One of the perks of running a small business, is the people that you come across, or in this case, reconnect with. Liz and I went to primary school together (too many years ago to count!)  Thanks to the power of social media, she came across Papette and asked me to create a fun, casual design for a garden inspired wedding. I love working on unique creative invitations, especially when there is a lot of colour involved, so this was an absolute treat!

Liz wanted to draw inspiration from Hungarian embroidery. This is not something I was familiar with, but as soon as I saw some photo’s, I was in love with the patterns, details and colour. We created a bi-fold invitation, so all the information was on the one card, with a small RSVP postcard. We rolled out the design to all the wedding day stationery and finished it there off with matching thank-you cards.

Luckily for me, Liz works in events, so she was one of the most organised brides I’ve ever met! Everything was on time and neatly organised. I think at times she was keeping me on track, rather than the other way around. Beautiful brides like Liz are the reason I love my job so much.

Here’s what Liz had to say: The inspiration behind our invites was Kalocsca embroidery – this is a traditional Hungarian pattern dating back to the 19th century. It is normally featured on traditional Hungarian dress and art. In a wedding context – a bride would wear the most colourful pattern on her wedding day. I’ve grown up being surrounded by table cloths, blouses and crockery with this pattern and I’ve always loved it. My father is Hungarian and although I’ve been born and raised in Australia, our family has very strong Hungarian roots. Further to this, my mother is Filipino and Andrew’s parents are both Italian therefore we tried to incorporate all of our cultural backgrounds into our wedding. The stationery was Hungarian inspired, we did a traditional Filipino cord and veil wedding ritual in our ceremony and we had an Italian piano accordion play at the reception. One of my favourite parts of the wedding was the stationery – it complimented our garden theme, spring wedding whilst capturing the essence of who we are and how we embrace our family and culture. SJ did an amazing job.

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