How special do you feel when you lay hands on a “fancy looking” invitation? Exactly. It matters. And what does the amazing Alice in Wonderland invitation suite by couture designer Lindsey Luxa of Dragonfly Custom Design say? It’s screams, “YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS OH SO LUXE WEDDING!” I can spend hours pouring over the fine details and styling elements she created for this photo shoot. I love, love, love the bold use of the intense purple and green. Just so regal. And anyone who knows me, knows I am a sucker for natural and organic materials — such a grounding element. But what I think is most genius, however, is how Lindsey played with the Alice in Wonderland theme in such a grown-up and sophisticated manner:
The invitation was nestled in a silk box constructed of deep purple and iridescent green silks. The body of the invitation was set on a deep purple silk pad with a layer of iridescent green silk, natural fiber paper and dark purple paper. Just love the exterior wrapping in a wide green satin ribbon with twine.
The antique pewter key tied with purple ribbon is so clutch!
The save the date language, “Don’t be Late for a Very Important Date” helped establish the overall whimsical Alice in Wonderland theme.
Escort cards were printed on iridescent paper, backed in bright purple stock and tied to antique spoons using twine. And instead of a traditional table number, Lindsey incorporated an antique pendulum clock pointing to a corresponding hour, in this case 2:00 p.m.. What is really cute is how the escort cards led the guests to Table No. 2 using a clock face.
Lindsey made these darling signs using hand white-washed wood that was laser etched with Victorian graphics. Very Lewis Carroll, wouldn’t you agree?
The menus directly mimicked the invitation. A vintage “Menu” illustration, as well as tea pots and cups tied seamlessly to the theme.
The delicious favors were hand-made Jordan almond flowers with purple centers and green stems and leaves. They were finished with thoughtful small tags that said “Thank You.”
Isn’t it spectacular how she put it all together!! So of course you know we will be sitting down and chatting with ever so talented Ms. Lindsey later on this week. I must pick her brain on the latest trends in wedding invitations. Be sure to join us. You are cordially invited . . .
P.S. These fantastic photographs were taken by Ambrosio Photography. Luxe Fête Event Planning and Design Studio designed the florals and styled the event using couture linens and furniture from Nuage Designs. Invitation and Paper Suite by Lindsey Luxa of Dragonfly Custom Design.