun guest quiz sheets!

We were so happy when Steph sent through their professional photos and we saw how our stationery perfectly suited their day – classic, modern and elegant.

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And now for some shots of their incredible wedding day (photography by Tony Mott):

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In Steph’s words:

“We wanted the wedding to be really reflective of us – this marriage was very significant and meaningful to us and not something we took lightly, but we are massive party people too – see dance floor scenes! So while the church ceremony was traditional and fairly serious, our cake was a little nuts, we swapped out dessert for espresso martinis as we wanted everyone to be full of life, and our first dance was a fast-paced one to a Calvin Harris song.”

Steph’s beloved Babcia sadly passed away just before the wedding and they were very close. Steph wore her opal ring and had a piece of her hair in a locket sewn into her dress, as well as one of her hankies to carry on the day.

There’s so much to love about this wedding. How happy Steph and Josh look for starters… Steph’s incredible dress… the personal touches to honour Steph’s grandmother… the cute Nectar and Stone biscuits… Steph’s gorgeous Sophia Webster shoes… and the list goes on.

Steph and Josh have recently welcomed a son, Rafael, so we have the pleasure of working with them again for Raffy’s birth announcements, something that makes us very happy!

All the very best for the future Steph and Josh, you guys are the best! xx

Photographer: Tony Mott
Wedding invitations: Simplethings Press
Venue: Our Lady of Mount Carmel/Circa
Bride’s dress: Helen Manuell
Cake: Miss Ladybird Cakes
Heart biscuits: Nectar and Stone