Top 10 Best Wedding Invitation Instagram Accounts (AND TIMELINES)
Looking for the Top 10 Best Wedding Invitation Instagram Accounts AND and what you can expect in terms of a wedding invitation timeline?
This article will cover not only whose who in terms of THE BEST Top 10 Best Wedding Invitation Instagram Accounts but we will also after showing out Top 10 designers, go over a stress-free wedding invitation timeline and offer tips from a professional designer.
Look no further. This is a no nonsense, cut to the chase spotlight on the best instagram accounts to follow, covering all invitation designer from hot- hot- hot newcomers to established designers.
Hand Painted Wedding Invitations are all the rave. Customs designs with watercolour illustrations and hand calligraphy are not only creating a new movement across many countries with a plethora of workshops but they are vastly growing in fashion for weddings, particularly for destination weddings. Forget those perfectly digitised calligraphy fonts that once existed and those old tedious wedding invitation albums that you used to flip through in those grey normal wedding invitation shops. Those days are almost behind us. There is a new dawn upon us. Were the bride selects absolutely every details and customises her wedding stationery down to the last place card!
One of the most frustrating things to do when your searching for a invitation designers is trying to navigate your way through the sea of wedding invitations that all look the same. If you need something totally zingy, fresh and no messing around amazing, then continue to read this to gain a shed load of inspiration and ideas for your own wedding day.
With the rise of social media accounts, and the spike of wedding invitation designers on instagram, (if you’d like to know how to use instagram look here), we’ll be focusing on the Top 10 Best Wedding Invitation Instagram Accounts in the realm of – hand painted wedding invitations and calligraphers. From the most prolific and sought after, to the most creative and talented artists in this realm.
No. 1 @nikolietta_calligraphy
NIKOLIETTA is a highly talented individual with excellent skill for flourishes, intricate spencerian style designs, all hand made. If you’re looking for something classical with the height of sophistication, her account is definitely not to be missed. Her instagram is filled with lots of videos and her highly analytical works of art. If you are looking to create one off, luxury heirloom pieces then this is the designer for you.
No. 2 @crimson_letters
One of the hottest stationery newcomers, this designer is named by Brides magazine as, ” Ones to watch”. Looking for cheap mass produced invitations, then go somewhere else!!!
This is a designer that leans towards the opulent and lavish, not afraid to use bold, rich colours is the designer and calligrapher RUBANA Gaspar. Often drawing inspiration from her travels around Europe and her love for architecture and all things Baroque and renaissance her instagram account Crimson Letters is go-to place if you’re looking for something that scream with passionate design and speaks of old world European influence.
If your looking for designs that will be created specifically for you to reflect your taste and you have some refined taste at that, then she will give you something no one else has. Her designs are adorned with fine art, highly detailed designs, finely drawn monograms and lavishly painted with bold swishes of thick acrylic paint. She specialises in creating large bespoke envelopes with elaborate hand painted envelope liners. Her calligraphy is not just another typical modern letting script, but calligraphy with lots of romantic flourishes. If you’re looking to stand out from the crowd, go and check out her account! Visit her website here.
No. 3 @Monvoir
Artist JENNA Rainey is the designer, who paints delicately drawn water coloured flowers with bold watercolour designs with pops of reds, yellows and other beautifully selected colours. Her talents stretch to painting animals and pretty botanical monograms too. She has perfected the art of water coloured flowers and animals down to a T. Alongside this Jenna has just published her own watercolour book and is now working upon her second publication!
No. 4 @seniman_calligraphy
Following on for our Top 10 Best Wedding Invitation Instagram Accounts we look at Seniman Calligraphy.
RUTH not only will create your entire suite from calligraphy, or outsource printing needs but she also can also do your envelope addresses or name cards and create larger bespoke items, such as mirrors with calligraphy or seating charts. She has a refined chic style that puts modern calligraphy in its own class and does not shy away from using golds, peaches, greens, vivid reds and other super pretty colour combinations.
No. 5 @estherclarkco
Illustrator and calligrapher ESTHER has a light, ethereal feel throughout her delicately line drawing botanical designs. If you’re looking for an understated, simple but fine details that speak of understated elegance, hand made paper with torn edges and less is more, then look her up.
No. 6 @lemontreecalligraphy
BETSY is the genius designer, based far far away in Melbourne, Australia! She is the lovely talent behind Lemon Tree Calligraphy who uses watercolours to create the most intricately designed highly detailed monograms, crests and particularly wedding maps that are unequalled in their brilliance.
She paints everything from oranges, birds, trees, buildings and wedding venues and her work takes many many hours as she works on many individual pieces before placing them altogether to create something outstanding.
No. 7 @arabellajune
ARABELLA June, is the brand with the freshest, modern looking crests. Arabella Abbot is the watercolorist and illustrator who residences over in South Africa. As a child she was inspired to be creative and often is influenced by her passion for the wide outdoors, nature and all things fauna and flora.
This can clearly been seen in her dedication to her floral wreaths and custom crests that she goes to great detail and depth to create for each couple on their special day.
No. 8 @ylfagronvoldstudio
Next for the Top 10 Best Wedding Invitation Instagram Accounts we go to Copenhagen!
If you are looking for beautifully painted animals, lipsticks, lifestyle items, clothing, handbags or shoes, then this is the instagram account for you! Based in Copenhagen she is zealous about creating the most analytical watercolours and is exceptionally skilled at what she does.
If you’re seeking a professional designer that can truly capture your vision, head over to my website Crimson Letters and explore my portfolio of hand-painted wedding invitations here > http://www.crimsonletters.com/portfolio-luxury-wedding-invitations/
No. 9 @bohoink
JESSICA Gatyln is a fine art calligraphy with a style all of her own. Her style is not only vastly different but she has a very gestural, messy and almost sketchy signature style with ink blots, watercolour spills and a very fine art meets rough around the edges type of a look.
She uses neutral muted hues, dashes of sharp brushstrokes and a scribbly sharp calligraphy script to stand out with a unique modern sophisticated- free spirited, scruffy style that is very exclusive and makes quite and immediate impression.
She takes on a vast array of work, creating logos, branding services for business that need to make an immediate impression, wedding stationery, creates her own line of tattoos, illustration and even event styling and workshops.
No. 10 @kelseymaliecalligraphy
Last on the list for our Top 10 Best Wedding Invitation Instagram Accounts round up is KELSEY Malie Calligraphy.
Maybe you are going to have a destination wedding in Italy and you are looking for something very particular. If you are looking for a very understated, subtle yet modern and barely there look, then Kelsey Malie Calligraphy is your go to calligraphy girl. With a very graceful gentle manner and subdued calm shades she creates wedding invitations with some very calming tones and classical accents.
Following on from Top 10 Best Wedding Invitation Instagram Accounts, we move onto some extra tips for you when working with a hand painted wedding stationery designer, or a calligrapher and what you can expect.
A Stress-Free Wedding Invitation Timeline: Tips from a Professional Designer
Sending out bespoke wedding invitations is a lovely way to make your wedding unique and luxurious. However, due to the hand painted nature of the designs and fine, delicate materials used, it’s important to give yourself plenty of time for the invitations to be created, printed and sent out to your guests.
Rubana Gaspar, a professional designer for Crimson Letters, reveals her tips on how to get the most out of your wedding invitation experience, as well as sharing a typical design timeline to ensure your invitations are signed, sealed and delivered in time for your big day.
Before You Order
Designing, creating and printing bespoke wedding invitations, depending on your number of guests can take anywhere from 6 weeks up to five months, therefore it’s a good idea to start planning your desired designs as soon as possible.
Why not start by creating a Pinterest board full of imagery that inspires you? Maybe you’re enamoured by a pretty printed fabric or charmed by a photograph of a beautiful place. Or simply look through our Portfolio of designs here, and see if there is anything that strikes a cord? Almost anything can be an inspirational starting point!
I personally enjoy learning about a couple’s love story. This helps me to create stunning designs that are exclusive to you as a couple.
- How did you meet?
- Where will your event be held?
- What are the colours of your wedding decor?
- Which part of your wedding stationery is the most important?
- The more inspiration and information about your relationship and wedding that you share with your designer, the easier it is for them to create a strong design concept that you will love.
- Week 1: Design consultation / pay full design fee – During the first few weeks the designer should work closely with you by discussing designs and deciding on materials. At Crimson Letters you can embellish your invitations with luxurious ribbons such as French metallic lace or silk ribbons that we exclusively source from the best suppliers such as Silk and Willow.
- Week 2-4: The design process starts.
- Week 4-5: Decide on the master copy / pay half of the production fee – The master copy of your design is digitally copied and printed onto fine paper. At Crimson Letters we hand-paint over the top of the design to give an authentic, fine art look.
- Week 5-16: Production starts.
- Week 16-19: Packaging design (if required) + finishing touches. Pay final half of the production fee and postage
- Week 20:Delivery
Are you surprised the design process takes up to 20 weeks? At least you now have a clearer idea of timescales and a breakdown of the experience from start to finish. If your venue is booked, you should start thinking about ordering your invitations now to avoid any last minute stress.
If you’re looking for the best possible service and a professional designer that can work closely with you to create your vision, head over to my website Crimson Letters and explore my portfolio of hand-painted wedding invitations here > http://www.crimsonletters.com/portfolio-luxury-wedding-invitations/
Know any other brides-to-be who are confused about the wedding invitation timeline? Send them this article!
>>Leave a comment, what do you think? Which of the above designers are your favourite and more importantly I WOULD LOVE to hear more about what your preferred style is. What are YOUR favourite colours?
If you would like to create your own luxury hand painted wedding stationery, have a go your self, or simply look behind the scenes with this DIY tutorial.
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