24TH SEPTEMBER 2020 // ROME, ITALY
Talk about luxury - Bellisima!
Eórann and Conor got married in the beautiful Italian capital of Rome and wanted stationery that reflected the history and beauty of the city.For their Save the Dates, we went for a double sided card showing the slogan of " I (heart) Roma" and custom sketches of historic buildings below, including their wedding venue as a wee teaser. The other side housed details for the guests and everything was printed on hammered card to give a vintage effect. Black accents were used to not give too much of their colour scheme away just yet.
Together we came up with an idea of map themed invitation, with a favourite poem of theirs by Seamus Heaney adorning the front, and renaissance accents and custom monogram shown throughout. Internally, I custom drew a map showcasing points of interest within the city leading from their ceremony venue to reception.
For the colours, we decided to stick to those portrayed within the Italian flag, but a bit more muted to keep the elegant look and feel that they desired, balanced with a soft ivory backdrop and vibrant red envelope. A black velvet ribbon and gold monogrammed sticker seal finished off the suite.
For their On the Day stationery, we continued the theme introduced by their invitations, carrying through the colours and ornate details for their bespoke stationery pieces. In lieu of a seating plan, we decided on a concept where which there would be a "welcome table" which housed welcome signage and place cards. The guests (who were of age) would take a drink then lift their place card and bring it to their table, signified by a longer card detailing the table name.
On the tables would be a traditional table name sign, in this case showing the names of Irish poets to bring a bit of home to Italy. Alongside these are a specific poem by the person named, which Eórann and Conor had specifically chosen. I think it was a very quirky, personal and beautiful touch.
I want to wish the happy couple the biggest of congratulations and thank them for allowing me to have a small part in their big day. I hope it was everything they wished for and more and may they live happily ever after!