East meets West Wedding Invitation Lutton Hoo, England destination wedding invitation Chinese wedding invitation with Qipao closure

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East meets West Wedding Invitation

Siman & Xiuyan

We were excited when Siman came to us looking to create an East meets West wedding invitation that captured a feeling of elegant romance while also incorporated Chinese culture and heritage. We hand illustrated their location, a gorgeous estate in England, but in a traditional Qing Dynasty style. Throughout the invitations, we incorporated reinterpretations of Chinese historical motifs (from the laser cut latticework pockets, to an elegant qipao closure on the cover) in letterpress and a one of a kind, custom mother of pearl foil.

Since we are a studio specializing in custom work, we put together custom pricing for each project. For your convenience, below is a brief summary of the starting prices for both our collection and custom suites:

• $2,000 is the starting price for pre-existing designs for a 4-piece suite in 1-letterpress color. Suites with additional embellishments such as foil stamping, laser cut sleeves, pocket folders, etc. start at a higher price point of $3,000 and up.

• Custom invitations start at $2,750 for a 4-piece suite in 1-letterpress color.

• For budgets in the $1,000 range, many of our designs can be adapted to a economical price point using flat printing.


Note: A 4-piece suite includes Invitation, Reply Card, Outer Envelope and Reply Envelope. However a suite can be customized to your needs. Most pre-existing designs you see, whether it be from our custom page or collection page, can be made into a ready to order set

To receive a more detailed estimate based upon your stationery needs or to schedule a consultation (by appointment only), please contact us at:

[email protected]

(212) 696-6624 - phone

The Details

Our invitations truly come to life with all the carefully considered details we weave into the fabric of each of our designs. Explore the details in this East meets West wedding invitation suite.

Chinese clasp closure on outside of folder Pearl foil stamped view of the couple's wedding venue Silver foil stamped lace design on an envelope liner Custom designed crest with Chinese zodiac animals Mother of pearl wedding invitation detail Letterpress and foil stamped enclosure cards Chinese text on delicate vellum paper Silver foil stamped custom designed crest Mother of pearl Chinese cloud ornament

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Custom Process

Our custom process is as unique and creative as our finished pieces themselves. Take a look below to see how we brought our client's vision to life.

The Inspiration

We invite you to explore our inspiration and moodboard for how this East meets West wedding invitation design came to fruition. You’re also welcome to view our creative process to dig deeper into our exclusive design process.

Siman and Xiuyan wedding moodboard
East meets West image inspiration
Vintage art and Antique China daybed

SKETCHES

We began the process with some different invitation configurations ranging from laser cut sleeves to folders and bellybands. Each of the designs followed the same design philosophy of merging Chinese cultural elements with western influences.

Pear foil and letterpress wedding invitation with a shimmer laser cut sleeve
East meets West inspired wedding invitation
Qipao inspired folder with lattice laser cut pocket

CUSTOM ILLUSTRATION

One of the focal points of the suite was our custom hand drawn illustration of the couple’s venue, the historic Luton Hoo Hotel. In order to have an accurate depiction of a Qing Dynasty painting style, we explored New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art asian wing and incorporated some of the signature period style details we learned about during our visit.

Custom illustration of the Lutton Hoo house in a Qing Dynasty style
Custom designed monograms inspired by Chinese art and culture
Designs inspired by Chinese furniture and historical art

DESIGN REFINEMENT

Once the look and feel are defined, we embarked on the process of extending the design to all the pieces in the invitation suite from rsvp cards to all the matching envelopes and details.

Custom designed envelopes and foil stamped reply cards

FINAL DESIGN

At the end of the creative process, after all edits and refinements are made, the full suite comes to life in the hands of our expert team of printers and craftsmen.

Luton Hoo Hotel wedding invitation
Luton Hoo Hotel wedding

The Wedding

Photograph above courtesy of Mayad Studios

Ready to get started?

We would welcome the opportunity to work with you and design your invitations and stationery! Contact us for more information and to schedule an appointment by phone or in person.

East meets West luxury wedding invitation | by Atelier Isabey