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South Africa Wedding Invitation

Jennifer & John

For an incredible destination wedding in South Africa, we commemorated this couple’s New York meets Africa backgrounds with elegance and sophistication. We focused on textural details with beautiful tone on tone letterpress designs of New York, fused together with African wildlife and cartography. The final invitation design was produced on seven different papers sourced from around the world, wrapped in a leather strip holding an embossed leather luggage tag and delivered in grass-wood filled boxes.

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 South African wedding invitations truly come to life with all the carefully considered details woven into the fabric of each of our designs. Explore the details in this suite.


Lion and zebra custom crest South African destination wedding box Zebra and African map detail Letterpress calligraphy and monogram New York City skyline pocket detail South Africa and New York inspired crest Folder pocket detail and enclosure card




We started the process by brainstorming some different designs for Jennifer & John’s wedding invitation. The designs all took inspiration from the geography, animals and culture in South Africa. We also looked to materials such as leatherette papers, feathers, twine and even embossed crocodile materials to further enhance the suite.

Sketches inspired by South Africa and travel sketchbooks

Cover Designs

Part of our exploratory was taking a look at different folder cover designs. All of our designs were inspired by travel journals and sketchbooks to bring to life the global aspect of the wedding, with guests coming from all four corners of the world and meeting in South Africa.

Alternate cover designs


We proposed a range of monograms and the couple invariably honed in on a crest design that incorporated elements of South Africa and New York City. The final monogram included a NYC skyline as well as a lion and zebra, an unexpected and unique combination.

Custom crests and mongorams

Custom Map

We created a custom calligraphic map of the region with whimsical icons designating all the notable landmarks in the area.

Hand drawn wedding map of South Africa

Design Refinements

Once the look and feel were defined, we embarked on the process of extending the design to all the pieces in the invitation suite. From the reply cards and enclosure cards to envelopes, we designed each piece to match the invitation design.

Classic reply cards, events cards and envelopes


We brainstormed a few different options for the invitation mailer box and label with inspiration taken from African art and wildlife. The final labels would each be hand calligraphed and affixed to white boxes before being sent in the mail.

Custom designed invitation box labels

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.

South Africa meets New York wedding invitation
Ready to get started?

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

South Africa destination wedding invitation