To invite their guests to their special destination wedding in St. Barths, the bride wanted to create a simple yet romantic wedding invitation. We worked with her to create a design that incorporated the softness of the sea, pastels and the romance of Les Amouroux, the lovebirds that inspired the theme for the wedding. After hearing of their romantic tale and the song they were going to walk down the aisle to, we designed the lovebirds holding a ribbon laced with Peter Cetera’s lyrics.

When guests arrived in their rooms they were welcomed with gift baskets full of goodies and a welcome booklet informing them of the fun details they had in store. Vintage French travel posters served as inspiration for the custom illustrated cover. The booklet was printed on linen textured paper and hole punched down the left side and sewed together with twine.

To tempt guests with tasty snacks, we created fun goodie bag tags which played off of the 5 tastes.  Sweet - ‘ Love is Sweet’  Salty - ‘ Life should be taken with a Grain of Salt’  Sour - ‘ Pucker up for a Kiss’

Spicy - ‘Everyone needs a little Spice in their lives’  Umami - ‘That certain je ne sais quoi’

Leaving no detail unattended, we created luggage tags inserted in plastic sleeves that were mailed to the guests after they RSVP’d that they could attend. Instead of a sign-in book at the ceremony, we created St. Barths travel postcards that were in the welcome baskets for the couple’s friends and family to write the couple a note during their trip together.

In lieu of traditional wedding programs, we designed fan tags tied with ombre ribbon that were adorned with teardrop crystals. The back of the tags sang a line of the lyrics they walked down the aisle to.

To help guests find their tables un, deux and trois birds flew in white baroque framed signs to help the few French challenged guests find their seats.

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6 Responses to “The Invitation: St. Barths Wedding… part trois 3 The Stationery”

  1. Nic on September 22nd, 2010 9:47 am

    OMG beautiful!!! Your design has me craving a trip to St. Barths asap. Amazing!

  2. Tammy on September 22nd, 2010 11:28 am

    Oh my gosh, those goodie bag tags are adorable!!

  3. Miriam Pasquet on September 22nd, 2010 12:04 pm

    Looking at all of this amazing detail makes me want to do it all over again!!!! Thank you again Vanessa for making this the most memorable event ever!


  4. Alchemy Fine Events & Invitations on September 22nd, 2010 12:13 pm

    You are so very welcome Miriam! Working on adorable fun details like these are what makes my job so fun.



  5. Marcie on September 22nd, 2010 8:44 pm

    Loving your new blog! And the name is fantastic.

    xo Marcie

  6. lydia {ever ours} on September 22nd, 2010 9:07 pm

    that welcome booklet freaking rocks.

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