Show & Tell

Earlier this year I was excited when The Man’s cousin Luke and his lovely fiancée Benita begged me agreed to let me design their wedding invitations.

They were organising a very simple and meaningful ceremony without any of the hullabaloo that usually accompanies a marriage… they also needed to send out the invitations within a month! It was a tight timeframe but their easygoing and appreciative nature made it an absolute joy to work on.

Semaphore invitation

Luke and Benita chose to marry on the foreshore of the Adelaide beachside suburb of Semaphore, a place of special significance for them. Their ceremony site was beside the historic time ball tower, which I thought would make the perfect feature for their invitations. The blue flags give a subtle nautical vibe and the illustrated style and recycled paper suit their relaxed personalities and love of nature.

This was my first attempt at hand illustrating an invitation so it was definitely out of my comfort zone, but those projects always end up being the most rewarding, don’t you think?

Semaphore thanks 2

From one newly minted Mrs Parsons to another, Benita you were such a delight to work with, and thank you both for having me play a role in your wedding day. xxoo

Photography: Luke Simon Photography
Styling: Mary & Gabrielle Events
Props: Poppies Flowers


3 Responses

  • Great job, Alicia! I love the blue banners. Are you going to do more building based invitations because that would be awesome! I can see the needle in Seattle and the Eiffle Tower and all sorts of churches and and and that would be awesome!

    • Thanks Janice. I probably wouldn’t do too many landmark invitations as a standard design because of their limited audience, but I love the idea so perhaps I’ll do more of them for bespoke jobs.

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