You may not have heard of Adorn Wedding Invitations, an innovative designer of wedding invitations (and event invites in general), stationery, thank-you cards and more based out of the UK. But after checking out some of their specially-crafted designs, you will be a fan.
Adorn Wedding Invitations first caught my eye after they did the gorgeous gold and marsala invites for Vanessa Williams’s wedding to Jim Skrip this past summer. I was very impressed with the way they included details from her dress (the gold, laser-cut design around the waist of her gown) and the gold Egyptian theme of the wedding into the invitations through hand sketches. There was even a 14-karat gold lotus flower on the invitations, which served as an enclosure device. Three months worth of work materialized into this unforgettable wedding stationary:
As a bride-to-be, save the dates, RSVP cards and invitations are all things I’m trying to find and get designs for, so I was more than happy to get inspiration for such things from some of the beautiful samples sent to me by Adorn Wedding Invitations. The company graciously delivered 15 for me to check out, a few I picked out from the site and wanted to see up close, and a few new designs they wanted to showcase. Each one was quite unique. But here are a few that I wanted to share with you, which stuck out the most. Drums, please…
What drew me to this invitation was its unique circular design, the ornate, laser-cut details on the outside, and the fact that it folds out. It’s not a big, bulky invite. You can fold it up and stick it on your fridge!
How can you not be here for an innovative blend of rustic meets classic lace? Love how simple yet chic this invite is.
My planner loved the fold-over laser-cut design with the stone and how it covered the typography. I thought it was a cute touch as well. The added perk of this invite is that it comes in a range of colors, including blue. My colors are teal and royal blue so it would be perfect!
Similar to Golden Country Lace, the Country Lace Pocket invite caught my eye because you can pull the invitation out, I also enjoyed the laser-cut lace design with the shimmering gold and tan tie around the pocket. And what could be cuter than an accompanying tag that makes it plain? You’re Invited!
How often do you see an invitation that looks like an actual celebration? I love the shimmering geometric patterns and how the inside is clean. It’s a very glamorous invite, don’t you think?
This one was one of my fiancé’s favorites. Why? He appreciates how “clean” it is. The laser-cut hearts provide a unique design at the bottom of the invite, but the rest is pretty straightforward and traditional.
Looks a little dull, right? Wrong! The font on the front and inside of the card actually sits out for a 3D look that your hands will definitely feel. I love the cream paper on the recycled brown background, I love the font, and I love that the heart on the front of the invite is actually two thumbprints joined together. Romantic or nah?
As far as my personal favorite out of these bold designs, I would have to say that I’m very in lust with the Traditional Romance invitation (and Golden Country Lace comes in a close second place). With its pattern and trims and unconventional design, it would be a wonderful way to let people know all the details of my big day.
Still, there are hundreds of other designs on Adorn’s website and I’m still on the prowl, so I haven’t made a definitive decision (when I do, I’ll share!). In the meantime, what do you think of these? Check out all the beautiful invitations Adorn Wedding Invitations has, and pricing, on their site: www.adorninvitations.co.uk/