When Maddy asked me to touch on unexpected details in wedding invitations, my head started spinning! I wanted to focus in on just one for this post and hopefully be back to share more here in the future or on my own blog. I have always loved fabric, and sewing, and my studio is filled with equal parts paper, fabric, and envelopes so I am excited to see fabric, especially cool prints, making an appearance more and more in the stationery world. I think the materials used in an invitation suite are just as important as the design, and I love to see the slight variance in texture that adding fabric brings to the overall feel of the piece.
The first image is of a really beautiful invitation set where fabric is used not only to line the envelope but wrapped around the back of the invitation to add the pattern to the top and bottom edges, and to the back of the RSVP card. Head on over to Lockette’s blog and shop to view more of her beautifully crafted fabric invitations.
The following 3 images are some of our own invitations, the first two being a booklet style invitation for my own wedding that we printed on a soft grey book cloth and flush mounted to the chipboard covers. The texture of the ink over the slightly loose weave of the book cloth gave the cover the vintage feel we were looking for. You can see more of this invitation on our site here. And the next invitation shown is for a party, rather than a wedding, but it incorporates a simple linen pocket with stitched paper tag that makes getting this invitation in the mail more like opening a little gift. See more of it here.
The final image is from Kathy from Merriment Design, and these invitations are spectacular! The patience and craft involved in making them can only be appreciated by reading the whole post on her blog. This is one of the best uses I have seen using fabric for invitations, and I love the fact that each one ends up being different. I can imagine if I were sending them out I would spend way too much time choosing the perfect version for each guest!
Chellé Paperie is a custom invitation design studio and our work can be seen on both our website and blog.