Deco-Inspired Wedding Invitations

Some more print work today with a set of clean and contemporary wedding stationery, inspired by the streamlined lines of 1930s Art Deco design

When Melanie from Wedding planners Bellissimo Weddings got in touch to ask if I could help with some Art Deco-style invitations, I jumped at the chance! There’s something very satisfying about the clean, streamlined typography of that 1930s style – the strong geometric letter shapes and very structured layouts have been a timeless classic for wedding stationery, and for good reason!

Pieter and Roy also wanted a bit of an identity creating to tie everything together. I came up with something halfway between a logo and a monogram which incorporated their initials, reflected their love of cocktails, and tied in to the general aesthetic of their day with a splash of purple and a gradient rays pattern common to design of that era.

As well as celebrating their day at Bournemouth’s wonderful The Green House Hotel, the guys were having a follow-on event in South Africa a few weeks later. This required its own invitation, which when combined with an “Order of the Day” card and some oh-so-important drinks vouchers made for quite a comprehensive set!

The font just had to be House Industries’ Neutraface, inspired by the signage of 1930’s architect Richard Neutra and with a perfect balance between precise geometry and a warm and human feel. The final invitations were then printed on GF Smith’s iconic Colorplan paper, with a cotton-soft finish that complements the sleek type perfectly. Take a look at the finished product below…


Paper: A6 350gsm Colorplan White
Design: Swash and Fold
Fonts: Neutraface (House Industries)



  1. These look gorgeous! Love love love them. Even more so because I get to shoot this wedding :)

  2. Great aren’t they! Really sets the scene for the day – very stylish and cleverly designed and put together – thanks Ian for all your hard working in getting this stationery order complete. Back with you for the day stationery ASAP to finish off the look! Can’t wait for you to shoot this wedding Angela! :)

  3. Pieter du Toit

    All received and posted to our guests. Thank you Ian for all your hard work, they are truly amazing and we love them! The design, look and feel of the invites are just as I imagined in my head, well not quite, the design you came up with is even better! Particularly pleased with the itinerary and logo. Thanks again!

  4. Sam

    Wow, I cant resist a piece of art deco styling! if I were design my invites again I would definitely be plagiarising this! love it


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