Callow Hall, Bespoke wedding invitation design
I still can’t believe this, but recently I painted a bespoke wedding invitation design for my youngest sister’s wedding. She married Ollie, on a gorgeous autumn day, with a reception at Callow Hall in Derbyshire.
It’s amazing to have the opportunity to design wedding invitations for couples I have only just met or in some cases never met, so it was incredible to be able to create stationery for a couple that I know so well.
Callow Hall, a ‘luxury Derbyshire and Peak District country house hotel’ which can be hired as an exclusive wedding venue, was perfect for the occasion. It’s distinct Victorian look, with an ivy clad exterior and views across the nearby fields; made it an excellent starting point for the stationery design.
Colour Palette and styling
Bethany did an incredible job of styling and planning the colour palette for an autumn wedding. The crimson leaves on the exterior of the building, set against navy and gold foil were a dream to work with. A repeating pattern created from these leaves became a reoccurring theme across the stationery set. The leaves appeared on many items from the save the date tags to the table plan.
I aim to create invitations that are souvenirs of the wedding day, which guests want to keep after they have eaten their favours and removed the confetti from their hair. Therefore each little detail is important. Every invitation is unique. My current favourite invitation format is a concertina design. The invitation can be folded like a book, contains plenty of space for details and the shape can be customised.
Adding a map to help guests find the venue, is a useful way to personalise an invitation suite. If you look closely, you will also see that most of the family pets were included too!
Bethany and Ollie’s wedding day was romantically captured by Morgan Rana Photography a fine art wedding photographer, based in Staffordshire.
The wedding stationery suite was photographed by Holly Booth Photography who styled the images beautifully.
Bethany’s Pronovias wedding dress was adorned with the most beautiful, intricate lace and embroidery. She looked stunning!
Congratulations Bethany and Ollie! They had a wonderful day, surrounded by family, friends and a perfectly behaved canine ring bearer!
Please get in touch to find out about my bespoke wedding invitation design service. I’d love to hear from you! Maybe you would like to collaborate or just say hi. You can email me using my contact page, or get in touch via my social media accounts. I have Instagram and a Facebook page.