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Sunday, December 12, 2010

{Inspiration-Custom Wedding Invitiations} Ottawa, Montreal, International wedding photographer

Inspiration for your wedding comes from the heart of who you are, both as individuals and as a couple together. Marriage is an adventure and is the beginning of your love story and adventures together. And I have yet to find any two couples alike. For this reason I am deeply inspired by things that truly highlight what is unique about a couple and I love when they take a special approach to express that.
Through inspiring friends (namely my wonderful designer Marilyn) who let me know about illustrator Siobhan Donoghue who creates some of the most enchanting and elegant wedding invitations I have laid eyes on. Really!

Like many of my clients, I am inspired by my world travels to Paris, New York, Australia, Scandinavia, etc. And I have had the oppourtunity to shoot destination weddings in France and Czech Republic, so seeing these lovely invitations truly had me thrilled! Siobhan's wedding invitations are perfect if your are planning a destination wedding and it's an amazing way to personalize your day down to the sweetest little details, especially if your guests are not familiar with the wedding destination site. She has created invitations and save the date cards for destination weddings in Italy, California, Australia and for many other amazing destinations. But you don't need to be visiting a far away land to appreciate how amazing it would be to have a custom illustrated invitation or save the date, even if you are going to be married here in the Nation's capital and have many out of town guests arriving. I am simply in love with these! Anyway, enough said....go ahead an take a peek with me and please visit her website to view more.

More about Siobhan Donoghue and her custom hand illustrated wedding invitations:

"We tailor every invitation to highlight your style and work with you to achieve the invitation you dreamed of.  Tell us what you like and we can go from there. We love a challenge. Each of our samples can be customized for your event.

How does the process work
The design process generally takes four weeks. This allows enough time to provide you with a mock-up of the final and to create the artwork by hand in watercolour.  We can print the final stationery or you can work with a local printer and we will provide a pdf of the finished design.

Our stock prices start from $5.95 per printed invitation card. Contact us for our fill range of prices.  Custom invitation design prices start at $300.00.  Printing costs for custom work depends greatly on the desired paper stock, size, quantity and printing style such as letterpress, offset, digital and art inkjet.

My personal favourite paper is a European handmade paper with deckle edge which adds to the elegance of the watercolour artwork.  It is a thick card,  320gsm in cream or ivory with matching envelopes.  The thicker the paper the better is my philosophy.  We endeavour to use environmentally sustainable paper and inks in all our projects.

If you have a budget please send us an email. We can propose various ideas to keep within your budget.

Save the Date
Yes, we do design Save-the-Date announcements, maps, wedding blog headers, menus, programmes, seating cards, RSVP and thank you cards. We can also design rubber stamps, wax seals,  tea towels and luggage tags….. contact us with your ideas."

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udaya210 July 19, 2011 at 3:16 AM  

When I design custom invitations, I offer to design custom postage for my clients to complete the look of their invitation package. The party starts when the guests open their invitations, so setting the tone of the party with the invitation is important. But even before the envelope is opened, the first impression the guest has of the invitation is what’s on the outside.

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