Hello!  This one’s about a invitation with bit of a vintage early 1900’s feel.  So down to business, there are generous people and there are talented people and sometimes there are generous super talented people.  This post is made possible by that third type.  That being a super talented and generous photographer who is based in the United States, fortunately these days it’s not ridiculously expensive to post internationally!   Recently I was lucky enough to have some of my stationery photographed by photographer RJ Kern (very talented chap who used to be a cartographer for National Geographic) who now uses his considerable expertise for weddings and other assignments.  He’s given me lots of great photos so I’m going to be sharing these an item at a time in the coming weeks.  Today’s images are of one of my bespoke wedding invitations.  This one is from my Capri collection.

Capri bifold wedding invitation cover in 2014 colours
Capri bifold wedding invitation cover in 2014 colours

Bespoke Wedding Invitation

The invitation shown is a bifold invitation designed in this case for a wedding, like all of our wedding stationery they are bespoke for each client.  What’s great about the bifold invitation is from the outside it looks just like a standard card.  But hold them or open them and you know they’re special.  The text isn’t printed onto paper insert or printed just onto the inside surface of the card.  Here instead we go for a really luxurious finish by mounting panels of the same great card used for the outside onto the inside surface.  If you squeeze a bifold invitation between your fingers you can really appreciate that as well the weight it gives each invitation.  It feels substantial, a real quality item.

Inside of Capri bifold wedding invitation
Inside of Capri bifold wedding invitation

Detachable RSVP

We also keep the design standard really high on the inside.  There’s no just laying out some text.  Instead the text is integrated with the design from the cover.  To top it all there is a detachable RSVP which RJ has been cunning enough to show both attached and removed.  The colours in this photo are blues and purples from the Pantone spring and summer colour report and a beautifully complimented by provincial lavender Swarovski crystals mounted on the front.

RSVP removed from Capri Bifold wedding invitation
RSVP removed from Capri Bifold wedding invitation

The fonts used on this sample design give a early 20th century style and are packed full of character.  If you would like to see Capri or more Bifold invitations please click each respective link.  These bifold invitations could be yours, where ever you are in the world!

I highly advise checking out more of RJ’s work.  Especially if you are looking for a wedding photographer whether in the US or outside (I know has crossed the Atlantic for weddings before).  So check out Minneapolis Wedding Photographer R. J. Kern at kern-photo.    Just look look at what he can produce for you.

Minneapolis Wedding Photographer R. J. Kern at kern-photo
Minneapolis Wedding Photographer R. J. Kern at kern-photo