These invitations were truly a labor of love for bride & designer both. When two paper people get together, the collaboration usually works out very well, and this is no exception!


Going into the design process, the bride had a definite vision to create a wrought iron gate that would close around the invitation. In order to give it a “real” effect, we went with laser cutting so we could actually cut out the intricate scroll work. We tried to create a close replica of the design of the William Aiken House gates, where the ceremony and reception will be held.


Inside the gates, no detail was spared. The invitation itself is one color letterpress + a custom drawn scroll work blind impression (the pattern that you can see that doesn’t have color). In order to tie in the blush color, we matted the invitation on shimmery blush stock.


Both of the envelopes for the suite were a shimmer ivory finished off with amazing calligraphy by Paige Tanenbaum.


We also included a sweet little map to remind guests of the website, the hotel blocks, and give them a general “lay of the land” for the Charleston peninsula.


The package was held together by a coordinating peach / blush sheer ribbon that really just finished it off so well. It looks great against the gold gate.

This invitation suite is such a great example of how planning ahead and really thinking through all the details pays off so well. I can’t wait to see the actual wedding! You know it will be amazing :-)


  1. These are gorgeous!!