Oh boy, do we have an incredible elopement for you! Emma and Nathan said ‘no’ to tradition and instead eloped with only their parents as witnesses in the romantic region of Tuscany, Italy. It was a big secret to keep, but this perfect pair managed to pull off the surprise of a lifetime and were able to celebrate their love story in the way they always imagined. Flying in the talented Katie Harmsworth to capture all the beautiful moments, click here for this sublime celebration in all its glory.
They confided in me to develop an authentic wedding suite complete with handmade cotton paper, wax sealing and silk detailing to complement the tuscan setting.
It was of most importance to keep the elopement confidential, and now that the cat’s out of the bag, and they have shared their news with all their friends + family at a ‘wedding’ in Melbourne, I am excited to share the work.
I met with Kylie and Pete at their Wanaka home to get a sense of what they wanted for the wedding stationery of their upcoming Criffel Woolshed wedding. We went with a classic suite featuring hand-lettered silver addressing on all 100 of the black envelopes, program hand-outs and placecards. Closer to the wedding date I hand-painted a wooden entrance sign to suit the rustic setting.
Kylie wore a stunning Anna Campbell gown and veil. My friends Gypsy from The Vase created amazing florals for the ceremony site, with a beautifully styled arch, and Charlotte Kiri captured the day complete with a heli ride through the clouds to Black Peak.
This is the most breathtaking wedding you’ll see all week (literally took our breath away). Fall in love with the wild hills of NZ as photographer Jessica Rose came together with a dream team of NZ vendors to create this beautiful shoot. The earthy tones make us feel like we can almost smell the fresh air out in the mountains.
Layla Kaisi Collection
Brand identity for Jewellery designer, Layla Kaisi. Hand lettered logo, colour palette, business cards, stationery, and branded merchandise.
Stationery, Arch & Cake Florals: Fleura Studio Letterpress in gunmetal on Crane Lettra Photography: MicImage Weddings Venue: Lake Hawea View Dress: Grace Loves Lace Shoes: YSL (bride), Ted Baker (groom) Groom: Reiss Helicopter company: Wanaka Helicopters – Coromandel Peak Wedding cake: Cakes of Wanaka
I always planned to design my own wedding stationery, but I never imagined I would only have a weekend to create it in time to send off to letterpress! Living in Australia at the time we decided very last minute to come home to NZ and ‘elope’ with just our closest family present in Lake Hawea. All planning and creative was turned around in just a matter of weeks.
We went with a simple letterpressed card for our guests, pressed in gunmetal ink on Crane Lettra.
Thanks to MicImage Weddings for capturing our ceremony and heli flight to Coromandel Peak.
Felix + Stone
Brand identity for Felix + Stone, a New Zealand designed luxury baby bag label
Logo, brand guide, colour palette, business cards and stationery, social media templates
Custom Wedding sets
1. Digital print on Handmade Cotton Rag deckled edge paper.
2. Custom rustic simple wedding suite.
3. Silver hand lettered envelop detailing
4. Wedding invite design for Hawkes Bay New Zealand wedding. Arabic theming typography and Gold Foil detailing. Letterpress printed in Dubai Al Reyami Print Group, UAE
5. Joanna & Jason, Black Letterpress on white Lettra.
Brand identity, Illustration, Logo design and Stationery
TeaPeaNZ a fun and vibrant boutique Interior and Homewares store, Wellington New Zealand.
Product design and packaging - Homeware
Ciroa Homewares Agadir High Tea Fine Bone China Collection