Archive for the ‘Invitations’ Category

‘The Grounds’ Foiled Vegie Patch Invitation

May 21st, 2013

Brides usually approach Zed & Bee after falling in love with a specific invitation created by us that they have sourced online. Sometimes they simply want the very same for their own nuptials and, with the client’s permission, a complete replication is created. More often however the existing design that inspired the couple provides a starting point only.

Take Michael and Larissa’s fabulously foiled Vegie Patch Invitation. This couple were drawn to Zed & Bee’s Whimsical Floral Collection Series (Nasturtium, Chrysanthemum and Peony) but felt a vegetable patch inspired solution was more in keeping with their inner city garden venue, The Grounds. The striking gold foiled translation of vintage bee covered broad bean plant and bird illustrations are a contemporary twist on a traditional floral invitation.

Whimsical Peony Letterpress Invitation

May 21st, 2013

From the same series as the matching Whimsical Nasturtium Letterpress Invitation and the Whimsical Chrysanthemum Letterpress Invitation.

Our Whimsical Peony Letterpress Invitation, in this case a playful ‘Best Book a Cab’ Engagement Party Invitation, marries botanical illustration with contemporary typography and quirky wording to produce a modern take on the traditional floral letterpress invitation.

This invitation makes up part of Zed & Bee’s 2013 Collection. Artwork can be reproduced in your chosen colour for any milestone or event.

Contact info@zedandbee.com.au or 0417 233 152 for further information.

Leon Turns One! Part 1

May 2nd, 2013

As an invitation designer, I couldn’t not letterpress my first babies’ first birthday invitation!

With that reasoning, I went to town designing a very un-classic, un-restrained, illustrated Retro invitation, inspired by Leon’s natural Rockabilly curls. Intricate gingham patternwork framed a header with an illustrated baby boy remarkably similar to the birthday boy. Quirky 50′s drawings, alongside typography of the same period, introduced the fun-filled picnic party to come.

I also went a little overboard with the party itself. Part 2 to follow tomorrow…

A ‘Mudgee Holiday’ Wedding Invitation Suite

April 23rd, 2013

Occasionally an invitation is designed that doesn’t fit one particular brief but is simply too beautiful to sit homeless and buried in a desktop folder. The story of this invitation was just that. We loved it too much not to post a pic on Instagram and it was there that Bonnie and Olle found the perfect fit for their nuptials and adopted this suite for their ‘Mudgee Holiday’ wedding weekend in springtime!

They appreciated its loveliness simply from a desktop screen grab. From that jumping off point we were utterly inspired by Bonnie’s refreshing colour palette highlighted by glimmering copper accents in bunting she had chosen. The artwork was treated to suit the couple’s colours and the copper hue was interwoven by overlaying foiling on the formal invitation component. This was further carried through with Retro’esk calligraphic addressed envelopes in copper ink.

Fashion Week Invitation Finery

April 15th, 2013

Australian Fashion Week has successfully wrapped for another year and in keeping with this we thought it the perfect opportunity to share some favourite international Fashion Week invitations.

What excites us about fashion inspired invitations is how creative they must be to tell the story and set the tone for the Collection they represent. Whether a clever concept like Riviera Club’s custom wine label with restaurant receipt or with an elaborate combination of print processes like Christian Lacroix’s intricate blind embossed invitation with red foiled accents, it is these types of invitations that inspire us to think outside and away from the lace trimmed, diamante embellished ribbon tied box.

Top – Bottom: 
Christian Lacroix Blind Emboss InvitationGucci Gold Reflective Invitation, Riviera Club Bistro Invitation, A.P.C, Mulberry Origami InvitationLeifsdottir Slap-bracelet Invitation, Burberry Brushed Brass Card Invitation.

We Do Digital

February 25th, 2013

While our greatest passion lies within the wondrous world of specialty printing, Zed & Bee also do digital (happily).

The cost effective process of printing digitally, with it’s broad spectrum of colour possibilities, pushes us as designers to be more creative with the design itself. You cannot hide the simple behind a deep impression or shimmering foil, as with specialty printing.

A digitally printed invitation is particularly revelant when colour and embellishment are needed to set the tone for a themed or destination wedding. Destination wedding invitations usually require lots of content spread across numerous components and thus become too expensive to letterpress. Looking back through the Zed & Bee archives, our most playful invitations have often been digitally printed. Whether framed by a handmade fiesta inspired tiled pattern, folded into a wallet and secured with a nautical tie or in swing-ticket format, wedding information is colourfully and unexpectedly delivered to guests, generating excitement for the event to come.

 

Whimsical Chrysanthemum Letterpress Invitation

November 29th, 2012

Following on from the matching Whimsical Nasturtium Letterpress Invitation

Our Whimsical Chrysanthemum Letterpress Invitation, in this case a playful ‘Pack Your Bags’ Wedding Invitation with Destination Guide and RSVP Postcard, marries botanical illustration with contemporary typography and quirky wording to produce a modern take on the traditional floral letterpress invitation.

This invitation makes up part of Zed & Bee’s 2013 Collection. Artwork can be reproduced in your chosen colour for any milestone or event.

Contact info@zedandbee.com.au or 02 9568 4455 for further information.

Whimsical Nasturtium Letterpress Invitation

November 22nd, 2012

In these final days, as Zed & Bee’s website is overhauled with an array of Collection pieces and beautiful new Bespoke solutions, we begin the unfolding of what can be found there.

Our Whimsical Nasturtium Letterpress Invitation, in this case an ‘iCal This Date’ Save The Date, marries botanical illustration with contemporary typography and quirky wording to produce a modern take on the traditional floral letterpress invitation.

This invitation makes up part of Zed & Bee’s 2013 Collection. Artwork can be reproduced in your chosen colour for any milestone or event.

Contact info@zedandbee.com.au or 02 9568 4455 for further information.

A Sneak Peek from our Open Day Weekend

November 2nd, 2012

Our Collection has been printed to perfection, lovingly styled and photographed, and we are in the final stages of putting together what will be a celebratory Open Day Weekend reflective of our passion for specialty invitation design.

What you can expect to see from Zed & Bee is the unveiling of our long awaited 2013 Collection,
as well as many never before seen beautiful Bespoke creations, each representing the couple’s personalities, utilising the best of specialty printing.

Our friends, AleksandraBespoke BallooneryPerfect South and Pure Pops, look forward to welcoming you into our temporarily transformed home at The Tate @ The Toxteth for afternoons of printed, arranged, styled, poured and chilled loveliness.

We look forward to seeing you there!

An Open Day Weekend to Inspire Your Next Event!

October 23rd, 2012

Join us at an Open Day Weekend presenting inspired ideas, by like-minded creative types, catering for savvy brides & party planners.

With our friends, Aleksandra, Bespoke Balloonery, Perfect South and Pure Pops, the temporarily transformed The Tate @ The Toxteth promises to be the perfect place to while away the afternoon envisaging the celebration of your next milestone or event.

For more information, contact Billie at rsvp@zedandbee.com.au