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Luxurious modern wedding invitation with emboss and gold hot foiled details card

BESPOKE LUXURY WEDDING INVITATIONS

that awaken your senses

Step into the world of letterpress elegance, where each invitation is a masterpiece tailored to your love story. With my bespoke service, we will work together to create modern wedding invitations that go beyond the ordinary, invitations that are not just announcements but a prelude to the extraordinary celebration that awaits.

 

With your chosen aesthetic in mind, we will dive into the realm of exquisite colour palettes, carefully curated typographies and gorgeous textured paper to create the perfect invitation suite that is true to you.

 

From the design conception to the handmade production, the highest level of care and attention to details are at the core of my work. This means I can only take on between 8 and 10 couples every year.

Wedding details card hot foiled in white with a blind debossed monogram

The bespoke invitation process

Bringing to life your dream luxury wedding invitation suites requires a collaborative process and personalised approach so getting to know you is essential. I also want to make the creative process as seamless and as enjoyable as possible for you.

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GET IN TOUCH

If you are interested in working with me, the first step is to fill out my enquiry form to tell me about you, your wedding day and your stationery needs. If you already have some ideas about the creative direction or a Pinterest board, these are details I want to hear about to help me gauge your aesthetic.

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DESIGN TIME

From the ideas we delved into during our initial consultation, I will get to work designing your bespoke wedding invitations. The collaborative process will take on its full meaning as you give me feedback on the proofs submitted to you. We’ll refine the concept together until we achieve your vision.

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GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER

We’ll hop on a video call - or meet for coffee if you are local to me – for a 45 minutes creative consultation during which we discuss in more depth your wedding plans, stationery requirements, ideas and inspiration so I can understand better who you are and what is important to you.

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PRINTING PROCESS

Once the design approved and all materials ordered, it’s time to get printing! As much as I love designing, nothing brings me more joy than the letterpress printing process. There is something truly beautiful and almost emotional about bringing to life something you have spent time and love creating. All finishing touches such as calligraphy details, wax seals and assembly are also done in-house.

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PROPOSAL

Following the consultation, I will put together a proposal which outlines what we’ve discussed and the direction I’m thinking would work for you. Included in the proposal will be a quote and a suggested timeline (note that the average turnaround time for a bespoke invitation suite is 10 to 12 weeks, depending on the intricacy of the design).

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THEY'RE ON THEIR WAY!

Your luxurious bespoke invitations are soon to land on your doorstep and it is already time to think about your on-the-day wedding stationery!

Luxury hot foiled in gold details card for an elegant blush and white wedding invitation

Hot foil wedding invitations

Add a touch of pure tactile magic to your wedding stationery with hot foil. Whether metallic or matt, this traditional printing method creates a luxurious finish with big visual impact.

Learn more about the hot foiling process.

White letterpress wedding invitation with a die cut arch revealing names in white hot foil

Letterpress wedding invitations

Similarly, letterpress printing creates a high-end textured finish for your bespoke wedding invitations. The process involves ink mixing and printing by hand on an antique letterpress.

Love notes

We are so incredibly pleased with our wonderful wedding stationery from the super talented Helene.

From first consultation through to the speedy delivery, Helene has been so patient and accommodating, the process has been really easy and enjoyable.

It’s been a pleasure working with you, we couldn’t love our wedding suite more!

SARAH & DAN

Modern semi circle wedding invitations foiled in gold holographic on foiled green details cards
Modern and minimalist bride and groom White Syke Field

A look at some past bespoke work

Discover my portfolio & the love stories behind the luxury wedding invitations and find inspiration on how to create anticipation for your own wedding.

Common questions about bespoke invitations

Hot foiled minimalist wedding invitation suite with bold typography, inserted RSVP card and ribbon tied

This might be the first time that you are having bespoke wedding stationery created for you and there may be a fair few concept that are totally new to you. So below are compiled some questions that I regularly get asked.

WHAT IS A WEDDING STATIONERY SUITE?

HOW MANY INVITATIONS SHOULD I ORDER?

WHAT IS THE INVESTMENT FOR BESPOKE LETTERPRESS WEDDING INVITATIONS?

WHAT IS THE TIMELINE FOR BESPOKE WEDDING INVITATIONS?

DO I GET A SAMPLE OF MY INVITATION SUITE BEFORE IT IS ALL PRINTED?

HOW LONG BEFORE THE WEDDING SHOULD I SEND OUT MY INVITATIONS?

WILL YOU SEND MY INVITATIONS DIRECTLY TO MY GUESTS?

About your invitation designer

I'm Hélène, the founder and creative mind behind Smitten with Ink, a bespoke wedding stationery design studio in London. I specialise in letterpress and create chic and contemporary invitations as well as stationery for your wedding day.

With French roots and a love for striking aesthetics, I draw inspiration from architecture and interior design to craft tactile stationery that not only tells your story in style but also captivates the senses. Forever avid learner of all things printing & paper… Learn more

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