Creating Vanessa Williams 14k gold Wedding Invitations

February 15th, 2016

It’s not often that the invitation for a wedding features a touch of 14k gold, but for Hollywood Royalty Vanessa Williams, it was a touch that fit seamlessly with the extravagance of her Egyptian themed celebration.



Vanessa and her partner Jim met whilst on a holiday to Egypt in 2012, so an Egyptian inspired ceremony seemed like the perfect ode to the beginning of their love story. Working with UK based Invitation Company Adorn Invitations the design team and Vanessa were able to dream up a design that was perfectly fitting for Royalty.


Dreaming up the Design

The Inspiration and creation process took just over two months with the design team at Adorn Wedding Invitations working directly with Vanessa. Based off of the back of a UK graphic design studio, Adorn seemed like the perfect company to dream up an invitation that was cohesive with the weddings theme. The creative minds of Adorn took inspiration from all elements of the wedding from the golden cut cupcake holders and exotic décor to create a final product that would be as lavish as the ceremony itself. Finally after countless nights fuelled by caffeine, the design was ready to be put into production.



Bringing the Design to Life

With state of the art printing technology, Adorn was easily able to make the dream of this invitation a reality. Intricate computer software allowed the designers to mimic the lace detailing on Vanessa’s own Carmen Marc Volvo gown and laser cut it onto the outside framing of the invitation. This was done by first hand drawing the detailing and then scanning it onto a program which delicately laser cut the gold metallic base. Settling with a colour theme of Marsala and gold highlights – Adorn were also able to create a unique colour by mixing numerous shades and inks together. Named Pantones colour of the year for 2015 – Adorn’s acute awareness for trends in the wedding field was another reason why Vanessa chose the UK based company.



The Special Touch

Of course, the element which truly tied Vanessa’s invitation together was the special lotus flower on the outside of the invitation framing. Symbolising new love and awakening; the flower held a truly special place in Vanessa and Jim’s relationship. Once the team had discovered that the flower was also engraved onto the inside of Vanessa’s wedding band – they couldn’t wait to incorporate the special touch and did so by hand placing a 14k gold emblem onto every design. The golden flower would act as a symbol greeting every guest and introducing the new life that Vanessa and Jim were about to share.


The Outcome

A product that was unique, luxurious, exotic and of the highest quality was always the intention of Adorn, and to say that they met the brief is an understatement. Going above and beyond for their client, Vanessa could not have been happier with the final results declaring that “the invitations were a hit with the guests! And were truly an artwork” The design was such a hit that Adorn; with the blessings of Vanessa, will be placing the design into production at a lower cost later this year.


Exclusive insight on creation of Vanessa Williams’s wedding invitations by Adorn Invitations.

3 Great Ways To Make Your Wedding Invitations Stand Out

May 15th, 2015

Color Colors and More Colors

When it comes to wedding invitations you should not be afraid to use a little color to make your invitations stand out from the rest. A big trend right now to make an invitation pop is to take simple yet elegant wedding invitations and use neutral colors throughout the invitations. Then you will add color to the bride and groom’s names to bring it to life and catch attention.

Many online invitation companies may limit the colors you can choose from as well as what elements on the invitation can have the color changed. Make sure you find a company that will allow you to use your wedding colors to create the perfect invite.




Adding simple and inexpensive accessories such as a bellyband or logo square to and invitation set can tie everything together and really set an invitation apart. The fun thing with accessories is they can also be used to tie in a wedding color that just didn’t fit on the invitation.

Another accessory that can make a simple invitation stand out is by adding a pocket to the invitation. A pocket allows a couple to organize all of their enclosure cards such as directions, accommodation, ceremony, and even registry cards neatly for their guests as well as adds a certain elegance to the invitation itself.




There is no wedding etiquette rule that says you have to send your wedding invitation in a plain white envelope. Don’t be afraid to make your invitation stand out from the moment your guests receive it in their hands. Believe it or not but envelopes do come in a ton of different colors as well as paper types. If your wedding is a rustic theme don’t be afraid to use a craft style envelope to set the theme in your guest mind right from the beginning.


Unique Wedding Invitations

December 13th, 2014


Classic Wedding Invitations are excited to release new images of their laser cut invitations from their photoshoot with renowned photographer Lilli Waters. The new photos beautifully showcase the delicate and unique work of Classic Wedding Invitations.

Photographer Lilli Waters of I Got You Babe photography has captured the creative style and exceptional craftsmanship of Classic Wedding Invitations through these new stylised images.



Classic Wedding Invitations prides itself on the intricate detailing and high quality materials that are used to create every invitation. The revolutionary laser cutting technology ensures that each invitation is produced with precision and beauty.



Owner and designer Linda Vydra said, “We are so happy to be releasing these new photos, as they really show the endless possibilities that Classic Wedding Invitations can provide. We are also excited about launching our digital fabric printing service which allows clients to print custom cushions, aprons and napkins for their wedding.”



The possibilities really are endless at Classic Wedding Invitations as they are able to customize any of their designs to suit their customers’ needs. They also love creating original invitations from the ideas and designs that their customers bring to them.


At the moment interactive invitations are very popular with customers as they give guests more than just an invitation. These interactive designs as well as the other new images can be found at Classic Wedding Invitations website. You can also submit an enquiry to Classic Wedding Invitations through their website.

Creating Your Final Guest List

January 21st, 2013

Creating the first draft of the guest list is the simplest part of the process, next is the all-daunting task of slimming it down to size to fit the venue or the budget. Who will be cut and who will survive? Follow our simple guidelines to help you in your decision on fine-tuning your final guest list.

Thank you SimplyBridal for sharing this great infographic.

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