You’ve chosen the design and agonised over the correct wording. Now, it’s time to consider luxe finishing touches for your wedding invitations. For me, adding these pretty details is one of the most exciting parts of the design process. They elevate the look and feel of your stationery, creating something beautiful that also reflects the significance of the occasion.
So, what are your options?
Gold foil looks super luxurious! I favour hot foil printing over flat digital foil printing as I love the high-quality finish. A metal plate of the design is made and then pressed into the cardstock to create an embossed impression and foil finish. The entire process is done by hand using a press machine. It’s very time-consuming, so hot foil printing can be expensive, but it does offer the best quality finish.
Vellum wraps are made from thick translucent paper similar to the tracing paper used for technical drawing. As the name suggests, they wrap around the rest of your invitation. We can add even more texture and detail by printing directly on to the vellum wrap, sealing it with a wax seal, or finishing with ribbon.
Wax seals are available in an array of colours and can be used to seal your invitations or the envelopes. Seals can be blank or personalised with a bespoke monogram.
Hand Painted Silk Ribbon
I work with a talented supplier who hand paints all the silk ribbons used in my designs. They can even do bespoke colours on request. No two lengths of ribbon will be exactly the same, so this finish is totally unique.
A beautiful finishing touch for your envelopes is to have them lined. It creates a weightier feel and allows you to add extra interest by including a pretty pattern or bespoke monogram.
Calligraphy, whether modern or traditional, always looks chic! I work with my preferred calligrapher to add this luxe finishing touch to your envelopes.
I never get bored of discussing all the different ways you can style your stationery! You can shop the House Collection and learn more about my bespoke design service here.
Dark Navy and Claret Floral Photo – Emma Barrow Photography
All other images – Clare Kinchin Photography