When I first set up Isabel & Ink in January 2016, I wasn't sure how many brides would want a slightly more unique and bespoke invitation set for their special day and I was concerned that most wouldn't want to stray from the norm...Then Ellie came along and since then it's been a steady stream of creative and innovative brides and grooms all wanting something a bit 'different'. I've known Ellie for many years and was thrilled when she asked Isabel & Ink to design a totally bespoke wedding stationery suite to celebrate her marriage to Bobby in Italy.
As the wedding was taking place abroad, Ellie and Bobby knew that they wanted to highlight the beauty and diversity of the Italian countryside with an illustrated map as the main design for the invitation. I wish I could call myself an illustrator but my skill set relates more to doodles, calligraphy and graphic design! Therefore, there was no better artist to team up with on this project than illustrator Suzie Foster. Suzie and I set to work on creating a specialised map which brought together all the different elements of Ellie & Bobby's big day. This was the finished result...
The magnificent and beautiful Duomo was a key feature of the day so we placed this at the top of the invite and added in the various other elements and locations including Bobby's family house, the marquee, a local hotel and vineyards. Ellie had a Fiat 500 to take her to the Duomo with her Father and we made sure this was included throughout the stationery too.
We even made the Fiat 500 into a little stamp...
I was lucky enough to attend this stunning wedding, getting to see the beautiful Duomo in all it's glory and soaking up the Italian culture in the Fontanile area.
A little bit of light wind whipping around my (left) and Emma's (right) dresses!
The trusty Fiat was on hand to get Ellie to the Church.
Ellie looked positively regal in a gorgeous, flowing gown.
After the ceremony, the celebrations continued back at Bobby's family home in true Italian style.
After a proper Italian feast in the twinkling marquee, we danced the night away underneath the stars.
In true Italian style there was a ice-cream stand after dinner to help boost our energy levels for more dancing!
I am so grateful to Ellie for my first wedding commission in 2016 and she certainly set the bar high. Congratulations Ellie & Bobby!
"Isabel is the dream to work with! Her customer service and attention to detail are second to none and Isabel's creativity and designs were stunning and exactly what we were looking for. She followed our brief perfectly and added beautiful elements to our ideas to truly encapsulate our wedding day. Our wedding stationery was absolutely gorgeous and we had many comments from our friends and family on how beautiful the design was. We loved working with Isabel & Ink and would highly recommend working with her." - Ellie