Our Wedding Invitations, Designed By Tabitha Emma!

Hip hip hooray, I can finally show you our gorgeous wedding invites. TA DAH!

Like our wedding website, our invitations were designed by creative maven/ illustrator extraordinaire Tabitha Emma (but you probably guessed that, right?) and I’m seriously so happy with how they came up.

The Creative Process

When I was talking to Tabitha initially she asked me to tell her a bit about “Rach and Ramai” so she could get some ideas on the direction we’d like to go with the invites, so I told her we’re often branded ‘R & R’ – hence the monogram – and that we love natural, rustic elements, which she took into consideration when coming up with the design.

I also shared my love of calligraphy-style type and native flowers, in particular King Proteas, and was delighted to see them included in her illustrations when she sent through the first concepts!

(It would be remiss of me not to mention here that Tabitha is an absolute dream to work with, can’t recommend her enough).

Assembling the Invites

I’ve always loved the mix of white and brown (wood/ hessian) and I wanted to give the brown kraft envelopes a bit of a “lift”, so I added a paper doily to each at the top to make the envelopes a bit special.

Let me tell you, spray adhesive is your friend if you’re thinking of doing something similar (I also managed to get it all over the carpet – hello sticky feet!)

Photos are OK, but you really need to see these “in real life” to get a proper idea – the paper stock is divine and has a bit of texture through it. It’s the perfect thickness, and Tabitha had sent me some samples prior to our invites going to print so I knew what the end result would be like which is always nice.

Finally, I haven’t shown it in these shots, but after tossing up whether to get a calligrapher to address the envelopes, we took an easier (and just as beautiful) route and used the stunning Carolyna font.

The RSVP card and the invite were tied together with some twine I picked up at Mark Tuckey Home in Avalon and we used Australia Post’s ‘Special Occasion’ stamps (vintage brown roses/ wedding ring images) on the outer envelope and on the RSVP card, which was designed to be like a postcard. Easy for guests to just pop in the mail and send back.

And that’s about it!

+ I’d love to know: what do you think? I know there are a whole bunch of stationery nerds amongst us, so please leave your thoughts below in the comments.

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16 Comments to “Our Wedding Invitations, Designed By Tabitha Emma!”

  1. Possibly hands down the nicest wedding invites I have ever seen!
    By just looking at them you can seriously get a sense of your personality just jumping off the page.
    I adore the rustic/natural feel to them & your monogram is ridiciously cute!

    Congrats Rach, they are divine! Tabitha Emma is one seriously talented lady x

  2. Rachel!!!! These are absolutely STUNNING!!! Cannot believe how beautiful they are. Would be an absolute pleasure keeping this on my fridge hehe!!
    Can’t wait to see the wedding photos!
    Love Rhi x

  3. Oh Jenn, thank you so much! How lovely of you! xx

    And Rhiannon, I hope our guests think the same thing! Not long now ’til the big day so you won’t have to wait for too long :) xx

  4. These wedding invitations are beautiful! They will be a delight for the recipients….and a beautiful prelude for the day… Tabitha Emma’s work is amazing!

  5. Wowee stunning! Love it all – and I was thinking about the same idea for the enveloppes (My blog font is Carolyna!!) :)

    xx

  6. Thank you, thank you, thank you! And Noémie, I’m dying to see your invites – they are going to be amazing x

  7. Beautiful card Rachel, those are great designs. Emma has done a great job with it. The design is quite simple but it still grabs your attention with its amazing designs. Finding the right calligraphy style for your wedding card is important. I loved the fonts and calligraphy that you have used.

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