1. Paperchase goes fun and floral. 2. There’s a Kolo in every colour. 3. Edna Mae makes it easy with a ring-binder and refills. 4&5. Paper Source has something for very taste. 6. From Smiggle, the masters of cheap’n’cheerful. 7. Classic red leather from Profile. 8. Amazing craftsmanship, appealing colour combos and unusual imagery makes Grimm a winner. 9. Modern Australian classics by Corban & Blair.
Post-wedding and -honeymoon I’ve got photos on the brain (and the to-do list). With so many options these days, I want to know what you prefer. Do you like the couldn’t-be-easier pocket inserts, the timeless look of dry mount or the layout flexibility plus protection offered by peel & stick film?
If you’d asked me a year ago what I thought about calligraphy, I would have told you that it exemplified everything I think is wrong with the majority of invitations out there. It seems to be used as a default font regardless of the style of invitation, theme of the wedding and taste of the couple, simply because it’s the done thing. Because it is sadly so often poorly conceived and executed, it was easy for me to think that it is always bad.
Until, that is, I came across some wonderful work by some inventive contemporary calligraphers. While it still won’t suit every invitation, these examples prove that when done well, hand-lettered calligraphy will elevate your envelopes from the everyday to the extra special.