Julia and Luca were married at a villa in coastal Positano, and they wanted their wedding to feel like a true Italian summer holiday for each of their guests. We drew color inspiration from vintage photos of sun-drenched beach umbrellas, so we sought permission to use this film photo as the geometric envelope liner.
Julia and Luca wanted their guests to anticipate the great adventure of traveling for their celebration, so we made their love of Italy front and center with this map cut out of double-thick cotton cardstock. We also used letterpress printing to press a subtle starburst pattern around the "boot."
Inspired by 1950s Europe, we chose a starburst shape as a retro design that could be repeated throughout the suite. We used it here surrounding the printed address on the reply envelope, but it can also be seen around the couple's calligraphed monogram. This shape also inspired the oval-shaped cards.
To truly embrace this beautiful terra cotta orange color that is so emblematic of Italy's coast, we opted for a modern tone-on-tone color scheme for the main invitation: the light orange card is printed in dark orange calligraphy and then mounted on the dark orange card after both are die-cut into the oval shape to layer perfectly with the map cutout.
Julia and Luca wanted their guests to wear brightly colored attire to make the whole weekend feel more joyful and playful. On this enclosure card, we shared the Ancient Greek myth of the kingfisher and asked guests to take inspiration from the bird's vibrant plumage as they packed for the weekend's parties!
To help guests prepare for the destination, we included this Italian-English phrase book filled with cheeky travel- and party-themed phrases like "Where is the bar?" and "Time to dance!"
As another nod to the brightly striped beach umbrellas that line the Amalfi coast, we wrapped the suite in this striped canvas ribbon.
This smaller envelope was handmade from a translucent teal vellum paper and then sealed with a metal Vespa sticker, one more nod to our retro Italy inspiration. This envelope held all of the enclosure cards.