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Orange and green sophisticated wedding invitation suite and a luxurious hot foiled order of service


Loren & Matthew

September 2023

Venue - Findon Place, West Sussex

Photographer - Kelsey Scully Photography

Stationery - Smitten with Ink

Bride holding a bouquet and groom in his morning suit walking in front of Findon Place


From the moment I met Loren and Matthew, I knew we were the perfect match for they equally love exquisite stationery and the tactile beauty of artisan letterpress printing. Their late summer wedding at Findon Place, a truly stunning Georgian estate in West Sussex, promised to blend romance with modernity seamlessly. Inspired by Matthew's affinity for buckthorn, our palette revolved around lush greens and warm oranges, setting the tone for their entire wedding aesthetic. With this palette as our guide, I set out to craft elegant and distinctive stationery pieces, from their save the dates to their place cards, aiming to elevate every aspect of their special day.


Creating a balanced and cohesive concept from various sources of inspiration can sometimes pose a challenge in design, but Loren & Matthew's vision unfolded effortlessly, blending diverse influences into a harmonious whole. Clean lines and refined typography instilled the suite with modern sophistication, while a hand-drawn illustration of their venue, Findon Place, added a touch of timeless charm. Each piece of their invitation suite, hot foiled in gold, was meticulously crafted and assembled with a blind debossed tag featuring their monogram. The mini RSVP card, in a charming rusty hue to match the bridesmaids' dresses, stole my heart as a delightful detail.

The personalisation extended to every detail, including the envelopes lined with a buckthorn illustration and addressed in calligraphy. For their wedding day stationery, we maintained the theme of modern elegance. Hot foiled Order of Service booklets their church ceremony were delicately bound with velvet ribbon, while rust-hued menus added a pop of colour to the tables, contrasting beautifully with off-white runners. Calligraphed place cards, adorned with playful orange tassels, added a tactile dimension.

Loren & Matthew hold a special place in my heart. Working with such genuinely kind individuals, equally passionate about finely crafted wedding stationery, was a joy. Seeing their vision come to life on their wedding day, amidst a palette of lush greens and vibrant oranges, filled me with immense happiness and remains a cherished memory.

About my Save the Dates design service

Newly weds in front of Findon Place for their elegant and romantic summer colour rich wedding
Hot foiled modern invitation suite assembled with gold twine and a blind debossed monogramed tag

Myself and my husband had the pleasure of working with Smitten with Ink for our wedding stationery, and we cannot sing Helene's praises highly enough. From start to finish, the service was impeccable, and the final products far exceeded all expectations.

Right from the initial consultation, we knew we were in incredibly capable hands. Helene took the time to truly understand our vision for our wedding stationery, asking insightful questions and offering valuable suggestions that elevated the design to new heights we simply could not have imagined ourselves.

Communication throughout the process was seamless. Any questions or concerns we had were addressed promptly and with the utmost professionalism. We always felt like a priority, and Helene's attention to detail and transparency throughout was truly commendable.

When it came to the designs themselves, we were blown away by the level of craftsmanship and attention to detail. Each piece was meticulously crafted, reflecting our aspirations for our wedding perfectly. The quality of the materials used was exceptional, and it was clear that love and care had gone into every piece within the suite, leaving the final products nothing short of perfection. We have had countless compliments about our wedding stationery and will continue to recommend Smitten with Ink to anyone looking for gorgeous wedding stationery.


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