Alternatives to a white wedding: Invitations don’t have to be on paper.
White paper invitations are the norm. While digital mediums and robots continue to take over the world, there is something to be said about opening a highly-anticipated piece of mail.
They’re tactile. You can feel the grain of the paper or the raw edges of deckling. Foil stamping and letterpress are pressed into thick cotton stock, enriching the experience and offering a luxurious adornment tied to a special event.
But what if you want more than the expected. If you feel like you don’t fit into the traditional wedding mold and want to shake things up and create something remarkable and unexpected.
Non-traditional are our jam at revelry and heart. We’re crazy about couples that want to take a risk and create wedding invitations on something like wood or acrylic.
What’s possible? GIRL. EV ER RY THANG.
There are over 20 varieties of wood where a laser burns the artwork into the invitation. It will never fade, never smudge, and provides an invitation that people can’t help but touch. It’s perfect for woodland weddings, but with some of the colors, I can see it working for couples seeking industrial feels to soft garden romance (maybe whitewashing them?!).
Maybe you prefer a sturdy medium with limitless variety. Try acrylic. The frosted varieties offer a sea glass feel, while the crystal clear type offers an ultra chic look mimicking glass. There are also premium acrylics that come in varieties that encapsulate glitter, preserved flowers and plants, and mimic stones like quartz and marble.
You also rock a metal invite. A rainbow of colors can be found in metals, with options to etch and print full-color designs. The most popular metal tones are the classic gold and silver, with copper on the upswing to satiate the rose-gold obsession as of late. Metal gives off a masculine vibe but could be paired with delicate inscriptions to bring an air of femininity if that is something you’re considering.
If you’re a softie, silk and velvet folios dress up paper invitations and keep their components together, (think pocket invites, but WAY cooler--these folios elevate your invite to gala status) We also print invitations directly onto canvas fabric. This would be perfect for a boho feel wedding or even a Victorian-era mood. From rolled scrolls to perfect handkerchief folds, the unboxing of a fabric invitation is always a gift.
I’ve seen invitations on concrete, tequila bottles, and leather. I’ve helped create pockets, folios, and boxes, squares, circles and starfish. If you have a wild and crazy idea, I want to help you create it. Your wedding day is the ultimate opportunity to express your personality and create a one-of-a-kind experience for your guests. I can’t wait to hear the deep, dark desires of your heart and bring them to life.
Kasey Kyprianou is a trailblazing designer, owner and founder of revelry + heart, a custom design studio for couples that revel in their authenticity and crave design that evokes conversation. She’s been called a disco ball, a big red bow and straight fire. She has an obsession with corgis, the pop-punk scene of the early 2000s, and shaking up the monotony in the wedding sphere. Her motto is “following hearts, not trends.”